Tissot has strong binds with racing. Swiss driver Loris Kessel wore a Navigator chronograph during the 1970s and was officially supported by Tissot in the 1976 Formula 1 Grand Prix. The brand is indeed working with Kessel Racing, this time with Ronnie Kessel (child of Loris) to dispatch the restricted release Heritage 1973. The watch has been refreshed a piece with contemporary contacts however keeps up numerous retro components that made the first Navigator a particularly compelling piece. A bigger case, refreshed dial and sapphire precious stone imprint the significant contrasts, and keeping in mind that not actually a reissue, it’s a decent return to the 1973 work of art. We should take a nearer look.
The 316L hardened steel case has a glossy silk brushed get done with cleaned slants – common of the time – with a width of 43mm and stature of 14.8mm. The pad case is almost indistinguishable fit as a fiddle to the more modest 39mm Navigator with a marginally bigger crown and pushers. A domed sapphire gem replaces the Navigator’s acrylic and a mineral glass show caseback shows an enriched programmed development. The case is water-impervious to 100 metres.
The dial adds a third sub-dial at 3 o’clock and pushes the Navigator’s date window to 4:30. The dark sub-dials on the gleaming white dial keep up the panda esthetic of the first and orange hands on the 12-hour and 30-minute sub-dials (at 6 and 3 o’clock) harken back to the Navigator’s shading plan, alongside orange on the focal chronograph hand. A dark tachymeter traverses the external edge of both the new and old models, and the general look of the Tissot Heritage 1973 intently coordinates the Navigator, regardless of the numerous distinctions. The hour and moment hands have green Super-LumiNova embeds, alongside the hour markers.
Powering the Tissot Heritage 1973 is an ETA (Valjoux) 7753 with 27 gems, 28,800vph (4Hz) and a 48-hour power save. The first Navigator utilized a Lémania type 1342. Capacities incorporate focal hours, minutes and chronograph seconds, sub-dial seconds at 9 o’clock, 12-hour counter at 6 o’clock, 30-minute counter at 3 o’clock and date at 4:30. Seen from the presentation caseback, the development is finished with perlage and a gold (hued) Tissot rotor. An infrequently seen component of the ETA 7753 is a flush pusher at 10 o’clock to set the date (requiring a tool).
The Tissot Heritage 1973 is fitted with a dark calfskin rally lash with butterfly fasten (with security pushers) that is like one licensed by Tissot during the 1960s. The Heritage 1973 is restricted to 1,973 pieces (respecting the first Navigator) and retails for USD 2,100 or EUR 1,990. It’s accessible at Tissot’s online store around the world. More data can be found at Tissot’s site .