Tissot Heritage T Navigator 160th Anniversary

For 2013, Tissot has released the T Navigator 160th Anniversary watch which is, by all accounts, the ultimate in a travelling watch. Tissot was created in 1853 and is today the largest traditional Swiss watch manufacturer by volume. Tissot, currently, is represented in 160 countries worldwide making this year’s anniversary even more serendipitous.

The Heritage T Navigator 160th Anniversary watch is made in stainless steel and features a perfectly round case with a 43mm diameter excluding the ridged main crown. This Tissot watch is very thin with a 9.62mm case height and curves on the wrist for a perfect fit. The bezel is stationary and carries the hour markers from 1-12 in both Arabic numerals and index format, these are done in black giving this timepiece some texture.

This gent’s watch from Tissot has a sapphire crystal exhibition case back which shows off the ETA automatic movement caliber 2893-3. The movement features a gold oscillating rotor and Cotes de Genève designs on the main plate. The balance wheel can be seen spinning at a constant 28,800 vibrations per hour (4 Hertz). The Heritage T Navigator is officially certified by the COSC as a chronometer.

Tissot also uses sapphire crystal on the dial window thus keeping the aesthetic value of this watch for longer. Sapphire is ranked 2nd in the world of minerals for scratch resistance and is only bested by diamond.

The dial on this model is black and features a 24 hour scale on the flange in both Arabic numerals and indexes. On the central dial there are 24 time zones represented by 24 capital cities. This makes finding the time for any part of the world as simple as looking for the corresponding time to any city at a glance. Tissot is not unique in this complication but this is one of the easiest to read in the industry and as a plus looks great too.

The Tissot T Navigator is fitted with a black leather strap and is secured using a folding clasp. This model is water resistant to 30 meters (100 feet) and carries a two year international warranty.

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