Tissot Heritage 1973 Chronograph

Tissot Heritage 1973 Chronograph

Postby Racer-X » March 11th 2019, 2:24pm

"Today, Tissot surprised us by introducing a new mechanical chronograph. The Tissot Heritage 1973, where the number refers to the year when they first got involved in car racing.

Before 1973, Tissot had played a role already in car racing, by being on the wrist of Swiss driver Harry Zweifel in 1957. Later on, Tissot started to design and produce watches that were inspired by racing, most famous is their PR 516 model.

However, in 1973 Tissot really got involved by sponsoring Alpine in the Monte-Carlo rally. Thanks to the Berlinettes, Alpine (and thus Tissot) took all three podium positions and 5 of the first 6 positions were actually by them as well. Alpine also won the World Rally competition of that year, with Tissot prominently as a sponsor. From then on, Tissot sponsored the Team Renault Alpine in both 24-hours of Le Mans and in Formula 1."

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Re: Tissot Heritage 1973 Chronograph

Postby Rusty » March 11th 2019, 4:59pm

Nice. I am a sucker for that style watch. But I always chuckle when companies list a new model as a LE with just shy of 2000 available. A LE should be a couple of hundred or fewer.
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Re: Tissot Heritage 1973 Chronograph

Postby MKTheVintageBloke » March 11th 2019, 5:34pm

I like it. Just a good-looking chrono, as 1970s as it gets.
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Re: Tissot Heritage 1973 Chronograph

Postby bedlam » March 11th 2019, 9:17pm

Pretty damn good, but I prefer the similar Hamilton released last year.
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Re: Tissot Heritage 1973 Chronograph

Postby Pubbie » March 12th 2019, 2:18am

MKTheVintageBloke wrote:I like it. Just a good-looking chrono, as 1970s as it gets.

It's very cool.

It's also a stark admission that watch designs from back then are much better than the shit they curl out today. Else why the last 12-14 years of continuous reissues?
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Re: Tissot Heritage 1973 Chronograph

Postby kevco » March 12th 2019, 8:05am

I like it as well.
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