A year after the overnight success of the first generation of the Tissot Heritage Navigator Chrono Auto 1973, Tissot launches a second series of its barrel-shaped chronograph. Traditionally an innovative brand, Tissot presents this expressive timepiece as part of the partnership that unites Tissot and the Kessel Classics vintage car racing team. This comfortable 43mm piece with high-quality finishes again mingles sports elegance with the neo-vintage design language.
A lineage confirmed by the engine
In developing the Tissot Heritage Navigator Chrono Auto 1973, Tissot summoned a model from its archives. Dating back to 1973, the Navigator Chronographe was essential in connecting Tissot with motor-racing. Beginning in 1973, Tissot worked with Alpine, which dominated the rally circuit. In 1974, the brand joined forces with Porsche for the Le Mans 24 hour Gran Turismo race. In 1977, Tissot even gave its name to a F1 racing team. But in particular, the brand forged a very strong bond with the Swiss pilot, Loris Kessel, a Formula 1 competitor in 1976.
A new generation
To recognize the 2020 version of the Tissot Heritage Navigator Chrono Auto 1973 at a single glance is as simple as focusing on the minute totalizer of the chronograph, located at 3 o’clock. The section between 0 and 5 minutes is coloured blue, in contrast with the rest of the counter. Indeed, the play on colour between the totalizers, dial and dial edge brings a distinctive visual identity to the Navigator 1973.