Relive the glory days of sports timekeeping with the stylish new Tissot Telemeter 1938


Tissot Telemeter 1938 Black and White DialsTissot Telemeter 1938 Black and White Dials

When Vital Thiébaud set his Tissot chronograph whirring during a ski race in the Swiss ski resort of Villars-sur-Ollon 84 years ago, he began a sports timekeeping story that the Swiss watch company is still writing today. Now, Tissot recalls Thiébaud’s first chronograph button push with a chronograph of 1938. The Telemeter 1938 has a design inspired by the glory days of sports timekeeping and that beats to the rhythm of a state-of-the-art new mechanical movement.

Tissot has chosen the Telemeter 1938 to house the newly upgraded Valjoux A05.231 automatic chronograph calibre. This is now equipped with a highly durable Nivachron balance spring and an extended 68-hour power reserve. It’s finished off with a new Tissot Heritage rotor design.

The Tissot Telemeter 1938 serves as a highly sophisticated, supremely wearable symbol of a rich sports timekeeping history that began in the Alps and continues today with basketball’s NBA, cycling’s Tour de France, and motorsport's MotoGP, to name but a few of the professional sports that rely on Tissot’s legendary timekeeping expertise.