Here are some Iconic Tissot Watches worth knowing about:
The Tissot “Banana”, popular in Russia in its time in 1916, and has an elongated curving tank with beautiful graduated art deco numerals. However, when Czar got overthrown, no watches where allowed to be shipped to Russia. No one knows for sure why, but one watch was shipped back for service in Switzerland and can still be found there today a factory in Le Locle.
The modern version of the Tissot “Banana” is the Tissot Heritage Prince, which has again become very popular in Russia.
In 1930, Tissot released the world’s first anti-magnetic watch called: Tissot Antimagnétique. It was a revolutionary piece.
In 1953, the Tissot Navigator came to the market as the first mass-produced watch of Tissot and featured 24 time zones.
The Tissot Astrolon, also known as the IDEA 2001, was the world’s first plastic mechanical watch. It was released in 1971.
In 1985, another iconic watch came to the market: The RockWatch made from Granite from the Alps and in 1986, Tissot also released the TockWatch Two Timer. This was the first watch to have an analogue and a digital time displays activated by a single crown.
In 1987, they released the Pearl Watch. We have 1990’s one in working condition that can be found under the Tissot category.
1988 was the year the Wood Watch was released. We are lucky to have two vintage ones, and one with its original box!
The year 1999, was the year for the first T-Touch watch. It came with a six function and a touch screen with a combination analogue-digital display.
Check out our full range of Vintage Tissot Watches right HERE.