The “panda dial” is simply too handsome and too well-liked to disregard. For the uninitiated, we’re speaking about what fanatics name a chronograph watch with a white dial and contrasting black sub-dials, like on the brand new limited-edition Heritage 1973 Chronograph from Tissot. Taking apparent affect from its eponymous decade, that is extra of a vintage-inspired watch than one of many many literal reissues many manufacturers are releasing these days.
1973 was the yr that Tissot acquired into sponsoring motorsport groups, however you don’t need to be a gear head to understand one thing just like the watch’s sporty vibe. Except for the panda dial, the cushion-like case form well-liked amongst chronographs of that period additional contributes to its retro appeal with its radially brushed high end alongside polished components. At a chunky 43mm broad and 14.8mm thick, nonetheless, it’s totally trendy in its dimensions and different specs.
The three-6-9 o’clock format’s symmetry, damaged solely by a date window at four:30, is courtesy of the ETA Valjoux 7753 chronograph motion with 46 hours of energy reserve and automated winding — and it’s seen by means of a show window on the case again. The Tissot Heritage 1973 Chronograph will probably be accessible in Might 2019 and is restricted to 1,973 items for a value of round $2,250 every.