Finding a vintage mechanical watch in a case that measures 38 mm or above (pretty much the starting size for a men’s modern wristwatch), is not an easy task. As you may already know, in the 1950s, 60s and 70s - men’s wristwatches were much smaller, and so finding a larger modern sized watch from that era — can be quite difficult. Especially if you want one in good working condition.
To highlight the recently launched Tissot T-Race Nicky Hayden Limited Edition 2013 watch, Tissot invited us to the brand new Austin, Texas Circuit of the Americas race track to watch the first annual MotoGP US Grand Prix motorcycle race. During our stay, we met with Tissot brand ambassador — 2006 MotoGP World Champion and Ducati team rider — Nicky Hayden.
April 3, 2013 | Tissot
Earlier this week I had a chance to interview 2006 MotoGP World Champion, and Tissot ambassador, Nicky Hayden. The interview took place over the phone, as Hayden was already in Qatar preparing for the first MotoGP race of the year which takes place this coming Sunday.
Next month at Baselworld, Tissot will launch a vintage inspired worldtimer to celebrate their 160th anniversary. The Tissot Heritage Navigator is based on a model originally created in 1953. It can indicate 24 different time zones at a glance. Just set the watch to the capital city of your choice, and the corresponding time zone can be read off the numbers engraved on the bezel. The movement is COSC certified and is visible through the clear case back. Although this is a vintage design, the case comes in a modern 43 mm diameter. Water-resistant to 30 meters. Silver-toned dial comes with a brown strap and the anthracite dial comes with a black strap.
Tissot has just announced an all new model, with an all new movement, the Powermatic 80. It will not be officially launched until Baselworld 2013, but we received a test model ahead of time for a hands-on preview. The Powermatic 80 is equipped with ETA’s newest movement, caliber C07.111, which is an evolution of the ETA 2824. At 80-hours, the power reserve is approximately twice as long as the 2824.