The new mechanical chronograph from Tissot (a brand much more known for low-priced quartz watches) features a 43 mm x 14.8 mm stainless steel oval cushion-shaped case (100 meters water-resistant) and is powered by a reliable automatic mechanical ETA 7753 movement, which runs at 4Hz and has a 46-hour power reserve. As the name suggests, the watch is inspired by a 1973 timepiece from the brand’s archives.
With a true Panda dial (black-on-white) and a case that actually looks like it has some quality (with polished and brushed surfaces), and the ETA inside, paired with a nice black perforated leather racing strap, and even a domed crystal, this watch perhaps represents a change at Tissot, or at least a test, to attract a slightly upscale customer.
Limited to 1,973 pieces and available starting June 2019. Retail will be approximately $2,250.