Baselworld 2013 preview…
For the its 160th anniversary, Tissot is issuing a “heritage” version of its 1953 Navigator world time watch. The original was itself created itself created to celebrate the brand’s 100th anniversary. The new version has been modernized a bit — most notably a 43mm case vs. 36mm on the original. But the dial retains the old Tissot logo and overall has a nice touch of vintage elegance to it. Collectors looking to create a new/old pair, I’ve included a link to a 1953 original below as well.
Tissot Navigator (1953)
Tissot Heritage Navigator 160th Anniversary (2013)
43mm steel case
Set the watch to the any one of the cities of your choice and the corresponding time zone is shown by the numbers engraved on the bezel.
Driven by a COSC-certified automatic chronometer movement (ETA 2893), visible through the display back.
No word on pricing yet, but this should be a very affordable world time watch, I’d guess $2,000 or less.
If you are interested in scooping up one of the originals from the 1950s, this guy at Farfo.com might be a good place to start — the piece currently listed is already sold, but he has sold similar pieces in the past and who knows, maybe he can help you find another one.