TISSOT STAINLESS STEEL GILT DIAL OVERSIZE
By the 1920s, electricity had entered everyday life, but it magnetized clocks and affected their accuracy. To solve this problem, Tissot developed the world’s first non-magnetic watch in 1930. The excellent results of the Tissot Antimagnétique were confirmed by numerous scientific studies commissioned from Swiss watchmaking research laboratories, in particular the famous independent institution of Neuchâtel. Tissot was thus the first Swiss watch company to produce magnet-resistant watches. To highlight this success, Tissot often put the word “Antimagnetique” on the dials of their watches, as on this exceptional and very rare vintage Tissot.
This time-only vintage Tissot comes with a 38mm stainless steel case, which is very unusual for the time. In the early 40s, most watches had a smaller case diameter, very few were made in such a large case size. This already rare Tissot rarity is further enhanced by a gilt black dial with Arabic and baton numerals and minutes track, engine turned subsidiary seconds at 6 and pencil hands. The case is all steel, the caliber is a manual wind and signed Tissot. The watch is really exceptionally well preserved, the case is in virtually pristine condition, the snap back still closes perfectly, the dial still shows the original glossy finish with original lume on the hands and Arabic markers, the calibers work perfectly.