Rare Bird: Tissot Navigator Day-Date. A Touch of Orange.

This beautiful Tissot Navigator from the mid-70s is a rare specimen. While we often find Navigators with a date feature, we typically hardly come across Day-Date pieces. This watch was originally purchased by a watchlifestyler back in Buenos Aires, Argentina —notice the day in Spanish language—and is still running strong for a watch of this age.

The Navigator features a Lemania caliber 1341 automatic chrono module featuring two independent chrono hands, one keeping track of the seconds and the other one of the minutes. The chronograph hour register is positioned at six o'clock, while the running seconds register is at nine o'clock. The dial is an enamel dial in chocolate brown. If you pay close attention to the pictures you can still see the texture from the brush utilized to create this beautiful piece.   

The cal. 1341 is a simplified version of the caliber 1340 which was first introduced in 1972. The main difference between the two, is that the caliber 1341 has 17 jewels instead of 22 jewels, and has no facility for adding a 24 hr function. The 1340/1 calibers are often linked with the Omega calibers 1040/1. In 1930 Tissot and Omega formed a working group called Société Suisse pour l’Industrie Horlogère (SSIH) and ASUAG where forced to merge, creating what today is known as the Swatch Group.

Posted on April 1, 2013 and filed under Other Brands.