Tissot Bridgeport Lepine Mechanical

Tissot Bridgeport Lepine Mechanical pocket watch
Tissot themselves call this “the hottest new trend,” in other words, pocket watches. Perhaps they are right; as far as I can see, it’s a trend restricted to those people who wear Victorian-looking gear and sport dark bushy beards. Anyway, this piece is a simplified version of the Tissot Bridgeport Mechanical Skeleton, with flutes around the case, and a classic dial design that reflects a 1930s original (rather like the Tissot Heritage 1936 watch). The Breguet-type hands are in blued steel. The case is 45 mm in diameter, and 10.47 mm thick, in stainless steel, grey or rose gold PVD coating. The movement is the hand-wound ETA Unitas 6497-1, which runs at 18,000 vibrations per hour, 2.5 Hertz, which gives the seconds hand a less smooth sweep than watches with the more usual 4 Hertz. The watch has a solid caseback and an open face. Price €625. The references of the watches below are T860.405.29.032.00 on the left, and T860.405.29.032.01 on the right.

Tissot Bridgeport Lepine Mechanical pocket watch

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