The Tissot Heritage collection may not be its most widely known one nor its best selling, but it is where you can find some good looking modernised versions of the brand’s historical pieces at an affordable price point. This year is no different, with Tissot releasing the Antimagnetic Heritage 2018, based on a 1943 model which was part of the brand’s very successful Antimagnétique collection that they launched in the 1930s.
The original on which it was based was in a nickel-chromium alloy case with a small seconds, and 27mm sized movement, but this new model, although sticking to the original’s functions and look, has upgraded the size and material.
In terms of the contemporary touches, the 42mm stainless steel case has a domed dial, silver and vertically brushed with the Tissot logo of the period, sapphire glass rather than acrylic, leaf-shaped hands, and it comes on a black or brown leather strap with butterfly folding clasp with a Heritage logo. Visually, it has a vintage look white/ silver dial, black Arabic numerals, and a small sub seconds. In a nice touch, the mid section of the case is brushed.
One of the things I like about this new watch it is that Tissot have once again decided to use a manual-wind movement for this Heritage collection piece. In this instance, as has been the case previously, it comes in the form of the reliable ETA 6498. If you’re going to do a watch inspired by vintage watches of certain periods, having to wind the watch is a laudable decision.
So how antimagnetic is this new watch? This is one aspect that Tissot have kept historical, with the approx 64 Gauss in line with the original watch on which this 2018 model is based.
I mentioned at the outset about how reasonably priced the Heritage models can be. The new Antimagnetic Heritage 2018 will be available later this year and has an RRP of EUR 1000.