270. Chs-F. Tissot & Fils, Locle, 1871-75

FEATURES:

  • Highest grade chronometer-class movement from the most famous Swiss brand Tissot;
  • Original signed enamel dial with thin long numerals and finest original hands;
  • Early Tissot calibre with special bridges layout, unusual pattern Geneva stripes.

Historical & antiquarian notes

Tissot is the most major and known company (founded in 1853 by Charles-Félicien Tissot and his son Charles-Émile Tissot). Important movement taken from massive gold pocket chronometer (scrapped many years ago). It was made in 1871-75 by Tissot manufacture and signed with it’s old family signature “Chs F. Tissot & Fils”. Watchmaker kept well high-grade movement with it’s original enamel dial and finest hands, and now it has got new “wrist-house”.

Original enamel dial in perfect condition, elegant thin numerals and fine “Breguet” blued steel hands. New-old-stock repair kit winding crown contemporary to the movement. Plates and bridges in Geneva stripes with unusual pattern, “wolf teeth” winding wheels, rose gold chaton and endstone.

The movement was fully disassembled, cleaned, oiled and adjusted. It looks just like new, shining through glazed caseback.

Technical data

MOVEMENT

type: swiss lever, gilt plates and bridges, 19 jewels, high-class chronometer, wolf-teeth winding wheels
balance type: bimetallic cut balance with gold screw weights, Breguet hairspring
numbers: 31150 serial (link to production dates table)
signature: Ch. F. Tissot & Fils Locle
age & origin: Swiss made in 1871-75, all original
condition: Perfect (10/10), mechanical status is PERFECT
restorations: NONE

DIAL

type: classic hot enamel, ultra thin roman numerals
signature: Ch. F. Tissot & Fils Locle
age & origin: original to the movement
condition: perfect, flawless
hands: blued steel thin “Breguet” hands, original
restorations: NONE

CASE

type, size: custom made new wristwatch case, “classique” style, display back, diameter w/o crown 49 mm
metal, crystal: solid stainless steel 316L, front & back mineral crystals
age & origin: new custom made one piece
condition: NEW UNWORN

STRAP

size, material, type: 24 mm, thick dark-brown natural leather with rivets
condition: NEW UNWORN

RUNNING REPORT

testing time: 21+ days, winding every day at 12am
running duration: more than 32 hours
day error (static/dynamic): less than 10/30 seconds/day
conclusion: guaranted to keep resonably good time for 6 months

Final notes

Essential gentlemans chronometer with 140 years old movement by famous Tissot manufacture. Perfect look and technical condition, excellent timekeeping.

STATUS: SOLD