1950s Tissot Navigator Worldtime 4002-1
A beautiful and very rare Tissot Navigator worldtime wristwatch ref.4002-1 made in the early 1950s. Stainless steel waterproof case. Self-winding Tissot cal.28.5N 21T “bumper” movement. Silver dial with center worldtime disc, dauphine hands and luminous painted 24h index.
Worldtime watches have something special, they have kept the essence of an era when people started travelling and timezones started having an importance for the common of mortals. This Tissot has a stunning look and is a very early example of these worldtime watches, it is along with a few Patek Philippe a watch that set a milestone on these “new era” functions at the middle of the last century. A very rare and important watch to have in a collection.
Plexiglas – 36mm diameter w/o crown – 18mm bracelet width.
Condition report :
- Dial – The dial is in very good condition, shows an homogenous warm patina.
- Case – The case is in very good condition, shows signs of age and light scratches. Looks lightly polished.
- Movement – The movement is in good condition.
- Overall – The watch is in very good condition.