1942 Tissot Cal.33.3 CHRO Gilt Snail Dial

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Rare and very collectible Tissot chronograph sharing the very same movement with Omega 33.3 and Lemania 15 TL. This movement is considered to be a one of the most important chronograph movements ever built. It influenced the industry and predefined technological development of Omega calibers for many years.

This particular piece is notable for an oversize 37 mm full stainless steel case with attractive straight lugs and rare gilt black two-tone "snail" dial. 

Professionally serviced in December 2017. Technical warranty: 1 year.

Case:

  • All stainless steel 3-body case with snap-on stainless steel caseback.
  • Professionally detailed. Excellent overall condition. 
  • 37 mm (without crown) / 41 mm (lug-to-lug) / 19 mm (between lugs)
  • Original steel "onion" crown and pushers.
  • Service acrylic crystal
  • Serial number: 1199836

    Movement:

    • Manual-winding chronograph
    • Legendary Cal. 33.3 (Based on Omega 33.3 and Lemania 15 TL), signed "Tissot"
    • Gold-plated 17 jewels, 18000 A/h, 40 hours of power reserve. 
    • Excellent overall condition
    • Professionally serviced in December 2017.

    Dial:

    • Original and untouched multi-scale gilt galvanic black dial in excellent condition. Showing uniform aging of the middle part.
    • Signed "Tissot" at 12 o'clock.
    • Original gold hands in excellent condition

    Delivery set:

    • The watch with handmade dark brown calfskin strap.
    • Our company’s warranty certificate, invoice and general terms and conditions.

    Collections: Chrono 33.3, Watches

    Category: Tissot


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    It is always crucial to understand the size of the watch, especially when it comes to vintage watches which are generally considered as too small in comparison with what watch industry offers today. For example, the original Patek Philippe Calatrava introduced in the 1930s was only 31 mm in diameter, while today's classic Calatrava is 39 mm. When you think about 8 mm, it doesn't seem to be a big difference, but believe it is.

    In our condition reports we normally disclose three most important parameters as follows: diameter without crown / lug-to-lug length / lug width. 

    Diameter without crown

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