Vintage Meets Modern: Tissot Introduces the Telemeter 1938

To commemorate the early days of its sports timekeeping, Tissot launches the Telemeter 1938. So named for the year 1938, the watch is inspired by a telemeter-equipped Tissot chronograph used by an athlete then for the first time in a ski race. The re-edition is designed in a tasteful retro style that recalls the instrument-like charisma of the original timepiece.

Distinctive Arabic numerals represent the hours on the silver or black dial. There are two subdials, one for the subsidiary seconds and one for the 30 minute counter of the chronograph, together surrounded by three scales. The centered, spiral-shaped tachymeter scale in red is used for measuring the speed over a known distance. The black minute scale goes together with the central blue sword-shaped minute hand. The blue telemeter scale, positioned on the periphery of the black or silver dial, can be used to measure the distance between an event that is first seen and then heard, such as a lightning strike.

Ticking inside is the Valjoux A05.231 automatic caliber with an antimagnetic Nivachron balance spring and 68-hour power reserve. The Telemeter 1938 features a 42 millimeter stainless steel case with a box-shape sapphire crystal and a brown leather strap. It retails for approximately $2,000 when converted to USD.

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