Tissot tank JUMBO cal. T20 black gilt dial circa 1937
Tissot watches are celebrated for their superb artistry, enduring sophistication, and cutting-edge advancements. With a proud legacy tracing back to 1853, Tissot has emerged as a prominent Swiss horologist, presenting an extensive collection of premium timepieces. The fusion of style and practicality in Tissot watches has earned them unwavering trust among watch aficionados worldwide.
Behold an extraordinary and oversized Tissot tank watch dating back to circa 1937. This timepiece possesses three exceptional features that set it apart, making it a truly rare find: its impressive size (32.5 x 22.5 mm), the captivating black gilt dial, and the exquisite 14k gold watch case. Unlike most examples of its kind, which are typically crafted in stainless steel and smaller in size, this Tissot watch stands out in both design and materials.
A unique element graces the underside of the dial—an elegant rectangular subsidiary dial, housing the gracefully shaped seconds hand. As it sweeps effortlessly above the original black dial adorned with gold script, it adds an aura of refinement and sophistication.
This timepiece’s smooth and impeccable motion owes itself to a freshly serviced, manually wound Tissot T20 movement, which is developed in-house. The movement’s finishing speaks of its high standards, with gold chatons and meticulously filed down edges showcasing the watchmaker’s craftsmanship.
Interestingly, this Tissot movement bears striking similarities to the tonneau-shaped Omega movements of the 1930-1940’s era, underscoring the Swiss-made watch calibre’s reliability and prestige. Owning such a watch is akin to possessing a piece of horological history, encapsulating both beauty and precision from a bygone era.