The Tissot Heritage Banana Centenary Edition shares memories of an arduous journey between Russia and Le Locle, Switzerland in 1917. A wristwatch exported to Russia in 1916 and sent to Tissot for maintenance, a year later, in August 1917 inspires today’s range. Tissot was unable to return it due to the gold watch importation restrictions and outbreak of the revolution, in October. The Tissot Heritage Banana Centenary Edition commemorates the voyage that took place 100 years ago.
The watch takes its name from the rectangular case, the same ‘banana’ shape as their famous ancestor. It curves around the wrist, mirroring the soft contours. Two models are attached securely to the wrist by a genuine alligator leather strap in an up-to-the-minute shade of chocolate brown or dark black, with others have smooth vintage dark brown leather straps with a stylish folding clasp. The audacious design embraces both the lines of the watch and of the numbers, with their varying size cleverly fitting them into the dimensions of the slim, rectangular dial. The delicate bleuté hands stay true to the original version, to which the Tissot Heritage logo on the dial testifies. A finely textured crown represents a common signature of elegance. These timepieces magically recapture the mood of a bygone age, in family heirlooms of the future.