Tissot Sideral Bullhead Watch
A fiberglass and stainless steel Tissot Sideral Bullhead manually wound chronograph. This very novel and great looking piece of watch design brings into play mixed media of materials paired with classic watch design to create an overall great looking and quite unique piece. The bullhead layout is not particularly new with both Seiko and Tissot's brother company (after a merger in 1930) Omega. But, making a model like this with a case and bi-directional bezel made from fiberglass very much is. Very few watch companies during the 1970's were that experimental with materials for cases, but Tissot produced a myriad of designs in a collection of both bright and playful, as well as more muted and military looking combinations. This mustard and merlot combination very much has the 1970's feel to it, making it all the more period-perfect. The watch is powered by a legendary movement as well. Behind the stainless steel fiberglass-capped back is the Lemania 872, found in the second generation of the Omega Speedmaster. Lemania became part of the watch group in 1932, and so gave both of these watch giants the chance to experiment with designs and layouts using great movements. This beautiful and very optic white dial displays an "up and down" style chronograph layout. The sob-seconds dial is smaller and outlined in black at the 6 o'clock position. The top sub dial counts the minutes, with the center-mounted red sweep counting seconds. Above the black chapter ring is the "Swiss T Made" stamp which alerts to the fact that both the baton hands and the hour markers are filled with Tritium luminous material. All of which is present and has aged to a lovely warm lime/vanilla colour. The watch sits on an original Corfam rally style strap what is integrated wonderfully into the case. The condition of the watch is exceptional throughout. The case cannot be polished, so it is all original, and perfect. The bezel is also in superb condition, as is the dial. A great opportunity to own a rare and interesting watch.
Fiberglass and Stainless Steel Tissot Sideral Bullhead manually wound chronograph.