Tissot Navigator Vintage Chronograph 817
An Extremely Rare and Interesting Chronograph In A 817 Case
Matte, black tritium dial, blue subdials, white tritium pencil hands
Stainless steel compressor case 817 with screwback caseback
High grade, manual wind Lemania 872 calibre, serial: 2509455
New, textured calf leather strap by JP Menicucci with stainless steel buckle
Overall, the watch is in excellent condition. Dial and hands appear to be flawless. The case appears to be polished once, preserving the original shape with visible
chamfers. The bidirectional bezel has faded to an appealing dark anthracite colour. The chronograph is in full working order. The watch was just serviced by our watchmaker – is running with an amplitude over 320° condition, keeping very accurate time. A cross is engraved on the caseback.
For many collectors the 817 Navigator represents one of the grails of Tissot collecting. Among all the 817 cased compressor chronographs including the military issued Lemanias the Tissot certainly is the rarest with only a few publicly sold examples in the last 5 year.