Just like the «ordinary» Tissot T-Navigator that we have already briefly reviewed today, the new Tissot T-Navigator automatic chronograph watch might have become a gorgeous aviator’s watch if not that PVD-treated bezel.
On the other hand the new chronograph looks somewhat better than the simple three-hander.
Thanks to so much white elements on its busy dial, the black and white bezel doesn’t seem so overcrowded and even makes the watch look more like an instrument from a real cockpit.
Like the new Tissot Seastar 1000 automatic diving watch, the new T-Navigator chrono is powered by the new ETA caliber C01.211 self-winding movement.
Although the caliber has some plastic parts in its structure, I didn’t hear about any problems with reliability. In fact, some pretty popular movements, like the now-discontinued Lemania 5100 caliber and earlier versions of ETA 7750 movement, had plastic parts in them and were considered robust and reliable.
Well, time will tell.
This T-Navigator has an official water resistance rating of 100 meters. While not really mind-blowing, it is more than adequate for a pilot’s watch, and you can actually swim in it, although taking it for a dive (like in a sea, not in a bombing run) would not be a good idea.
According to the Swiss watchmaker, the new timekeeper will be sold either on an impressive-looking, massive stainless steel bracelet or on a rubber strap and will retail at a pretty much affordable price of $1095 to $1150 USD.
Tissot T-Navigator automatic chronograph watch specification
Price: $1095 – $1150
Movement: Automatic, ETA caliber C01.211, 15 jewels, 28,800 vph, 30 mm in diameter, Swiss Made
Movement decoration: Winding rotor customized, stylized as a turbine blade
Functions: Hours, minutes seconds, date, chronograph
Power reserve: 45 hours
Case material: Stainless steel
Bezel material: Stainless steel, black PVD
Case shape: Round
Bezel shape: Round
Case size: 43.00 mm
Lug width: No data
Case height: No data
Water resistance: 100 meters
Strap: Black rubber strap or Stainless steel bracelet
Case back: Transparent