6 Tissot Oversize and Uncommon, Antimagnetique, Wristwatch in Steel, Black Dial

Estimate: €12,000 –⁠ 24,000

Sold €20,800

Model: Antimagnetique
Case Material: Stainless Steel
Bracelet Material: Leather Strap
Year: 1940s
Movement: Manual
Case N°: 911386
Movement N°: 825768
Dimensions: 38 mm
Signed: Dial, Case and Movement

Founded in the Swiss town of Le Locle in 1853 by father and son Charles-Félicien and Charles-Émile Tissot their eponymous brand has always had a reputation of well-constructed watches with a certain design panache. Tissot became the first company to introduce a mass-produced watch which offered basic protection against magnetic fields when they launched the Antimagnetique in 1930. Soon, the majority of companies started to introduce their alternatives to Tissot’s novelty. This Antimagnetique line was in production well until the mid-1950s.They existed in countless variants in terms of movements, dials, case materials, and sizes. Sizes ranged from circa 31–32 mm up to well above 40 mm where the latter is surely the most difficult to find. The lot here offered is an Antimagnetique inspired with a 38 mm case, absolutely oversized and definitely very large for the time it was produced. Preserved in very nice conditions, the stainless steel case has a snap on the back and reeded winding crown. The dial has the typical military layout with beautifully preserved black surface, Arabic and baton numbers and minutes track, engine turned subsidiary seconds at 6 and pencil hands. The flat, wide bezel transform the whole military style of the watch making it even perfect for an elegant evening, turning it to a very versatile timepiece.