Tissot Navigator Chronograph (1972)
Ref. 40532 | Movement Valjoux 7734 handwinding | 17 Jewels | Diameter 41mm
Tissot Automatic Navigator Chrono (1973)
Ref. 40501 | Movement Lemania 1341 automatic | 17 Jewels | Diameter 39mm
During the late 60's and 70's Tissot had a range of chronograph models. Some branded Seastar, some branded Navigator or even both. Featuring a variety of calibres, some hand wound (Lemania 873, Valjoux 7733/34) and some automatic (Lemania 1341/43, 5012).
Tissot Navigator models (hand wound)
40520 - Seastar Navigator | Tissot 2060 movement (Valjoux 7733)
40521 - Navigator | Tissot 872 movement (Lemania 1277)
40522 - Seastar Navigator Date | Tissot 2070 movement (Valjoux 7734)
40530 - Navigator Sonorous | Tissot 2120 movement (AS 1931)
40532 - Navigator | Tissot 2070 movement (Valjoux 7734)
Tissot Navigator models (automatic)
45500 - Automatic Navigator | Tissot 2160 movement (Lemania 1343)
45501 - Automatic Navigator | Tissot 2170 movement (Lemania 1341)
45502 - Navigator Automatic "Lobster' | Tissot 2170 movement (Lemania 1341)
45503 - Navigator Automatic 'Yachting' | Tissot 2170 movement (Lemania 1341)
45505 - Navigator Automatic Day-Date | Tissot 2920 movement (Lemania 5012)
45509 - Navigator Automatic Day-Date | Tissot 2920 movement (Lemania 5012)
Automatic Navigator or Navigator Automatic?
There are two dial versions of this model with reference 45501. The one that says Automatic Navigator, such as shown in the ad from late 1974 or 1975.
The other version shows Navigator Automatic on the dial. In the following pictures taken from the Tissot Catalog 1976. Why the marketeers at Tissot chose to change the dials this way remains a mystery. Well, nice to be able to get both versions!
Can't get enough of the Tissot Navigator?
For those collectors among us who want them all, you can also try to obtain one of the nice stopwatches issued as a Tissot Navigator. Two colorful rallye editions with a 30 minute or a 60 minute timer. Ref. 240-219 resp. ref. 340-243.
Tissot Heritage 1973
Tissot recently reissued their Navigator model in releasing the Tissot Heritage 1973. A model that is recognizable as a Navigator, but with some distinctions as well. The case size is 43mm where most Navigators were 39mm or 41mm in size. The Tissot heritage has three registers in stead of one or two registers in the past. And 'Navigator' has dissappared on the dial. These are some of the distinctions worth mentioning.