Tissot Vintage Seastar T12 Chronograph Flying Saucer Swiss Lemania Movement 43mm


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The T12 chronograph looks like no other, with a very 1970s case that wears amazingly on the wrist, especially with the original Gay Freres bracelet. And its Lemania movement continues to deliver, proving that this unusual chronograph deserves some recognition.


At first look, the oversized case of the T12 chronograph is all about roundness; yet, on the wrist, it appears to be perfectly proportioned thanks to the fact that the lugs and pushers are integrated within the case. The dial is no less striking, with a powerful use of red coloring for all chronograph measures. The imposing applied indexes also add some visual depth and nicely complement the stepped inner rehaut. The look here is completed by the folded stainless steel bracelet manufactured by Gay Freres (a manufacture also responsible for supplying to the likes of Rolex, Patek Philippe and Zenith).


The massive case appears to be unpolished, as it still shows the original brushing, as well as unavoidable superficial scratches from minor wear. The original Gay Freres bracelet is dated from 1970 and does not exhibit any excessive stretch, proving that this watch was sparingly worn. Something to note is some light fading to the inner rehaut, and a minuscule bit of lume missing on the hour hand. The dial is spotless and the lume on the hands and indexes has taken on a very pleasant patina. Overall, this is a striking ’70s chronograph in great condition for its age.


Maker: Tissot
Model: Chronograph
Reference: T12
Year: 1970’s
Case No: NA
Material: Stainless steel
Dimensions: 43mm diameter; 14mm thickness
Sapphire Crystal: NA
Lume: Yes, tritium
Caliber: Manual-wound chronograph caliber Lemania 873
Bracelet/Strap: Original Tissot stainless steel bracelet, manufactured by Gay Freres
Lug Width: 22mm


BRAND: Tissot

MODEL: T12 Seastar Chronograph

MOVEMENT: Swiss Lemania 873 Manual Wind

CASE: Stainless Steel

CROWN: Push Pull Crown

SIZE: 43mm

LUGS: 22mm

DIAL: Panda – Silver/cream with black Sub dials

BEZEL: Non Rotating

CONDITION: Pre-Owned – Excellent Vintage Condition

BOXES/PAPERS: Watch and travel case only.


STRAP/BRACELET: – Original Tissot Guy Freres Stainless steel bracelet with all links.


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