Tissot Banana watch

09May10

In 1916, two icons were born – Vogue and the Tissot Classic Prince watch. Then called the Banana for its wrist-friendly, curved shape – the original Banana watch was sold to a Russian diplomat, who sent it to Tissot for maintenance and safe keeping before the fall of the Czar’s empire. Before the watch could be returned to him, the Russian revolution began and the country’s borders were closed. The watch remains at the Tissot museum at Le Locle, Switzerland. Today, the watch is a classic – a Deco theme comes through in the curve of the watch and the swirl of the numbers and a Swiss-made 17-jewel mechanical movement makes it a worthy investment piece. Visit www.tissot.ch to find out where to get yours.

via Tissot Banana watch (Vogue.com UK).

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