Introduced in the 1960s, the Tissot Carrousel is a vibrant, sporty model that features a bi-directional rotating plastic bezel. Designed to easily clip on and off, the plastic bezel was interchangeable with a variety of differently configured bezels, allowing a range of uses. The range of bezel options originally offered by Tissot included pulsation, tachymetric and world time calibrations. The present watch is fitted with a traditional time elapsed scale – if the bezel is rotated to line up with the minute hand, the bezel can then be used to record time elapsed by the minute hand.
In excellent condition, the upper case retains crisp satin detailing to the tops of the lugs and the watch is also fitted with its original Tissot crown, Tissot leather strap and broad matte finished buckle. The Tissot calibre 784-2 movement has provision for semi-quick date change – whilst the date will change each day around midnight, it can also be advanced manually, when required, by moving the hands repeatedly between 21.00 and 01.00.
[M] Tissot calibre 784-2 automatic movement, lever escapement, 21 jewels, mono-metallic balance, 18,000 BPH, Incabloc shock absorber
[D] matte black dial with alternating yellow/white minute track, long white hour indexes with luminescent dots above, luminescent white hands (please note that luminescence will have naturally dulled with age), orange centre seconds, aperture for date
[C] tonneau-cushion chromed upper case with polished finish, satin finish to the tops of the lugs, stainless steel case back, plastic bi-directional rotating bezel calibrated for 60 minutes, Tissot crown
[B] original pierced driver’s style Tissot leather strap with broad Tissot twin-ended pin buckle
[S] case, dial, movement, crown and buckle signed
35.5mm bezel diameter
37.5mm length including lugs
11.5mm depth to centre of crystal
19mm lug gauge/strap width
1 year guarantee – this watch has been fully serviced
Black Bough fitted box