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Tissot Swiss - Automatic Day-Date T12 - Divers Super Compressor - c.1970

The T12 Super Compressor was a top spec divers watch produced by Tissot utilising compression innovation way ahead of its time and a unique style stainless steel case built for extreme depths when diving.

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Exceptional Tissot T12 Super Compressor Automatic Divers on a Gay Freres Bracelet Circa. 1970

Tissot, the renowned Swiss watchmaker, has a rich and fascinating history that spans over 160 years. Established in 1853 by Charles-Félicien Tissot and his son Charles-Émile, the brand has consistently been at the forefront of innovation in the watch industry. In its early years, Tissot focused on producing pocket watches with precision movements. The company quickly gained a reputation for excellence and accuracy, winning numerous awards for its craftsmanship.

In 1915, Tissot created its first wristwatch, revolutionizing the way people wore timepieces. The brand continued to innovate and expand throughout the 20th century. In 1930, Tissot merged with Omega to form the Société Suisse pour l'Industrie Horlogère (SSIH). This collaboration allowed both companies to share resources and expertise while maintaining their individual identities. During World War II, Tissot played a vital role in supplying reliable watches to various armed forces around the world.

Their timepieces were praised for their durability and accuracy in challenging conditions. In the late 20th century, Tissot cemented its position as an industry leader by introducing several groundbreaking innovations.

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This Tissot is in sublime condition for being over 50 years old. The T12 Super Compressor was a top spec divers watch produced by Tissot utilising compression innovation way ahead of its time and a unique and stylish stainless steel case built for extreme depths when diving.

This particular watch has kept amazingly well over this long period. The perfectly round stainless steel case sits at 44mm but does not feel oversized at all due to the nice rounded edges, the condition of the case is excellent and shows little to no signs of wear. This watch features a solid black dial with accents of blue on the second hand and a chrome finish on the hour and minute hands as well as the very unique slanted hour plots which add a nice look to this piece. This watch has a very sophisticated but sporty look and offers class but also durability. There is also a day and date complication. 

The bracelet featured on this watch is a Stainless steel Gay Freres manufactured bracelet as seen from the stamp on the underside of the clasp, Gay Freres is a renowned manufacturer of bracelets for the likes of Patek Phillipe and Jaeger le Coultre and are well known in the watch industry for their exceptional quality and craftsmanship.

The watch utilises a Calibre 794 Automatic Tissot Movement with 21 jewels.

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