Tissot Tank Tissot Le Locle Banana
“Some 100 years ago, Tissot created a watch that, thanks to its unique shape, achieved cult status and bore the name «Banana».”
Dimensions: 50mm x 27mm
Casing: Stainless Steel, 24 ct. gold filled
Glas: Mineral Glass
Bracelet: Leather (new)
Condition: 8/10, very good*
* see zrhbrg.ch/faq for exact descriptions of the conditions
𝐀𝐛𝐨𝐮𝐭 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐰𝐚𝐭𝐜𝐡
At some point in 1916, a wealthy Russian collector purchased a gold curved-case, rectangular Tissot, a popular model in Russia at the time. The following year, in August 1917, the collector had the watch shipped back to Tissot’s Le Locle factory for regular maintenance. Two months later, the Russian Revolution began, the Romanovs were killed, and the Soviet Union began to take power. As the Bolsheviks began to build their regime, one of the myriad rules they implemented was a restriction on the importation of gold watches, presumably as tools of the bourgeoisie. By the time the collector’s piece was ready to return, the country it had been shipped from had ceased to exist. The watch in question, nicknamed the “Banana” for its golden curved design, became a legend as the unclaimed piece sat in storage at Le Locle never to be returned.
𝐀𝐛𝐨𝐮𝐭 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐛𝐫𝐚𝐧𝐝
The plus sign in the Swiss Flag within the Tissot logo symbolises the Swiss quality and reliability Tissot has shown since 1853. The watches sold all over the world, enable Tissot to be the leader in the traditional Swiss watch industry, exporting more than 4 million watches every year.