Unknown to even some of the most knowledgeable collectors on the planet, the Tissot Idea 2001 was one of the most revolutionary timepieces of the 20th century. It was the culmination of two decades worth of research by Tissot (seriously, research began in 1952 and this was released in 1971). The entire watch was made of plastic, hand-wound mechanical movement included. Everything about it broke the boundaries of of the existing watch world, and at the crux of the quartz era, this watch was a revolutionary mechanical alternative.

This watch is being given away by HODINKEE and MB&F. Visit HODINKEE for details.

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