Titoni Heritage Chronograph

In my review of the Titoni Seascoper 600, I mentioned that Titoni was originally named Felca Watches (even Felco in its earliest times). With its Heritage line, Titoni revives what is nowadays considered as vintage, adding a modern knowledge to an already strong tradition of craftsmanship. The modern retro version of the Chronograph I will review here is a minimalistic yet inspired reedition of the 1950s model. Let’s have a closer look at it.

The specs

Case

  • Width: 41mm
  • Water resistance: 5 ATM
  • Transparent caseback

Dial

  • Bar-style indexes
  • Bicompax
  • Superluminova
  • Date window at 6 o’clock

Movement

  • Type: Sellita SW 510BH a
  • Power reserve: 58h
  • Functions: chronograph, date

The case

The case has a reasonable width of 41mm, it should thus fit most wrists. The lugs are not straight, offering a well-balanced profile while reinforcing the comfort feeling. The signed crown as well as the chronograph pushers are located on the right side. The glass is slightly domed and benefits, as always with Titoni, from a fantastic anti-reflection coating. The alternation of polished and brushed finishes on the stainless steel case provides some modernity to an overall vintage look and feel.

The dial

I have always been fond of panda dials and this one makes no exception. If you take a closer look at it you will be able to see Titoni’s talented craftsmanship on this perfectly executed dial: sunburst finish, applied bar-style indexes and logo, concentric circles for the black subdials of that bicompax chronograph… Everything comes well together !

On a practical level, the legibility is excellent in any light conditions, and the red touch of the chronograph hands comes like a cherry on a cake: tasteful 🙂

The movement

The watch is equipped with the Sellita SW510 BH a, a clone of the ETA 7753. BH means that subdials are located at the 3 and 9 o’clock positions, a is for automatic. This movement is well known for being robust and easy to service, and features a more than welcome 58h power reserve. The transparent caseback allows you a glance at the customized rotor.

The strap

A beautiful watch isn’t complete without a beautiful strap. There are 2 options with the Heritage Chronograph: either a jubilee bracelet or a leather strap. I went with the leather strap and must say it’s as good as one would expect! The taupe color with white stitching of the strap gives the chronograph a dressier style, fulfilled with the signed deployant buckle.

That being said, this watch might be a real strap monster! It looks absolutely stunning on both the waffle rubber or the rally straps I’ve mounted it on 🙂

On the wrist

With its contained width, the Titoni Heritage Chronograph is really comfortable. It’s thicker than a three-hand watch would be because of the automatic chrono complication, but as far as I’m concerned I don’t mind it. I have felt some discomfort in the past with 7750 movements because of the noise they were making when moving the wrist, which isn’t the case at all with this one, I really appreciate it.

On top of that I must add that this watch is trully eye-catching (or is it just me loving panda dials ?) !

Conclusion

Titoni has got us used to great quality, hence I was expecting nothing but the best from the Heritage Chronograph. Once again I have not been disappointed, they nailed it under every aspects, reviving one of Felca’s most famous piece with a top-notch quality of execution.

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