The watch brand enhances its sporty watch collection with a new vintage-looking, versatile reference that matches dynamic lifestyles to a T.
Since 1965, Tissot’s PRS models have had close bonds with motor sports. The brand, involved in a host of competitions as official timekeeper, has never stopped rolling out upgrades boasting high-performing, elaborate calibers totally in tune with their time. As such, the 2022-vintage PRS 516 Automatic Chronograph goes for adornments inspired by this rev-roaring world. The hour and minute hands on its black or sunburst-blue dial hover over an hour chapter featuring large Arabic numerals. All these elements are coated with Super-LumiNova® to ensure excellent readability even in the dark. Timekeeping is done with the help of two pushers shaped like pistons. This is recorded on the direct-drive and the 30-minute counter set at 3 o’clock. A small seconds at 9 o’clock perfectly balances the bi-compax-displayed composition. The fixed ceramic bezel, topped by a tachymetric scale, emphasized the sporty look.
All the data is driven by a selfwinding movement. The Valjoux 105.H31 nestling inside the 45 mm-diameter steel case delivers the timepiece autonomy of 60 hours. The sapphire-crystal caseback invites to admire the bridges, the workings and the openworked oscillating weight depicting a steering wheel. The highly up-to-the-minute PRS 516 Automatic Chronograph watch comes with a leather strap or a metal bracelet, depending on the version. Thanks to a fast unfastening system, the strap can be changed ever-so easily without the need for a tool.