PRX 40 205
BACK TO THE SEVENTIES
2021 has got off to a great start for the firm from Le Locle which has unveiled a new collection inspired by a model from the 1970s, comprising three steel watches.
Back in the 60s and 70s, Tissot, forever in tune with its innovating spirit, rolled out a new appellation “precise and robust” (or “particularly robust” and “particularly resistant”) better known under the initials PR which embraced above all iconic models like the PR 516 Grand Luxe and the PR 100 still included in the brand’s catalogue. This time round, PR comes with an X, the number 10 in Roman numerals, which corresponds to the waterproofness of 10 atm or 100 meters depth of its new collection, the PRX 40 205.
This range, inspired by a Seastar from 1978, comprises three references with black or blue sunburst dials with elongated indexes and baton-style hands either rhodium-plated or decorated with vertical satin-brushing set off with golden adornments on the silvered version. The hours and minutes are displayed in the centre whilst the date is in black on a white backdrop in an aperture at 3 o’clock.
The steel case measures 40 mm in diameter, a size that’s suitable for most wrists. It is complemented by a perfectly-integrated single-horizontal-link metallic bracelet attached by a folding clasp.
Although this trio is driven by a Swiss-made quartz movement, new automatic pieces are in the pipe. These will be animated by the famous Powermatic 80 which, as its name states, delivers an extraordinary power reserve of 80 hours. As for the dials, they will be available in the same colors as the quartz pieces but enhanced with a textured, embossed pattern.
Price: CHF345 www.tissotwatches.com
By Sharmila Bertin
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