In simply a few years, it appears Tissot has stepped up its recreation immensely, by introducing new and really good-looking collections throughout the board. The model has at all times been a powerful performer within the extra accessible market, however right now the worth for cash in its watches typically appears off the charts. Simply consider watches just like the Gents, the brand new Le Locle or the Telemeter 1938. And naturally, all people’s favorite, the PRX assortment! All of them look excellent, have a greater than respectable stage of ending and use spectacular mechanical actions. And better of all, the costs have remained wise! What’s to not like? Zooming in on the PRX, the dearth of strap versatility maybe? Properly, that’s about to vary as Tissot now brings rubber straps to the PRX Powermatic 80 celebration!
It has been a very long time coming, comparatively talking, however Tissot is lastly giving the folks what it desires; extra versatility. Whereas the PRX has been an enormous success for the model, up till not too long ago it was solely out there on a stainless-steel bracelet. And that put some folks off it fully, as numerous watch lovers like to vary issues up from time to time. The reply got here a short time in the past when Tissot launched the PRX on a leather-based strap. The introduction of this new rubber strap for the PRX is a really good transfer, because it enables you to mess around with its type much more!
From the skin, you continue to get a 40mm chrome steel case with that distinct Nineteen Seventies aptitude. In fact, the odd reference to different luxurious sports activities watches may be seen, however we’re not complaining. The ending of the case is superb, the form and really feel on the wrist are very nice and the blue or black waffle dial simply appears cool. The utilized markers, the framed date window, the faceted palms, all of it works brilliantly collectively.
The brand new rubber strap enhances the type of the PRX completely. Due to the quick-release system of the bracelet, and in addition this rubber strap, you’ll be able to simply swap them out everytime you wish to. The strap itself is product of very comfortable and versatile rubber however by no means feels flimsy or sticky. It is vitally good to the contact and smells fairly good. It integrates into the case very properly and follows the taper identical to the bracelet. The waffle sample of the dial is repeated on the skin, and a Tissot-signed metal pin buckle secures it to your wrist. On the within, the strap is marked with PRX, a pleasant crowning glory.
Mechanically, nothing adjustments after all, as that is nonetheless your customary PRX Powermatic 80 however simply on a distinct type of strap. So with that in thoughts, you continue to get that excellent computerized Powermatic 80.111 motion present in a number of Tissot collections, in addition to different Swatch Group manufacturers. The ’80’ refers back to the spectacular 80 hours of energy reserve the motion delivers. And given the actual fact it comes from the Swatch Group, you’ll be able to relaxation assured it retains on ticking for a very long time with none subject. And as at all times, it may be admired via the sapphire crystal caseback.
The Tissot PRX Powermatic 80 on the brand new rubber strap is on the market proper now. It retails for a really affordable EUR 725, which nestles it precisely between the PRX on a leather-based strap (EUR 695, strap bought individually for EUR 60) and the PRX on a bracelet (EUR 745). Tissot additionally confirmed to us the strap might be bought individually and we will anticipate extra colors down the road. The value is but to be confirmed however is predicted to be round EUR 85 for the strap alone. Contemplating its very prime quality and the anticipated worth level, we genuinely suppose it’s the good (and solely viable) different to the metal bracelet. And by eliminating the necessity to go aftermarket and maintain issues OEM for about half the value, you’ll be able to quickly totally get pleasure from your PRX in any scenario possible. Properly performed Tissot, very nicely performed!
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