Launched final yr and based mostly on a classic watch produced by the model throughout the Nineteen Seventies, the Tissot PRX has turn out to be successful for the model. Launched first in quartz and later with an computerized motion, the success is straightforward to grasp, with this mixture of nice appears, stylish built-in look and inexpensive worth. Following the metal fashions, the model launched a (not so inexpensive anymore) steel-and-gold model with a fluted bezel and brown dial. Now it’s time for a brand new version to leap in, once more with the two-tone look, and now mixed with a blue dial.
Behind the Tissot PRX is a classic mannequin of 1978. Having comparable to watch in its heritage assortment, and conscious of the present development for sports activities watches with built-in designs, the model one way or the other needed to re-issue this Seastar (later named PRX) watch. And so they did, with the PRX Powermatic 80. Nice design, textured dial, good proportions, lots of content material and a worth that’s exhausting to beat. For the second spherical of variations, the model determined to go Eighties and to launch a two-tone model with a fluted bezel. Fairly the “Gordon Gekko” look, particularly with the nice and cozy brown dial. There’s now a blue version that makes it a bit simpler to dwell with.
The bottom idea hasn’t modified in comparison with the unique PRX Powermatic 80 of 2021, with the case, bracelet and motion being the identical. Chrome steel, 40mm in diameter, 10.9mm in peak, largely brushed with polished accents (and well-executed total), sapphire crystal and 100m water-resistance. You may have the fundamentals. What modifications largely are the supplies and textures. Gone is the graceful polished bezel. It’s right here changed by an 18k rose gold fluted bezel, which clearly modifications the look of the watch fairly drastically.
As for the dial, the waffle sample of the metal mannequin has additionally been changed – it could have been clearly an excessive amount of subsequent to the fluted bezel. With this Tissot PRX Powermatic 80 Metal-and-Gold, you’ll have a clean, sunray-brushed dial with utilized markers and palms matching the gold of the bezel. New for 2022 is the darkish blue version you see right here, which makes it fairly engaging with the nice and cozy tones of the bezel and markers.
The bracelet, in chrome steel and enormously taking part within the look of the watch, continues to be current. It’s closed by a folding clasp and options an interchangeability system, which isn’t actually helpful for now has Tissot hasn’t launched but some various straps. However not less than, after they do, the watch might be prepared. Inside is the Powermatic 80, an evolution of the ETA 2824 with an prolonged energy reserve of 80 hours and an anti-magnetic Nivachron stability spring.
This new Tissot PRX Powermatic 80 Metal-and-Gold blue dial comes underneath the reference T931.407.41.041.00 and can quickly be accessible. It’s priced EUR 1,950 (incl. taxes) or USD 1,850 (excl. taxes), which raises the identical questions we had with the brown dial mannequin.
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