The PRX Assortment, Tissot’s tackle the Seventies-inspired sporty-chic watch with an built-in bracelet, appears to be a unending story. Final week, we broke the information concerning the imminent launch of a extremely anticipated model, the Ice Blue version of the Powermatic 80 – a color first seen on the 35mm quartz model. However there’s extra… The Ice Blue PRX was solely one of many new fashions launched for this season, and Tissot has extra below its sleeve. And that features the long-awaited rubber strap, which is able to lastly make the quick-change gadget helpful. And there’s a brand new, fairly interesting chrono too.
The New Silver-Blue Panda PRX Chronograph
First, and following the 2 inaugural editions launched final yr, Tissot provides a brand new color scheme to its massive and daring Valjoux-powered PRX Chronograph. The primary two fashions had vertically brushed dials in blue with silver counters or silver with black counters and gold accents. Now, the model provides a sportier contact with a brand new silver dial that retains the vertically brushed floor however removes the golden components and replaces the black counters with darkish blue ones. Colder and extra in step with the sporty vocation of this watch, it appears to be the proper mannequin within the assortment.
As a reminder, the Tissot PRX Chronograph Valjoux is the biggest and extra high-end mannequin within the assortment. Its case retains the general design of the extra compact time-and-date Powermatic version, but it surely’s now 42mm in diameter and 14.5mm in peak. Rectangular pushers discovered their method on the proper aspect, however aside from the elevated dimensions, specs are similar to the basic Powermatic editions. The Panda-style dial heightens the distinction and affords a nice visible stability with a 3-6-9 format (and date at 4:30). Launched on an built-in metal bracelet (with quick-change gadget), it’s powered by an upgraded Valjoux motion (calibre A05 H31) that gives a stable 60h energy reserve.
This new Blue Panda version of the Tissot PRX Chronograph Valjoux (ref. T137.427.11.011.01) will quickly be obtainable as a part of the everlasting assortment. The worth stays the identical as the 2 different fashions, retailing for EUR 1,995.
Fast information: 42mm metal case – sapphire crystal and see-through caseback – 100m water resistant – silver brushed dial with lume and blue counters – calibre A05 H31, computerized, 4Hz frequency, 60h energy reserve (base 7753) – built-in metal bracelet with triple-folding clasp
The Lengthy-Awaited Rubber Straps for the PRX Powermatic 80
First, the fundamentals. Don’t count on evolutions on the watch itself. We’re nonetheless speaking about the identical PRX Powermatic 80 launched in 2021, in black or blue – and later in inexperienced and ice blue. Dimensions, specs and motion are all similar, as are the dials. What issues is the addition of latest straps. Though the watch was, from the very starting, geared up with a quick-release system on its metal bracelet, it took Tissot a while to lastly present the PRX assortment with further straps. Just lately, the model offered black and blue leather-based straps for the PRX – calfskin leather-based with an embossed alligator sample – which was definitely good however not precisely what watch fanatics have been hoping for… The group wished rubber straps (and aftermarket choices have been already out…)
However now, the PRX will make full use of its quick-change system as Tissot (lastly) introduces rubber straps to the gathering. Offered first for the Black and Blue editions of the PRX Powermatic 80, the black strap has a waffle-like sample that creates continuity with the dial. It’s closed by a metal pin buckle. And if Tissot doesn’t touch upon the subject but, there’s little question that the strap will probably be obtainable individually as an adjunct to be added to your already beloved PRX mannequin.
The 2 editions of the Tissot PRX Powermatic 80 on rubber strap (ref. T137.407.17.041.00 in blue and ref. T137.407.17.051.00 in black) will quickly be obtainable and are priced at EUR 725. Be aware that the rubber strap may also match the 40mm quartz fashions.
Fast information: 40mm metal case – sapphire crystal and see-through caseback – 100m water resistant – black or blue dial with waffle sample and lume – calibre Powermatic 80, computerized, 3Hz, 80h energy reserve, anti-magnetic Nivachron hairspring (base ETA 2824) – built-in black rubber strap with waffle sample and metal pin buckle
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