Since its introduction a couple of yr in the past, Tissot’s imaginative and prescient of the Seventies sports activities watch with built-in bracelet, the PRX (and particularly the Powermatic 80 computerized mannequin) has been an enormous success. And rightfully so, because it gives the aptitude of among the most iconic watches of the trade, with a really satisfying execution, at a good worth. The PRX Powermatic 80 has been provided first in black, blue or silver with waffle dials and later in steel-and-gold editions. There’s even a PRX Chronograph now within the assortment. However at the moment, Tissot goes again to the basic model and provides a stylish contact of color, leading to a model that can actually be one more success, the Tissot PRX Powermatic 80 Inexperienced Dial.
Principally right here, not a lot has modified in comparison with the watch we’ve offered to you in March 2021. What made the Tissot PRX successful again then remains to be very a lot alive at the moment, with solely the dial color being the novelty right here. However not any color… Tissot is releasing right here what actually was probably the most anticipated model following the basic black and blue fashions, and that’s the trendiest of colors for the trade; inexperienced. So sure, right here it’s, the Tissot PRX Powermatic 80 Inexperienced.
What stays true is the general design. The Tissot PRX Powermatic 80 is impressed by a late Seventies watch made by Tissot beneath the Seastar assortment. Characterised by its slender barrel-shaped case, a distinguished bezel, a number of sharp aspects, a easy time-and-date show over a basic brushed blue dial, it boasted all of the basic options of the period and of Genta-inspired watches. Nearly every little thing that made this watch particular has been introduced again within the context of the 2021 PRX, but with fashionable updates. The barrel-shaped case is now 40mm in diameter and 10.8mm in top, nonetheless with sharp traces and a raised polished bezel with flat crystal. The case is 100m water resistant and is generally brushed, with some discreet polished accents. The execution is sort of spectacular contemplating the worth and the proportions, though bigger than within the Seventies, are nonetheless completely acceptable at the moment.
One of many most important variations between the classic fashions, but additionally the primary re-edition offered in early 2021, is the presence on the automated model of a textured dial (and never a brushed flat dial). The waffle-like texture is actually fairly harking back to some emblematic (and much costlier) watches. The dial is right here offered in a darkish inexperienced color over a textured and sunray-brushed floor, with silver-coloured utilized markers, palms and date body. All parts have skinny luminous inserts and the logos are printed in white. The inexperienced color is slightly toned-down and maintains a sure discretion. It’s cool however not too blatant.
One of many defining parts of such “luxurious sports activities watches” is the presence of an built-in metal bracelet, which has been maintained on this version – observe that Tissot is now additionally providing the PRX on leather-based straps. The massive, tapering metal bracelet is completely brushed right here and has slim hyperlinks. It’s comfy and supple, and it’s closed by a triple folding clasp with security push-buttons. On the again, there’s a quick-exchange system permitting to take away the bracelet with out instruments – and thus shortly swap to a leather-based strap.
Below the see-through caseback is the Powermatic 80 motion, an computerized calibre developed by the Swatch Group as an evolution over the basic ETA ébauches. In comparison with the 2824, it now gives a reworked kinetic chain and has a frequency of 3Hz. Mixed, this ends in an prolonged energy reserve of 80 hours. It’s additionally outfitted with an anti-magnetic Nivachron hairspring. The ornament is industrial however nonetheless enlightened by a personalised rotor.
Availability & Value
The Tissot PRX Powermatic 80 Inexperienced Dial (reference T137.407.11.091.00) is a part of the everlasting assortment and is now out there from the model’s on-line boutique and from retailers. It retains the identical retail worth as different dial colors, which means EUR 695. For extra particulars and orders, please go to www.tissotwatches.com.