Tissot extends their very popular and commercially successful PRX lineup with new colours, new materials on entire model line – quartz, automatic and automatic chronograph.
Press Release information with commentary in italics.
New: Tissot PRX line extension
There appears to be no updates to the pricing. The PRX Powermatic 80 has a retail of SGD 970 in rubber strap and SGD 990 in steel bracelet. The PRX Chronograph retails for SGD 2,650 and the PRX Quartz has a retail of SGD 500. More info on the Tissot website.
The PRX lineup is one of the most interesting “budget” oriented watch offered by the mighty Swatch Group under their Tissot brand maison. We have reviewed the earlier series, and found them to be gems of excellent watches at their respective price points. Here are our earlier reviews:
With this new release, in Tissot’s own words – the release is one of new colours, new materials and the same watches. And in our view, that’s a good thing to offer more choices for the same good value for money.
New colours, new materials, same classic. PRX, blazing the trail of coolness.
The introduction and extensions of the PRX line were a commercial and outstanding success for Tissot. Now, the brand is set to open the next exciting chapter in its story. The stylish collection will be joined by a few new models: quartz, automatic, and a high-end automatic chronograph. The range is distinctive for its slenderness, the strength of its design and its timeless style. An essential of yesterday and today.
The cool lines and trailblazing late-70s vibe of the Tissot PRX made it an instant classic when it was relaunched in 2021. The free-thinking, design-first spirit of the 1978 original translated so naturally into our time. The slender silhouette fits perfectly under a shirt cuff or a jacket sleeve, fitting seamlessly with the chosen outfit, never stealing the limelight but making sure the wearer shines – and that he’s always on time. The dials in a range of colours and a distinctive tapered case make the PRX a highly wearable, timeless piece of design, adding that edge of coolness to any look and making anyone feel supremely ready for a good time. Anytime.
Colours, materials, movements
The brand’s iconic collection is being dressed up in new colours; the highly anticipated ice blue on the automatic version, as well as a silver and blue dial on the automatic chronograph. Additionally, a special feature has been added to one of the model, with a completely coated Super-LumiNova® dial. The wearer will shine, day and night. But that’s not all, new straps will also be part of the new release package. In addition to its recent leather strap releases, available in blue and black, Tissot is completing its range with rubber straps, for all-terrain comfort, in white or black.
Thus, these new models take their place in a long line of watches that Tissot has made timeless thanks to its creativity, know-how and attention to detail, learned over a history spanning several decades. No matter the time, place, style or use, there’s a PRX for every occasion.
PRX Powermatic 80
A new atypical colour for Tissot
Keeping the same slight tonneau shape and slim polished bezel, the dial of the automatic model has been given a new colour, a prominent ice blue, while retaining its chequered pattern dial. The relief is printed in the metal itself, the hallmark that instantly distinguishes the PRX Powermatic 80 from its quartz counterparts. Tissot also wants to offer more accessorising options, and therefore proposes new models with either black or blue dials on new rubber straps for even greater comfort, without compromising on style.
PRX Chronograph Valjoux
Stop and start in style
The PRX line was first joined by the high-functioning PRX Automatic Chronograph last year. This 42mm satin-finished steel watch follows the PRX’s sleek, angular form, adding to the laid-back 1970s sports watch style with a so-called ‘panda’ dial, with blue subdials this time around, on a silver background. The PRX Automatic Chronograph is powered by the Valjoux A05.H31 calibre, which will provide the design with the classic 3, 6 and 9 chronograph dial layout and an extended 60-hour power reserve.
To each his own
The PRX quartz model, a reference that recalls that of the original model, is also entitled to its novelty, with the blue and black dial versions also available with a black rubber strap. There is one model that stands out from the rest, however. Indeed, Tissot wanted to release a new feature, which provides a totally different style and attribute, with an off-white dial and a rubber as a reminder of the latter. But that’s not all. The particularity of this watch is quite different, and it is a first for Tissot. The dial has been completely covered with Super-LumiNova®. This very clear new option, which stands out, will make the wearer shine, without stealing the show.
Tissot PRX Powermatic 80 Specifications
Three new models
|References: T137_407_17_041_00, T137_407_11_351_00, T137_407_17_051_00|
|CASEDiameter: 40 mmPolished steel tapered case with satin finishesPolished steel bezelSapphire crystal, mineral glass backEngraved crownWater resistance: 100 m (10 ATM)|
|MOVEMENTMechanical self-winding movementPowermatic 80 calibre providing 80-hour power reserveBalance hairspring Nivachron™|
|DIALEmbossed, chequered pattern dial in blue, ice blue or blackHour and minute baton hands coated with Super-LumiNova®Apply and printed indices |
|BRACELETIntegrated satin-finish steel bracelet, single link Triple-blade folding steel clasp with two push buttonsInterchangeable rubber strap|
Tissot PRX Chronograph Valjoux
|CASEDiameter: 42 mm Steel case, burnished and satin-finish detailsSapphire glass with anti-reflective coating and full open case back Water-resistant to 100 m (10 ATM)Engraved crown and integrated pushers|
|MOVEMENTSwiss Made Valjoux A05 H31 with a skeleton oscillating mass Hours, minutes, seconds, date, chronograph|
|DIALSilver vertical brushed dial with blue counters Hour and minute baton hands coated with Super-LumiNova®Apply and printed indices|
|BRACELETSteel bracelet, single link with interchangeable systemTriple-blade folding steel clasp|
Tissot PRX 40 205 Quartz
|Three new references: T137_410_17_011_00, T137_410_17_041_00, T137_410_17_051_00|
|CASEDiameter: 40 mmPolished steel tapered case with satin finishesPolished steel bezelSapphire crystal, full case backEngraved crownWater resistance: 100 m (10 ATM)|
|MOVEMENTSwiss Made quartz movement|
|DIALBlack or blue sunburst dial White dial fully coated with Super-LumiNova®Hour and minute baton hands coated with Super-LumiNova®Apply and printed indices|
|BRACELETInterchangeable rubber strap|