Tissot continues to satisfy PRX fans. We had seen leaks of this golden version, but we were wary. With the power of artificial intelligence, anything is possible today. It did make sense, but just after the release of the highly improbable PRX 35mm Powermatic. In short, reality got the better of us, as two colors were actually released: from full gold then a glacier blue dial on the steel version!
Remember that last month, the Swatch Group brand based in Le Locle (finally) unveiled its new Powermatic versions of the Tissot PRX 35mm. In view of the success of this model, which some media outlets and many enthusiasts have the “watch of the year when it was released in early 2021, it’s only natural that this watch should be available in a wide range of colors. Gold is a color that already had its place in the collection, but until now limited to “40 125”, although this appellation reserved for quartz versions seems to have been abandoned since the model’s revival.
To understand why and how, the blue glacier is inspired by a morning in the Alps while its embossed dial reflects light like snow on the mountains. The other watch, entirely gilded, is radically different, with a disco tone straight out of the 1970s, just like the original model, with its protruding tonneau case, very flat profile and integrated bracelet design. You could even say that the embossing is reminiscent of a disco ball! As affordable as ever for a watch of this kind, from a manufacturer as radiant as Tissot and with a Swiss automatic movement boasting 80 hours of power reserve, it’s a bargain! Count on between €745 and €875 to acquire one, the difference being justified by the extra work involved in applying the PVD treatment.
SPECIFICATIONS – TISSOT PRX 35MM POWERMATIC 80
Case : 316L stainless steel – brushed and polished finish – optional gold PVD treatment – 35mm wide x 44.9mm long x 10.9mm thick – flat sapphire crystal – transparent back – non-screw-down crown – 10 ATM (100 meters) water resistance
Dial : embossed background (blue or gold) – applied indexes – date window at 3 o’clock – SuperLumiNova on indexes and hands
Movement : self-winding – Powermatic 80 calibre – 80-hour power reserve – 21,600 vibrations per hour (3Hz) – stop-second function – hours, minutes, seconds and date – engraved oscillating weight
Straps : stainless steel – single link construction – brushed and polished finish – quick-change system – butterfly folding clasp
Information : references T18.104.22.1681.00 & T137.207.33.021.00 – available on the official Tissot website and from authorized retailers – 2-year warranty – €745 to €875 incl. VAT