Leading the new PRX line of Swiss Made luxury watches will be two 40mm versions of the PRX Automatic, both featuring satin-finished steel cases and 18K solid rose gold fluted bezels. The pair will be powered by the high-performance Powermatic 80 movement, which combines an anti-magnetic Nivachron™ hairspring with an 80-hour power reserve. One model will have a brown dial, the other a blue dial, both with a satin sunray finish.
Tissot fans all over the world have praised the PRX for its design, its sense of proportion and the way it faithfully revives a much-loved Tissot classic. But for some would-be wearers, the launch collection models were too large. So this year, Tissot will launch a new collection of five PRX models with 35mm satin-finished steel cases, all powered by quartz movements. The variety will come in the available dial colour palette. There will be four steel models with either a silver, blue, green or light blue sunburst dial, and a further steel model with a yellow-gold-PVD-plated case and bracelet and a yellow-gold-coloured dial. This collection neatly captures the essence and exact dimensions of the 1978 original on which the PRX’s retro design is based, and also the trend for unisex watches. No doubt, it will add to the model’s rapidly expanding international fan base.
Up to this point, the PRX has only been available with time and date functions, but the line will now be joined by the high-functioning PRX Automatic Chronograph. This 42mm satin-finished steel watch will follow the PRX’s sleek, angular form, adding to the laid-back 1970s sports watch style with a so-called ‘reverse panda’ dial, where white subdials are arranged on a contrasting black backdrop. The PRX Automatic Chronograph will be 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.
As well as the outgoing, stylish spirit of the PRX family, each of the nine new models joining the collection will carry numerous quality signifiers, including applied hour markers, Super-LumiNova® luminescent detailing, and bracelets equipped with interchangeable system and a triple-blade folding steel clasp.