Swiss watch brand Tissot has launched PRX 40 205, a modern reinterpretation of an emblematic design from the late 1970s, with an integrated case and bracelet. The new PRX range will initially be fitted with quartz movements, with automatic to be introduced later.
In 1978, Tissot presented a quartz model characterised by a slender case, narrow hour markers and a steel bracelet. Its wide horizontal link, typical of the era’s designs, was fully integrated with the flat, barrel-shaped case. A few years later, Tissot registered the PRX name. “PR” stands for Precise and Robust, while “X”, in Roman numerals, stands for the 10 atmospheres of depth to which the watch remains water-resistant, or a total of 100metres.
The PRX 40 205 quartz watch has a 40 mm diameter case made of stainless steel. It has a subtly barrel-shaped outline and houses a smooth, slender, round bezel. The mid-section combines vertically-brushed finishes with polished facets for a softer look.
The Tissot PRX 40 205 Quartz comes with a black or blue sunburst dial with nickel-plated hour markers and hands, or alternatively a vertical satin-finish silver-grey dial with rose gold hour markers and hands.
The lines of the case extend directly into the bracelet without recourse to the traditional lugs. The bracelet features a series of large links that occupy its entire width. Its mobility and flexibility make it a true triumph of ergonomic design. It thus hangs exceedingly well.
The satin finish on the external faces is as carefully executed as the burnishing on the internal faces. The former adds a masculine matt aspect, and the latter is soft to the touch. The overall look is flattering, and the watch feels good both to handle and to wear.
The luminescent hands of the PRX 40 205 range are mounted in a very tightly stacked formation. This creates a raised effect and enables the dial to be brought closer to the glass. The visual effect that the Tissot designers have thus succeeded in creating makes the case appear even more slender than it really is.
The retail price of Tissot PRX quartz watch in the USA is $375.00.
Model: Tissot PRX 40 205
Collection: T Classic
Steel case, burnished and satin-finish details
40 mm in diameter
Sapphire glass, full case back (quartz calibre) or mineral sapphire glass (automatic calibre)
Water-resistant to 100 m (10 ATM)
Swiss Made quartz movement
Hours, minutes, seconds, date
Black or blue sunburst dial or vertically-brushed satin-finish silver-grey dial
Hour and minute baton hands coated with Super-LumiNova®
Hour markers in appliqué
Steel bracelet, single link
Triple-blade folding steel clasp