Tissot today finally announced the arrival of the much-awaited PRX 35mm with automatic movement and that is why we suspect that the next few days will not heat up at points of sale, given the expected high demand, we would dare to say that the kick-off has been given.
The affordable watch with an integrated bracelet, mechanical movement and a design from the 70s that has been all the rage in recent years, now arrives in a smaller version with exactly the same features as the larger version that many fans have been complaining about for a long time.
But after all, what does the new automatic PRX 35mm bring in relation to the reduced Quartz version? Starting with the most obvious, the respected and robust Caliber Powermatic 80 based on the ETA 2824-2, which operates at a frequency of 3 Hz and offers the much-desired 80 hours of power reserve.
Then we have the dial that now comes with a waffle pattern with a sunburst finish that is much more enriched compared to the smooth background of the Quartz version, also on the dial the date window now comes with a frame around it to match the hands and the hour markers which like the background pattern makes the dial more elegant.
Finally, on the outside, everything remains the same with the exception of the case back which now comes with glass allowing the automatic movement to show through with emphasis on the oscillating mass which is engraved with waves-shape and the brand’s logo shield.
We left the most interesting to the end, which is the four colour variants in which the new PRX 35mm Powermatic 80 now arrives, so we have them in black, blue, green and white mother-of-pearl, with the first three coming at a price around of € 750 and white with a slightly higher price of € 800.
Just like the many fans who had been waiting for its arrival for a long time, so were we, the chosen timing couldn’t be better at a time when many other brands are entering this race, with the coming times looking hot in this dispute that promises to take no prisoners.
One of the questions that may raise the most doubts is the 35mm size, which may seem small in theory for many, but on the wrist, we can assure you that it should serve more like a 38/39mm due to its first fixed links.
For now, there are only four variants available in the new PRX 35mm automatic, with the brand opting for the classic, however in the coming months more variants should appear, so we would say that for now it is enough to whet our appetite and we can’t wait to try it on wrist.
More information at www.tissotwatches.com.
Model: PRX 35mm Powermatic 80
Reference: T137.207.11.041.00 (blue dial), T137.207.11.051.00 (black dial), T137.207.11.091.00 (green dial), T18.104.22.168.00 (white dial)
Dial: Blue, black, green, white mother-of-pearl
Case Material: 316L Stainless steel
Case Dimensions: 35 mm diameter, 10.90 mm thick
Crystal: Sapphire Glass
Case Back: See-through
Calibre: Powermatic 80.111
Functions: Hours, minutes, seconds, date
Frequency: 3 Hz (21,600 Vph)
Power Reserve: 80 Hours
Strap: Integrated bracelet
Price: € 750 (blue, black, green), € 800 (white)