Two weeks ago we anticipated the announcement of the arrival of the new Tissot PRX in 35mm with five new models which you can read about here, and today we confirm this news through the official announcement of the Swiss watchmaker.
Along with the five new Tissot PRX in 35mm diameter, two other novelties also arrive, first two new variants of the Tissot PRX Powermatic in steel and 18k pink gold and two, unexpected, Tissot PRX Chronographs.
Starting with the five new Tissot PRX 35mm, there is little to add to what we had already written a couple of weeks ago, with four variants in stainless steel and sunburst dials in green, ice blue, blue and silver, this last with gold accents, and an additional variant in steel with a PVD gold with a matching dial. The five variants come with quartz movement and should be available from March 2022, with prices not yet announced but which we believe should be around €340 and €450.
As for the two new Tissot PRX Powermatic variants, they feature satin-finished steel cases and 18k pink gold fluted bezels.
It is in the tone of the dial that the two variants are distinguished, featuring a sunburst brown or a sunburst blue dial. Both dials feature gilt accents, with applied hour markers, hands, date window frame and applied brand logo followed by “1853” at 12 o’clock and “PRX” at 6 o’clock in gold.
Inside, like the other variants, it is powered by the reliable Caliber Powermatic 80 which offers an interesting 80 hours of power reserve. It is in the price that we feel the weight of gold, with prices starting at €1,995, which are almost triple the price of the steel versions of the Tissot PRX Powermatic.
Lastly, but not least, there is perhaps the most exciting novelty in the still short history of the contemporary Tissot PRX, two chronograph variants, one with a blue dial featuring a vertical striped pattern and three white counters and the other featuring a white dial with black counters (known as the Panda dial) and which come with gold accents.
Not everything is rosy, and that’s why perhaps the biggest thorn in this watch’s side is the 42mm diameter case that it features.
Inside it operates the Valjoux A05.H31 movement that offers up to 60 hours of power reserve. The chronographs hit the market in March 2022 and so far no prices are known.
Contrary to what we had announced, Tissot has not yet announced the leather straps for the PRX model, however, they have announced that all new models will come equipped with interchangeable system bracelets, which are expected to be new soon.
The arrival of the PRX 35mm version has been long-awaited and when brands listen to their audience we can only applaud, we have no doubt that it will add a new chapter to the Tissot PRX success story.
Regarding the two new variants in steel and in 18k pink gold with a fluted bezel, it seems to us to be a very interesting move, but the same cannot be said for the price, about which we have great reservations.
We certainly liked the two chronograph variants, we have to say that for us it was unexpected and therefore a happy surprise, but the 42mm case will probably leave out many enthusiasts, considering that the 40mm watch version was already too wide on many wrists.
Finally, to say that we are very excited about what Tissot has in store for the future of PRX.