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Tissot’s PRX Powermatic 80: Discover Energetic Excellence

Tissot has always had a flair for designs in tune with the times. The hallmark of Tissot's timeless watches is that they remain true to themselves whilst being perfectly at home in today's world, making this thoroughly modern model a must-have for the millennial.

28 September 2021 Editor - Ernest Jones

Synonymous with innovation, Tissot exercises its pioneering prowess once again with the PRX Powermatic 80 watch. Fusing a sports model with an integrated bracelet with finesse, the brand has equipped this spirited watch with an embossed chequered dial and a high-performance automatic movement, that will rise to the challenge and never let you down.

A brief history of brilliance

Never one to be held back by the past, Tissot prides itself in looking to the present for inspiration. Renowned for creating designs influenced by contemporary demands, needs and fashion, this philosophy is certainly instilled in the PRX Powermatic 80. However, Tissot is no stranger to embracing the cultural zeitgeist as evidenced by previous iconic models.

In 1978, Tissot created a quartz model characterised by a bracelet with a wide, transverse link, which was perfectly integrated with its flat, slim, tonneau-shaped case. A few years later, Tissot registered the PRX name, with ‘PR’ standing for Precise and Robust and the Roman numeral ‘X’ indicating the depth to which the watch is water resistant – 10 bar, or 100 metres. And so the Tissot PRX was born.

The watch of today

After the enthusiastic response to the quartz PRX 40 205 in 2020, Tissot is moving up a gear, with a counterpart equipped with a mechanical self-winding movement.

Inspired by the ‘70s but made for a 2021 state of mind, the PRX Powermatic 80 model is pure Tissot in every way that you can expect. An example of impeccable ingenuity, this design proves why a Tissot timepiece is always a worthy investment.

Dynamic, distinctive detailing

Opting for appliqué indexes on these embossed surfaces, rather than flat decals, it strengthens the PRX Powermatic 80’s standout style. Metal components add depth, presence and substance, while the window encasing the date display at 3 o'clock is also bevelled and appliqué, which highlights and enhances the daring design.

Emphasising Tissot’s penchant for creativity are the lines of the case that extend directly into the bracelet of the PRX Powermatic 80 models, without recourse to traditional lugs. The style of this bracelet is based on the series of large links that take up its whole width, with its mobility and flexibility ensuring it sits beautifully on the wrist.

The satin finish on the external faces is as carefully executed as the polishing on the internal faces, reinforcing the timepiece’s eye-catching appeal. The former adds a masculine matte aspect, whilst the latter feels soft to the touch, resulting in a watch that not only flatters your look, but is exquisitely effortless to both handle and wear.

Slick, sleek and superbly Swiss

The words ‘Powermatic 80’ on the dial serve as a reminder of the mechanical nature of these models. Furthermore, this detailing pays homage to the fact that the automatic PRX watches feature Tissot’s flagship mechanical movement, the original ETA calibre reference 80.111, with Swiss-made movement offering beats at 3 Hz.

The PRX Powermatic 80 is equipped with a Nivachron balance spring, which guarantees excellent anti-magnetic performance, and its components have been optimised to ensure a power reserve of up to 80 hours, which is enough to continue telling time accurately even if the watch is not worn for three days – making it an ideal choice for the ever-busy person who is constantly on the go. Meanwhile, the transparent reverse offers a spectacular view of this calibre, designed with the wearer's comfort in mind, all while simultaneously accentuating the watch’s coveted status.

Delivering durability and dexterity in abundance, the PRX Powermatic 80 versions with black and blue dials are made entirely from steel, from the bracelet to the indexes and the crown. The third PRX Powermatic 80 – with its silver dial – is distinguished by the bezel, hands, indexes and date window that have all been treated with rose gold PVD, which further enhances the ‘70s-inspired aesthetic of its design.

Let time keep ticking with Tissot

The luminescent hands of the PRX Powermatic 80 models are mounted in a very tightly stacked formation, creating a raised effect that enables the dial to be brought closer to the glass, and makes the case appear even more slender that it actually is. A striking visual effect, this illusion, in which design conceals dimension, is a hallmark of originality, in which Tissot has a decades-long history.

A testament to the brand’s never-ending quest for innovation, the models in the PRX Powermatic 80 range take their place in a long line of watches that Tissot has rendered timeless through its creativity, skill and attention to detail.

To discover this revolutionary collection of watches, shop the Tissot PRX Powermatic at Ernest Jones online or in store today.