In the 1970s, Tissot also rode the wave of the sports watch with integrated bracelet with a model first launched under the name Seastar and later registered as PRX. It was the period when Audemars Piguet's Royal Oak had introduced a new style, bringing the all-steel watch to define a type of luxury designed to be used and experienced. Although the PRX was not born as a luxury watch (the movement was quartz), it nevertheless reflected the changes of an era that broke with what were then the more traditional canons of design and perfectly interpreted a trend that was again very much in vogue today.
Revived last year in a mechanical version, the PRX introduced a chronograph variant this year. The movement is the Valjoux calibre A05.H31, which gives it the classic three-counter chronograph layout. It is available in two dial options: blue with silvered counters or silvered with black counters. In the latter version, the hands and hour markers are rose gold-plated and both feature SuperLuminova inlays. The dials feature a vertical brushed finish as in the original 1978 model. The movement boasts a 60-hour power reserve and is visible through the open back revealing the skeletonised oscillating weight.
Water resistance is guaranteed up to 100 metres, also evoking the origin of the PRX collection name registered by Tissot (P stands for Precise, R for Robust and X is the Roman numeral indicating 10 atmospheres of water resistance).
The first PRX automatic chronograph responds to the growing demand for sports watches with integrated bracelet in a price range that still has few competitors. With an eye-catching retro touch and the added charm of a tri-compax chronograph.
Price 1,795 euro.