Tissot PRS516 Automatic Chronograph Watch Review
Thursday - 10 November 2016
Recognised as a sporting classic, the new Tissot PRS 516 is committed to the brands incredible motor racing heritage and future. In 1965, Tissot linked the PR 516 to the design of a sleek, speed defying racing car, which first introduced the perforated holes on the leather watch strap; a reference to the steering wheel. Tissot deliver a contemporary, stylish version without forgetting the authentic, original features that devotees are extremely familiar with.
The banana shape case with black bezel provides a smooth, sleek look to the modern sports watch. The pushers echo the pistons of a car engine further cementing their dedication to motor racing as does the counters and the volume that surrounds them. A steering wheel caseback is a stunning hint to the primary influence and proudly exposes the movement. The striped dial adds depth to the watch face that presents a date display window located at 6 o’clock. Remaining true to it’s predecessor the PRS 516 welcomes the strap holes and floating indices that allow for the hands to glide underneath. The vivid red top stitching adds a dynamic, powerful edge to the black leather strap.
The attention to detail viewed through the domed anti-reflective sapphire glass reflects the intention of a fine racing car - victory. Tissot are intent on providing a winning result with their high quality craftsmanship and design detail. The PRS 516 proudly pays homage to a history full of speed, thrill and excitement as both instruments drive for first place.