Whereas the Tissot PRX was first created in 1978 throughout the authentic golden period of the built-in bracelet watch, the mannequin has extra not too long ago grow to be a runaway success for the model since being revived in 2021. Within the comparatively quick time since making its reappearance, the trendy Tissot PRX has been produced in an unlimited assortment of various configurations, with the 35mm mannequin being the perfect various for individuals who really feel that the usual full-size 40mm model is a bit too massive for his or her wrists. One of the crucial widespread requests from collectors was for a 35mm model of the PRX that was powered by an computerized motion, and after satisfying these calls for earlier this yr, Tissot has simply introduced two new 35mm PRX Powermatic 80 fashions in ice blue and gold as its newest new launch of 2023.
At a fast look, this newest duo of recent Tissot PRX watches is actually only a line extension of the 35mm PRX Powermatic 80 series that was announced earlier this year. Whereas one mannequin options a normal chrome steel case and is fitted with an ice blue dial, the opposite showcases a yellow gold PVD end and will get paired with an identical gold-colored dial. Each of those configurations beforehand existed inside the full-size 40mm vary, and comparable variations have been additionally accessible for the quartz variations of the 35mm PRX collection. Nevertheless, a few of the most typical requests from collectors have been for smaller variations of those two extremely fashionable colorways that have been nonetheless powered by computerized actions — and that’s precisely what Tissot has unveiled only a handful months after first saying its smaller 35mm vary of PRX Powermatic 80 watches.
When it comes to their dimensions, supplies, and performance, this newest duo of 35mm Tissot PRX Powermatic 80 watches is similar to the prevailing vary. Because of this they characteristic chrome steel instances that measure 35mm in diameter by 10.9mm-thick. Identical to the remainder of the Powermatic 80 fashions from the PRX collection, a flat sapphire crystal sits above the dial, a signed push/pull-style crown resides on the 3 o’clock location, and a pressure-fit caseback with a sapphire show window is hooked up to the reverse facet of the watch to supply a view of its inside self-winding motion. Equally, each of those new 35mm PRX Powermatic 80 fashions are fitted with the gathering’s signature built-in bracelet (relatively than leather-based or rubber straps), whereas water resistance is available in on the identical 100 meters that’s supplied by the remainder of the higher PRX lineup.
Identical to all the computerized variations of the usual three-handed Tissot PRX, the dials fitted to this newest duo of 35mm fashions characteristic a “waffle” model sample throughout their surfaces, with utilized baton-style markers and a date window on the 3 o’clock location. Identical to the full-size 40mm variations of those two colorways, the chrome steel mannequin with the ice blue dial receives polished metal fingers and indexes, whereas the gold model is fitted with yellow gold-finished fingers and markers to finish its full gold-on-gold aesthetic. Each dials characteristic black printing for his or her textual content and minute tracks, whereas small white Tremendous-LumiNova accents seem on the fingers and hour markers to assist with low-light visibility.
Whereas Tissot provides the 35mm PRX collection with both quartz or computerized actions, this newest duo of recent releases runs on the model’s Powermatic 80, which is identical precise self-winding motion that you can see contained in the full-size 40mm fashions from the Tissot PRX assortment. Primarily based upon the confirmed structure of the ever present ETA 2824, the Tissot Powermatic 80 contains a handful of Swatch Group-exclusive updates, and it most notably drops its working frequency from 28,800vph (4 Hz) right down to 21,600vph (3 Hz) in an effort to provide customers a considerably prolonged energy reserve of as much as 80 hours.
So far as pricing, these two new 35mm Tissot PRX Powermatic 80 watches are positioned proper in-line with their siblings, and the chrome steel mannequin with the ice blue dial is accompanied by an official retail worth of $695 USD, whereas the gold model prices barely extra at $825 USD. Though quartz variations of the 35mm Tissot PRX have been accessible for some time, it has solely been inside the final a number of months that smaller computerized fashions have been added to the lineup, and the addition of those two extremely fashionable colorways are more likely to solely additional drive curiosity within the already mega-successful PRX collection. For extra data on the Tissot PRX Powermatic 80 assortment, please go to the brand’s website.