The Swiss manufacturer, Tissot, launched a new sporty model which represents a contemporary reinterpretation of the well known Tissot PR 516 from 1960s. The new PRS 516 Extreme Chronograph Watch is housed in a round, masculine case crafted from stainless steel.
The case of this novelty is coated in black PVD and features a sporty looking bezel with tachometer scale. The case sizes 44mm in diameter and 15.5mm in thickness. On the right side of the watch, at the 3 o’clock position, there is a screw-down crown with the brand’s logo on its tip, while two chronograph pushers are situated at 2 and 4 o’clock positions.
The case is protected on both sides with a scratch-resistant sapphire crystal with antireflective coating. The water resistance of the case is assured down to 100 meters (about 330 feet). Through the sapphire crystal case back it is possible to see the inner beauty of the Swiss made Caliber ETA C01.211 automatic movement (base caliber Lemania, manufactured exclusively for Tissot).
The impeccable movement offers at least 45 hours of power reserve guaranteeing an optimal precision. It is built on 15 jewels and has a beating rate of 21,600 vibrations per hour (3 Hz). The mechanism provides functions of hours, minutes, seconds, date and chronograph.
While the case has been inspired by the ultimate modern car, the details on its matte black dial and bezel demonstrate the dashboard of the futuristic car. Its multi-level dial with cell finish comprises applied Arabic numerals (6 and 12), hour markers and hands. They are all covered with white luminous substance to provide the perfect legibility in all kinds of lighting conditions. The matte black dial features three sub-dials and the dashboard inspired date window placed at the 3 o’clock position.
Tissot offers two versions of the new PRS 516 Extreme Chronograph watch with either yellow or red elements on the dial. There is also a choice between two types of wristlets: a leather strap with a butterfly clasp with push-buttons or a rubber strap with the standard buckle.