The Tissot PRS516 is already a legendary watch, considering that the original version, created back in 1960’s, proved its quality and durability. The style of Tissot PRS516 Quartz Chronograph (2010) pays tribute to the brand’s deep-rooted passion for the crazy world of motor sports, with a refined Swiss-made movement and a subtle sporty feel.
A round case is made of brushed stainless steel and it includes a black PVD bezel that has been printed with a tachymeter scale. The tachymeter can be used, for example, to determine the speed of a vehicle over a measured distance. The left side of the case is fitted with two chronograph pusher buttons and a large crown. This watch from the T-Sport collection is protected with a scratch-resistant sapphire crystal and it is water resistant to 100 meters, which means that it can be worn while swimming and diving.
It is equipped with the same movement that is incorporated in the PRS200 and the PRS330. A precise and accurate G10.211 Quartz movement will keep perfect time for a long period, in any temperature. (Winding or wrist moving is not needed.)
The new Tissot PRS 516 series offers five quartz models with 42 mm cases which are thick 11.32 mm. Two of them are attached with a comfortable black rubber strap, and you can choose between models with a black or a white dial (ref. T044.417.27.051.00 and T044.417.27.031.00).
Three other models come with a handsome brushed and polished stainless steel bracelet, also in black and white variants of dials. The third one that features a sporty blue dial is made specifically for those who like to stand out from the crowd (ref.T044.417.21.041.00).
The sporty dial, with large hands (filled with luminous materials) and a thin red second hand, comprises three chronograph subsidiary dials that can be used for measuring hours, minutes, and seconds. A small date window is also included and it is situated between the 4 o’clock and the 5 o’clock positions.
Tissot PRS516 Quartz Chronograph is a perfect timekeeper and with a price of about $ 400, it definitely looks more expensive than it really is. This Tissot can be a perfect gift for some of your friends, though it is affordable and at the same time, a high quality timepiece.