DRIV­ING STATE­MENT

NOW AVAIL­ABLE IN TWO NEW MOD­ELS, THE TISSOT PRS 516 RE­MAINS THE IDEAL TIME­PIECE FOR MO­TOR­SPORT FANS.

Torque (Singapore) - - TISSOT SPECIAL -

If you’re some­one who wears his heart on his sleeve, then you prob­a­bly also be­lieve that a watch is a re­flec­tion of its wearer.

Af­ter all, the time­piece on one’s wrist is cho­sen be­cause of its de­sign, move­ment and fea­tures, which are in­dica­tive of the owner’s per­son­al­ity.

This is ex­actly why car en­thu­si­asts and mo­tor­sport devo­tees will be drawn to the Tissot PRS 516. One look at the watch’s ce­ramic bezel and tachymeter and you’ll know that they are in­spired by the gauges on a car’s dash­board. The case back on au­to­matic mod­els even has a three-spoke steer­ing wheel – the kind in clas­sic rac­ing cars.

Even the holes in the leather straps are evoca­tive of the holes in the steer­ing wheel spokes of those old race­cars, too. On chrono­graph mod­els, the push­ers are specif­i­cally de­signed to re­sem­ble an en­gine’s pis­tons. These are de­tails that get a petrol­head’s heart rac­ing.

Speak­ing of en­gines, the PRS 516 of­fers two “pow­er­train” op­tions: a Swiss-made quartz or au­to­matic. The lat­ter is driven by Tissot’s Pow­er­matic 80 move­ment, which of­fers a power re­serve of up to 80 hours.

Now, mo­tor­sport isn’t just about power and speed. It’s a dis­ci­pline that also re­quires pre­ci­sion and con­sis­tency, qual­i­ties that are in­her­ent in the PRS 516.

But the PRS 516 isn’t just con­sis­tently ac­cu­rate. The sap­phire crys­tal cov­er­ing its dial makes it tough, too. Known for its scratch­proof and anti-re­flec­tive prop­er­ties, sap­phire crys­tal en­sures that the wearer can read­ily see and use the watch’s func­tions with­out any dis­trac­tions.

The PRS 516 isn’t just lim­ited to race­tracks, though. Be­cause it pro­vides up to 100m of wa­ter re­sis­tance, its wearer can en­joy wa­ter sports, too.

In­deed, the Tissot PRS 516 doesn’t just make a driv­ing state­ment – it shows that its wearer is driven, too.

The float­ing in­dices add a 3D ef­fect to the di­als.

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