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