Times past: Tissot PRX 40 205

Tissot revives one of its popular timepieces from the 1970s in a trio of stylish new models

Watches & Jewellery 27 Jan 2021

The Tissot PRX, introduced in 1978, epitomised the sleek sport-chic aesthetic of the era’s timepieces, with its slender silhouette and handsome steel bracelet. It’s little surprise that these styles have made a big comeback in recent years, with an effortless smart-casual look that makes them an ideal, versatile choice for everyday wear.

The watchmaker is reviving this classic design in the PRX 40 205, which for now comes in a trio of differently coloured quartz versions, with automatic models soon to follow. These new iterations stay true to the spirit of the original, its name standing for ‘precise’ and ‘robust’, while the ‘X’ denotes the 10 atmospheres of depth to which it is water resistant, a total of 100 metres.

The models retain the signature svelte feel of the PRX. The subtle curves of the barrel-shaped case flow seamlessly into the bracelet, consisting of large satin-finish links that fluidly wrap around the wrist for optimal comfort. Meanwhile, every detail right down to the hands have been carefully formulated to lend a slimmed-down appearance, which have been tightly stacked on the dial to bring them closer to the glass.

The quartz designs are offered in three classic options, a black or blue sunburst design or a satin-finish silver-grey dial with rose-gold hour markers and hands. Meanwhile those holding out for the automatic version, which will be equipped with Tissot’s Powermatic calibre, can choose from blue, black or silver-dialled versions decorated with a raised honeycomb motif.

£295; tissot.com