Tissot PRS 516 watches belong to the T-Sport collection. The timepieces are fitted with Tissot’s innovative Powermatic 80 movement with a power reserve of 80 hours thanks to the company’s superior calibre technology. Many of the watches from this collection are fitted with a leather band that mirrors the look of a rally strap, integrated with large holes to improve breathability at the skin’s surface – others look sleek and refined with a robust stainless steel link bracelet. The origins of the PRS 516 watch date back to the 1960’s. Their retro-inspired aesthetics feature the simple three handed display as well as chronograph designs. Some of the models featuring a sapphire-backed case resemble a steering wheel with three spokes. Of course, Tissot who are renowned for creating supreme quality timepieces at an affordable price, uphold their reputation with models from this iconic line.
The popular Tissot PRS 516 is a retro infused sports watch with a race track inspired design that harks back to 1960’s style. The collection of extraordinary timepieces will appeal to those with an interest in the racing car industry as well as those who consider themselves avid Tissot watch collectors. The Tissot design which, in some ways, looks similar to the TAG Heuer Carrera watch introduced in 1963, is easily recognisable as having roots that take the wearer back to the nostalgia of the 1960’s. It continues to bring retro elegance through to modern watch wearing, with sharp aesthetics and a high performance spec. As an official stockist of Tissot PRS 516 watches here at Owen & Robinson, we are proud to be able to show-off some of the most eye-catching elements of this racing-inspired collection. The broad chiselled aesthetics of the Tissot PRS 516 watch creates huge wrist presence once added to any outfit. The designs ooze sophistication and dynamism, with cases integrated with impressive water resistant capabilities and powerful-looking chronograph dials.
Watches from the Tissot PRS 516 collection bear striking features like rally straps which mirror the look of a pair of racing gloves. The bands which showcase large perforated holes, also serve a practical use on the wrist, promoting enhanced breathability against the surface of the skin. Other elements which make a Tissot PRS 516 watch stand out from the crowd are the push pieces attached to the side of those bezels belonging to the chronograph models, which echo the look of engine cylinders. Some of the watches from the collection are manufactured with a sapphire crystal glass back. The sheet of glass is integrated with anti reflective and scratch resistant technology. It exposes many beautiful elements of the intricately crafted movement which lies at the centre, with a movement reminiscent of a steering wheel with three spokes. Countless different models from the iconic Tissot PRS 516 watch collection feature simple three handed designs, some with a date aperture located at 4 o’clock. Enhancing a sporty look even further, the sweeping seconds hand on some of these models is finished in a vibrant colour – sometimes yellow – sometimes red. Small coloured details on the push pieces match said colours seen on the dial.
The Tissot PRS 516 Chronograph for example, is a quartz-powered watch which demands attention with its powerful and masculine-infused 42mm case diameter crafted from stainless steel. The dial, although equipped with many technical features, does well to remain as uncluttered as possible – more time to appreciate simple time reading through a strong sapphire crystal glass lens. The chronograph function offers; 30-minutes, 1/10 of a second counters and central 60-seconds chronograph hand as well as ADD and SPLIT functions. A black polished ceramic bezel bears a clear tachymeter scale to its surface, whilst the luminous coated baton indexes around the hour track on the dial are noticeable in dark or low light conditions. As with so many Tissot PRS 516 watches from this retro-inspired racer’s collection, the timepiece is completed on a stainless steel bracelet, with links executed in brushed and polished surface finishes.