Friday, February 17, 2012
Racing towards Baselworld: Tissot Heritage PR516
With Baselworld coming up fast in the rear view mirror, Tissot is introducing the Heritage PR516 - a racy motor sports inspired automatic model featuring the same dial markings as the iconic and much-loved Seastar PR 516 GL from the late 1960s.
Tissot Heritage PR516 features a sophisticated Swiss-made movement, contained in a stylish stainless steel case - and quite probably a choice of PVD gold - with a punched steel bracelet that is both modern yet with a wonderful 70s-style echo of the past.
The theme of motor racing is evident in the aerodynamic shape and slightly curved 40mm case with a unique sapphire backing. The three prongs are designed to resemble the steering wheel on a vintage 70s sports car.
In all its variations, the new Heritage Tissot PR 516 is a guarantee of accuracy, elegance and performance.
The PVD gold version will boast a leather racing strap like the original or the steel bracelet option. Expect the price to be nudging the rear bumper of $1000.
Swiss made automatic movement
Scratchproof sapphire crystal
Stainless steel case 316L with transparent back
Version in yellow gold PVD coating
Silver dial, black or blue
Water resistant to 10 bar (100 m / 330 feet)
Leather strap or stainless steel 316L