Every now and then a brand announces a new watch that hits all the right spots. The design, the look on the wrist and the history all need to work together to give the watch the right level of appeal, which leaves everyone pining to have it on their wrist. That is exactly what the cheap fake Tissot PRX collection has done. We recently spent some quality time with the three difference quartz references, but we all knew what was on the horizon – Tissot PRX Powermatic 80 – and it has finally arrived.
The quartz model was a killer aesthetically, and perfectly hits that hot spot of late 70s design the watch world can’t seem to get enough of right now – integrated lugs, barrel shaped case, and one of the – if not THE – best bracelets for the price point.
However, quartz. Not what we all want. We are excited to let you know that we have the first allocation of the automatic references in Australia, and can offer all three models in small quantities to Time+Tide readers. One of the exciting design features of the automatic models is the dial – aaa quality replica Tissot call it ‘raised honeycomb’ (other brands waffle, tapisserie, it goes on) and it adds depth and dimension where there was more of a galvanic sunray sheen on the quartz models.
The automatic movement replica Tissot Powermatic 80 is a modified ETA 2824-2 movement that in our opinion is quite unsung; thanks to a reduced beat-rate of 3hz – down from 4 hz – it offers a whopping 80 hours of PR, it’s robust for daily wear thanks to the magnetic field resistant Nivachron hairspring, and it is nicely displayed in the open caseback. But more of that geek detail to follow on Time+Tide in days to come in hands-on and in-depth and video reviews, for now, you’re just getting a coveted shot at a preorder of a collection that will almost certainly have demand well outstripping supply for some time.
Delivery is expected August. There’s a tiny bit of patience required, but what do they say about all good things taking time?
Tissot PRX Powermatic 80 price and availability:
The black dial copy Tissot PRX Powermatic 80 is AUD$1050 for the black and blue dials, while the rose gold colour is $1075. Please note, watches are offered on a first come first served basis, we are unable to reserve pieces and when a colour is sold out, it is gone. We will keep you posted on availability of the collection beyond our allocation over the coming weeks.