What do you do when you’ve got a successful (and iconic in it’s own way) watch design out there? Aside from continuing to produce more of the same, that is? You figure out how to do a remix and expand the family, that’s what you do. At least, that’s what Tissot recently did with their PRX line.

We mean, you’re all familiar with the Tissot PRX, right? What with its 70’s era integrated and angular case, and all the funkiness that that entails? At $650, the original modern PRX is what we’d call affordable, but that 40mm case size might be too big for some wrists. So, what if they could cut the price AND the case size? You got it, that’s what results in the Tissot PRX Quartz. With the Swiss quartz movement, size was easily shrunk to 35mm, while still maintaining a 100m WR rating. It’s still got the look of it’s bigger brother, and starts at just $375 in five different colors (the all-gold tone one is $450).

Now, if you find your eye drawn to the gold-tone quartz, then there are two other versions of the original that came out, known as the Tissot PRX Gold. These take the PRX we know and love, and put a healthy dash of luster and sparkle on things with an 18k rose gold fluted bezel. The gold tones also carry over onto the handset, indices, and date window, making for a cohesive look around the dial. We might want that gold to carry over to the bracelet, but as these are solid links that only look like three-links, that would be a trickier proposition. Still, I am a fan of fluted bezels, and these could almost make me reconsider my stance on gold-tone in watches. If you agree, then $1,850 (yes, almost triple the base model price) can make one of these yours.

If a smaller quartz or rose gold bezels don’t do it for you, how about that PRX profile wrapped up with a chronograph movement? It’s not just any chronograph movement either, it’s a Valjoux A05 H31. I may not be down in the weeds with movement minutiae, but I do know that Valjoux is a heavy hitter in that complication. The case for these is a bit larger at 42mm, but you need that real estate to keep the dial and subdials legible. For these, you’ve got a choice between a panda or reverse panda (in blue) look for things. While the pushers break that profile up a little bit, they’re nice and blocky, which fits the overall feel of the design. These come in at $1,750.

And there you have it – between the color variants, there are nine new models in the Tissot PRX lineup. In other words, there’s something for just about everyone, whatever your pricepoint, favorite color, or favorite movement complication happens to be (wonder if we’ll see a GMT at some point?). You can check the whole crew out over at tissot.com

Tech Specs from Tissot

PRX Gold

  • CASE
    • 18K rose gold fluted bezel
    • Diameter: 40 mm ; thickness: 10.93 mm
    • Water resistance: 100 m (10 ATM)
  • MOVEMENT
    • Mechanical self-winding movement
    • Powermatic 80 calibre providing 80-hour power reserve
    • Balance hairspring Nivachron™
  • DIAL
    • Fine satinated sunray in blue or brown
    • Hour and minute hands coated with Super-LumiNova ®
  • BRACELET
  • Integrated satin-finish steel bracelet, single link with interchangeable system
    Triple-blade folding steel clasp with two push buttons

PRX Quartz 35mm

  • CASE
    • Diameter: 35 mm
    • Steel case, polished and satin-finish details
    • Sapphire glass, full case back
    • Water-resistant to 100 m (10 ATM)
    • Engraved crown
  • MOVEMENT: Swiss Made quartz movement
  • DIAL
    • Blue, green, light blue, yellow PVD and silver sunburst dial
    • Hour and minute baton hands coated with Super-LumiNova®
    • Apply and printed indices
  • BRACELET
    • Steel bracelet, single link with interchangeable system
    • Triple-blade folding steel clasp

PRX Chronograph Valjoux

  • CASE
    • Diameter: 42 mm
    • Steel case, burnished and satin-finish details
    • Sapphire glass with anti-reflective coating and full open case back
    • Water-resistant to 100 m (10 ATM)
    • Engraved crown and integrated pushers
  • MOVEMENT
    • Swiss Made Valjoux A05 H31 with a skeleton oscillating mass
    • Hours, minutes, seconds, date, chronograph
  • DIAL
    • Blue vertical brushed dial with silver counters, and silver vertical brushed dial
      with black counters and rose gold indices
    • Hour and minute baton hands coated with Super-LumiNova®
    • Hour markers in appliqué
  • BRACELET
    • Steel bracelet, single link with interchangeable system
    • Triple-blade folding steel clasp

By Patrick Kansa

A big data developer and leader with a penchant for gadgets, books, watches and beverages. You can find my work on WristWatchReview, Knapsack.News, and Slushpile. If you're on Twitter and/or Instagram, you'll find me there as @PatrickWatches.

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