The Swiss watch brand Tissot is known for its slogan “Innovators by Tradition.” The manufacturer released a watch that was designed to embody the essence of the disco era with a sporty personality, a year after the hit film “Saturday Night Fever” was released. 1978 became a significant year in the history of Tissot with the release of the PRX model featuring a quartz movement considered novel, along with a flat case and integrated bracelet. The Tissot PRX 40 205 is a new 2021 release that takes us back to the close of the 1970s disco era to the original model released in 1978, with a nod to the emotions and feelings of the disco fever generation in a new iteration with the DNA of the timepiece that made its debut more than 40 years ago.
A Closer look at the Tissot PRX 40 205
Watch David highlights the novel and practical features of the PRX, which has emerged as a reissue of a watch that has risen to the status of icon. It was a time in the history of the world when the world was so taken with the release of the Travolta Film that featured music by the Bee Gees. A lot has changed on the music scene, but many of us retain our fond memories of the era, and we get a reminder with the PRX, which deserves a closer look and inspection.
Specifications of the Tissot PRX 40 205
The recently released PRX 40 205 offers a round case with tonneau angular features in a unique shape that takes on a novel appearance thanks to the integrated band that becomes a part of the casement, creating a base that wraps around into the bracelet. There is little distinction about where one ends and the other begins because it’s all one piece. The surface of the integrated 316L stainless steel case offers a brushed finish with a highly polished bezel that creates a sense of depth and texture for contrast through the combination of the two, which works nicely for the sake of novelty. The integrated link bracelet bevels gracefully with three offset rows of links. The case measures 40mm in width and a flat 10.5 mm in its depth for a comfortable fit on the wrist.
The dial is available in three variations including a black sunburst finish, silver, and blue. The dial sits atop the firm base as a focal point with minimalistic hands close-set. The hour markers and hands are ll treated with Swiss Superluminova for illumination in situations of low lighting for legible timekeeping at all times of the day or night. The brightly polished bezel is thin and unobtrusive, yet it provides definition and the round shape for the dial that distinguishes it from the rest of the integrated structure of the watch. It’s capped with a scratch-resistant sapphire crystal lens. The theme of minimalism is neatly tied together with the dash-styled hour and minute markers with no frills or excessive adornments on the dial. A date window is set at the three o’clock position on the dial in a rectangular shape with black numerals printed against a white background to keep the styling cohesively simple and practical.
According to the official Tissot website, the movement that powers the PRX 40 205 is a Swiss-made ETA F06.115 quartz EOL with three jewels, and a battery end of life indicator. It’s powered by a Renata 371 battery type and measures 25 mm in diameter and 6 mm in depth for an ultra-slim profile. It’s a simple movement that provides hours, minutes, seconds, and date functions.
The bracelet is a novel integrated styling that connects with the case as one piece, distinguished by a polished bezel against a brushed stainless steel finish. The links of the bracelet are offset to create a sophisticated yet slightly novel design that catches the eye at first glance. The bracelet/chain reference is #T605046447 with a unique design that adds yet one more element of interest and difference to the overall personality of the Tissot PRX 40 205. It affixes firmly and securely to the wrist via a butterfly clasp style buckle with push buttons for the ultimate convenience.
The crown is a push-pull type in 316L stainless steel material. This timepiece is water-resistant up to 100 meters. It is an affordable version that is an exceptional value at $375 brand new from the manufacturer. A timepiece available in a blue dial, a black dial, or a dressier silver dial with rose gold hands and hour markers, all with a sporty personality for everyday or casual dressy wear.
The Tissot PRX 40 205 is a novel expression of modernity in a reimagined model from the late 1970 era when disco was the latest craze in music and dance. This timepiece gives a casual nod to those days with a reinvention of the original timepiece that offers a slight reflection of the whimsical stage with its integrated case and bracelet that creates a platform for the dial, highlighted by its thin shiny bezel. A sporty wristwatch that is designed for everyday wear, the Tissot PRX 40 205 is a versatile accessory that offers a minimalist approach to timekeeping with elements of luxury in an understated manner. It does well when exposed to light moisture with just enough water resistance to make it good for rainstorms or light water sports, although not a diver by any means. The silver and rose gold version is ideal for dressier occasions with the two black and blue variants serving nicely for casual to casual-dressy occasions. It’s a good all-around everyday watch that catches the eye quickly with its unique detailing. Tissot shows the world how to make minimalism take center stage in fashion, and they do it for a reasonable and affordable cost.