Tissot PRX Powermatic 80 35mm

Tissot’s 2020 breakout hit is now also available in automatic and 35mm. Is this the Goldilocks of the PRX variants?

Photography by Ronald Chew

by Terence Tee

  • August 5, 2023

At the risk of being reductive right at the start, yes, you should get one. In either the green or Mother-Of-Pearl dial.

Now that that is out of the way, let’s take a closer look at the 35mm PRX Powermatic 80.

To borrow automotive vernacular, Tissot made a top quality resto-mod effort when they modernised the PRX 40 205 and launched the PRX in 2021.  No one expected the PRX to be a break out hit of that year, much less Tissot themselves.  For one, it was pretty much out of stock everywhere at launch.  So, what happens when your debut outperformed with both the buying public and the watch community?  You capitalise on that momentum, which was exactly what Le Locle did.  The PRX line expanded very quickly, with almost something for everyone.  Want the convenience of a quartz watch?  Tick.  Want it as a 40mm with an automatic movement?  Tick.  Is gold (plated) more your thing?  Tick.  Chronograph, perhaps?  Tick. There was no good reason to not have a PRX in your watch collection.

Well, not quite.  What if you wanted an automatic PRX that is 35mm, just like the original PRX?

If you have been holding out on a PRX since the 2021 launch, your patience has finally paid off.  The new automatic PRX range is the Goldilocks of the entire PRX lineup. Vintage-sized at 35mm, and with the 40mm’s Powermatic 80 movement, the new kid on the block ticks all the boxes.  The lugs are shorter, and therefore more accommodating to smaller wrists.  The 35mm version retains everything else that made the rest of the PRX range a hit – the bracelet wears comfortably, the brushed finishing and general quality is what Tissot over-delivers at frankly ridiculously low price points, and the all the dials are pleasing to the eyes.  The new green (which plays delightfully in different light conditions) and the MOP dials are our picks of the bunch. Le Locle keeps everyone happy by also offering the ever-popular blue and black dial versions.

Specifications

BrandTissot
ModelPRX Powermatic 80 35mm
ReferenceT137.207.11.041.00 (blue)
T137.207.11.051.00 (black)
T137.207.11.091.00 (green)
T137.207.11.111.00 (Mother-of-Pearl)
Case MaterialStainless steel
Case Diameter35mm
Case Height11.3mm
Lug-to-Lug44.9mm
Water Resistance100m
MovementTissot Powermatic 80 (upgraded ETA 2824-2)
ProductionRegular
WearsTrue to size

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