Tissot brings back a track legend!
PR516 Mechanical
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Tissot
PR516 Mechanical
Tissot brings back a track legend!
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Add To Cart
£1,518.00
Free shipping over $100 USD to the US, $150 CAD to Canada, $600 USD to the rest of the world

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The PR516 chronograph of 1970 was a modern marvel for its time. It featured a triple register layout, tachymetric bezel, luminous hands, and a reputation for reliability. This was so much the case that Peruvian rally legend Henry Bradley wore one and famously etched its name on his Ferrari race car. That wasn’t all; a world-famous MI6 agent strapped on the same watch in his famous 1973 film, Live and Let Die. So how has Tissot considered this weighty heritage as it reimagines the PR516 chronograph for today? With the new, handwound PR516 Mechanical.

On paper, the new PR516 Mechanical chronograph is similar to its storied counterpart, but not exactly the same. The watch is modernized and now features SuperLuminova on the hands, indexes and tachymeter scale. The case is a wearable 41mm while the thickness comes in at a crowd pleasing 13.7mm. Add to that a domed sapphire crystal, and 100m of water resistance. On the dial, the registers are spaced at 3, 6, and 9, creating symmetry, especially without a date window. Turn the watch over and you're treated to easily the most intriguing part of the watch; its chronograph movement.

The PR516 Chronograph Mechanical is the first recipient of Tissot’s manually wound Valjoux A05.291 movement. A 7753-derived caliber, this new movement has seen some major modifications like an automatic winding block deletion and, in its place, a lightly decorated bridge. Despite its old-school power delivery system, the A05.291 offers modern performance specifications to the tune of 68 hours of power reserve and formidable magnetic resistance thanks to its Nivachron balance spring. It beats at 28,800vph (4Hz), good for +/- 5 seconds a day, and hosts a list of other technological improvements around shock protection and regulation. In short, this is a thoroughly modern movement in design and function.

  • Case: Stainless Steel
  • Dial: 3 Register/ No-Date
  • Movement: Manual Wound Valjoux A05
  • Complications: Time, 30 Minute and 12 Hour Chronograph
  • Lens: Sapphire Glass
  • Strap: Quick Release Stainless Steel Bracelet
  • Water Res.: 100 m
  • Diameter: 41 mm
  • Length: 49 mm
  • Thickness: 13.7 mm
  • Lug Width: 20 mm
  • Ref Number: T149.459.21.051.00
About Tissot

Originally called Chs Tissot & Fils, the brand we now simply refer to as “Tissot” was founded in 1853 by a Swiss father and son duo. In the 170 years since, Tissot has continued to grow and prosper, ranking among the top 20 Swiss watch brands globally. A champion of attainable luxury, Tissot watches offer Swiss quality and movements at approachable prices, while also being a regular innovator. Notably, they were the first brand with a 24-timezone automatic (the Navigator), the first with a plastic mechanical movement (the Astrolon), and the first with both analog and digital displays (the Two Timer).

In current times, Tissot continues to offer a wide range of styles, from sport to dress to just fun, a wide range of movements, from quartz to digital to mechanical, and even a wide range of materials, including steel, gold, and carbon. With such a diverse catalog, they make watches for everyone and are a great brand to keep coming back to over the years.