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The Tissot PRX Digital: A Blast from the Past with a Modern Twist

Tissot are now offering digital quartz versions of their iconic PRX line that took the watch world by storm in 2021. ...

If you’re into timepieces that seamlessly blend vintage vibes with cutting-edge tech, then you’re in for a treat. Tissot, the Swiss watchmaking maestro, dropped a bombshell in 2021 with the Tissot PRX, and it quickly became a sensation. Fast forward to today, and the PRX family has grown, with a range of dial colors, metal finishes, size options, and now a digital version. 

Now, let’s rewind a bit. The PRX draws its inspiration from the ’70s Tissot designs, giving it that irresistible retro charm. And now, brace yourselves, because Tissot has just dropped the mic with the fourth PRX variant – the Tissot PRX Digital.

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This bad boy takes a direct cue from the Quartz Digital model of 1977, and it’s available in two sizes and three snazzy colorways. Let’s dive into the details.

When you look back at the OG 1977 models, it’s crystal clear how they influenced the PRX Digital’s design. The new PRX Digital rocks sharper, more angular cases, and a slight tweak in the dial aesthetics. It comes in three stainless steel variations. Two of them are in uncoated stainless steel – one with a sleek black dial and the other with a silver dial that matches the case. But wait, there’s more! For those who want to make a statement, there’s a yellow gold PVD-coated model with a matching gold-toned dial.

1977 models

Now, let’s talk dials. Unlike the 1977 models, these dials don’t have that ribbed texture. Instead, they’ve gone for a modern twist with a larger backlit digital display that makes reading the info a breeze. Just like the originals, they use a positive digital display, which means you get black digits on a brighter background.

You can choose between 35mm and 40mm for these beauties, and they’re a comfortable 10.9mm thick. Plus, they’ve got your back underwater with 100 meters of water resistance.

Apart from the cool case pushers that let you play around with the digital functions like dual time zones, stopwatch, or alarm, the overall design stays true to the PRX family. You’ve got a bracelet that matches the case, a butterfly clasp, and quick-release spring bars. It’s mostly satin-brushed but has a touch of mirror polishing for that extra oomph.

Under the hood, these PRX Digital models pack a Swiss-made quartz digital calibre, the cal. DGT-2040. And here’s the kicker – you get a whopping four years of battery life with regular use.

So, if you’re itching to add a dash of nostalgia and a dollop of modernity to your wrist, the Tissot PRX Digital is here to make your dreams come true. It’s available now, and the price ranges from US$375 to A$555 for the steel models and US$450 to A$705 for the PVD yellow gold version.

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