Homage to history
The Tissot PRS 516 Alpine Limited Edition is inspired by the PR 516, the iconic watch from the Sixties which nodded to car racing with a cool design and impressive technical features such as a particularly robust (hence the PR in the name) movement suspension system. Now, the Tissot PRS 516 Alpine Limited Edition takes the motoring association one step further. Acknowledging Tissot and Alpine’s winning history, which began with a partnership in 1973 when the legendary car A110 won the Rally World Championship, it now celebrates the new Alpine A110 with this exciting special edition, limited to just 516 pieces.
Car features perfectly captured
Innovative details from the original proudly remain, with the perforated bracelet invented by Tissot in 1962, which nods to the steering wheels of cars from that time still a stand-out feature. Other touches from the motoring world can be seen in the case, which takes the shape of the bodywork, and the pushers which portray the pistons. Details are picked out in the familiar Alpine blue, which adds a sporty touch to the high-tech, feather-light carbon of the dial and contrasts flawlessly against a steely black ceramic bezel and luminescent hands. Detailed patterns on the dial, which see the hands pass under the floating indices, add an appealing depth, while the hand shape itself is unique, and nods to the A of Alpine in the seconds hand. The Alpine name is further referenced on the side of the case, showing how proud Tissot is of this fruitful partnership. Finally, as always, the technology at the heart of the watch is impeccable, with an A05 automatic movement with a power reserve of 60 hours driving this beautiful piece.
- Swiss Made
- Automatic Valjoux movement ETA A05.H31
- 316L stainless steel case with see-through caseback and black ceramic bezel with tachymeter
- Scratch-resistant sapphire crystal with double-sided antireflective coating
- Water resistance up to a pressure of 10 bar (100 m / 330 ft)
- Leather strap with folding clasp and push-buttons
- Limited edition of 516 pieces
- Special presentation box
The plus sign in the logo symbolises the Swiss quality and reliability Tissot has shown since 1853. The watches, sold in more than 160 countries, are authentic, accessible and use special materials, advanced functionalities and meticulous design. Tissot stands by its signature, Innovators by Tradition. The high calibre of the brand has been repeatedly recognised. Tissot has been named Official Timekeeper and Partner of many disciplines, including, basketball with the NBA and FIBA; cycling with the Tour de France and the UCI World Cycling Championships; motorsports with MotoGPTM and the FIM World Superbike Championship and rugby with the NatWest 6 Nations Championship, TOP14, the European Rugby Champions and Challenge Cups. It is also the Official Timekeeper of the World Championships of fencing and ice hockey. www.tissotwatches.com
Alpine was founded in 1955 by Jean Rédélé, a young man passionate about motorsports. The Alpine name became legendary when the Alpine A110 ‘Berlinette’ won the 1971 and 1973 Monte Carlo Rally. Today, Alpine is back with the new A110, a car faithful to Alpine’s timeless principles of lightness, compactness and agility, with one promise: driving pleasure.