The Iconic Watch from the 60s: Tissot PRS516 Alpine Limited Edition

Acknowledging Tissot and Alpine’s winning history, the brand celebrates the new Alpine A110 which won the Rally World Championship, with an exciting PR 516 special edition, limited to just 516 pieces.

Mar 10, 2018 | By Andrea Sim

Homage to History

Founded by Jean Rédélé in 1955, it first started from a young man’s passion about motorsports; the Alpine name became legendary when the A110 Berlinette won the 1971 and 1973 Monte Carlo Rally. Alpine, today, brings back driving pleasure with the introduction of the new A110, a car faithful to Alpine’s timeless principles of lightness, compactness and agility.

Inspired by the PR 516, the iconic Tissot watch from the Sixties nodded to car racing with a cool design and impressive technical features such as the movement suspension system. With the launch of the new Tissot PRS 516 Alpine Limited Edition, the watch honours the legendary car A110 that won the Rally World Championship in the 70s.

The Swiss made Tissot PRS 516 Alpine Limited Edition featured an automatic valjoux movement ETA A05.H31, and framed around a 316L stainless steel case of 45mm, with see-through caseback and black ceramic bezel with tachymeter. It has a power reserve of 60 hours.

The dial is made of feather-light carbon, contrasting beautifully with the steely black ceramic bezel and luminescent hands. Watch the hands pass under the floating indices, while the hand shape itself is unique, and nods to the A of Alpine in the seconds hand.

As seen in the case, innovative details from the world of motoring takes the shape of the bodywork.  A stand-out feature is the perforated bracelet juxtaposed with the familiar Alpine blue to complete the watch design with a sporty touch, a nod to the steering wheels of cars in 1962. Fitted with a leather strap with folding clasp, the side has push-buttons and the pushers portray the pistons. Water resistance up to 100m.

View the official Tissot website here.

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