Tissot PR516 Chronograph Mechanical

written by YWH team 16 March 2024
Tissot PR516 Chronograph Mechanical ref. T149.459.21.051.00

Quick specs Tissot PR516 Chronograph Mechanical
Price: € 1.975 | CHF 1’600 | $ 1,850 | £ 1,720
Size: 41 mm
Reference: T149.459.21.051.00

The Tissot PR516 Chronograph Mechanical is new addition to the PR516 Chronograph collection. This model offers a reinterpretation of the original Tissot PR516, which was initially introduced in the 1970s. The collection comprises four variants, featuring a mechanical chronograph and three quartz watches. Let’s look at the first.

The vintage design is crafted in a 41-millimeter stainless steel case, with a black dial adorned with three sub counters. The bezel has a tachymeter scale and pulsometer scale. This offers the capability to measure speeds and heart rates, likely for adrenaline-filled activities. Furthermore, the watch ensures optimal visibility with luminescent hands and indices.

The Tissot PR516 Chronograph Mechanical has a power reserve of 60 hours

The new chronograph is powered by the automatic Tissot caliber Valjoux A05.291 which is an enhanced Valjoux/ETA caliber 7753. One of the more popular chronographs on the market. It is visible through the transparent case back and offers a power reserve of 60 hours.

The Tissot PR516 Chronograph Mechanical comes on a stainless steel bracelet secured with a folding clasp with safety and pushbuttons. And it is equipped with an interchangeable quick release System for an easy swap of the straps. The quartz versions, with a G10.212 Powerdrive movement, are almost a quarter of the price of this mechanical piece.

Technical data Tissot PR516 Chronograph Mechanical
Tissot caliber Valjoux A05.291 (base Valjoux/ETA caliber 7753) | Hand-wound | Diameter: 30 mm (13¼ lignes) | Frequency: 28,800 vph (4 Hz) | Jewels: 25 | Hours, minutes, seconds, chronograph | Power reserve: 60 hours
Case and dial:
41 mm | 316L Stainless steel | Thickness: 13.7 mm | Scratch-resistant sapphire crystal with antireflective coating| Black sunburst dial | Bezel, Baton hour and minute hands and indexes with super-luminova | See-through case back | Water resistance: 10 ATM / 10 bar / 100 meters / 330 feet
Stainless steel beans bracelet | Folding clasp with safety and pushbuttons | Interchangeable quick release System
Price Tissot PR516 Chronograph Mechanical:
€ 1.975 | CHF 1’600 | $ 1,850 | £ 1,720

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