Tissot PRS516 Model: T044.430.21.051.00
The Tissot PRS516 T044.430.21.051.00 is billed by Tissot as a throwback to 1960s motorsport, and it shows with its choice of design elements. This automatic with self-winding movement is a great addition to any collection, and should not gain more than a few seconds a day after the reliable ETA 2836-2 settles in.
The first thing you will notice when seeing this watch are the unique hour, minute, and second hands which can be found across the entire PRS516 line. Not only are they incredibly stylish and sleek, but the boxy, thinned ends of the hour and minute hands make the time extremely easy to read.
Overall the dial is very clean with great contrast between black and white. The hour and minute indices are well-designed and mix well with the classic placement of the day and date displays. The minimal design choice of the stationary bezel does not take away from the beauty of the dial, and is marked at increments of 10.
The anti-reflective sapphire crystal does its job well and allows for easy reading on the brightest of days. The 20mm wide stainless steel band is comfortable, allows for half link micro adjustments if needed, and the clasp locks solidly.
Even with Tissot’s large catalogue of watches, the PRS516 T044.430.21.051.00 stands out among the rest as a stylish and unique piece.