Tissot PRS 516 Alpine Limited Edition: Malaysia Price & Review

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Tissot PRS 516 Alpine Limited Edition

Tissot has long been tied to the world of motor racing, as partnerships with the likes of MotoGP and FIM World Superbike Championship attest. But it is the collaboration with Alpine, the famous French manufacturer of sports cars with a winning track record at rallies such as the Le Mans and Monte Carlo, that the watch brand has enjoyed one of its longest tie-ups, stretching back to the 1960s.

This year, to commemorate the launch of the new Alpine 110, the makeover of a sporty coupe that was first introduced in 1961, Tissot issues its own throwback homage with the PRS 516 Alpine Limited Edition, inspired by its own vintage model, the PR 516, from 1965.

Tissot PRS 516 Alpine Limited Edition

The PRS 516 Alpine Limited Edition offers more than a few design nods to the Alpine A110. The perforated strap is modelled after the holes of the steering wheels, while the matte brushed steel case takes after the curves of body of the car. Elsewhere, the watch’s chronograph pushers resemble engine pistons. Another distinctive feature is the central chronograph second hands with a lightning bolt ‘A’ at the counter-balance in cool blue in tribute to the famed Alpine A110 rally car.

Tissot PRS 516 Alpine Limited Edition

The look is testosterone-charged, complemented by a black polished ceramic bezel with tachymeter scale that frames a dial with carbon fibre weave pattern – de rigueur for many race car-inspired timepieces these days. Underneath the hood, one finds an industry-standard chronograph movement, based on the Valjoux 7753 that is known for its hardwearing performance.

Tissot is known for issuing collectibles at competitive prices and the PRS 516 Alpine Limited Edition is exactly that. Limited to 516 pieces, this sporty beauty with lineage is available for less than RM9,000 – a great option for a limited edition mechanical chronograph.

Tissot PRS 516 Alpine Limited Edition

Case

45mm brushed stainless steel

Dial

Black carbon fibre

Movement

Automatic chronograph ETA A05.H31

Bracelet/Strap

Perforated leather strap

Functions

Hours, minutes, continuous seconds, chronograph seconds, chronograph minutes, date

Water resistance

100m

Price

RM8,500

Leong Wong

Editor, CROWN Malaysia

A familiar face in Malaysia's horological publishing scene, Leong has been involved in lifestyle journalism since the mid-1990s. Besides watches, he takes a keen interest in cars and men's fashion.



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