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Tissot PRX Powermatic 80 40mm Mint Green Review

Tissot PRX Powermatic 80 40mm Mint Green

Back in 2022 Tissot’s PRX was in the cultural ascendancy. It was a time when integrated bracelet sports watches were incredibly popular and the PRX’s late 70s aesthetic and accessible price created the perfect storm to generate hype. One of the coolest editions released was the mint green, although it was arguably held back from by the fact that it was powered by a quartz movement when collectors could buy an automatic of a different colour for not all that much more money. However, a few weeks ago Tissot quietly launched a PRX Powermatic 80 mint green, which I’ve had on the wrist for a couple of days.

Tissot PRX Powermatic 80 40mm Mint Green

Let’s talk about the colour first, as that’s really all that’s new here. It’s quite a chameleonic shade of green that, at least to my eyes, can appear strikingly different depending on the lighting conditions. Under the artificial lights of the Oracle Time office it has quite a pale tone that is unquestionably mint. However, out in the sunshine it appears more saturated and almost teal or perhaps more precisely, aquamarine.

Tissot PRX Powermatic 80 40mm Mint Green
Tissot PRX Powermatic 80 40mm Mint Green

What I think causes this is not actually the shade of the dial but rather the visual context that it’s being seen in. Outside, it competes with the natural greens of the grass and leaves whereas inside, it doesn’t. It’s the mint green of toothpaste rather than, well, mint. I accept that is not a particularly flattering description so it’s important to state that I actually quite like the colour. It’s more interesting than the white and black editions that feel overly formal and it’s also a departure from ice blue, which I’ve seen far too much in watches lately.

Tissot PRX Powermatic 80 40mm Mint Green

The version I’ve been wearing is the 40mm edition in steel, although it’s also available at the petite size of 35mm. It wears very comfortably, the integrated bracelet keeping it nicely in place and creating a continuous arc through the body of the case around the wrist. My main issue with its position on the wrist is the fact that the exhibition caseback is quite thick, protruding at least 2-3mm from the back of the case. Which means the main case doesn’t sit flat against the wrist – particularly noticeable because the case itself is completely flat.

Tissot PRX Powermatic 80 40mm Mint Green

Inside is the Powermatic 80 movement, an automatic calibre used by several brands in the Swatch group. With its 80-hour power reserve, it’s one of the best value-for-money mechanical movements in the entire industry. It’s not the most spectacular movement to look at through the exhibition caseback but it’s nice enough with Tissot’s wavy rotor. That value comes out to £640 for the Tissot PRX Automatic Mint Green at either 35mm or 40mm.

If you’re looking for an accessible watch for the summer, this is a really solid option. It has a fun dial, its comfortable and the movement is great. And it’s not much deeper than that – not an earthshaking or genre re-defining launch, just a nice addition to the range for anyone who likes light green. Sometimes, that’s all you need.

Price and Specs:

Model: Tissot PRX Powermatic 80
Ref: T137.407.11.091.01
Case: 35mm or 40mm diameter x 10.9mm thickness, stainless steel
Dial: Light green with honeycomb pattern
Water resistance: 100m (10 bar)
Movement: Tissot calibre Powermatic 80, automatic, 23 jewels
Frequency: 21,600 vph (4 Hz)
Power reserve: 80h
Functions: Hours, minutes, seconds, date
Strap: Stainless steel bracelet
Price: £640

More details at Tissot.

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  • Hello! I am trying to find an authorized Tissot Dealer in Thailand. I would like to purchase the 40 mm in either the Mint Green or the Sky Blue. I have seen one available through Lazada but so far can not verify if it is a genuine Tissot or a copy. Unfortunately there are a lot of fake items here in Thailand. Thank you!

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Michael Sonsino

As Digital Editor for Oracle Time, Michael needs an eye for detail, which makes it a good thing that his twin joys in life are miniatures and watches. He's a lifelong fan of fine timepieces, especially those of a more historic nature - if it has a twist of Art Deco, all the better. Recent purchase: Seiko Prospex 1959 Alpinist Modern Re-Interpretation. Grail watch: Vacheron Constantin Historiques American 1921.