It can be a bit of a headache and hassle to find and attractively priced (and just plain attractive) chronograph from all of the different options available on the market today. However, the moment that your eye catches in the Tissot T17158652 PRC 200 you’re probably going to find it difficult not to purchase it right there on the spot (like so many others have before you).
Simple, understated, and elegant all at the same time – without forgetting about its performance background –this chronograph is a timepiece that you can trust and use for years and years to come.
While the Tissot company has been making watches for more than 150 years (all of them in the traditional Swiss style of watchmaking), they weren’t able to really hit on the world stage, so to speak, until 1974. This was the year that they sponsored a race car in the 24 Hours of Lemans, also supplying their entire race team with chronographs much like this one.
Quickly building a reputation for ridiculously accurate timepieces that performance racers (people looking for high quality timepieces) could trust and rely on, Tissot has really established a name for itself throughout the industry.
Currently used in the world championships in cycling, motorcycling, fencing, as well as being the official watch and timepiece of NASCAR, you’ll be able to rely on those same capabilities the moment that you invest in the Tissot Men’s T17158652 PRC 200. It’s one great option in the whole Tissot PRC200 watch series.
Here are just a few of the features you’ll be able to enjoy.
The watch movement in the Tissot T17158652 PRC 200 – like so many of their other high-end and luxury timepieces – is a precise Swiss quartz movement. A movement that requires absolutely no upkeep whatsoever (and far more accurate than any other automatic on the market today), the Swiss sports movement is guaranteed to deliver incredible reliability as far as timekeeping is concerned for years and years down the line.
You’ll be able to use your watch on a daily basis – or keep it in storage for months at a time – all without ever losing precious seconds, giving you an unparalleled ability to keep and track time consistently.
Watch dial window
The watch dial window for this Tissot is made out of scratch resistant sapphire crystal. Rather than use one of their synthetic materials (like the material that they use in some of their less expensive timepieces), Tissot made sure to upgrade to watch dial window to one of the highest and materials available.
Not only is sapphire more durable than most other materials, it’s also shock resistant, shatterproof, and able to rebound quickly from the daily beating that these timepieces can take – all while providing crystal-clear visual clarity after decades of use.
Like many other luxury timepiece companies, Tissot has been producing their eagerly let options – like the Tissot T17158652 – in stainless steel for a number of different reasons. One has to be the amazing durability and strength that you’ll be able to enjoy with the stainless steel case.
Secondly, the stainless steel case included in this watch will require far less upkeep and maintenance to keep it looking brand-new – something that no precious metal can promise or deliver. While it may not be as “high-end” as silver or gold, this luxury watch was made to be worn on a daily basis – something that very few of the timepieces crafted out of those precious metals can claim.
The band on this watch is also made of stainless steel, really creating a seamless design aesthetic – while at the same time delivering that performance that the stainless steel case does. While some have reported that the stainless steel band is not nearly as comfortable as a leather strap (or even some of the synthetic options on the market), most find it to be a pleasant experience – even with daily use.
If the stainless steel strap is becoming an irritant (or if you find it too heavy), you should have no trouble replacing it with a custom option at that suits your specific needs – and personality – right down to the ground.
Stand out features
Though there are many features in this specific timepiece to list, two that really grab new owners would have to be the waterproof capabilities and the chronograph time tracking capabilities.
Remember that Tissot first exploded into the public eye thanks to the racing industry, and industry where time is of the essence and accurate timekeeping means the difference between winning and losing. Understanding their heritage and tradition, the Tissot T17158652 PRC 200 is a timepiece complete with the full suite of chronograph features.
Secondly, the waterproof resistance that this specific watch affords goes far beyond what most luxury timepieces make available – a water resistance all the way down to 660 feet. It also provides water pressure resistance of up to 20 bars, making sure that you’re comfortable with your investment in any condition.
Though there are other chronographs available on the market today, none of them can claim the same heritage, tradition, and pedigree that the Tissot Men’s T17158652 PRC 200. Certainly a wise investment at this price point (the kind of timepiece that you can pass down to subsequent generations), this is the kind of watch that you can confidently invest in.