Can the Tissot PRX become any more popular than it already is? With a full collection of quartz and mechanical models in different sizes, the PRX is one of the biggest success stories of the watch industry in recent history. It makes you wonder how Tissot can make that story even better. One simple way is by introducing attractive new dial variations. That’s exactly what the brand has done with today’s new green-dial PRXs. The first is a dark green PRX Automatic Chronograph, and the second is a light green PRX Powermatic 80 available in two sizes. These watches will surely be new hits in a super successful story.

As a Tissot PRX owner, I have asked myself occasionally whether I’d like to create a small PRX collection. As some of you might know, I own a black-dial version of the PRX Powermatic 80 and love that watch dearly. Every time I put it on my wrist, it reminds me of its brilliance. The presence and finishing give me the feeling of wearing a proper luxury watch that is far more expensive than it is. For me, that is the big secret to its success.

Starting a Tissot PRX collection

It has also led me to consider buying multiple other versions of the Powermatic 80, such as the hunter-green version and the ice-blue one that Lex owns. While I haven’t found the definitive answer to the question, Tissot added another dial variant that could be perfect for that collection. With the introduction of a new light green dial for the 35mm and 40mm Powermatic 80 models, the brand has added yet another attractive color to its lineup.

Tissot PRX Automatic Chronograph green dial

Another new introduction is a green-dial version of the PRX Chronograph. It is the second darker dial color and marks the first time the PRX Automatic Chronograph has had the waffle dial pattern.

Tissot PRX Automatic Chronograph in green

Let’s kick things off with the Tissot PRX Automatic Chronograph. This model doesn’t always get the proper attention compared to its smaller three-hand counterparts. We had a chance to check out the new green-dial version in person not long ago. Essentially, it is a new dial variation of the watch that we already know. But let’s remind ourselves of the details of the watch.

Tissot PRX Automatic Chronograph green dial

The Tissot PRX Automatic Chronograph has a 42mm stainless steel case that is 15.4mm thick and 46.5mm from lug to lug. Consequently, it’s a big boy that will only sit well on bigger wrists. I have tried the watch on multiple occasions, and I can pull it off nicely. But if you prefer the smaller PRX models, it might not be your first pick.

With the introduction of the new green dial, Tissot has made its best chronograph version of the PRX. I love the shade of green that the designers picked. But as you can see in the pictures, it’s not a flat green. The shade of green changes depending on how the light hits the dial. Additionally, there is a certain shimmer that also brightens up the dial. I wouldn’t call it a classic gradient dial, but it has a similar visual effect.

The ETA A05.H31 chronograph movement

If you turn the watch around, you will see the movement that powers it. It’s the ETA A05.H31 caliber, a modern version of the classic Valjoux 7753. The automatic chronograph movement operates at 28,800vph and has a 60-hour power reserve. The display case back nicely reveals the Tissot-branded rotor and industrially finished caliber.

Tissot PRX Automatic Chronograph green dial close-up

On the dial side, the movement has three sub-dials. The one at 9 o’clock is the small seconds, while the sub-dials at 3 and 6 o’clock indicate the elapsed minutes and hours, respectively. Lastly, there is a date window at 4:30 that integrates nicely into the overall design while offering enough contrast to stand out with its white disc and black printing. The watch comes on the familiar integrated bracelet, which is easy to swap for a strap thanks to the quick-release system.

Tissot PRX Automatic Chronograph green dial on wrist

Overall, this is a great addition to the PRX lineup. The new dial color and waffle pattern make this the most attractive version of the PRX Automatic Chronograph to me. It costs €2,045, so it is a significant step up from the Powermatic 80 model.

As we all know, though, the regular PRX models punch way above their respective weight classes, which puts the price for this PRX Automatic Chronograph in perspective. Few chronographs look this good and offer the same quality and finishing at this price point.

Tissot PRX Powermatic 80 light green dial

The Tissot PRX Powermatic 80 in light green

The two additional new models are dial variations of the 35mm and 40mm versions of the PRX Powermatic 80. Both models come with a light green dial that we can’t wait to see in person. It will give us a better idea of the actual color. Some might call this mint green, while others would dub it turquoise or seafoam green. The fact is that Tissot already has another light green dial among the 35mm and 40mm quartz models, but that shade is very different than this new one. I would call those quartz versions mint green, whereas the new PRX Powermatic 80 dials look more like seafoam green to me. Hopefully, we can get them in for a hands-on review soon to find out more.

When it comes to the details, you probably know the drill. The new dials feature the same waffle pattern as the other Powermatic 80 models, applied markers, and a date window at 3 o’clock. The large hands and indices are all treated with white Super-LumiNova for readability in darker lighting conditions. Inside the case, Tissot equips the watches with its Powermatic 80 movement.

Tissot PRX Powermatic 80 light green dial

The automatic caliber operates at 21,600vph and offers 80 hours of power reserve. The watches are offered on the integrated stainless steel bracelet but feature a quick-release system for those who want to swap it for a strap. The 35mm and 40mm versions of this new Tissot PRX Powermatic 80 are available for €775.

Tissot PRX Powermatic 80 light green dial on wrist

Final thoughts on the new green-dial versions of the Tissot PRX

Tissot cleverly continues the PRX’s success story. By adding more attractive dial colors to the lineup, the brand makes all the right moves to create relevancy without doing anything spectacular. But that is a great part of the PRX’s popularity. In the end, why would Tissot change a winning formula? I can’t wait to see the dial color of the new Powermatic 80 models. If it’s as good as I think, I might have to start that PRX collection after all.