Sporty, sportif, speed, vitesse - these are words not only synonymous with the fabled Tour de France cycling race and time trials, but with Tissot’s own commitment to sports over many decades. The Tissot PRC 200 Tour de France Special Edition was announced on March 24th, 2016 - exactly 100 days before the commencement of the 2016 Tour de France. Bernard Hinault, a five time Tour de France champion, proudly wore the watch when he visited Tissot at BaselWorld 2016.
This special edition watch from Tissot comes with a 316L solid stainless steel case with screw-down crown and caseback, along with a sapphire crystal scratch durable glass face. The watch has a Swiss quartz chronograph movement, as one would expect from a Tissot watch. The case back is etched with the Tour de France’s distinctive logo and some of the watch’s technical features. It portrays the colours of the Tour with its stylish yellow GT stripe on the black Nato bracelet. The strap material is so convenient when a man is cycling or having a workout or otherwise on the move. It can greatly withstand tension, torsion, abrasion, sweat and humidity. The yellow chronograph hands add to the unique Tour de France identity.
The watch has a water resistance of up to 200 meters, once again highlighting the sporty endurance at the heart of this watch’s technology and design motif. Of note are its 42 mm dimension case, which fits perfectly for a men’s wrist. Precision, endurance and performance are the three key characteristics of this model by Tissot. This Special Edition version not only features distinctive detailing in the strap and case back design, but comes in an exclusive box set.
This watch is a fitting salute to a world-class sporting event that will once again have Tissot as its official timekeeper. The man who will wear this watch with pride is a man that respects the legacy of both Tissot and the Tour de France, always admiring how enduring and globally respected they both continue to be. This then is the watch for the man who embodies the spirit and adventure of this most iconic sporting event and a Swiss watchmaker to match.