The Tissot Rüchi 516 series is a legend in the watch industry. When the original version of the watch was first launched in 1965, it attracted widespread attention both inside and outside the track. Racing spirit. At that time, the watch’s advertising image was also very innovative-a rider wearing a racing glove was wearing the watch, reminding him not only of its origins in motorsport. The ad has won many awards. Today, the Tissot Lucci 516 series will open a new chapter for this watch deeply rooted in motorsport with cutting-edge Swiss mechanical technology and rich retro nostalgia. The wearer can enjoy the precision experience brought by the latest watchmaking technology, and indulge in the past feelings inadvertently.
Winner of the 1965 Tissot PR516 Series
Leader of the racing spirit
In 2005, Tissot launched a reprinted version of the PR516-the Lichi 516 series. The hole-shaped strap design and pin-shaped chronograph dial resembles a retro racing steering wheel, which immediately aroused strong response from the industry and consumers. Five years later, the continuously pursuing excellence of the Tissot designer series has introduced more modern and fashionable elements into this series of watches, and the new Lichi 516 ‘reloaded into battle’!
The new Rush 516 series still adheres to the spirit of racing and sports. In its English name ‘PRS516’, P stands for Particularly, R stands for Robust and S stands for Sporty-this is the Rush 516 series Of DNA. In the new watch, many racing details are still eye-catching, such as the mechanical vintage racing steering wheel back cover, which makes the racing totem jump to your wrist. The belt model and some steel belt models still retain the hole-type strap design of the 60s prototype, which was inspired by the small holes in the racing steering wheel designed at the time to reduce the weight and holes in the racing gloves. The chronograph button of the watch uses a piston design. When the chronograph button is pressed, it is reminiscent of the driving force of the piston in the racing engine.
Aura of contemporary design
Compared with the original Lucci 516, the new watch incorporates many contemporary fashion design elements. The diameter of the dial of the three-hand mechanical model and the quartz chronograph model has been expanded to 42 mm, and the watt storage movement has reached 45 mm, which is in line with the trend of today’s large dials. The chronograph’s chronograph dial has also been changed from the original square to a round, echoing the round hole design on the case and strap. The new waterproof is also increased to 100 meters, which is more than enough for daily waterproofing.
The new Lüchi 516 series features a modern or high-tech silver or black dial, and there is also a sporty dark blue to choose from. The mechanical model uses a leather or stainless steel strap, and the quartz chronograph has a black tape style. The material of the strap is exactly like the texture of a racing tire, showing the racing pedigree of the Lichi 516.
Multiple movements Burst racing engine power
The new Lucci 516 series has three different movements to meet the timing and use needs of different wearers. In order to highlight the mechanical pedigree of this watch, two different mechanical automatic models are introduced-the watt movement mechanical automatic chronograph and the three-hand mechanical models, both of which can appreciate the rhythmic beauty of the movement through the transparent back cover. The watt-storage mechanical automatic chronograph model uses the high-performance ETA 7750 watt-storage mechanical automatic chronograph movement, 25 gems, a vibration frequency of 28,800 times / hour, and an Inka 100 shock absorber with temperature compensation. The power reserve reaches 46 hours, with a daily error of ± 5 seconds. Coupled with a chronograph dial that resembles a car dashboard, it has a sense of speed. The simple three-pointer mechanical model is a more gentleman’s style. It uses ETA 2836-2 movement, 25 stones, a frequency of 28,800 vibrations / hour, and a power reserve of 42 hours. The Arabic numeral 60 scale is specially set on the circle, the reading is more direct and clearer. In addition, the series also has a quartz chronograph to choose from. No matter which model of the Lichi 516, they are the aura choice to inject the spirit of racing, the engine power of the car is on the wrist.