The Tissot PRS 516 Extreme is a great example of a rugged tool watch. The case construction is very angular and this serves to make the watch look bigger than it is. The case is, by no means, small with dimensions of 44.4mm, excluding the main crown and chronograph pushers. This watch wears high on the wrist as the height of the watch stands at 15.73mm. I must say, when I first saw this watch it kind of reminded me of the Bulova Precisionist but I think this one is easier to read, if only marginally. I am afraid that Tissot may have tried to pack too many things into this model. What do you guys think?
The Tissot PRS 516 Extreme comes in only three variations. Each model is crafted from satin finished stainless steel and offers different combinations of yellow or red accents with black rubber or black leather straps. The red or yellow accents (depending on the model) can be found on the notched bezels and on the main crown and chronograph pushers. The notched bezel is a bit misleading as it is fixed. The black bezel does carry a tachometric scale in white, which contrasts nicely. The main crown is textured for the easy adjustment of the time and date.
The carbon fiber dial fits three large subdials and oversized hour markers. The 12 and 6 are rendered in Arabic numerals, while the rest are represented by indexes. Tissot uses color accented T’s on the hour and minute hands and on the chrono seconds hand. All of the elements on the dial offer luminescence for nighttime readability. On the internal bezel is a very legible chrono seconds scale also in white. At the 3 position is a small date aperture.
Powering this model is an automatic Calibre C01.211. Protecting the dial is a sapphire crystal, coated to render it anti-reflective by Tissot. The Tissot PRS 516 Extreme is water resistant to a depth of 100 meters (330 feet).