A Guide To Buying A Tudor Watch

A Guide To Buying A Tudor Watch

A Tudor watch will take you into the world of micro-precision. Designed to withstand the rigours of time, this is a true forever watch.

Launched in 1946 by Rolex founder Hans Wilsdorf, Tudor’s continuous desire to push the boundaries of what’s new has kept their watches distinctive for over half a century.

If you’re considering buying a Tudor watch, or you’ve got your heart set on one but unsure which model is for you, this guide will take you through the different Tudor collections to help you decide which one’s your dream watch.

You can also discover the new Tudor watches that were unveiled in Baselworld 2018.

Tudor Black Bay: An Iconic Diver’s Watch

Without argument one of Tudor’s most iconic watches, the Tudor Black Bay celebrates 60 years of diving watches with extraordinary heritage. An understated, functional and reliable tool, the Tudor Black Bay has undergone some of the most extreme field-testing, earning itself unanimous military acclaim from Navy’s across the world.

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With a range of case sizes, different models (from the Black Bay Bronze to the Black Bay Dark) and some powered by the Tudor in-house movement MT5602, the Tudor Black Bay collection is full of incredible timepieces to fall in love with.

In The Spotlight | Tudor Black Bay GMT

Unveiled at Baselworld 2018, the Tudor Black Bay GMT is already an iconic and sought-after addition to the Tudor Black Bay collection. The famous divers’ watch is now available with a new GMT function and sporting a distinctive burgundy and blue GMT bezel.

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Tudor Black Bay collection at a glance:

Case sizes ranging from 32mm – 43mm

Water proof  ranging from 150-200m

Perfect for:

Outdoor adventurers looking for a rugged watch with high water resistance

Those who want a high-performance in-house movement

Those who want to pair reliability with classic vintage styling

What is an In-House Movement?

An In-House or Manufacture movement is a mechanical movement which is designed, developed and produced entirely in-house by the watch brand. In the watchmaking world, these proprietary movements can become highly sought-after due to their ingenuity and engineering excellence.

Tudor Pelagos: The Modern Adventurer

A tool watch that knows no limits, the Tudor Pelagos is built for underwater adventure. Water proof to 500m and equipped with a helium escape valve - an essential device if you’re doing any ‘saturation’ dives. The Pelagos makes the biggest impression with its unique auto-adjustable bracelet which expands or contracts with the varying depth and water pressure.

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Another great characteristic of the Pelagos is the optimisation Tudor have made to its readability. Not only does the dial present generously sized square hour markers and easy-to-read snowflake hands, but the blue luminous material ensures great visibility as it is the last colour on the spectrum to be discernible at great depths.

Pelagos at a glance:

42mm case size

Water proof to 500m and fitted with a helium escape valve

Patented auto-adjustable bracelet

Perfect for:

Sailing. The Pelagos’ titanium construction makes it a great option as a sailing watch due to its great resistance to corrosion by seawater

Those who want COSC certified chronometer accuracy

Being easy to read, even on your most demanding dives

What is a COSC certified chronometer?

A movement that has been tested and certified by an official neutral body: the Official Swiss Chronometer Testing Institute (COSC), to ensure the highest precision and quality. 

Tudor North Flag: Reliable and Rugged Style

At home in the coldest and most remote extremities of the planet, the Tudor North Flag ticks all the boxes if extreme adventure is on your wishlist. Inspired by the Tudor Oyster Prince watches of the ’50’s the North Flag collection has survived some of the most hostile conditions imaginable on Earth.

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As if its ruggedness wasn’t enough, the North Flag also has chiseled good looks. Angular, finely honed and entirely satin finished for a matt effect, it creates a highly technical appearance that wouldn’t be out of place on any polar mission.

North Flag at a glance:

40mm case size

100m water proof

Sapphire crystal case back - an unprecedented detail for Tudor

Perfect for:

Outdoor adventurers who need their watch to handle everything they throw at it

Creating a sleek sense of style whatever the occasion

Those who want a high-performance in-house movement

Tudor Clair de Rose: Feminine and Refined

Both delicate and bold in style, Tudor Clair de Rose watches are imbued with the brand's rich history whilst remaining timelessly modern. 

The watches are punctured with blue detailing; the Roman numerals on the dial, the hands, and perhaps the collection's most recognisable detail, the blue spinel cabochon on the winding crow. 

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Clair de Rose at a glance:

Case sizes ranging from 26 - 34mm

100m water proof

Blue detailing

Perfect for:

A dress watch with a stylish point of difference 

Tudor Style: A Retro-chic Dress Watch

Drawing on the aesthetic codes born out of the ’50’s, 60’s and 70’s; if retro-chic is what you’re looking for then you can’t go wrong with the Tudor Style.

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Going with a contemporary take on classic design, the Tudor Style stands out with a distinctive double bezel with fluted finish and dauphine hands. And, with its attractive price point, it’s a great introduction to the Tudor collection.

Style at a glance:

28-41mm case size

100m water proof

Powered by the Calibre 2824 automatic movement

Perfect for:

Those looking for a dress watch with a great heritage

Getting an introduction to the Tudor collection at a great price point

Tudor Glamour: Elegance and Performance

As smooth, suave and sophisticated as they come, the Tudor Glamour collection is the ultimate expression of the vintage elegance that has long been associated with this luxury Swiss brand.

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Effortlessly blending stylish good looks with the most demanding technical perfection, this is a watch that will never look out of place with your sharpest suit.

Glamour at a glance:

26-42mm case size

100m water proof

Perfect for:

Finishing off a dressed-up look

Striking the perfect balance between retro-chic style and Swiss watchmaking prowess

Diamonds. You can’t beat a diamond-dot dial, and it looks great on the Tudor Glamour

To learn more about the luxurious world of Swiss watches, view our Ultimate Guide To Swiss Horology to discover what makes them so special. 


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