TUDOR PELAGOS FXD

TUDOR presents PELAGOS FXD, a professional diving watch created in collaboration with a specialist unit of the French Navy.

Since the 1950s and TUDOR’s creation of one of the first modern professional divers’ watches to the 1980s, the brand has been a regular supplier to the French Navy. With the Pelagos FXD model, where FXD refers to the extra robust fixed strap bars of the case, TUDOR is reviving this historic collaboration. The new diving watch meets a unique set of specifications that was developed in conjunction with the French Navy’s combat swimmers, the prestigious Commando Hubert.

TUDOR PELAGOS FXD

TUDOR has joined forces with the Marine nationale (French Navy) brand, continuing a relationship that dates back to 1956. Back then, the Groupe d’Étude et de Recherches Sous-Marines (G.E.R.S.), a scientific body attached to the French Navy and based in Toulon, took delivery of some Oyster Prince Submariner watches in order to assess them in real-life situations. They were references 7922 and 7923, both waterproof to 100 metres (330 ft) and fitted with self-winding and manual movements, respectively. TUDOR attained the status of “official supplier to the French Navy” in 1961.

TUDOR PELAGOS FXD

TUDOR divers’ watches continued to be developed and the French Navy would use many of the brand’s timepieces over the following decades. Today, the most famous TUDOR divers’ watch used by the French Navy is the reference 9401, with its iconic blue dial and bezel. Engraved on the case back with the initials “M.N.” followed by the year of issue, the watches were delivered in two configurations, “Snowflake” hands and hour markers and later, with triangular hour markers.

TUDOR PELAGOS FXD

This model was launched in the mid-’70s and was supplied to the French Navy until the 1980s. It continued to be used into the 21st century, particularly at the French Navy’s diving school, as well as by combat swimmers. Although officially removed from the French Navy’s supply stocks some twenty years ago, it can still be seen sometimes today on the wrists of reserve and retired sailors alike. The Pelagos FXD model is inspired by this emblematic reference.

Developed in conjunction with the French Navy’s combat swimmers, the Pelagos FXD model includes many functional features that are new to TUDOR, such as its fixed strap bars that are machined into the main body of the 42 mm titanium case for increased robustness and reliability. They are shaped as an extension of the lugs.

TUDOR PELAGOS FXD

Another feature specific to this model is the 120-notch rotating bezel. Bidirectional with retrograde graduation from 60 to 0, it does not correspond to the ISO 6425:2018 standard of divers’ watches, but instead meets the specific needs of the method known as “underwater navigation”, one of the specialities of combat swimmers.

Underwater navigation consists of reaching a precise location by sea, without surfacing, by following a meticulously planned route. Divers carry out this underwater navigation in pairs, connected to one another by a strap known as a “life line”, and complete a series of straight swims guided by a magnetic compass. They swim at a constant speed for a set time in each section, completing as many sections as necessary whilst timing each one exactly.

This navigation entails restarting a countdown at each change of course. The anticlockwise graduation and luminescence of the bezel of this model make it easy to set up and monitor each countdown, by aligning the time set for the section to be covered on the bezel with the minute hand. When the minute hand arrives opposite the triangle, the team changes course and the diver in charge of timing begins the next countdown. The model has also been fitted with a large bezel ring, which exceeds the diameter of the case for optimum grip, even with neoprene gloves and hands that are numb from long dives in cold water.

In aesthetic terms, the Pelagos FXD model is inspired by the TUDOR divers’ watches historically used by the French Navy. It is navy blue in colour and has the characteristic square hour markers and angular hands, known as Snowflake, introduced by the brand in 1969 to increase the intensity of the luminescence of its watches in poor light conditions.

TUDOR PELAGOS FXD

It also features a rotating bezel with a sand-blasted ceramic insert with luminescent material. Its 42 mm titanium case is waterproof to 200 metres and is entirely satin-brushed to produce a matt effect to limit light reflections. To highlight the watch’s official character, its case back bears the logo of the Marine nationale (French Navy) brand composed of an anchor topped with a sailor’s hat, as well as a historically inspired engraving of “M.N.21″ for “Marine nationale2021”.

TUDOR PELAGOS FXD

Historically, the French Navy had TUDOR watches delivered without bracelets and then fitted them with their own straps. Two strap types appear to have been particularly used over the years: black straps made from a single piece of braided nylon, and, less commonly, handmade straps made from parachute elastic, which could be recognised by their green colour and yellow or red central thread.

The single-piece fabric strap is one of the hallmarks of TUDOR, which in 2010 became one of the first watchmaking brands to offer it with its watches. Woven in France on 19th century Jacquard looms by the Julien Faure Company in the St-Etienne region, its manufacturing quality, robustness and comfort on the wrist are unique. For the Pelagos FXD model, a new, highly technical strap construction was developed by TUDOR and Julien Faure, adapted here to the rustic nature of the French Navy divers’ work. Made up of a 22 mm navy blue polyethylene woven ribbon with a silver central thread, a titanium “D” buckle and a self-gripping fastening system, it adapts to different wrist sizes and is very comfortable to wear.

TUDOR PELAGOS FXD

An additional one-piece rubber strap with an embossed motif and buckle is also included with the Pelagos FXD. It is the first time that this very supple, comfortable strap has been offered by TUDOR.

The Manufacture Calibre MT5602 that drives the Pelagos FXD model displays the hours, minutes and seconds functions. It has the finish typical of TUDOR Manufacture Calibres: its rotor in tungsten monobloc is openwork and satin-brushed with sand-blasted details, while its bridges and plate have alternate sand-blasted, polished surfaces and laser decorations.

Equipped with a non-magnetic silicon balance spring, the Manufacture Calibre MT5602 is certified as a chronometer by the Official Swiss Chronometer Testing Institute (COSC). The power reserve of the Manufacture Calibre MT5602 is about 70 hours.

Technical details

Model: Pelagos FXD
Reference 25707B/21

Case
Titanium case, 42 mm in diameter, 12.75 mm thick, 52 mm from lug to lug, satin-brushed finish
Fixed bracelet bars
Steel case back
Bidirectional rotating bezel in titanium with ceramic disc, 60-minute retrograde graduation for navigation by successive stages
Titanium crown, adorned with the TUDOR shield in relief
Sapphire crystal
Waterproof to 200 m (660 ft)

Dial
Navy blue

Movement
Manufacture Calibre MT5602
Self-winding mechanical movement with bidirectional rotor system
Swiss Chronometer officially certified by the COSC (Official Swiss Chronometer Testing Institute)
Total diameter: 31.8 mm
Thickness: 6.5 mm
Jewels: 25 jewels
Power reserve: Approximately 70 hours
Variable inertia balance, micro-adjustment screw
Non-magnetic silicon balance spring
Frequency: 28,800 beats/hour (4Hz)

Functions
Centre hour, minute and seconds hands
Stop-seconds function for precise time setting

Bracelet
Fabric strap with self-gripping fastening system, navy blue with grey central thread
Additional navy blue rubber strap with woven motif and titanium buckle, included in the box

Tudor Black Bay GMT One for Only Watch 2021

TUDOR announces the Black Bay GMT One for Only Watch 2021, a unique execution of its Black Bay GMT with specially finished case, bracelet and movement as well as Master Chronometer certification by METAS.

Tudor Black Bay GMT One for Only Watch 2021

For Only Watch 2021, TUDOR has created a unique Black Bay GMT with a striking case and bracelet finish that is the result of a secret stainless-steel ageing technique. The MT5652 Manufacture Calibre powering this unique watch, capable of keeping track of time in three time zones simultaneously, also received an aesthetic treatment to match the case in style that required the bridges and mainplate to be coated in black before being aged by barrel tumbling.

Tudor Black Bay GMT One for Only Watch 2021

The Black Bay GMT One is a Master Chronometer, one of the industry’s most demanding certified standards, guaranteeing Swiss manufacturing, precision of 5 seconds (0 +5), anti-magnetism to 15’000 gauss, stated water-resistance and stated power-reserve. Achieving this certification required a substantial number of changes to the TUDOR Manufacture calibre and highlights the brand’s technical expertise and know-how.

Technical details

Model: Tudor Black Bay GMT One
Reference M7983/001U

Case
Aged 41mm stainless-steel case
41 mm diameter
14.6 mm thick
Aged stainless-steel open case back, engraved with PIECE UNIQUE and BLACK BAY GMT ONE
Unidirectional rotatable bezel in aged stainless steel, with aged stainless-steel 24-hour engraved disc
Screw-down aged stainless-steel winding crown with the TUDOR rose in relief
Domed sapphire crystal
Waterproof to 200 m (660 ft)

Dial
Matt black, domed
Matt grey markings matching the hands and hour-markers
Matt ruthenium-plated applied hour markers with beige luminescent material with green emission
Matt ruthenium-plated “Snowflake” hands with beige luminescent material with green emission

Movement
Manufacture Calibre MT5652-1U
Self-winding mechanical movement with bidirectional rotor system
Chronometer-certified by the COSC (Swiss Official Chronometer Testing Institute)
Master Chronometer-certified by METAS
Power reserve of 70 hours
Variable inertia balance, micro-adjustment by screw
Non-magnetic silicon balance spring
Frequency: 28,800 beats/hour (4 Hz)

Functions
Centre hour, minute and seconds hands
Stop seconds for precise time setting

Bracelet
Aged stainless-steel three-link bracelet with folding clasp and safety catch, satin-finished

Tudor Black Bay Ceramic

TUDOR’s brand new Black Bay Ceramic model is a symbol of the brand’s technical expertise. With a case in matt black ceramic, a Manufacture Calibre and a Master Chronometer certification from METAS, this creation certifies the iconic Swiss brand’s expert command of one of the industry’s most demanding standards in terms of chronometry and resistance to magnetic fields.

Tudor Black Bay Ceramic wrist shot

TUDOR has successfully submitted its Black Bay Ceramic model for tests to obtain a Master Chronometer certification as part of a constant bid to improve the quality of its products. This is the first application of this standard to a watch in the TUDOR collection. This certification, which requires a substantial number of changes to the TUDOR Manufacture Calibre, will mean that TUDOR will be able to offer accreditation by an independent body, confirming the excellent quality of its watches.

Tudor Black Bay Ceramic

Provided by Federal Institute of Metrology in Switzerland, METAS Master Chronometer certification is comprehensive and covers the main functional characteristics of a watch including precision, resistance to magnetic fields, waterproofness and power reserve.

Tudor Black Bay Ceramic

Its standards are incredibly high, starting with precision. In order to qualify, a watch must be able to function within a 5-second range of variation each day (0 +5), that is to say 5 seconds less than the Swiss Official Chronometer Testing Institute (COSC) (-4 +6) carried out on a single movement and a second less than TUDOR’s internal standard, which is applied to the brand’s models with a Manufacture Calibre (-2 +4). The certification also guarantees the timekeeping accuracy of a watch subjected to magnetic fields of 15,000 gauss.

Tudor Black Bay Ceramic

Finally, it also guarantees that the waterproof capability claimed by the manufacturer is as per the International Organization for Standardisation (ISO) standard 22810:2010, as does the power reserve of each Master Chronometer watch.

It should also be noted that two prerequisites are necessary before the certification can be obtained: Swiss manufacturing must comply with the criteria of Swiss Made, and the movement must be certified by the Swiss Official Chronometer Testing Institute (COSC).

Tudor Black Bay Ceramic

All the tests and prerequisites leading to the Master Chronometer certification, which the Black Bay Ceramic has achieved, are summarised below:

  • Swiss Made
  • Certification by the Swiss Official Chronometer Testing Institute (COSC)
  • Precision at two temperatures, in six different positions and at two different levels of power reserve: 100% and 33%
  • Smooth functioning when exposed to a magnetic field of 15,000 gauss and precision following exposure
  • Waterproof to 200 m (660 ft) in accordance with ISO standard 22810:2010
  • 70-hour power reserve

Tudor Black Bay Ceramic watch

Aesthetically, the TUDOR Black Bay Ceramic combines contemporary, high-tech details with subtle references to its significant heritage. Its 41mm diameter matt black monobloc ceramic case has sand-blasted surfaces with bevelled edges, mirror-polished for a striking contrast, and is finished with very pronounced lines. The insert of its rotatable bezel is also in black ceramic with a sunray satin finish.

Tudor Black Bay Ceramic

The engraved graduations in matching tones offer a complementary additional matt detail, which responds subtly to changes in light. Its dial is also black on black, the only contrast being its applied hour markers with off-white luminescent material.

Finally, a hybrid leather and rubber strap, black of course, with a “Snowflake” motif on the inside and folding clasp, as well as a complimentary black fabric strap with cream band completes the stealthy black look of this model.

Tudor Black Bay Ceramic watch with hybrid leather strap

 

The Manufacture Calibre MT5602-1U, which powers the Black Bay Ceramic, displays hour, minute and seconds functions. It has the finish typical of TUDOR Manufacture Calibres but is entirely in black, in line with the general appearance of the watch, emphasising its distinctive performance.

Tudor Black Bay Ceramic movement

Its rotor in black tungsten monobloc is openwork and satin-brushed with sand-blasted details, and its bridges and mainplate have alternate sand-blasted, polished surfaces and laser decorations.

Its build is designed to ensure robustness and precision, as is its variable inertia balance, which is maintained by a sturdy traversing bridge with a two-point fixing. Together with its non-magnetic silicon hairspring, the Manufacture Calibre MT5602-1U is able to function within a tolerance range of 5 seconds (0 +5).

Tudor Black Bay Ceramic

Like other models in the Black Bay range, the Ceramic adopts TUDOR’s characteristic angular hands known as “Snowflake” that appeared in the brand’s 1969 catalogue. The result of a subtle blend of traditional aesthetics and contemporary watchmaking, the Black Bay line is far from simply being an identical rerelease of a classic.

Resolutely anchored in the present, it brings together almost seven decades of TUDOR diving watches. Whilst it is neo-vintage in conception, its manufacturing techniques and its robustness, reliability, durability and precision as well as the quality of its finish are above modern industry standards.

Technical details

Model: Black Bay Ceramic
Reference 79210CNU

Case
41 mm matt black ceramic case with micro-blasted finish and monobloc middle case
Open case back in black-PVD-treated 316L steel with sapphire crystal
Unidirectional rotatable bezel in black-PVD-treated 316L steel with 60-minute graduated disc in black ceramic with sunray satin finish and engraved markings and numerals
Screw-down winding crown in black-PVD-treated 316L steel, with the TUDOR rose in relief and circular satin-brushed steel winding crown tube
Domed sapphire crystal
Waterproof to 200 m (660 ft)

Dial
Black, domed

Movement
Manufacture Calibre MT5602-1U
Self-winding mechanical movement with bidirectional rotor system
Total diameter: 31.8 mm
Thickness: 6.5 mm
Jewels: 25 jewels
Variable inertia balance, micro-adjustment by screw
Non-magnetic silicon balance spring
Frequency: 28 800 beats/hour (4 Hz)
Power reserve: Certified 70 hours by METAS

Precision
Swiss chronometer officially certified by COSC (Swiss Official Chronometer Testing Institute)
Master Chronometer Certification from METAS

Functions
Centre hour, minute and seconds hands
Stop-seconds for precise time setting

Bracelet
Hybrid leather and rubber strap with 316L steel folding clasp and safety catch in black PVD-treated 316L steel
Additional black fabric strap with cream band and black PVD-treated 316L steel buckle, included in the box

Tudor Black Bay Fifty-Eight Bronze Boutique Edition (reference 79012M)

TUDOR has launched a bronze version of its famous Black Bay Fifty-Eight model, featuring for the first time a bronze bracelet fitted with a new clasp with rapid adjustment system. Boasting a nautical inspired “brown-bronze” colour palette, this extra-ordinary timepiece is available exclusively in around fifty TUDOR boutiques throughout the world. This new model is equipped with the in-house self-winding calibre MT5400.

Tudor Black Bay Fifty-Eight Bronze Boutique Edition (reference 79012M)

The new Black Bay Fifty-Eight model comes with a 39 mm bronze case. Its material choice is an aesthetic nod to the bronzes on old ships and other deep-sea diving equipment. Its proportions are based on the first TUDOR divers’ watches dating from the second half of the 1950s, particularly the famous 7924 reference or “Big Crown”, the first TUDOR watch to be waterproof to 200 metres (660 ft), presented in 1958.

Tudor Black Bay Fifty-Eight Bronze Boutique Edition (reference 79012M)

The case of Black Bay Bronze has an entirely satin-brushed finish that guarantees the homogeneous development of this patina.

The combination of a domed dial in matt “brown-bronze”, shaded concentrically from the exterior towards the centre, and a bezel presenting the same gold accents found on the hands and hour markers, completes the face of this model.

Tudor Black Bay Fifty-Eight Bronze Boutique Edition (reference 79012M)

The Black Bay Fifty-Eight Bronze model marks the first time that the brand has produced a bracelet entirely from bronze. Its satin-brushed links adopting the style of TUDOR bracelets of the 1950s and ’60s, with rivets, are coordinated with the case and will develop a patina at the same pace.

Tudor Black Bay Fifty-Eight Bronze Boutique Edition (reference 79012M)

A new bronze clasp, also satin-brushed, with a redesigned cover and TUDOR “T-fit” rapid adjustment system for the length, completes the total bronze look. Easy to use, requiring no tools and offering 5 positions, this practical system allows wearers of the Black Bay Fifty-Eight Bronze to carry out a fine, instant adjustment on an adjustment window along the entire length of the 8 mm bracelet.

Tudor Black Bay Fifty-Eight Bronze Boutique Edition (reference 79012M)

Inspired the brand’s naval heritage, TUDOR presents a free complimentary strap with its Black Bay Fifty-Eight Bronze model. This “brown-bronze” woven jacquard strap carries the signature central yellow thread. Woven in France on 19th century Jacquard looms by the Julien Faure Company in the St-Etienne region, this fabric strap’s manufacturing quality and comfort on the wrist are unique.

Tudor Black Bay Fifty-Eight Bronze Boutique Edition (reference 79012M)

The Manufacture Calibre MT5400 has the finish typical of TUDOR Manufacture Calibres: Its rotor in tungsten monobloc is openwork and satin-brushed with sand-blasted details, and its bridges and mainplate have alternate sand-blasted, polished surfaces and laser decorations.

Tudor Black Bay Fifty-Eight Bronze Boutique Edition (reference 79012M)

Equipped with a variable inertia balance and a non-magnetic silicon hairspring, the Manufacture Calibre MT5400 is certified as a chronometer by the Swiss Official Chronometer Testing Institute (COSC), with its performance going beyond the standards set by this independent institute. In fact, where COSC allows an average variation in the daily running of a watch of between -4 and +6 seconds in relation to absolute time in a single movement, TUDOR insists on between -2 and +4 seconds’ variation in its running when it is completely assembled.

Tudor Black Bay Fifty-Eight Bronze Boutique Edition (reference 79012M)

Like other models in the Black Bay line, the Black Bay Fifty-Eight Bronze model features a dial inspired by the TUDOR divers’ watches produced during the 1950s. It adopts the characteristic angular hands known to collectors as “Snowflake” that appeared in the brand’s 1969 catalogue. Finally, its unprotected crown and the holes of the bars that pass through the horns are inspired by that of the first generations of TUDOR divers’ watches.

Tudor Black Bay Fifty-Eight Bronze Boutique Edition (reference 79012M)

Technical details

Model: Black Bay Fifty-Eight Bronze Boutique Edition
Reference 79012M

Case
Bronze case, 39 mm in diameter, 11.9 mm thick, 48 mm from lug to lug, satin-brushed finish
Bronze coloured PVD-treated steel case back
Unidirectional rotating bezel in bronze with 60-minute graduated matt “brown-bronze” anodised aluminium disc
Screw-down, bronze winding crown, engraved with the TUDOR rose
Domed sapphire crystal
Waterproof to 200 m (660 ft)

Dial
“Brown-bronze”, domed

Movement
Manufacture Calibre MT5400
Self-winding mechanical movement with bidirectional rotor system
Swiss Chronometer officially certified by the COSC (Swiss Official Chronometer Testing Institute)
Power reserve: Approximately 70 hours
Variable inertia balance, micro-adjustment screw
Non-magnetic silicon balance spring
Frequency: 28,800 beats/hour (4Hz)
Total diameter: 30.3 mm
Thickness: 5 mm
Jewels: 27 jewels

Functions
Centre hour, minute and seconds hands
Stop-seconds function for precise time setting

Bracelet
Riveted bronze bracelet, satin-brushed finish
Complimentary “brown-bronze” fabric strap with band and bronze buckle, included in the box

TUDOR BLACK BAY 41/36/32 (New Models with Silver Dial)

TUDOR presents new silver dial versions of their Black Bay 41, 36 and 32 watches. Designed for both men and women, these models retain the aesthetics of the Black Bay line, particularly the characteristic angular “Snowflake” hands, as well as its reliability and long-standing connection to TUDOR divers’ watches.

TUDOR BLACK BAY

These timepieces are available in 316L steel case with polished and satin finish, with the choice of black or blue lacquered or silver dial with applique hour markers. These watches highlight “Snowflake” hands, a hallmark of TUDOR divers’ watches introduced in 1969, with Swiss Super-LumiNova® phosphorescent material. The brand has chosen Swiss self-winding mechanical Calibre T600 to power these watches.

TUDOR BLACK BAY

Made from a block of one of the most robust stainless steels in existence, 316L steel, the case on this model is waterproof in all circumstances and to 150 metres (500 feet) below sea level thanks to its screw-down crown and case-back.

The movement is finely decorated despite not being visible, and adjusted to the highest chronometry standards in the watchmaking industry. The hands, and black or blue lacquered or silver dials, are crafted by the most meticulous professionals in the field with applique hour markers and Swiss Super-LumiNova® phosphorescent material. For these new watches, the brand offers three bracelet options: Jacquard fabric or leather strap or 316L steel bracelet.

TUDOR BLACK BAY

The fabric strap is a signature feature of TUDOR, one of the first watch brands to offer it in 2010. Woven using traditional techniques on 19th-century Jacquard shuttle looms by the Julien Faure company in the St-Étienne region of France, its production quality and comfort are unique. In 2020, TUDOR and Julien Faure, a 150-year-old family firm, celebrated 10 years of a partnership that began ahead of the launch of the Heritage Chrono model at Baselworld 2010, which was fitted with the first fabric watch strap produced by them.

A significant anniversary for a lasting collaboration based on extraordinary skill. For the Black Bay 41, 36 and 32 models, TUDOR has selected a black strap woven by these traditional craftsmen.

TUDOR BLACK BAY

Like all models in the Black Bay line, the Black Bay Chrono adopts TUDOR’s characteristic angular “Snowflake” hands, which first appeared in the brand’s 1969 catalogue. The result of a subtle blend of traditional aesthetics and contemporary watchmaking, the Black Bay line is far from simply being an identical re-release of a classic.

It brings together nearly 70 years of TUDOR divers’ watches at the same time as being resolutely anchored in the present. Whilst neo-vintage in conception, its manufacturing techniques, robustness, reliability, precision and the quality of its finish exceed industry standards.

TUDOR BLACK BAY

TUDOR offers a five-year guarantee for all products sold from 1 January 2020 onwards. This guarantee does not require the watch to be registered or submitted to periodic checks and is transferable. All TUDOR products purchased between 1 July 2018 and 31 December 2019 will benefit from an 18-month guarantee extension, a total of three and a half years. TUDOR also recommends having its watches serviced approximately every 10 years, depending on the model and daily use.

Technical details

References 79540, 79500, 79580

Case
41, 36 and 32 mm steel case with polished and satin finish
Smooth steel bezel with polished finish
Steel screw-down winding crown, with the TUDOR rose in relief, and black anodised aluminium winding crown tube
Domed sapphire crystal
Waterproof to 150 m (500 ft)

Dial
Black, silver or blue

Movement
Self-winding mechanical movement, Calibre T600
Power Reserve: Approximately 38 hours

Functions
Hours, minutes and seconds at the centre
Date at 3 o’clock

Bracelet
Steel bracelet with satin finish, or brown leather strap with folding clasp and safety catch, or black fabric strap with buckle

TUDOR 1926

The 1926 line pays tribute to TUDOR’s origins and watchmaking traditions, a mechanical watch that is timeless, classic and elegant. It epitomises TUDOR’s philosophy: one of refinement, quality and affordability.

TUDOR 1926

With its 1926 line, TUDOR renews its commitment to the traditional values of fine Swiss watchmaking – a world where mechanical excellence goes hand in hand with enduring sophistication. The 1926 line is named after the year when “The Tudor” was registered as a brand on behalf of Rolex founder Hans Wilsdorf. It captures TUDOR’s philosophy and continues down the very same path that it has trodden ever since its inception, emerging as a high-quality watch technically and aesthetically, with a level of sophistication that transcends any apparent limitations.

TUDOR 1926

Made from a block of one of the most robust stainless steels in existence, 316L steel, and highlighted with touches of satin-brushed rose gold, the case on these models is waterproof in all circumstances and to 100 metres (330 feet) below sea level thanks to its screw-down crown and case-back.

TUDOR 1926

The dials of the 1926 model are a fine example of TUDOR’S thorough attention to detail. Domed for a vintage touch and adorned at the centre, their delicately embossed design harkens back to TUDOR’s origins, in subtle contrast to the smooth minute scale.

TUDOR 1926

Offered in a choice of silver, opaline, white or black, these dials have applique even-numbered Arabic numerals between faceted arrow-shaped hour markers. There are also versions where the odd-numbered hour markers are set with diamonds. The wealth of detail on the dials of the 1926 line creates a striking and intricate play of light that perfectly complements the sword-shaped hands with their matching colours.

TUDOR 1926

Ever-faithful to Swiss watchmaking traditions, and to the TUDOR collection as a whole, the models in the 1926 line are all fitted with self-winding mechanical movements that have proved to be robust and reliable. The traditional “ROTOR SELF-WINDING” marking on the dial is a direct reference to this characteristic.

TUDOR 1926

Finely decorated, with a 38-hour power reserve, they feature hours, minutes and seconds as well as the date in an aperture at 3 o’clock. Offered in steel or gold and steel, the 1926 line comes in four sizes – 28 mm, 36 mm, 39 mm and 41 mm. It has been designed for women as well as men to suit wrists both big and small, with those who love beautiful things in mind.

TUDOR 1926 automatic watch with stainless steel bracelet

The case is made of steel, polished all over and waterproof to 100 metres (330 feet). All four case sizes are available with finishing touches in 4N rose gold that embellish the bezel and winding crown and highlight the dial details.

TUDOR 1926

The metal bracelet has taken pride of place in TUDOR design from the very beginning. The 1926 line naturally has a purpose-made bracelet designed with comfort, refinement and quality in mind. Made up of seven links of varying size, it closely follows the curve of the wrist. Its outer links are satin-brushed while those in the middle are polished – a variety of finish that enhances the elegant appearance of the watch. Meticulously assembled in accordance with TUDOR’s longstanding skill in the field, the bracelet is flexible as well as strong.

TUDOR 1926

TUDOR offers a five-year guarantee for all products sold from 1 January 2020 onwards. This guarantee does not require the watch to be registered or submitted to periodic checks and is transferable. All TUDOR products purchased between 1 July 2018 and 31 December 2019 will benefit from an 18-month guarantee extension, a total of three and a half years. TUDOR also recommends having its watches serviced approximately every 10 years, depending on the model and daily use.

Technical details

Collection: 1926

References
91650/1, 91550/1, 91450/1and 91350/1

Case
41, 39, 36 or 28 mm steel case with polished finish
Smooth bezel in steel or rose gold with polished finish
Steel screw-down winding crown with the TUDOR logo in relief
Domed sapphire crystal
Waterproof to 100 m (330 ft)

Dial
Black, white, opaline or silver, embossed decoration, domed, with or without diamonds
Date at 3 o’clock.

Movement
Self-winding mechanical movement, Calibre T601 (41, 39 and 36 mm) or T201 (28 mm)

Bracelet
Steel or steel and rose gold bracelet, 7 rows, satin-brushed outer links, polished centre links, or leather strap with folding clasp and safety catch

Guarantee
Five-year transferable guarantee, with no registration or periodic maintenance checks required

Tudor Black Bay Fifty-Eight 925 (Reference 79010SG)

TUDOR presents a unique new version of its popular Black Bay Fifty-Eight model in 925 silver with an open case back.

Tudor Black Bay Fifty-Eight 925 (Reference 79010SG)

The name of the radiant Black Bay Fifty-Eight 925 model is a reference to the precious metal of its case, but also to 1958, the year in which the first TUDOR divers’ watch waterproof to 200 metres (660 ft), reference 7924 or “Big Crown”, was introduced.

Tudor Black Bay Fifty-Eight 925 (Reference 79010SG)

Among other aesthetic nods to this historic watch, this model offers a case 39 mm in diameter in keeping with the characteristic proportions of the 1950s. Ideal for slim wrists, vintage enthusiasts and those who like objects with a difference, the Black Bay Fifty-Eight 925 is also the first TUDOR divers’ watch to be made in silver and to offer an open case back.

Tudor Black Bay Fifty-Eight 925 (Reference 79010SG)

The use of 925 silver is a first for a TUDOR divers’ watch, and the composition of the chosen alloy is a secret that the brand keeps close to its chest. The properties of this alloy are such that use does not affect the appearance of the case of the Black Bay Fifty-Eight 925.

Entirely satin-finished for a matt effect, it possesses an unexpected incandescent brilliance, which can best be admired on the wrist. Its extraordinary texture lends a precious aura to this model, accentuated by its open case back, which enables an appreciation of its Manufacture MT5400 Calibre.

Tudor Black Bay Fifty-Eight 925 (Reference 79010SG)

The silver case of the Black Bay Fifty-Eight 925 is also accentuated by its dial, which is taupe in colour, and its matching bezel insert. Numerous silver details add the finishing touches to this model’s delicate face, especially the famous “Snowflake” hands, one of TUDOR’s hallmarks since 1969, as do the graduations and text.

Tudor Black Bay Fifty-Eight 925 (Reference 79010SG)

The same colour palette is found on the fabric strap offered with this model. The fabric strap is one of the hallmarks of TUDOR, which, in 2010, became one of the first watchmaking brands to offer it with its products.

Woven in France on 19th century Jacquard looms by the Julien Faure company in the St-Etienne region, its manufacturing quality and comfort on the wrist are unique. In 2020, TUDOR and Julien Faure, a 150-year old family company, celebrated10 years of a partnership that began with the Heritage Chrono – the first model to be fitted with a fabric strap created by the craftsman – that was launched at Baselworld 2010.

The Manufacture Calibre MT5400, which powers the Black Bay Fifty-Eight 925, displays hour, minute and second functions. It has the finish typical of TUDOR Manufacture Calibres. Its rotor in tungsten monobloc is openwork and satin-brushed with sand-blasted details, and its bridges and mainplate have alternate sand-blasted, polished surfaces and laser decorations.

Tudor Manufacture Calibre MT5400
Tudor Manufacture Calibre MT5400

Its build has been designed to ensure robustness, longevity, reliability and precision, as has a variable inertia balance, which is maintained by a sturdy traversing bridge with a two-point fixation. Together with its non-magnetic silicon hairspring, the Manufacture Calibre MT5400 is certified as a chronometer by the Swiss Official Chronometer Testing Institute (COSC), with its performance going beyond the standards set by this independent institute. The power reserve of the Manufacture MT5400 Calibre is about 70 hours.

Like other models in the Black Bay range, the Black Bay Fifty-Eight 925 adopts TUDOR’s characteristic angular hands known as “Snowflake” that first appeared in the brand’s 1969 catalogue. The result of a subtle blend of traditional aesthetics and contemporary watchmaking, the Black Bay line is far from simply being an identical rerelease of a classic.

Tudor Black Bay Fifty-Eight 925 (Reference 79010SG)

Resolutely anchored in the present, it brings together almost seven decades of TUDOR divers’ watches. Whilst it is neo-vintage in conception, its manufacturing techniques and its robustness, reliability, durability and precision as well as the quality of its finish are above modern industry standards.

Tudor Black Bay Fifty-Eight 925 (Reference 79010SG)

TUDOR is offering a five-year guarantee on all its products sold after January 1st 2020. This guarantee does not require the watch to be registered, or any maintenance checks, and is transferable. All TUDOR products bought between July 1st 2018 and December 31st 2019 will therefore benefit from an 18-month extension to their guarantee, that is to say, a total of three and a half years. TUDOR also recommends that its watches should be serviced approximately every 10 years depending on the model and the extent of its use on a day-to-day basis.

Technical details

Model: Black Bay Fifty-Eight 925
Reference 79010SG

Case
39 mm case, satin finished, in 925 silver.
Open case back with sapphire crystal
Unidirectional rotatable bezel in 925 silver with 60-minute graduated disc in matt taupe anodised aluminium and silver gilded markings and numerals
925 silver screw-down winding crown, with the TUDOR rose in relief with circular satin-brushed 925 silver winding crown tube
Domed sapphire crystal
Waterproof to 200 m (660 ft)

Dial
Domed dial, matt frosted taupe, with applied hour markers
“Snowflake” hands, one of the hallmarks of the TUDOR divers’ watches introduced in 1969, with grade A, Swiss Super-LumiNova® luminescent material

Bracelet
Brown grain leather strap or taupe fabric strap with silver band, with 925 silver buckle

Movement
Manufacture Calibre MT5400
Self-winding mechanical movement with bidirectional rotor system
Total diameter: 30.3 mm
Thickness: 5 mm
Jewels: 27 jewels
Variable inertia balance, micro-adjustment by screw
Non-magnetic silicon balance spring
Frequency: 28 800 beats/hour (4 Hz)
Precision: Swiss chronometer officially certified by COSC (Swiss Official Chronometer Testing Institute)
Power reserve: Approximately 70 hours

Functions
Centre hour, minute and seconds hands
Stop-seconds for precise time setting

Guarantee
Five-year transferable guarantee, without registration or mandatory maintenance checks.

Tudor Black Bay Chrono (Reference 79360N)

To mark 50 years of its chronographs, TUDOR is relaunching its Black Bay Chrono model in steel with a reworked case and two dial options with contrasting sub-counters in the purest tradition of the sports chronograph.

Since the launch in 1970 of the Oysterdate model, its first chronograph, TUDOR has always produced watches that are closely tied to the world of motor sport. Since 1954, TUDOR has likewise been constantly improving its professional divers’ watches. The Black Bay Chrono model combines these traditions in a sports chronograph for purists, with contrasting sub-counters and a high-performance automatic Manufacture Calibre, with column wheel and vertical clutch.

Tudor Black Bay Chrono (Reference 79360N)

Remaining faithful to the Black Bay aesthetic, the Black Bay Chrono model has made the famous “Snowflake” hands – a brand signature for divers’ watches since 1969 – its own, in a version honed to ensure optimum readability on its domed dial.

Tudor Black Bay Chrono (Reference 79360N)

Available in two versions, matt black or opaline, the dial includes two hollowed sub-counters in contrasting colours, matt black and white opaline respectively, for optimum readability.

Tudor Black Bay Chrono (Reference 79360N)

Inspired by the first generation of TUDOR chronographs, there is a 45-minute counter and a date aperture positioned at 6 o’clock. The recognisable characteristics of the Black Bay are preserved in a steel case with a 41-millimetre diameter refined by the ingenious cut of the lower part of the sapphire crystal and a repositioned movement.

Tudor Black Bay Chrono (Reference 79360N)

Typical of the scrupulous attention to detail that is characteristic of the brand, the design of the stainless steel pushers has been inspired by the very first generation of TUDOR chronographs. A fixed bezel in stainless steel with a tachymetric scale insert in black anodised aluminium completes the distinguished appearance of this sporty new chronograph.

Tudor Black Bay Chrono (Reference 79360N)

The fabric strap is one of the hallmarks of TUDOR, which, in 2010, became one of the first watchmaking brands to offer it with its products. Woven in France on 19th century Jacquard looms by the Julien Faure company in the St-Etienne region, its manufacturing quality and comfort on the wrist are unique. In 2020, TUDOR and Julien Faure, a 150-year old family company, celebrated ten years of partnership that began with the Heritage Chrono – the first model to be equipped with a fabric strap created by the craftsmen – that was launched at Baselworld 2010.

The Black Bay Chrono model features a black strap with a motif chosen by TUDOR and woven by the craftsmen. The model is also available mounted on a stainless steel bracelet inspired by the folding riveted bracelets made by TUDOR in the 1950s and 1960s. These were famous for having rivet heads for attaching the links, shown on the side of the bracelet.

Tudor Black Bay Chrono (Reference 79360N)

The links also had a distinct stepped construction. These two aesthetic details appear on today’s model, which still integrates modern manufacturing methods with solid links. Finally, entirely in keeping with the spirit of “1970s racing”, the Black Bay Chrono is offering another choice of bracelet: a bund in aged black leather with ecru topstitching and folding clasp.

Tudor Black Bay Chrono (Reference 79360N)

The Manufacture Chronograph Calibre MT5813, which powers the Black Bay Chrono model, displays hour, minute, second, chronograph and date functions. It has the finish typical of TUDOR Manufacture Calibres. Its rotor in tungsten monobloc is openwork and satin-brushed with sand-blasted details, and its bridges and mainplate have alternate sand-blasted, polished surfaces and laser decorations.

Tudor Black Bay Chrono (Reference 79360N)

Boasting a 70-hour power reserve and a silicon balance spring, the Manufacture MT5813 chronograph Calibre is certified by the Swiss Official Chronometer Testing Institute (COSC), with its performance exceeding the standards set by this independent institute. In fact, where COSC allows an average variation in the daily running of a watch of between -4 and +6 seconds in relation to absolute time in a single movement, TUDOR insists on -2 +4 seconds’ variation in its running when it is completely assembled.

A high-performance movement, it was crafted in the purest watchmaking tradition, with a column wheel mechanism and vertical clutch. In keeping with the TUDOR philosophy of quality, it presents extraordinary robustness and reliability, guaranteed by the array of extreme tests applied to all TUDOR products.

Derived from the chronograph manufacture calibre Breitling 01, with a high-precision regulating organ developed by TUDOR and exclusive finishes, this movement is the result of a lasting collaboration between the two brands, which have chosen to pool their expertise in the design and production of certain mechanical movements.

Tudor Black Bay Chrono (Reference 79360N)

Like other models in the Black Bay range, the Black Bay Chrono has adopted TUDOR’s characteristic angular hands known as “Snowflake” that first appeared in the brand’s 1969 catalogue. The result of a subtle blend of traditional aesthetics and contemporary watchmaking, the Black Bay line is far from simply being an identical rerelease of a classic.

Resolutely anchored in the present, it brings together almost seven decades of TUDOR divers’ watches. Whilst it is neo-vintage in conception, its manufacturing techniques and its robustness, reliability, durability and precision as well as the quality of its finish are above modern industry standards.

Tudor Black Bay Chrono (Reference 79360N)

TUDOR is offering a five-year guarantee on all its products sold after January 1st 2020. This guarantee does not require the watch to be registeredor any maintenance checksand is transferable. All TUDOR products bought between July 1st 2018 and December 31st 2019 will therefore benefit from an 18-month extension to their guarantee, that is to say, a total of three and a half years. TUDOR also recommends that its watches should be serviced approximately every 10 years depending on the model and the extent of its use on a day-to-day basis.

Technical details

Case
41 mm 316L steel case with polished and satin finish
Fixed 316L steel bezel with matt black anodised aluminium disc with tachymetric scale and silver markings
316L steel screw-down winding crown with the TUDOR rose in relief
316L steel screw-down pushers at 2 o’clock and 4 o’clock
Domed sapphire crystal
Waterproof to 200 m (660 ft)

Dial
Domed matt black dial or opaline, with contrasting circular sub-counters
“Snowflake” hands, one of the hallmarks of the TUDOR divers’ watches introduced in 1969, with grade A, Swiss Super-LumiNova® luminescent material
Date at 6 o’clock

Movement
Manufacture Calibre MT5813 with chronograph function
Self-winding mechanical chronograph movement with bidirectional rotor system
Total diameter: 30.4 mm
Thickness: 7.23 mm
Jewels: 41 jewels
Variable inertia balance, micro-adjustment by screw
Non-magnetic silicon balance spring
Frequency: 28 800 beats/hour (4 Hz)
Power reserve: Approximately 70 hours
Precision: Swiss chronometer officially certified by COSC (Swiss Official Chronometer Testing Institute)

Functions
Hours and minutes hands at the centre
Chronograph seconds at the centre
Chronograph 45-minute counter at 3 o’clock
Small seconds at 9 o’clock
Instantaneous date at 6 o’clock with rapid adjustment without non-correction range
Stop-seconds for precise time setting

Bracelet
A choice of three bracelet designs: black Jacquard fabric, cuff in black aged leather or riveted steel
– Riveted 316L steel bracelet with polished and satin finish
– Black leather strap with removable bund with folding clasp and safety catch
– Black fabric strap with buckle

Guarantee
Five-year transferable guarantee, without registration or mandatory maintenance checks

Tudor Black Bay Fifty-Eight 18K

Swiss watch brand TUDOR presents a bold new version of its best selling model, the Black Bay Fifty-Eight, in 18 ct yellow gold with an open case back. This is a first for both in a TUDOR divers’ watch.

The name Black Bay Fifty-Eight 18K is, of course, a reference to the precious metal of its case, but also to 1958, the year in which the first TUDOR divers’ watch waterproof to 200 metres (660 ft), reference 7924 or “Big Crown”, was introduced.

Tudor Black Bay Fifty-Eight 18K

Among other aesthetic nods to this historic watch, this model offers a case 39 mm in diameter in keeping with the characteristic proportions of the 1950s. Ideal for slim wrists, people who like more compact watches and, of course, vintage enthusiasts, the Black Bay Fifty-Eight 18K is also the first TUDOR divers’ watch to be made in 18 ct yellow gold and offered with an open case back.

Tudor Black Bay Fifty-Eight 18K

Entirely satin-finished for a matt effect that may seem counter-intuitive with the traditional, bright finish typical of a gold watch, the case of the Black Bay Fifty-Eight 18K in 18 ct yellow gold is another first for a TUDOR divers’ watch. An open case back, which reveals the new Manufacture MT5400 Calibre, has not been offered by the brand before for this type of product and reinforces the dual aesthetic language of this model.

Tudor Black Bay Fifty-Eight 18K

The matt 18 ct yellow gold of the Black Bay Fifty-Eight 18K is emphasised by the elegant combination of dial and bezel, which are a rich “golden green” in tone with matt gold details. The “Snowflake” hands are in 18 ct yellow gold, as are the appliqués of the hour markers. The same colour palette is found on the fabric strap offered with this model. The fabric strap is one of the hallmarks of TUDOR, which, in 2010, became one of the first watchmaking brands to offer it with its products.

Tudor Black Bay Fifty-Eight 18K

Woven in France on 19th century Jacquard looms by the Julien Faure company in the St-Etienne region, its manufacturing quality and comfort on the wrist are unique. In 2020, TUDOR and Julien Faure, a 150-year old family company, celebrated ten years of partnership that began with the Heritage Chrono – the first model to be equipped with a fabric strap created by the craftsmen – that was launched at Baselworld 2010.

Tudor Black Bay Fifty-Eight 18K

The Manufacture Calibre MT5400, which powers the Black Bay Fifty-Eight 18K, displays hour, minute and second functions. It has the finish typical of TUDOR Manufacture Calibres: its rotor in tungsten monobloc is openwork and satin-brushed with sand-blasted details, and its bridges and mainplate have alternate sand-blasted, polished surfaces and laser decorations.

Its build has been designed to ensure robustness, longevity, reliability and precision, as has a variable inertia balance, which is maintained by a sturdy traversing bridge with a two-point fixation. Together with its non-magnetic silicon hairspring, the Manufacture Calibre MT5400 is certified as a chronometer by the Swiss Official Chronometer Testing Institute (COSC), with its performance going beyond the standards set by this independent institute. This movement provides a power reserve up to 70 hours.

Tudor Black Bay Fifty-Eight 18K

Like other models in the Black Bay range, the Black Bay Fifty-Eight 18K adopts TUDOR’s characteristic angular hands known as “Snowflake” that first appeared in the brand’s 1969 catalogue. The result of a subtle blend of traditional aesthetics and contemporary watchmaking, the Black Bay line is far from simply being an identical rerelease of a classic.

Resolutely anchored in the present, it brings together almost seven decades of TUDOR divers’ watches. Whilst it is neo-vintage in conception, its manufacturing techniques and its robustness, reliability, durability and precision as well as the quality of its finish are above modern industry standards.

Tudor Black Bay Fifty-Eight 18K

The history of the TUDOR divers’ watch dates back to 1954 with the launch of reference 7922. Waterproof to 100 metres (330 ft), it is the firstborn in a long line of “divers”. Affordable, robust, reliable and precise, it is representative of the philosophy of a tool-watch of the brand.

Tudor Black Bay Fifty-Eight 18K

TUDOR is offering a five-year guarantee on all its products sold after January 1st 2020. This guarantee does not require the watch to be registered, or any maintenance checks, and is transferable.

All TUDOR products bought between July 1st 2018 and December 31st 2019 will therefore benefit from an 18-month extension to their guarantee, that is to say, a total of three and a half years. TUDOR also recommends that its watches should be serviced approximately every 10 years depending on the model and the extent of its use on a day-to-day basis.

Technical details

Model: Black Bay Fifty-Eight 18K
Reference 79018V

Case
39 mm case, satin finished, in 18 ct yellow gold
Open case back with sapphire crystal
Unidirectional rotatable bezel in 18 ct yellow gold with 60-minute graduated disc in matt green anodised aluminium and gold gilded markings and numerals
18 ct yellow gold screw-down winding crown, with the TUDOR rose in relief with circular satin-brushed 18 ct yellow gold winding crown tube
Domed sapphire crystal
Waterproof to 200 m (660 ft)

Dial
Matt “golden green” in tone, with applied hour markers in 18 ct yellow gold
“Snowflake” hands, one of the hallmarks of the TUDOR divers’ watches introduced in 1969, in 18 ct yellow gold, with grade A Swiss Super-LumiNova® luminescent material

Movement
Manufacture Calibre MT5400
Self-winding mechanical movement with bidirectional rotor system
Swiss Chronometer officially certified by the COSC (Swiss Official Chronometer Testing Institute)
Power reserve: Approximately 70 hours
Total diameter: 30.3 mm
Thickness: 5 mm
Jewels: 27 jewels

Functions
Centre hour, minute and seconds hands
Stop-seconds for precise time setting

Oscillator
Variable inertia balance, micro-adjustment by screw
Non-magnetic silicon balance spring
Frequency: 28 800 beats/hour (4 Hz)

Bracelet
Domed dark brown alligator strap with 18 ct yellow gold buckle
Additional green fabric strap with gold-coloured band and 18 ct yellow gold buckle, included in the box

Guarantee
Five-year transferable guarantee, without registration or mandatory maintenance checks

TUDOR ROYAL

Following the latest trend in the emergence of luxury sport-chic watches with integrated bracelet, TUDOR presents a new range named ROYAL. Featuring integrated bracelet, notched bezel and automatic movement, the new TUDOR Royal is both versatile and affordable collection offering stylistic sports timepieces.

TUDOR ROYAL

Royal is a name first used by TUDOR in the 1950s to emphasise the superior quality of its watches. Following this rich heritage, the TUDOR Royal range offers automatic sport-chic watches with integrated bracelets that are as affordable as they are uncompromising.

TUDOR ROYAL

Cutting-edge technical performance and refined aesthetic are characteristic of this range, which sits at the crossroads between classic and sports watches and comes in stainless steel or stainless steel and gold and is offered in 4 sizes (41, 38, 34 or 28 mm) with 9 possible dials.

TUDOR ROYAL 41mm, Ref. M28600-0005: Stainless steel case and bracelet, Blue dial with Roman Numerals
TUDOR ROYAL 41mm, Ref. M28600-0005: Stainless steel case and bracelet, Blue dial with Roman Numerals

Produced in Switzerland from a block of 316L stainless steel, one of the most robust in existence, the case of the TUDOR Royal models is waterproof in any situation and to a depth 100 metres (330 ft) below the surface of the ocean thanks to its screw-down winding crown and back. Although it is invisible, its movement, the epitome of Swiss expertise in micro-mechanics, is finely decorated and regulated according to the best chronometric standards of the watchmaking industry.

TUDOR ROYAL 41mm, Ref. M28603-0003: Stainless steel case, yellow gold bezel, steel and yellow gold bracelet, Black dial with Roman Numerals
TUDOR ROYAL 41mm, Ref. M28603-0003: Stainless steel case, yellow gold bezel, steel and yellow gold bracelet, Black dial with Roman Numerals

Its dial and hands have been crafted in Switzerland by the most meticulous watchmaking professionals in the field, with applied hour markers with Swiss Super-LumiNova® luminescent material. And lastly, without fuss or noise, its “five-link” bracelet is distinguished by the quality of its design, manufacture and finish.

TUDOR ROYAL 38mm, M28500-0003: Stainless steel case and bracelet, Black dial with Roman Numerals
TUDOR ROYAL 38mm, M28500-0003: Stainless steel case and bracelet, Black dial with Roman Numerals

The TUDOR Royal range makes the sunray motif on its dials its own. In black, silver, champagne-colour or blue, this motif, which radiates from the centre of the dial, creates the lighting effects and flattering reflections responsible for the elegance of this line. They are completed by a version in diamond-set mother-of-pearl for the feminine versions. As a final touch of chic, TUDOR has added applied Roman numerals to its TUDOR Royal watches.

TUDOR ROYAL 38mm, M28503-0005: Stainless steel case, yellow gold bezel, steel and yellow gold bracelet, Champagne-colour dial with diamond hour markers + Roman Numerals for 6, 9 and 12
TUDOR ROYAL 38mm, M28503-0005: Stainless steel case, yellow gold bezel, steel and yellow gold bracelet, Champagne-colour dial with diamond hour markers + Roman Numerals for 6, 9 and 12

The TUDOR Royal range is the epitome of balance, elegance and versatility. The details of its design give it a unique personality, especially its characteristic notched bezel with its alternating surface polish and cut grooves. With its integrated metal bracelet, ensuring an uninterrupted line with the case, TUDOR Royal boasts fluidity and an assured style.

TUDOR ROYAL 34mm, Ref. M28400-0001: Stainless steel case and bracelet, Silver dial with Roman Numerals
TUDOR ROYAL 34mm, Ref. M28400-0001: Stainless steel case and bracelet, Silver dial with Roman Numerals

Characterised by its three wide satin-brushed links set between two slimmer polished elements, the smooth quality of its surfaces, and, above all, its edges emphasise the attention paid by TUDOR to comfort on the wrist. Available in stainless steel, or with alternating links in stainless steel and yellow gold, the models in this range cater to every taste owing to the intricacy of their finish.

TUDOR ROYAL 34mm, Ref. M28403-0005: Stainless steel case, yellow gold bezel, steel and yellow gold bracelet, Black dial with diamond hour markers + Roman Numerals for 6, 9 and 12
TUDOR ROYAL 34mm, Ref. M28403-0005: Stainless steel case, yellow gold bezel, steel and yellow gold bracelet, Black dial with diamond hour markers + Roman Numerals for 6, 9 and 12

Available in four sizes, TUDOR Royal is designed to fit any wrist size. The 41 mm version is particularly distinctive as its mechanical movement displays the day at the same time as the date.

TUDOR ROYAL 28 mm, Ref. M28300-0004: Stainless steel case and bracelet, Black dial with diamond hour markers + Roman Numerals for 3, 6, 9 and 12
TUDOR ROYAL 28 mm, Ref. M28300-0004: Stainless steel case and bracelet, Black dial with diamond hour markers + Roman Numerals for 3, 6, 9 and 12

TUDOR is offering a five-year guarantee on all its products sold after January 1st 2020. This guarantee does not require the watch to be registered, or any maintenance checks, and is transferable. In addition, all TUDOR products bought between July 1st 2018 and December 31st 2019 will benefit from an 18-month extension to their guarantee, that is to say, a total of three and a half years. TUDOR also recommends that its watches be serviced approximately every 10 years depending on the model and real-life usage.

TUDOR ROYAL 28 mm, Ref. M28303-0007: Stainless steel case, yellow gold bezel, steel and yellow gold bracelet, White mother-of-pearl dial with diamond hour markers + Roman Numerals for 3, 6, 9 and 12
TUDOR ROYAL 28 mm, Ref. M28303-0007: Stainless steel case, yellow gold bezel, steel and yellow gold bracelet, White mother-of-pearl dial with diamond hour markers + Roman Numerals for 3, 6, 9 and 12

Technical details

Collection: TUDOR ROYAL

References
28600/3, 28500/3, 28400/3, 28300/3

Case
316L steel case with polished and satin finish
Diameter: 41, 38, 34 or 28 mm
Notched bezel in 316L steel or 18 ct yellow gold, alternating cut grooves and polished finish
Screw-down winding crown in 316L steel or 18 ct yellow gold, adorned with the TUDOR logo in relief
Sapphire crystal
Waterproof to 100 m (330 ft)

Dial
Black, silver, champagne-colour or blue, sunray-finish, with or without diamonds
Gem-set white mother-of-pearl (34 and 28 mm only)
Applied Roman numerals
Day of the week at 12 o’clock (41 mm only)
Date at 3 o’clock

Bracelet
Integrated bracelet in 316L steel or 316L steel and 18 ct yellow gold, 5 rows, satin-brushed external and central links, polished intermediate links, with folding clasp and safety catch

Movement
Self-winding mechanical movement, calibre 2834 (41 mm) or 2824 (38 and 34 mm) or 2671 (28 mm)

Functions
Centre hour, minute and seconds hands
Semi-instantaneous date at 3 o’clock
Semi-instantaneous day of the week at 12 o’clock (41 mm model only)
Stop-seconds for precise time setting
Oscillator: Nivarox, adjustment via index assembly; Frequency: 28 800 beats/hour (4 Hz)
Total diameter: 2834: 33.3 mm/ 2824: 26 mm/ 2671: 17.5 mm
Thickness: 2834: 5.5 mm/ 2824: 4.6 mm/2671: 4.8 mm
Jewels: 25 jewels
Power reserve: Approximately 38 hours

Models

TUDOR ROYAL 41mm: 3 Hands with Day and Date (ETA 2834 movement)

  • Ref. M28600-0001: Stainless steel case and bracelet, Silver dial with Roman Numerals
  • Ref. M28600-0002: Stainless steel case and bracelet, Silver dial with diamond hour markers + Roman Numerals for 3, 6 and 9
  • Ref. M28600-0003: Stainless steel case and bracelet, Black dial with Roman Numerals
  • Ref. M28600-0004: Stainless steel case and bracelet, Black dial with diamond hour markers + Roman Numerals for 3, 6 and 9
  • Ref. M28600-0005: Stainless steel case and bracelet, Blue dial with Roman Numerals
  • Ref. M28600-0006: Stainless steel case and bracelet, Blue dial with diamond hour markers + Roman Numerals for 3, 6 and 9
  • Ref. M28603-0001: Stainless steel case, yellow gold bezel, steel and yellow gold bracelet, Silver dial with Roman Numerals
  • Ref. M28603-0002: Stainless steel case, yellow gold bezel, steel and yellow gold bracelet, Silver dial with diamond hour markers + Roman Numerals for 3, 6 and 9
  • Ref. M28603-0003: Stainless steel case, yellow gold bezel, steel and yellow gold bracelet, Black dial with Roman Numerals
  • Ref. M28603-0004: Stainless steel case, yellow gold bezel, steel and yellow gold bracelet, Champagne-colour dial with Roman Numerals
  • Ref. M28603-0005: Stainless steel case, yellow gold bezel, steel and yellow gold bracelet, Black dial with diamond hour markers + Roman Numerals for 3, 6 and 9
  • Ref. M28603-0006: Stainless steel case, yellow gold bezel, steel and yellow gold bracelet, Champagne-colour with diamond hour markers + Roman Numerals for 3, 6 and 9

TUDOR ROYAL 38mm: 3 Hands with Date (ETA 2824 movement)

  • Ref. M28500-0001: Stainless steel case and bracelet, Silver dial with Roman Numerals
  • Ref. M28500-0002: Stainless steel case and bracelet, Silver dial with diamond hour markers + Roman Numerals for 6, 9 and 12
  • Ref. M28500-0003: Stainless steel case and bracelet, Black dial with Roman Numerals
  • M28500-0004: Stainless steel case and bracelet, Black dial with diamond hour markers + Roman Numerals for 6, 9 and 12
  • Ref. M28500-0005: Stainless steel case and bracelet, Blue dial with Roman Numerals
  • Ref. M28500-0006: Stainless steel case and bracelet, Blue dial with diamond hour markers + Roman Numerals for 6, 9 and 12
  • Ref. M28503-0001: Stainless steel case, yellow gold bezel, steel and yellow gold bracelet, Silver dial with Roman Numerals
  • Ref. M28503-0002: Stainless steel case, yellow gold bezel, steel and yellow gold bracelet, Silver dial with diamond hour markers + Roman Numerals for 6, 9 and 12
  • Ref. M28503-0003: Stainless steel case, yellow gold bezel, steel and yellow gold bracelet, Champagne-colour dial with Roman Numerals
  • Ref. M28503-0004: Stainless steel case, yellow gold bezel, steel and yellow gold bracelet, Black dial with diamond hour markers + Roman Numerals for 6, 9 and 12
  • Ref. M28503-0005: Stainless steel case, yellow gold bezel, steel and yellow gold bracelet, Champagne-colour dial with diamond hour markers + Roman Numerals for 6, 9 and 12
  • Ref. M28503-0006: Stainless steel case, yellow gold bezel, steel and yellow gold bracelet, Black dial with Roman Numerals

TUDOR ROYAL 34mm: 3 Hands with Date (ETA 2824 movement)

  • Ref. M28400-0001: Stainless steel case and bracelet, Silver dial with Roman Numerals
  • Ref. M28400-0002: Stainless steel case and bracelet, Silver dial with diamond hour markers + Roman Numerals for 6, 9 and 12
  • Ref. M28400-0003: Stainless steel case and bracelet, Black dial with Roman Numerals
  • Ref. M28400-0004: Stainless steel case and bracelet, Black dial with diamond hour markers + Roman Numerals for 6, 9 and 12
  • Ref. M28400-0005: Stainless steel case and bracelet, White mother-of-peal dial with diamond hour markers + Roman Numerals for 6, 9 and 12
  • Ref. M28400-0006: Stainless steel case and bracelet, Blue dial with Roman Numerals
  • Ref. M28400-0007: Stainless steel case and bracelet, Blue dial with diamond hour markers + Roman Numerals for 6, 9 and 12
  • Ref. M28403-0001: Stainless steel case, yellow gold bezel, steel and yellow gold bracelet, Silver dial with Roman Numerals
  • Ref. M28403-0002: Stainless steel case, yellow gold bezel, steel and yellow gold bracelet, Silver dial diamond hour markers + Roman Numerals for 6, 9 and 12
  • Ref. M28403-0003: Stainless steel case, yellow gold bezel, steel and yellow gold bracelet, Black dial with Roman Numerals
  • Ref. M28403-0004: Stainless steel case, yellow gold bezel, steel and yellow gold bracelet, Champagne-colour dial with Roman Numerals
  • Ref. M28403-0005: Stainless steel case, yellow gold bezel, steel and yellow gold bracelet, Black dial with diamond hour markers + Roman Numerals for 6, 9 and 12
  • Ref. M28403-0006: Stainless steel case, yellow gold bezel, steel and yellow gold bracelet, Champagne-colour dial with diamond hour markers + Roman Numerals for 6, 9 and 12
  • Ref. M28403-0007: Stainless steel case, yellow gold bezel, steel and yellow gold bracelet, White mother-of-peal dial with diamond hour markers + Roman Numerals for 6, 9 and 12

TUDOR ROYAL 28 mm: 3 Hands with Date (ETA 2671 movement)

  • Ref. M28300-0006: Stainless steel case and bracelet, Blue dial with Roman Numerals
  • Ref. M28300-0007: Stainless steel case and bracelet, Blue dial with diamond hour markers + Roman Numerals for 3, 6, 9 and 12
  • Ref. M28300-0001: Stainless steel case and bracelet, Silver dial with Roman Numerals
  • Ref. M28300-0002: Stainless steel case and bracelet, Silver dial with diamond hour markers + Roman Numerals for 3, 6, 9 and 12
  • Ref. M28300-0003: Stainless steel case and bracelet, Black dial with Roman Numerals
  • Ref. M28300-0004: Stainless steel case and bracelet, Black dial with diamond hour markers + Roman Numerals for 3, 6, 9 and 12
  • Ref. M28300-0005: Stainless steel case and bracelet, white mother-of-pearl dial with diamond hour markers + Roman Numerals for 3, 6, 9 and 12
  • Ref. M28303-0001: Stainless steel case, yellow gold bezel, steel and yellow gold bracelet, Silver dial with Roman Numerals
  • Ref. M28303-0002: Stainless steel case, yellow gold bezel, steel and yellow gold bracelet, Silver dial diamond hour markers + Roman Numerals for 3, 6, 9 and 12
  • Ref. M28303-0003: Stainless steel case, yellow gold bezel, steel and yellow gold bracelet, black dial with Roman Numerals
  • Ref. M28303-0004: Stainless steel case, yellow gold bezel, steel and yellow gold bracelet, Champagne-colour dial with Roman Numerals
  • Ref. M28303-0005: Stainless steel case, yellow gold bezel, steel and yellow gold bracelet, black dial with diamond hour markers + Roman Numerals for 3, 6, 9 and 12
  • Ref. M28303-0006: Stainless steel case, yellow gold bezel, steel and yellow gold bracelet, Champagne-colour dial with diamond hour markers + Roman Numerals for 3, 6, 9 and 12
  • Ref. M28303-0007: Stainless steel case, yellow gold bezel, steel and yellow gold bracelet, White mother-of-pearl dial with diamond hour markers + Roman Numerals for 3, 6, 9 and 12

TUDOR Black Bay Fifty-Eight “Navy Blue”

Respecting its long tradition of blue sports watches, TUDOR presents a “Navy Blue” version of its flagship model, the Black Bay Fifty-Eight.

The Black Bay Fifty-Eight “Navy Blue” gets its name from its colour, of course, but also from the year 1958, in which the first TUDOR divers’ watch waterproof to 200 metres (660 ft), reference 7924 or “Big Crown”, was presented. Among other aesthetic nods to this historic watch, this model offers a 39 mm diameter case in keeping with the characteristic proportions of the 1950s.

TUDOR Black Bay Fifty-Eight “Navy Blue”

Made from 316L stainless steel, this model is ideal for slim wrists. Featuring a Navy Blue matt domed dial with applied hour-markers, the Black Bay Fifty-Eight “Navy Blue” carries on with the long TUDOR tradition of blue sports watches.

TUDOR Black Bay Fifty-Eight “Navy Blue”

Its “Snowflake” hands, a hallmark of TUDOR divers’ watches, since 1969, are applied with grade A, Swiss Super-LumiNova® luminescent material. For this new timepiece, TUDOR offers three straps/bracelet options: blue Jacquard fabric with silver band, blue “soft touch”, and “riveted” steel.

TUDOR Black Bay Fifty-Eight “Navy Blue”

In 1969, TUDOR introduced a divers’ watch with a blue dial and bezel. The other sports watches in the collection were soon attired in blue, immediately creating a lasting aesthetic hallmark known as “TUDOR Blue”. Adopted by the French navy for its TUDOR divers’ watches during the 1970s, this livery became part of the collective imagination. The Black Bay Fifty-Eight “Navy Blue” follows in this tradition with its navy blue dial and bezel insert. This is a colour that also appears on the “soft touch” strap offered with this model and made from a synthetic, tactile material resembling flannel.

TUDOR Black Bay Fifty-Eight “Navy Blue”

 

Navy blue is also the dominant colour of the fabric strap offered with this model. The fabric strap is one of the hallmarks of TUDOR, which, in 2010, became one of the very first watchmaking brands to offer it with its products. Woven in France on 19th century Jacquard looms by the Julien Faure Company in the St-Etienne region, its manufacturing quality and comfort on the wrist are unique.

TUDOR Black Bay Fifty-Eight “Navy Blue”

In 2020, TUDOR and Julien Faure, a 150-year old family company, celebrate 10 years of a partnership that started just before the launch of the Heritage Chrono in 2010, the first model of the brand to be fitted with a fabric strap created by the artisan.

The Manufacture Calibre MT5402, which equips the Black Bay Fifty-Eight “Navy Blue”, displays hour, minute and second functions. It has the finish typical of TUDOR Manufacture calibres. Its rotor in tungsten monobloc is openwork and satin-brushed with sand-blasted details, and its bridges and mainplate have alternate sand-blasted, polished surfaces and laser decorations.

TUDOR Black Bay Fifty-Eight “Navy Blue”

Its build has been designed to ensure robustness, longevity, reliability and precision, as has its variable inertia balance, which is maintained by a sturdy traversing bridge with a two-point fixation.

Together with its non-magnetic silicon hairspring, the Manufacture Calibre MT5402 is chronometer-certified by the Swiss Official Chronometer Testing Institute (COSC), with its performance going beyond the standards set by this independent institute. In fact, where COSC allows for an average variation in the daily running rate of a watch movement of between -4 and +6 seconds in relation to absolute time, TUDOR applies a tolerance of between -2 and +4 seconds’ variation in its daily rate on the watch fully assembled. The power reserve of the Manufacture MT5402 Calibre is about 70 hours.

Like other models in the Black Bay range, the Black Bay Fifty-Eight “Navy Blue” adopts TUDOR’s characteristic angular hands known as “Snowflake” that appeared in the brand’s 1969 catalogue. The result of a subtle blend of traditional aesthetics and contemporary watchmaking, the Black Bay line is far from offering identical re-releases of classics.

TUDOR Black Bay Fifty-Eight “Navy Blue”

Resolutely anchored in the present, it brings together close to seven decades of TUDOR divers’ watches. Whilst it is neo-vintage in style, its manufacturing techniques and its robustness, reliability, durability and precision as well as the quality of its finishing are above current industry standards.

TUDOR Black Bay Fifty-Eight “Navy Blue”

The history of the TUDOR divers’ watch dates back to 1954 with the launch of reference 7922. Waterproof up to 100 metres (330 ft), it is the firstborn in a long line of “divers”. Affordable, robust, reliable and precise, it is representative of the philosophy of a tool-watch of the brand. The seven decades following the introduction of reference 7922 have witnessed the constant improvement of the TUDOR divers’ watch, gaining wide acclaim from professionals in the field, including some of the largest navies in the world, in the process.

TUDOR Black Bay Fifty-Eight “Navy Blue”

The watch comes with a five-year transferable guarantee, with no registration or periodic maintenance checks required. TUDOR is offering a five-year guarantee on all its products sold after January 1st 2020. This guarantee does not require the watch to be registered, or any maintenance checks, and is transferable.

In addition, all TUDOR products bought between July 1st 2018 and December 31st 2019 will benefit from an 18-month extension to their guarantee, that is to say, a total of three and a half years. TUDOR also recommends that its watches be serviced approximately every 10 years depending on the model and real-life usage.

Technical details

Model: Black Bay Fifty-Eight “Navy Blue”
Reference 79030B

Case
Diameter: 39 mm
Material and finish: 316L steel case with polished and satin finish
Unidirectional rotatable bezel in 316L steel with 60-minute graduated disc in matt blue anodised aluminium and silver gilded markings and numerals
316L steel screw-down winding crown, with the TUDOR rose in relief, with circular satin-brushed 316L steel winding crown tube
Domed sapphire crystal
Waterproof to 200 m (660 ft)

Dial
Blue, domed

Movement
Manufacture Calibre MT5402
Self-winding mechanical movement with bidirectional rotor system
Power reserve: Approximately 70 hours
Swiss chronometer officially certified by COSC (Swiss Official Chronometer Testing Institute)
Variable inertia balance, micro-adjustment by screw
Non-magnetic silicon balance spring
Frequency: 28 800 beats/hour (4 Hz)
Total diameter: 26 mm
Thickness: 4.99 mm
Jewels: 27 jewels

Functions
Centre hour, minute and seconds hands
Stop-seconds for precise time setting

Bracelet
Riveted 316L steel bracelet with polished and satin-brushed finish, or blue “soft touch” with folding clasp and safety catch, or blue fabric strap with silver band and buckle

David Beckham, Lady Gaga, Jay Chou and the All Blacks – Tudor Brand and #Borntodare Campaign Ambassadors

In 2017, the Swiss luxury watch brand Tudor launched a new campaign with the “Born To Dare” signature which reflects both the history of the brand and what it stands for today. Daring individuals have long chosen Tudor while achieving the extraordinary on land, ice, in the air and underwater. This signature also refers to the vision of Hans Wilsdorf, the founder of Tudor, who manufactured Tudor watches to withstand the most extreme conditions, watches made for the most daring lifestyles indeed. It finally tells of the singular approach Tudor is known for today, having pioneered now major trends within the watchmaking industry.

The Tudor “Born To Dare” spirit is expressed in a campaign manifesto and supported globally by ambassadors whose life achievements directly result from a daring approach to life.

David Beckham

One of the most admired, gifted and successful football players of all time, a philanthropist, an entrepreneur and a global style icon, David Beckham’s life journey embodies the daring values that made Tudor what it is today.

David Beckham is a multi-faceted man with a taste for finer things. David Beckham wears the Black Bay S&G, a vintage-inspired steel and gold diver’s watch as well as the Black Bay Chrono, a COSC-certified chronograph with column-wheel manufacture calibre drawing upon Tudor’s diving and motorsports heritage.

David Beckham - Tudor Brand and #Borntodare Campaign Ambassador
David Beckham – Tudor Brand and #Borntodare Campaign Ambassador

As a child, David Beckham had a dream. Whenever asked about what he would want to be later in life he invariably answered “a football player”. This early drive led him to become one of the most acclaimed, loved and successful players in the history of the game. With three major clubs and 115 selections in the English football team, 59 as captain, he left his mark: 6 England Championship titles, 2 Major League Soccer cups, one time Champion of Spain and one time UEFA Champion.

He might not have been the best scorer, nor the fastest player, but he had a unique style, both precise and spectacular. One of perfect passes, extraordinary kicks and supreme accuracy that proved decisive on the field. “Bend it like Beckham” says it all about his brand of game. By daring to go all the way, always, David Beckham made his childhood dream a reality.

David Beckham is one of the hardest-working players in the history of football. Never taking anything for granted, even when injured, or on loan to another team, he trained harder than most. As a player, he reinvented himself every game. Even though retired from professional sports, he still continues to inspire. His philanthropic activities focus on the protection and welfare of children worldwide. A long-time UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador and malaria foe, he dedicates his energy and time to the health and education of children in Africa.

Beyond philanthropy and football, David Beckham has worked his way up to the status of much more than a legendary player. Facing the fear of what comes after a sports career and building on his ambition, he established himself as a global style icon. His influence on popular culture transcends the pitch. He is a model and counts hundreds of millions of fans around the world.

Lady Gaga

Notorious for being provocative both on- and off-stage and leading a foundation committed to empowering young people, Lady Gaga personifies the very #BornToDare spirit that TUDOR has lived by since its creation.

An astounding voice, style icon, award-winning actress, political activist and philanthropist–Lady Gaga is all of these and much more. With her unique style and charisma, Gaga keeps millions of fans and the fashion community enthralled by her theatrical approach to her art.

Lady Gaga - Tudor Brand and #Borntodare Campaign Ambassador
Lady Gaga – Tudor Brand and #Borntodare Campaign Ambassador

An Academy Award nominee, as well as the holder of six Grammy Awards, two Golden Globes and two MTV awards, Lady Gaga has achieved a level of fame and respect few entertainers ever have. She has sold 150 million singles and over 30 million albums and is the only female artist to have had five US number one albums in the second decade of the 2000s. This incredible achievement is a result of her unique recipe for success: raw talent, hard work, bold choices and immense gratitude to her fans.

When you try and think of a daring individual in today’s popular culture, it is difficult to find anyone more fitting of the description than Lady Gaga. Behind the glitter and glam, her provocative style and political statements, she is the quintessential artiste. A singer, composer, performer and dancer, she uniquely projects herself, creating a revolutionary image as a way to reach her public. Writing her own lyrics, playing the guitar, the piano, dancing, asserting her unconventionality, she inspires awe, raises awareness and demands attention.

Lady Gaga is not just about entertainment and show business; she also tackles significant political and social issues. As a committed activist, her messages take many shapes and forms, often going against the political tide, but always without fear. Raising awareness of and money for Haiti in 2010 and Japan in 2011 were key achievements.

Her Born This Way foundation is committed to supporting the wellbeing of young people and empowering them to create a kinder and braver world. Leveraging rigorous academic research and authentic, meaningful partnerships, it provides them with tolerant communities, improved mental health resources, and more positive environments – online and offline.

JAY CHOU

Brought up in a family of teachers in Taiwan, Jay Chou was introduced to the piano at the age of four, after he demonstrated an early gift for music. He later on picked up the cello and to this day, still mentions Chopin as his favourite composer. As a man of taste and culture, Jay Chou wears the new TUDOR 1926, a highly refined while understated mechanical timepiece blending traditional horology aesthetics and contemporary high-performance watchmaking.

In 2007 Jay Chou founded his own record company, JVR Music, which pioneered cross-cultural fusion of electronic music with Asian pop music. This stable of talents proved repeatedly that his approach as a producer is in perfect tune with the aspiration of the youth in most parts of Asia.

Jay Chou - Tudor Brand and #Borntodare Campaign Ambassador
Jay Chou – Tudor Brand and #Borntodare Campaign Ambassador

Not only does he write, compose and produce music, he is also the director of a large number of music videos, including his own. Recognized in the directing circles, both in Asia and in the USA, as a successful ads director, he fully expresses in those short formats the vibe he feels among his fans, the deep and personal inspirations he passes on to the crowds.

Jay Chou plays the piano, the cello, the violin, the guitar and various types of percussion instruments. He started his career as a lyrics and music composer, and then put those talents to even better use when he started his singing career in 2000.He pioneered the blend of European music styles such as R&B and electronica with Asian classical music, inventing the “Chou Style”. After several albums, all sold in millions of copies, he took up acting.

In several Asian super-productions and blockbusters and in major Hollywood productions, he proved to be as much in his place on a cinema set as on stage. His filmography also includes the writing and directing of two feature films, which gathered critic’s acclaim. In both of them, music naturally played a major part. While assuming many different roles, including actor, director and scriptwriter, he has never abandoned his first love, music, and rose to the top of the Asian charts touring the world with every new album.

Jay Chou is also a known philanthropist and advocate of good causes. He stepped up to provide critical support in the wake of disasters including major earthquakes in Wenchuan in 2008 and multiple earthquakes in Taiwan over the years. He is an ambassador, and a donor, to the Fubon Charity Foundation, which is dedicated to the cause dearest to him, the care and education of impoverished, distressed and disabled children. In 2016, Jay also joined WildAid in a new campaign against rhino horn, shark fin, elephant ivory and other products decimating wildlife around the world.

The All Blacks and Beauden Barrett

Since 2017, New Zealand’s national rugby team, the legendary All Blacks, together with their explosive playmaker Beauden Barrett, have been ambassadors for TUDOR and its #BornToDare signature. Rugby is a powerful, uncompromising sport with noble values, a sport for the bold, a true reflection of the spirit that has driven this watchmaking brand since its inception.

Since 1884, New Zealand’s national rugby team, the All Blacks, has enjoyed a win-rate of over 75%, making it one of the most successful teams of all time in any sport. Despite being a relatively small country of 4.5 million residents, New Zealand has an enormous pool of talent with rugby coursing through the veins of 150,000 players, and many more supporters country-wide. With world-class training practices from the earliest age, a daring vision of the sport and enduring values of humility and team spirit, the All Black team towers above the individual star.

New Zealand’s national rugby team, the legendary All Blacks

International rugby matches can be extremely gruelling, physically intensive events. That’s why it is called a Test match, because it tests you in every way: it tests your physicality, skill level, endurance and mental ability to perform under pressure. The All Blacks show they are ready and up for anything when they perform the Haka, the world-famous, awe-inspiring Māori challenge before every test match. The Haka is their signature, their way of stating their origins, what they represent and what they are prepared to do.

As a group, they push the game to new heights, and to each new generation of players is passed the guardianship of the legend. The All Blacks are named after the colour of their team kit, with the All Blacks jersey one of the most famous pieces of sports apparel in the world. Embellished with a silver fern across the chest, it is the pride of New Zealand and symbol of the All Blacks’ cultural heritage, for whom it “will never change”. The players also believe that the jersey, the true embodiment of the team, does not belong to them: they are simply its temporary guardians with the duty to pass it on to the next generation “in a better position than you found it”.

Beauden Barrett
Beauden Barrett

All Blacks playmaker Beauden Barrett was named best rugby player in the world in 2016 and 2017. Raised in a family of rugby players, he started his professional career in 2010 at just 19 years old. Only two years into his professional career, he was selected as a substitute for the All Blacks. He became their starting number 10 four years later. In 2015 he was a key player in helping the All Blacks win Rugby World Cup.

With sheer speed, he launches himself into the smallest cracks in the opposition defensive line, surprising his adversaries and finding new openings. His relatively lean athletic stature is no hindrance to his bravery in the physical aspects of rugby at the highest level. His tactical nous belies his age. And yet he exemplifies humility, the very essence of the All Blacks.

The All Blacks and Beauden Barrett wear several different TUDOR models, whose robustness reflects their own. The Black Bay Dark, a sporty, vintage-inspired “all-black” steel model, whose colour comes from its black PVD finish, and the Black Bay Steel, renowned for the iconic red triangle on its rotating bezel, can both frequently be seen on their wrists. Tested to the extreme, just like the All Blacks, these models represent TUDOR’s uncompromising watchmaking philosophy and expertise.

Tudor Black Bay Ceramic One for Only Watch 2019

To support Only Watch charity auction, TUDOR introduces its first Black Bay model in ceramic. Entirely mat black, this unique looking watch is part of the long TUDOR diving watch tradition.

Since 1954, TUDOR has continuously improved its professional diving watches, which have been collaboratively developed with and used by pioneers of the field, including some of the largest navies in the world. It is in keeping with this heritage of both technical and aesthetic innovation that TUDOR has created the Black Bay Ceramic One – a unique matte black ceramic, titanium and stainless steel diving watch.

This model is 41 millimetres in diameter and is powered by the Manufacture Calibre MT5602, complete with a black PVD-coated rotor. It daringly boasts an all-black look, including dial and hands that are filled with black luminescent material as well as a hybrid rubber and matte alligator strap.

Technical details

Reference M7921/001CN

Case
Matt black ceramic case with bead-blasted finish
41 mm diameter
14.8 mm thick
Matt black PVD-treated steel case back, engraved with PIECE UNIQUE and BLACK BAY CERAMIC ONE, with sunray satin-brushed and bead-blasted finish and open back with sapphire crystal
Unidirectional rotatable bezel in matt black PVD-treated titanium, with matt black ceramic disc, with sunray satin-brushed finish, engraved with 60-minute
Screw-down winding crown in matt black PVD-treated steel engraved with the TUDOR in relief
Domed sapphire crystal
Waterproof to 200 m (660 f)

Dial
Matt black, domed
Black gloss markings
Darkened hour markers applied with black luminescent material with green emission
Darkened Snowflake hands with black luminescent material with green emission

Movement
Manufacture Calibre MT5602 (COSC)
Self-winding mechanical movement with bidirectional rotor system
Swiss Chronometer officially certified by the COSC (Swiss Official Chronometer Testing Institute)
Power reserve of Approximately 70 hours
Centre hour, minute and seconds hands
Stop seconds for precise time setting
Variable inertia balance, micro-adjustment by screw
Non-magnetic silicon balance spring
Matt black PVD-treated oscillating weight
Frequency: 28,800 beats/hour (4 Hz)

Bracelet
Hybrid black alligator leather and rubber strap with matt black PVD-treated folding clasp and safety catch, satin-finished

TUDOR Black Bay Chrono Dark (Limited Edition Created with New Zealand’s National Rugby Team)

This year, to mark the Rugby World Cup 2019 and celebrate its partnership with New Zealand’s national rugby team, TUDOR created a black version of its Black Bay chronograph in a limited edition with the same number of timepieces as All Blacks players since the team’s creation. An additional model will be added every time a new player is selected.

To celebrate the All Blacks legacy and mark the Rugby World Cup 2019 (RWC) as the team will defend its back-to-back champion’s title, TUDOR is launching the Black Bay Chrono Dark model, a new black version – matching the All Blacks’ famous jersey– of its chronograph, fitted with a Manufacture Calibre with column wheel and vertical clutch. Unusually for TUDOR, the new model is a limited edition: a watch to pay tribute to every player who has been selected for New Zealand’s national rugby team from its creation in 1884 to the RWC 2019. The number will be adjusted according to the final composition of the World Cup team. The series will grow over the coming years as new players join the ranks of the All Blacks.

TUDOR Black Bay Chrono Dark (Limited Edition Created with New Zealand's National Rugby Team)
TUDOR Black Bay Chrono Dark (Limited Edition Created with New Zealand’s National Rugby Team)

The Black Bay Chrono Dark model features a characteristic satin-brushed steel bracelet for a matt effect, finished with a black PVD-treated coating. Directly derived from the thin-film technology originally developed by NASA for its various space programmes, PVD, or Physical Vapour Deposition, enables practically any inorganic material to be bonded with metals. Of course, the colour choice is a reference to the All Blacks team that TUDOR has been supporting since 2017, reinforced by the presence of a special engraving on the case back indicating the serial number of each timepiece.

Boasting a 70-hour power reserve, a silicon balance spring and a certification by the Swiss Official Chronometer Testing Institute, the Manufacture chronograph Calibre MT5813 that drives the Black Bay Chrono Dark model is a high-performance movement. It has been crafted in the purest watchmaking tradition, with column wheel mechanism and vertical clutch. In keeping with the TUDOR philosophy of quality, it presents extraordinary robustness and reliability, guaranteed by an array of extreme tests applied to all TUDOR products.

Derived from the Manufacture chronograph Calibre Breitling 01, with a high-precision regulating organ developed by TUDOR and dedicated finishes, the movement is the result of a lasting collaboration between the two brands. They have chosen to pool their expertise in the design and production of certain mechanical movements so that both parties can benefit from their use.

In 2017, as part of its #BornToDare campaign, TUDOR made a strong commitment to the world of rugby, signing major partnerships with World Rugby and New Zealand Rugby. TUDOR made this choice thanks to the sport’s noble, uncompromising and bold spirit that reflects the brand’s vision of watchmaking as well as its values.

Technical details

Model: Black Bay Chrono Dark
Reference 79360DK

Case
41 mm matt black PVD-treated steel case with satin finish
Fixed bezel in matt black PVD-treated steel with matt black anodised aluminium disc with tachymetric scale, silvered markings
Screw-down winding crown in matt black PVD-treated steel engraved with the TUDOR rose
Matt black PVD-treated screw-down steel pushers at 2 and 4 o’clock
Domed sapphire crystal
Waterproof to 200 m (660 ft)

Dial
Black, domed
Date at 6 o’clock

Movement
Manufacture Calibre MT5813 (COSC) with chronograph function
Self-winding mechanical movement with bidirectional rotor system
Swiss chronometer officially certified by the COSC (Swiss Official Chronometer Testing Institute)
Total diameter: 30.4 mm
Thickness: 7.23 mm
Jewels: 41 jewels
Power reserve: Approximately 70 hours

Oscillator
Variable inertia balance, micro-adjustment by screw
Non-magnetic silicon balance spring
Frequency: 28,800 beats/hour (4 Hz)

Functions
Center hour and minute hands
Center chronograph seconds hand
Chronograph 45-minute counter at 3 o’clock
Small seconds at 9 o’clock
Instantaneous date at 6 o’clock with rapid adjustment without non-correction range
Stop seconds for precise time setting

Bracelet
Matt black PVD-treated steel bracelet with matt black PVD-treated folding clasp and safety catch

TUDOR BLACK BAY 41/36/32 S&G

TUDOR is expanding the offering of the Black Bay 32, 36 and 41 models, which are now all available in an S&G version with a new five-link yellow gold and steel bracelet, exclusive to these models.

Sporty and even more elegant than ever, the Black Bay 32/36/41 S&G (Steel & Gold) models retain the aesthetic features of the Black Bay line, together with the reliability and historical connection to TUDOR divers’ watches.

In the same spirit as the brand’s previous S&G models, this introduction adds a precious quality to the timepiece. Combining polished and satin-brushed steel together with satin-brushed yellow gold surfaces offers a subtle contrast and distinction as well as warmth to the case and bracelet. The choice between a lacquered black or sunray satin-brushed champagne-coloured dial allows the wearer to further refine the watch’s aesthetics, bringing distinction for the former and radiance for the latter.

Like other models in the Black Bay line, the 32, 36 and 41 S&G models feature a dial inspired by the TUDOR divers’ watches produced in the 1950’s. They adopt the characteristic angular hands known to collectors as “snowflake” that appeared in the brand’s 1969 catalogue. Finally, the large winding crown, characteristic of the first generation of TUDOR divers’ watches, is also adopted in these new models.

The Black Bay line is the result of the subtle blend of traditional aesthetics and contemporary watchmaking. Far from simply being an identical re-release of a classic, it brings together over 60 years of TUDOR divers’ watches and yet remains firmly anchored in the present. Whilst it is neo-vintage in conception, its manufacturing techniques, reliability, robustness and the quality of its finish are consistent with today’s most rigorous requirements.

The Black Bay 32/36/41 S&G line offers a new five-link yellow gold and steel bracelet, available exclusively with these models. The exterior links are satin-brushed steel, while the central links are polished steel. The two rows of intermediate links are satin-brushed yellow gold. This supple, comfortable bracelet is dressy without being formal and is anchored in TUDOR traditions, playing with contrasting colours and finishes to bring a new style to the Black Bay 32/36/41 models.

Technical details

BLACK BAY 41/36/32 S&G

References
79583 79503, 79543

Case
32, 36 or 41 mm steel case with polished and satin finish
Yellow gold bezel with satin finish
Yellow gold screw-down winding crown with the TUDOR rose in relief
Sapphire crystal
Waterproof to 150 m (500 f)

Dial
Black or champagne-coloured

Bracelet
Steel and yellow gold bracelet, 5 links, polished and satin-brushed finish, with folding clasp and safety catch

Movement
Self-winding mechanical movement, Calibre 2824
Power reserve: Approximately 38 hours

Functions
Central hour, minute and second hands

Swiss price (VAT incl.)
CHF 3,950.–/ CHF 3,850.–/ CHF 3,750.–

Tudor Black Bay Chrono S&G

The first TUDOR chronograph, with a self-winding Manufacture Calibre, column wheel and vertical clutch is now available in an S&G version.

Since the presentation of TUDOR’s first chronograph in 1970, of the Oysterdate, the brand has always produced watches that are closely tied to the world of motorsports. In the same way, since 1954 TUDOR has been constantly improving its professional divers’ watches. The daringly hybrid Black Bay Chrono S&G chronograph (S&G stands for Steel & Gold) combines this aquatic heritage, represented by the Black Bay family, with the queen of the racetrack, the chronograph, for a precious sporty-chic result with an undeniable touch of nostalgia.

Remaining faithful to the Black Bay aesthetic, the Black Bay Chrono S&G model makes the famous “snowflake” hands – the signature of TUDOR divers’ watches since 1969 – its own in a gold version refined for optimum readability against the domed matt-black dial. Its counters are hollowed and their champagne-colour creates optimum contrast. Following the TUDOR chronograph tradition, a date aperture is positioned at 6 o’clock. The main Black Bay characteristics are retained, in a slim 41-millimetre steel case and equipped with yellow-gold pushers inspired by the very first generation of TUDOR chronographs. A fixed bezel in yellow gold with a black anodised aluminium insert and tachymetric scale completes the face of this elegant, sporty chronograph.

With a 70-hour power reserve, a silicon balance spring and Official Swiss Chronometer Testing Institute certification, the Manufacture chronograph Calibre MT5813 that drives the Black Bay Chrono S&G model is a high performance movement. It was designed in the purest watchmaking tradition, with a column-wheel mechanism and vertical clutch. In keeping with the TUDOR philosophy of quality, it presents extraordinary robustness and reliability, guaranteed by an array of extreme tests applied to all TUDOR products.

Derived from the Manufacture chronograph calibre Breitling 01, with a high-precision regulating organ developed by TUDOR and dedicated finishes, this movement is the result of a lasting collaboration between the two brands. They have chosen to pool their expertise in the design and production of certain mechanical movements, which they use jointly.

The fabric strap is one of the signatures of TUDOR, which remains one of the first watch brands to offer it. Woven on 19thcentury Jacquard looms by a 150-year-old family firm from the region of St-Etienne, its manufacturing quality and comfort on the wrist are unique. The Black Bay Chrono model presents a black strap, chosen by TUDOR and woven by the firm.

The model is also available with a steel and yellow gold bracelet inspired by the folding riveted bracelets of TUDOR watches produced in the 1950’s and 60’s. These were famous for having rivet heads for attaching the links, shown on the side of the bracelet as well as a stepped construction. These two aesthetic details are incorporated into the new model, integrating modern manufacturing methods using solid links. Finally, in a spirit of 1970’s racing, the Black Bay Chrono offers a bund type option in brown aged leather with ecru stitching and a folding clasp.

Like other models in the Black Bay line, the Black Bay Chrono S&G model features a dial inspired by the TUDOR divers’ watches produced in the 1950’s. It also adopts the characteristic angular hands known to collectors as “snowflake” that appeared in the brand’s 1969 catalogue. Finally, the large winding crown, characteristic of the first generation of TUDOR divers’ watches, is also adopted in this model.

The Black Bay line is the result of the subtle blend of traditional aesthetics and contemporary watchmaking. Far from simply being an identical rerelease of a classic, it brings together over 60 years of TUDOR divers’ watches and yet remains firmly anchored in the present. Whilst it is neo-vintage in conception, its manufacturing techniques, reliability, robustness and the quality of its finish are consistent with today’s most rigorous requirements.

Technical details

Model: BLACK BAY CHRONO S&G
Reference 79363N

Case
41 mm steel case with polished and satin finish
Fixed yellow gold bezel with matt black anodised aluminium disc with tachymetric scale, yellow gold markings
Yellow gold screw-down winding crown with the TUDOR rose in relief
Yellow gold screw-down pushers at 2 and 4 o’clock

Dial
Black with champagne-coloured counters, domed
Date at 6 o’clock
Domed sapphire crystal
Waterproof to 200 m (660 f)

Movement
Manufacture Calibre MT5813 (COSC) with chronograph function
Self-winding mechanical chronograph movement with bidirectional rotor system
Swiss Chronometer officially certified by the COSC (Swiss Official Chronometer Testing
Institute)
Variable inertia balance, micro-adjustment by screw
Non-magnetic silicon balance spring
Frequency: 28,800 beats/hour (4Hz)
Total diameter: 30.4 mm
Thickness: 7.23 mm
Jewels: 41 jewels
Power reserve: Approximately 70 hours

Functions
Central hour and minute hands
Chronograph seconds in the centre
Chronograph 45-minute counter at 3 o’clock
Small seconds at 9 o’clock
Instantaneous date at 6 o’clock with rapid adjustment without non-correction range
Stop seconds for precise time setting

Bracelet
Riveted steel and yellow gold bracelet, polished and satin finish, or in brown leather with removable bund, with folding clasp and safety catch, or black fabric strap with buckle

Swiss price (VAT incl.)
With bracelet: CHF 6,500.–
With strap: CHF 5,350.–

Tudor Black Bay Bronze, New Model with Slate Grey Dial

The famous Black Bay Bronze model, winner of the “Petite Aiguille” prize at the 2016 Grand Prix d’Horlogerie de Genève and a symbol of TUDOR’s naval heritage, is now available in a new slate-grey model with shaded dial.

Following the introduction of the first bronze model, a Black Bay with a chocolate brown dial, TUDOR continues to explore this rare bronze material with its characteristic patina. A new colour scheme based on slate grey now embellishes the dial and bezel of this imposing divers’ watch, whose aesthetics change over time and whose naval inspiration can be found in every detail. The impressive Black Bay Bronze also offers high technical performance thanks to its Manufacture Calibre MT5601.

The central feature of the Black Bay Bronze model is its 43-millimetre bronze case, an aesthetic reference to the brass used in old ships and other diving equipment. This “living” metal, a high-performance aluminium-copper alloy used particularly in naval engineering for submerged parts that need to be highly resistant to corrosion, will produce a subtle, unique patina on every watch case, based on the wearer’s habits. In addition to a highly functional appearance, in line with the world to which it pays tribute, the Black Bay Bronze presents entirely satin brushed finishes that guarantee homogeneous development of the patina.

The combination of a slate-grey dial, shaded from the exterior to the centre, and a bezel coupled with gold accents found on the hands and hour markers completes the model’s aesthetics.

The Manufacture Calibre MT5601 that drives the Black Bay Bronze model measures 33.8 millimetres, the widest diameter of all TUDOR’s calibres. It displays the hours, minutes and seconds functions, and its appearance and finishes are typical of TUDOR Manufacture calibres. Its openwork rotor is satin-brushed with sand-blasted details, and its bridges and plate have alternating polished sand-blasted surfaces and laser decorations.

Its build has been designed to ensure robustness, longevity and reliability, as has its variable inertia balance, which is maintained by a sturdy traversing bridge with a two-point fixation. Thanks to these qualities, together with its non-magnetic silicon balance spring, the caliber is certified as a chronometer by the Ofcial Swiss Chronometer Testing Institute (COSC). The movement delivers a 70-hour power reserve.

In an aesthetic tribute to the brand’s naval heritage, TUDOR has identified the historic uses of its watches and reinterpreted them in its latest models. For example, the French Navy had TUDOR watches delivered without bracelets and then fitted them with their own straps, handmade or otherwise. One of them, found on a period divers’ watch kept in the brand’s archives, is made of elastic recovered from French rescue parachutes. This ultra-functional relic, recognisable by its gold-coloured thread, is the reference behind the slate-grey woven jacquard strap available for the Black Bay Bronze. A second option is an aged black leather strap whose straight cut accentuates the rustic effect.

Like other models in the Black Bay line, the Black Bay Bronze model features a dial inspired by the TUDOR divers’ watches produced in the 1950’s. It also adopts the characteristic angular hands known to collectors as “snowflake” that appeared in the brand’s 1969 catalogue. Finally, the unprotected winding crown, like the holes drilled across the horns, are typical features of the first generations of TUDOR divers’ watches.

The Black Bay line is the result of the subtle blend of traditional aesthetics and contemporary watchmaking. Far from simply being an identical re-release of a classic, it brings together over 60 years of TUDOR divers’ watches and yet remains firmly anchored in the present. Whilst it is neo-vintage in conception, its manufacturing techniques, reliability, robustness and the quality of its finish are consistent with today’s most rigorous requirements.

Technical details

Reference 79250BA

Case
43 mm bronze case with satin finish
Bronze-coloured PVD-treated steel case back
Unidirectional rotatable bezel in bronze with 60-minute graduated disc in matt slate-grey anodized aluminium
Bronze screw-down winding crown, with an engraved TUDOR rose
Domed sapphire crystal
Waterproof to 200 m (660 f)

Dial
Slate-grey, domed

Movement
Manufacture Calibre MT5601 (COSC)
Self-winding mechanical movement with bidirectional rotor system
Swiss Chronometer officially certified by the COSC (Swiss Official Chronometer Testing
Institute)
Variable inertia balance, micro-adjustment by screw
Non-magnetic silicon balance spring
Frequency: 28,800 beats/hour (4Hz)
Total Diameter: 33.8 mm
Thickness: 6.5 mm
Jewels: 25 jewels
Power reserve: Approximately 70 hours

Functions
Central hour, minute and second hands
Stop seconds for precise time setting

Bracelet
Rounded black nubuck leather or slate-grey fabric strap with bronze buckle

Swiss price (VAT incl.)
CHF 3,850.–

TUDOR BLACK BAY P01

Swiss watch brand TUDOR introduces the Black Bay P01, a watch based on a legendary prototype developed in the late 1960s and proposed to the US Navy.

In 1967, TUDOR, who had been supplying the US Navy with divers’ watches since the late 1950s, began development of a technical model to replace the Oyster Prince Submariner 7928 reference, which was standard-issue at that time.

This new watch needed to meet a set of specifications decreed by the American government and incorporated the results of the latest research into functionality and ergonomics carried out by the brand’s engineers. A development phase was launched which resulted in the production of prototypes,as well as a patent for a hitherto unseen function.

This ambitious project, which carried the code name “Commando”, never came to fruition as the regular TUDOR divers’ watch, reference 7016, which replaced reference 7928 in the TUDOR catalogue, was eventually adopted by the US Navy. In 2019, the TUDOR Black Bay P01 model – which stands for prototype 1 – is inspired by a prototype developed as part of this study and kept in the brand’s archives, only to have its unique aesthetic brought to life and mass-produced 50 years later.

Crafted in a contemporary sporty spirit, while at the same time adopting the principle of the winding crown at 4 o’clock and the prominent end-links of the 1960s model, the Black Bay P01 reflects the exploratory nature of the project, a cross between a divers’ watch and a navigator’s watch. The hinged end-link system on the period prototype was the subject of a patent in 1968, which covered a locking and disassembling system for the bezel to aid maintenance of the watch. The Black Bay P01 model does not literally reproduce this mechanism but borrows liberally from it, providing a stop system for the bidirectional rotating bezel via a mobile end-link at 12 o’clock.

Black Bay P01 is waterproof to 200 metres and features hours, minutes, seconds and date functions. It is fitted with a domed matt-black dial with painted luminescent hour markers. Respecting the utilitarian aesthetic of the prototype that inspired it, the case is entirely satin-brushed for a matt finish.

The Manufacture Calibre MT5612 that drives the Black Bay P01 model displays the hours, minutes, seconds and date functions. Its finishes are typical of TUDOR’s Manufacture calibres. Its openwork rotor is satin-brushed with sandblasted details, and its bridges and plate have alternating polished sand-blasted surfaces and laser decorations.

Its build has been designed to ensure robustness, longevity and reliability, as has its variable inertia balance, which is maintained by a sturdy traversing bridge fixed in two-points. Thanks to these qualities, together with its non-magnetic silicon balance spring, the Calibre MT5612 is certified as a chronometer by the Official Swiss Chronometer Testing Institute (COSC). The watch boasts a 70-hour power reserve.

The strap developed for the Black Bay P01 model is a rubber base with “snowflake” motif on the back, finished with a brown leather trim. In the spirit of the period prototype, mobile satin-brushed steel attachments connect the strap to the watch case.

The history of the TUDOR divers’ watch dates back to 1954, with the launch of reference 7922. It was the first a long line of divers’ watches and was waterproof to 100 metres. This accessible, high-performance, robust watch fully expressed the brand’s “tool-watch” philosophy. The sixty years that followed the launch of the original 7922 saw the constant improvement of the TUDOR divers’ watch, and each model gained unanimous acclaim from professionals in the field, including some of the greatest navies in the world.

Like all other models in the Black Bay line, the P01 adopts the TUDOR hands with their characteristic angular shape, known to collectors as “snowflake”, which appeared in the brand’s 1969 catalogue. The result of subtle combinations of historical aesthetic codes and contemporary watchmaking, the Black Bay line is far from simply being an identical re-release of a classic. It brings together over 60 years of TUDOR divers’ watches, while remaining firmly anchored in the present. Whilst it is neo-vintage in conception, its manufacturing techniques, reliability, robustness and the quality of its finish are consistent with today’s most rigorous requirements.

Technical details

Model: BLACK BAY P01
Reference 70150

Case
42 mm steel case with satin finish
60-notch, 12-hour graduated steel bidirectional rotating bezel with stop system for the bidirectional rotating bezel via a mobile end-link at 12 o’clock
Screw-down steel winding crown at 4 o’clock, with the TUDOR logo in relief
Domed sapphire crystal
Waterproof to 200 m (660 ft)

Dial
Black, domed
Date at 3 o’clock

Movement
Manufacture Calibre MT5612 (COSC)
Self-winding mechanical movement with bidirectional rotor system
Swiss Chronometer officially certified by the COSC (Swiss Official Chronometer Testing
Institute)
Variable inertia balance, micro-adjustment by screw
Non-magnetic silicon balance spring
Frequency: 28,800 beats/hour (4Hz)
Total diameter: 31.8 mm
Thickness: 6.5 mm
Jewels: 26 jewels
Power reserve: Approximately 70 hours

Functions
Central hour, minute and second hands
Stop seconds for precise time setting
Instantaneous date at 3 o’clock with rapid adjustment without non-correction range
Bracelet
Hybrid leather and rubber strap with folding clasp and safety catch, entirely satin-finished

Swiss price (VAT incl.)
CHF 3’750.–

Tudor Glamour Double Date

TUDOR is revisiting its established Glamour Double Date model, featuring a high-performance Manufacture Calibre visible through an open back, a redesigned middle case and new dials with refined details.

The Glamour line embodies TUDOR’s sense of elegance and its vision of the tradition of fine watchmaking. Throughout its history, TUDOR has offered a diverse collection within the dress watch segment. With this in mind, the new Glamour Double Date model displays subtle lines, a wealth of detail, and superior manufacturing quality.

Measuring 42 mm in diameter, available in steel or steel and yellow gold with a choice of bracelets in genuine alligator, steel or steel and gold, the Glamour Double Date model is distinguished by its versatile elegance and the performance of its Manufacture Calibre, the finishes of which are visible through a transparent background, a rare occurrence at TUDOR.

The design of the Glamour Double Date model is the result of TUDOR’s attention to detail, for which it is renowned. The double bezel has a slight drop creating a characteristic relief and gently extends the curves of the polished steel case. The edges present an encompassing line. The angles they draw refine them and work together with the bezel to give the Glamour Double Date model a noble and refined look. The design is striking while remaining true to its function and to what TUDOR watches have become known for: robustness, waterproofness and precision.

The Glamour Double Date model dial is available in silver, black, champagne-colour, or opaline white. It has two concentric rings. The central medallion is adorned with thin straight vertical gadrooning. Their texture subtly catches the light without dominating the watch face. The outer ring has a sunray finish and is punctuated by elongated diamond-shaped hour markers. Their geometry echoes that of the calendar. Located at 12 o’clock, it is made of a large double window, which is fully horizontal and adds to the elegance of this Glamour model. At 6 o’clock, a small second beats time on a snailed background.

A new Manufacture Calibre has been developed by TUDOR for this new Glamour model; MT5641. For the first time, a TUDOR Manufacture Calibre has a small seconds hand at 6 o’clock as well as a double date function at 12 o’clock. Date change at midnight is instantaneous; changes are made by directly adjusting the crown.

The Calibre MT5641 has the typical appearance and finish of TUDOR Manufacture Calibres. Its openwork rotor is satin-brushed with sand-blasted details and its bridges and plate have alternate polished sand-blasted surfaces and laser decorations. Its build is designed for robustness, longevity and reliability, as is its variable inertia balance held by a solid double anchor bridge.

Coupled with a non-magnetic silicon spiral, the MT5641 Calibre is certified by the Swiss Official Chronometer Testing Institute (COSC), with a precision going beyond the criteria of the institution of -2 +4 seconds per day. The watch boasts a 70-hour power reserve.

Technical details

References
57100/57103

Case
42 mm steel case with polished finish
Open back with sapphire crystal
Steel or steel and yellow gold double bezel with polished finish
Steel or yellow gold screw-down winding crown with the TUDOR logo engraved
Domed sapphire crystal
Waterproof to 100 m (330 ft)

Dial
Silver with yellow gold-pleated hour markers, black with rhodium-plated or yellow gold-pleated hour markers, champagne colour with yellow gold-pleated hour markers, or opaline with blued indices, with or without diamonds
Central medallion with gadrooning pattern, peripheral ring with sunray finish, snailed small seconds hand counter
Baton-style, luminescent hour and minute hands

Movement
Manufacture Calibre MT5641 (COSC)
Self-winding mechanical movement with bidirectional rotor system
Swiss Chronometer officially certified by the COSC (Swiss Official Chronometer Testing Institute)
Variable inertia balance, micro-adjustment by screw
Non-magnetic silicon balance spring
Frequency: 28,800 beats/hour (4Hz)
Total diameter: 33.8 mm
Thickness: 7.41 mm
Jewels: 32 jewels
Power reserve: Approximately 70 hours

Functions
Hours and minutes in the centre, small seconds at 6 o’clock
Large date in a double window at 12 o’clock
Stop seconds for precise time setting

Bracelet
Steel or steel and yellow gold bracelet, 5 rows, polished centre links or matte brown alligator leather with folding clasp and steel safety clasp

TUDOR – Historical Chronograph Watches (1970 -1996)

For nearly half a century, TUDOR has left its mark on the history of chronographs with products of strong identity, unique style and uncompromising quality. By proving equal to the task, by kindling passion, by constantly improving its products and by offering models clearly belonging to their era but retaining their own distinct identity, TUDOR has earned a place apart in the field of sports chronographs, embodied in the development of four successive families of products.

In 1970, with the launch of its first mechanical manually-wound model, the Oysterdate chronograph, the brand immediately impressed aficionados through its exceptional use of bright colours and its choice of characteristic pentagonal hour markers.

The next year, in 1971, a second series of Oysterdate chronographs, today known to collectors by the nickname “Montecarlo”, provided technical improvements and a stylistic evolution.

Notably, the introduction of blue dial and bezel variants in this series left a lasting impression.

The year 1976 saw the launch of the third family of TUDOR chronographs, known as “Big Block” bin the watch collection milieu, and the introduction of an important innovation. With the Prince Oysterdate models, the brand presented its first chronographs equipped with a self-winding mechanical movement and confirmed what the Oysterdate family had begun. TUDOR offered immediately recognisable chronographs with excellent technical qualities.

Finally, the year 1995 marked the inauguration of the second series of Prince Oyster date self winding chronographs, introducing numerous aesthetic and technical improvements such as a reworked and refined case and a virtually scratch-proof sapphire crystal.

Four families of TUDOR chronographs, including a dozen major references, sparked ever greater enthusiasm from year to year. In response to this growing interest, TUDOR has decided to present a detailed account of its evolution through a discerning selection of important historical timepieces.

1970 – FIRST SERIES: TUDOR OYSTERDATE
The first TUDOR chronograph was named Oysterdate. Featuring a manually-wound Valjoux mechanical calibre 7734 and a cam mechanism chronograph, it was introduced in 1970. Its case dimensions were significant, with a 39 mm diameter more imposing than many standards of the time, the characteristically pronounced bevelled edge of its lugs, and its muscular well-honed lines. The very graphic style of its dial was also unusual. A daring wager, but a wager that paid off since the model immediately found its audience.

There were three variations of this first sporty TUDOR chronograph, differentiated by their types of bezel. Two were produced in large numbers, while the third was never commercialised. Their look is unique and noble, their roots technical and sporty. Reference 7031/0 is characterised by a bezel topped with a Plexiglas insert featuring a 500-unit graduated tachymetric scale, which can be used to calculate the hourly average speed between two points. Reference 7032/0 has a satin-finished steel bezel, also engraved with a 500-unit graduated tachymetric scale. The last one, reference 7033/0, featured a bidirectional rotatable bezel with a black 12-unit graduated insert in anodised aluminium; it never went beyond the prototype stage.

The dials of these first three references were identical and comprised three colours: grey background, black counters and a minute track on a white background. In addition, they had unconventional luminous pentagon-shaped painted hour markers that earned them the nickname “home plate” in collectors’ circles because they were reminiscent of the shape of the home plate on a baseball field. Finally, a last particularity, the chronograph minute counter consisted of 45 minutes, an unusual variation on the more common 30-minute counter.

Thanks to their waterproof Oyster-type cases, and their screw-down winding crowns, these chronographs were waterproof to a depth of 50 metres. Their screw-down pushers prevented any accidental engagement of the chronograph.

TUDOR OYSTERDATE 7033/0

The last version of the Oysterdate chronograph 7000 series is reference 7033/0. Unlike the two preceding models it was never commercialised. Otherwise resembling the others in every way, it was however endowed with an exceptional bidirectional rotatable bezel with a 12-unit graduated black anodised aluminium insert, which prefigured reference 7169/0, launched in 1971.

1971 – SECOND SERIES: TUDOR OYSTERDATE “MONTECARLO”
The second-generation TUDOR chronographs appeared in 1971 and remained in the catalogue until 1977. Nicknamed TUDOR “Montecarlo” by enthusiasts because their dials are reminiscent of a casino roulette wheel, the 7100 series chronographs retain the case of their predecessors as well as the spirit of their dials with painted hour markers, but their movement is different. In place of the Valjoux calibre 7734, the TUDOR chronographs were now equipped with the manually-wound Valjoux 234. This new movement offered the wearer better accuracy thanks to a higher frequency – 21,600 beats per hour versus the former 18,000 beats per hour – and had a more sophisticated chronograph mechanism, with a clutch and column wheel. An additional combination of colours was also introduced on this series with a blue and grey dial and two types of matching blue bezels.

Three chronographs constitute this new series. Reference 7149/0 with a Plexiglas bezel and a 500-unit per hour graduated tachymetric scale replaced reference 7031/0 in the catalogue. Reference 7159/0 with a satin-finished steel bezel and an engraved tachymetric scale replaced reference 7032/0, while reference 7169/0 became the incarnation, from then on produced in large numbers, of the prototype 7033/0 with a rotatable bezel.

In the early years of the 7100 series, the steel bracelet remained the same as on the first TUDOR chronographs. It later evolved towards a bracelet still of the Oyster type, but with solid links, reference 78360.

TUDOR OYSTERDATE “MONTEC ARLO” 7169/0

A watch produced in large numbers based on the 7000 series prototype, the TUDOR Oysterdate chronograph, reference 7169/0, featured a rotatable bezel with a 12-hour graduation to tell the time in a second time zone. This reference existed in two colour combinations. Presented here with a blue and grey dial, it was also available in black and grey. Like the other references of the 7100 series, the 7169/0 has been in the catalogue since 1971.

1976 – THIRD SERIES: TUDOR PRINCE OYSTERDATE “BIG BLOCK”
In 1976 TUDOR presented a new family of products which constituted a small revolution for the brand. Indeed, these new Prince Oysterdate watches were the first chronographs in the history of TUDOR to be equipped with self-winding movements.

Listed under the name Prince Oysterdate, they were also known by the names “AUTOMATIC CHRONO TIME” or “CHRONO TIME” referring to the signatures displayed on their dials. While their cases retained the general lines of the previous families, they became thicker to accommodate the rotor of the self-winding movement, which earned them the nickname “Big Block” in collectors’ circles. The name “Big Block” endured in the following 79100 series introduced in 1989, which featured only minimal modifications.

Like preceding generations, the 9400 series consists of three references distinguished one from the other by their type of bezel, a feature that is also present on the “Big Block” models of the 79100 series. Likewise, several dial variations were available under the same reference number. Two aesthetic trends characterise them: one freely inspired by the spirit of the dials of the previous two series, sometimes called “Exotic” by collectors; the other, much more illustrated in the catalogue, emphasising a significant dial-counter contrast with black and white or sliver and white combinations.

The movement at the heart of these new chronographs was the Valjoux calibre 7750. Having the same diameter as the manually-wound Valjoux 234, 30.4 mm or 13 lines, it was 1.5 mm thicker than the latter and had a frequency of 28,800 beats per hour. Its chronograph mechanism was a highly reliable cam and oscillating pinion system. The architecture of this new movement brought about a reorganisation of the dial with the addition of an hour counter, the transfer of the group of counters towards the left of the dial, and the relocation of the date aperture to 3 o’clock.

TUDOR PRINCE OYSTERDATE “BIG BLOCK” 9430/0

In spite of its official name, the Prince Oysterdate chronograph series does not display its name on the dial. Instead the indications “CHRONO TIME”, as on the 1976 model presented here, or “AUTOMATIC CHRONO TIME” on other dial variations is displayed. The version of reference 9430/0 presents a black dial with three white counters with pronounced striations on two levels.

The introduction of the self-winding Valjoux chronograph calibre 7750 brought an additional innovation to the Oysterdate chronographs in the form of a rapid date change function. Indeed, while on the previous series one had to turn the hands around the dial many times to set the date after a period of non-use, now the position of the winding crown allowed direct access to the date disc.

1995 – FOURTH SERIES: TUDOR PRINCE OYSTERDATE
In 1995, with the introduction of the series of 79200 references, the appearance of the Prince Oysterdate self-winding chronograph was rethought subtly but significantly. To begin with, the case, which over three generations of chronographs had essentially retained its famous imposing, sharp presence, became more refined and softer.

Keeping a highly recognisable silhouette, it now presented to the eye softer lines consisting of curves and rounded configurations. Three more notable changes marked the design of this fourth generation: a new characteristic dial, silver with cream-coloured counters, was introduced, a black anodised aluminium insert with a transfer replaced the traditional Plexiglas tachymetric-scale bezel insert, and a sapphire crystal with a Cyclops lens was adopted to replace the Plexiglas crystal.

Its movement remained the self-winding Valjoux calibre 7750 in a substantially improved version. Its finishing was characteristic and benefitted from a particular aesthetic effort. Entirely refreshed, its decor was called “special TUDOR”. Its rotor was no longer decorated with transfer marking, but engraved and gilded. Its screws were now polished rather than matt.

In 1996, the company Montres TUDOR S.A. celebrated its 50th anniversary. Having attained its maturity, the brand was now known in all markets. Thus the direct references to Rolex were gradually disappearing from the cases, winding crowns and bracelets of TUDOR watches.

TUDOR PRINCE OYSTERDATE 79260

Reference 79260 was the one on which the tachometric-scale bezel with the Plexiglas insert was replaced by an anodised aluminium insert with a transfer. The example presented here was produced in 1996 and featured the new-variation chronograph dial with a silver background and cream-coloured counters.

TUDOR – Historical Diving Watches Manufactured by TUDOR from 1954 to 1999

The genius behind TUDOR watch brand was Hans Wilsdorf, the founder of ROLEX. The idea was to create affordable mechanical watches characterised by the expertise and quality assured by a prestigious watch manufacture like Rolex. Since its inception, TUDOR has been producing exceptional timepieces thus making it an important figure in the global watch making industry.

Rolex has been famously associated with some historical and most challenging deep sea missions by developing most technologically advanced diving watches . In fact OMEGA and ROLEX were the two Swiss watch manufactures who started the trend of  producing diving watches for professionals . Following their footsteps, TUDOR has also produced many ground breaking diving timepieces since early 1950s.

In 1954, the brand launched its first divers’ watch, the TUDOR Oyster Prince Submariner reference 7922. Designed from its origin to fulfil exceptional criteria of durability, reliability, precision and water proofness at a moderate price, it quickly positioned itself as an instrument of choice for professionals. Over the next 45 years this original tool-watch continuously evolved to ever better meet the specific requirements of the many types of divers who were clients of the brand.

The first generation of TUDOR Submariners saw numerous versions, and through them, a notable advance in terms of performance; for example, the maximum functional immersion depth, set at 100 metres initially, reached 200 metres with the introduction of reference 7924 in 1958. During this period, multiple experiments were conducted to determine which characteristics were indispensable to the ideal divers’ watch. Each reference in the 7900 series thus featured subtle specificities which, whether or not they were retained in the development of the product, contributed to its legend.

Finally, with the latest variation of reference 7928, recognisable by its round crown guards, it was in the first half of the 1960s that the general lines and technical specifications that constituted the TUDOR Submariner were established.

The year 1969 saw the dawn of the second era of the TUDOR Submariner’s history, which would last until 1999, the date of its last appearance in the catalogue. While the general foundations of the product were laid by the 7900 series, its evolution continued. From a technical point of view, the movements used until then were replaced by ETA self-winding movements. Aesthetically, 1969 saw the TUDOR Submariner present a famous new face.

Developed for the explicit needs of diving, it was characterised by unique dials with square hour markers and matching hands, known to collectors by the name “snowflakes”. It remained in the catalogue until 1981. As of 1976, models with smaller case diameters also appeared in the catalogue.

In parallel with its civilian marketing and sales, the TUDOR Submariner served the members of important armed forces. Its successive adoption by the Marine nationale française(MN), the US Navy (USN) and other military organisations spoke volumes about the watches’ robustness and reliability.

FIRST SERIES : THE TUDOR SUBMARINERS FROM 1954 TO 1968
While the first TUDOR divers’ watch, reference 7922, dated from 1954, it was several years before reference 7928 marked the first mention of a TUDOR Submariner in the brand’s general catalogue. Meanwhile, TUDOR was experimenting with a number of technical solutions to perfect its ideal divers’ tool. This absence of marketing documents did not however keep the first-generation models from being sold and immediately finding an appreciative audience, notably the naval military organisations of major countries. Thus, while references 7922, 7923, 7924 and 7925 had the shared characteristics of not having crown guards and featuring 37 mm cases, each one offers specificities derived from, and representative of the research conducted by the brand.

Reference 7922 was waterproof to a depth of 100 metres, the 7923 had a manually-wound movement, the 7924 was water proof to a depth of 200 metres, and the 7925 possessed all the characteristics of the 7924  but was waterproof to a depth of 100 metres.

The last reference of the 7900 series, the 7928 included crown guards to protect its winding crown, ensured water proofness to a depth of 200 metres, and was equipped with a self-winding movement.

This list of characteristics was common to the Submariners that TUDOR would market until the end of the 1990s, making reference 7928 the sum of experience acquired over many years of experimentation in the field of divers’ watches.

TUDOR OYSTER SUBMARINER 7923, Circa 1955

Reference 7923 was the only TUDOR Submariner to have been equipped with a manually-wound movement. This technical choice made it a particularly flat divers’ watch. Thanks to its screw-down case back and crown, characteristics proper to the Oyster case, as well as its domed crystal, the water proofness of the TUDOR Oyster Submariner was ensured to a depth of 100 metres.

Its black lacquered dial was no longer inscribed “ROTOR”, “SELF-WINDING” at 6 o’clock since the movement used was not self-winding. In place of these indications, the dial now bore the epithets “SUBMARINER”, “SHOCK-RESISTING”. A reminder of the water proofness was not visible on the dial and the hands used were in baton style, different from those that equipped the first-generation Submariners.

Reference 7923 was equipped with the manually wound ETA calibre 1182 with a frequency of 18,000 beats per hour. Its Oyster-type bracelet with riveted links, reference 6636, bore the Rolex logo. On the example shown here, two straight cylindrical bars replaced the more common curved end links holding the bracelet to the case.

SECOND SERIES: THE TUDOR SUBMARINERS FROM 1969 TO 1999
As of the late 1960s TUDOR began to present versions of the Submariner based on its ideal divers’ watch, whose characteristics were established with the last variation of reference 7928. Indeed in 1969, two new references appeared simultaneously in the catalogue, 7016 and 7021, equipped with new self-winding movements and featuring new dials with characteristic square hour markers and hands, known in collector’s circles as “snowflakes”.

Reference 7021 was also the first TUDOR Submariner to offer a calendar function. Finally, an alternative combination of dial and bezel in blue was introduced.

The versions continued in the mid-1970s with the introduction to the catalogue of a small-size version of the brand’s divers’ watch, the TUDOR Submariner Princess Date. The following years would see the appearance of many smaller versions: the TUDOR Submariner Prince Oyster date, the Prince Oyster date Mini-Sub and the Princess Oyster date Lady-Sub.

The last years of the TUDOR Submariner line would also witness significant innovations with the introduction of highly resistant sapphire crystals, directional bezels with notching, as well as dial and bezel design variations.

In total, from 1969 to 1999, more than 20 different references with numerous variations, all retaining the principal TUDOR Submariner characteristics, would be produced.

TUDOR OYSTER PRINCE SUBMARINER 7016

In the 1969 catalogue two new TUDOR Submariner references appeared, the 7016 and 7021. With them began the second generation of TUDOR divers’ watches. The example of reference 7016 dating from 1969 presented here shows the detail of certain characteristics, the most visible being the dial and hands. Punctuated with large and highly visible square-shaped hour markers, in place of the rose logo it displayed a shield, symbol of resistance and reliability. Its hands, nicknamed “snowflakes” by collectors, were enhanced with luminous squares intended to optimise readability. This new face was highly recognisable and contributed to the TUDOR identity.

The other major change introduced on reference 7016 was the replacement of the self-winding calibre 390 used until then by an ETA 2483 movement having the same frequency as its predecessor, 18,000 beats per hour. The watch’s lines remained the same as those established by the preceding generation, a 39 mm case signed Rolex, waterproof to a depth of 200 metres with round crown guards, a screw-down crown signed Rolex, a 60-minute graduated bidirectional rotatable bezel, marked in 5-minute intervals with one-minute subdivisions between the 0 and 15 marks, and a folding link Oyster-type bracelet, signed Rolex. The Plexiglas crystal was no longer domed but flat, thick and prominent.

MILITARY DIVERS’ WATCHES
There is no better proof of quality for a tool intended for professionals than its adoption by organisations whose main activities push the use of the item to its ultimate limits. Acclaimed throughout their long history by the Marine Nationale Française(MN), the US Navy (USN) and other important military organisations throughout the world, which used them to equip their elite personnel, TUDOR Submariners thus extended their reputation for quality and robustness.

The TUDOR divers’ watches delivered to these military organisations were neither customdesigned nor specially developed. They were just references listed in the catalogue, which these organisations chose. As a rule, their only distinction was an engraving on the screw-down case back. Thus for example the TUDOR Submariners used by the Marine Nationale Française bear the initials M.N. accompanied by the last two digits of the year in which they were delivered.

Since they were used intensely in extremely harsh conditions for many years, it is very rare that examples surviving to this day are in perfect condition. However, the relative rarity of these watches, their respective stories and the world of visions they evoke, make them a highly prized collection theme.

TUDOR OYSTER PRINCE SUBMARINER“MARINE NATIONALE” 9401(Note: The strap is not manufactured by Tudor)

Marine Nationale divers were known to have used parachute belts to make watch straps, as on the example of reference 9401 presented here, dating from 1977. The elasticity of this material made the watch comfortable to wear and allowed easy adjustment over a diving suit. The back of this watch bears the engraving M.N. 77.

TUDOR 1926

TUDOR pays tribute to its origins and watch-making traditions with its 1926 line, a range of mechanical watches that are timeless, classic and elegant.

The 1926 line is named after the year when “The Tudor” was registered as a brand on behalf of Rolex Founder Hans Wilsdorf. It captures TUDOR’s philosophy and continues down the very same path that it has trodden ever since its inception, emerging as a high-quality watch technically and aesthetically, with a level of sophistication that transcends any apparent limitations.

The dials of the 1926 model are a fine example of TUDOR’S thorough attention to detail. Domed for a vintage touch and adorned at the centre, their delicately embossed design harkens back to TUDOR’s origins, in subtle contrast to the smooth minute scale. Offered in a choice of silver, opaline or black, these dials have appliqued even-numbered Arabic numerals between faceted arrow shaped hour markers. There are also versions where the odd-numbered hour markers are set with diamonds. The wealth of detail of the dials of the 1926 line creates a striking and intricate play of light that perfectly complements the sword-shaped hands with their matching colours perfectly.

The 1926 line has a purpose made bracelet designed with comfort, refinement and quality in mind. Made up of seven links of varying size, it closely follows the curve of the wrist. Its external links are satin-brushed while those in the middle are polished – a variety of finish that enhances the elegant appearance of the watch. Meticulously assembled in accordance with TUDOR’s longstanding skill in the field, the bracelet is flexible as well as strong.

The 1926 line is fitted with self-winding mechanical movements that have proved to be robust and reliable. The traditional “ROTOR SELF-WINDING” marking on the dial is a direct reference to this characteristic. Finely decorated, with a 38-hour power reserve, they feature hours, minutes and seconds as well as the date in an aperture at 3 o’clock. Offered in steel or gold and steel, the 1926 line comes in four sizes – 28 mm, 36 mm, 39 mm and 41 mm.

It has been designed for women as well as men to suit wrists both big and small, with those who love beautiful things in mind. The case is made of steel, polished all over and waterproof to 100 metres (330 ft). All four case sizes are available with finishing touches in 4N rose gold which embellish the bezel and winding crown and highlight the dial details.

Technical details
Collection: TUDOR 1926

References
91650/1, 91550/1 91450/1, 91350/1

Case
41, 39, 36 and 28 mm steel case, with polished finish
Smooth bezel in steel or rose gold, with polished finish
Steel screw-down winding crown with the TUDOR logo in relief
Sapphire crystal
Waterproof to 100 m (330 f)

Dial
Black, opaline or silver, embossed decoration, domed, with or without diamonds
Date at 3 o’clock

Movement
Self-winding mechanical movement, Calibre 2824 (41, 39 and 36 mm), or 2671 (28 mm)
Power reserve: Approximately 38 hours

Bracelet
Steel or steel and rose gold bracelet, 7 rows, satin-brushed external links, polished centre links, with folding clasp and safety catch

Swiss retail price (VAT incl.)
41mm: CHF 1,700 for model with steel bezel and CHF 2,700 for model with rose gold bezel
39mm: CHF 1,750 for model with steel bezel and CHF 2,750 for model with rose gold bezel
36mm: CHF 1,650 for model with steel bezel and CHF 2,650 for model with rose gold bezel
28mm: CHF 1,600 for model with steel bezel and CHF 2,600 for model with rose gold bezel
Supp. for diamonds-set dial: CHF 500.–

Tudor Black Bay S&G

Swiss watch brand Tudor presents a new yellow gold and steel version of its popular Black Bay divers’ watch. Equipped with the Manufacture Calibre MT5612, the Black Bay S&G model also introduces the date function to the Black Bay family. In this version the lines and proportions of the Black Bay are retained, while the rotating bezel and the winding crown are made from yellow gold. The steel bracelet is also dressed in this precious metal on its central link giving it a more formal feel.

The Manufacture Calibre MT5612 is a variation of the movement first presented by TUDOR in 2015 and has been developed for the Black Bay S&G model. A date function features for the first time in the Black Bay line, adding to the hour, minute and second functions that are a feature of all Black Bay models.

This high performance calibre has 70-hours of power reserve. Beating to a frequency of 28,800 beats/hour or 4 Hz, the movement is regulated by a variable inertia oscillator with silicon balance spring. This is held in place by a traversing bridge, guaranteeing its robustness. Furthermore, the movement is certified by the Swiss Official Chronometer Testing Institute (COSC).

The bracelet of the Black Bay S&G model is inspired by the folding riveted bracelets of the TUDOR watches produced in the 1950s and 1960s. These were famous for having rivet heads for attaching the links, shown on the side of the bracelet.

The links also had a distinct stepped construction. These two aesthetic details are incorporated into the bracelet of the Black Bay S&G model, integrating modern manufacturing methods using solid links.

Two additional designs are available: brown aged leather strap and folding clasp or brown fabric strap made using the Jacquard technique, a traditional method achieved by a 150-year-old family firm from the St-Etienne region of France.

The history of the TUDOR divers’ watch dates back to 1954 with the launch of reference 7922. The first in a long line of ergonomic, legible, accurate and robust divers’ watches, it perfectly embodies the approach formulated by the American architect Louis Sullivan who stated that the form of an object must follow its function. Furthermore, it laid down the aesthetic and technical foundations of an ideal divers’ watch; an understated, functional and reliable tool.

The sixty years that followed the launch of the original 7922 saw the constant improvement of the TUDOR divers’ watch. Each model gained unanimous acclaim from professionals in the field including some of the greatest military navies in the world.

TUDOR derived the characteristic aesthetic elements of the Black Bay S&G model from its history. The overall shape, as well as the domed dial and crystal, come from the first TUDOR divers’ watches. The prominent winding crown is a feature of the famous reference 7924 from 1958. The first TUDOR watch to be waterproof to 200 metres (660 ft), known as the Big Crown. Finally, the characteristic angular hands, known as snowflake, are typical of the watches delivered to the French Navy in the 1970s.

Technical details
Model: Black Bay S&G
Reference 79733N

Case
41 mm steel case with polished and satin finish
Unidirectional rotating bezel in yellow gold with 60-minute graduated matt black anodized aluminium disc, gold markings
Yellow gold screw-down winding crown, with the TUDOR rose engraved and lacquered in black, with black anodised aluminium winding crown tube
Domed sapphire crystal
Waterproof to 200 m (660 f)

Dial
Black or champagne-colour, domed

Movement
Manufacture Calibre MT5612
Self-winding mechanical movement with bidirectional rotor system
Swiss Chronometer officially certified by the COSC (Swiss Official Chronometer Testing Institute)
Variable inertia balance, micro-adjustment screw
Non-magnetic silicon balance spring
Frequency: 28,800 beats/hour (4Hz)
Total diameter: 31.8 mm
Thickness: 6.5 mm
Jewels: 26 jewels
Power reserve: Approximately 70 hours

Functions
Centre hour, minute and seconds hands
Instantaneous date with rapid adjustment without non-correction range
Stop seconds for precise time setting

Bracelet
Steel and yellow gold bracelet or aged leather strap with folding clasp and safety catch, or fabric strap with buckle

Swiss retail price (VAT incl.)
With leather strap: CHF 3,600.–
With bracelet: CHF 4,750.–
With fabric strap: CHF 3,600.–

 

Tudor Black Bay Fifty-Eight

TUDOR expands its Black Bay diving watch collection by presenting the new model named Black Bay Fifty Eight, which houses a new TUDOR manufacture movement.

The Black Bay Fifty-Eight is named after the year in which the first TUDOR divers’ watch, waterproof to 200 metres, the reference 7924, dubbed the “Big Crown”, was introduced.
Among other aesthetic allusions to this famous historic watch, this model has a 39 mm diameter case, in keeping with the characteristic proportions of the 1950s. It is aptly proportioned to suit slim wrists, people who like more compact watches and, of course, vintage enthusiasts. It also comes in a new colour combination – a subtle variation on the aesthetics of the Black Bay line.

Evocative of a time when TUDOR divers’ watches were first being made, finishing touches in gold have been applied to the hour markers, hands and minute track of the black and steel bezel. The winding crown tube is in satin-brushed steel – a new feature in the Black Bay line – in keeping with the style of the case and winding crown, which bears the TUDOR rose logo in relief.

In 2018, three years after the introduction of its first Manufacture Calibre, TUDOR launches a second family of movements. With its 26 mm diameter, the Calibre MT5402 displays hour, minute and second functions and has been designed for medium-sized TUDOR watches.

The Calibre MT5402 has the appearance and finish typical of TUDOR Manufacture Calibres. Its openwork rotor is entirely satin-brushed and its bridges and mainplate have alternate sand-blasted surfaces and laser decorations. Its structure has been designed to ensure robustness, longevity and reliability, as has its variable inertia balance, which is maintained by a sturdy traversing bridge with a two-point fixation. Thanks to these qualities, together with its non-magnetic silicon balance spring, it is certified as a chronometer the Swiss Official Chronometer Testing Institute (COSC). The movement has a power reserve of 70 hours.

The bracelet of the Black Bay Fifty-Eight model is inspired by the folding riveted bracelets of the TUDOR watches produced in the 1950s and 1960s. These were famous for having visible rivet heads that attached the links, as well as a stepped construction. These two aesthetic details are incorporated into the bracelet of the Black Bay Fifty-Eight model, integrating modern manufacturing methods using solid links.

Two additional designs are available: a brown leather strap with a folding clasp or black fabric strap with a gold coloured band. This special fabric strap was made using the Jacquard technique, a traditional method achieved by a 150-year-old family firm from the St-Etienne region of France.

Like other models in the Black Bay line, Black Bay Fifty-Eight features a dial inspired by the TUDOR divers’ watches produced during the 1950s. They adopt the characteristic angular hands known to collectors as snowflake that appeared in the brand’s 1969 catalogue. Its large winding crown and the red triangle of its rotatable bezel are identifying features from the first generation of TUDOR divers’ watches that were waterproof to 200 metres (660 ft).

Technical details
Model: Black Bay Fifty-Eight
Reference 79030N

Case
39 mm steel case with polished and satin finish
Unidirectional rotatable bezel in steel with 60-minute graduated disc in matt black anodized aluminium and pink gilded markings and numerals
Steel screw-down winding crown, with the TUDOR rose in relief, with circular satin-brushed steel winding crown tube
Domed sapphire crystal
Waterproof to 200 m (660 ft)

Dial
Black, domed

Bracelet
Riveted steel bracelet with polished and satin finish or brown leather strap with folding clasp and safety catch or black fabric strap with a gold-coloured band and with buckle

Movement
Manufacture Calibre MT5402 (COSC)
Self-winding mechanical movement with bidirectional rotor system
Swiss Chronometer officially certified by the COSC (Swiss Official Chronometer Testing Institute)
Variable inertia balance, micro-adjustment by screw
Non-magnetic silicon balance spring
Frequency: 28,800 beats/hour (4Hz)
Total diameter: 26 mm
Thickness: 4.99 mm
Jewels: 27 jewels
Power reserve: Approximately 70 hours

Functions
Centre hour, minute and seconds hands
Stop-seconds for precise time setting

Retail price
CHF 3,100 to CHF 3,400 [Swiss price (VAT incl.)]

 

Tudor Black Bay GMT

Presented at Baselworld 2018, the Black Bay GMT timepiece from TUDOR incorporates a multiple time-zone function that establishes local time without losing sight of the time in two other time zones. Specially dedicated to travelers, this watch sports a new manufacture movement.

The rotatable bezel derives its deep blue and burgundy colour theme from other models in the Black Bay line, but in a matt version, the Black Bay GMT is also a nod to the early days of this watchmaking function.

Additional time zones are indicated by a red snowflake hand, TUDOR’s aesthetic hallmark, which spins around the dial in 24 hours, as well as a bidirectional rotatable bezel that is also calibrated for 24 hours. The twelve daylight hours are printed on the burgundy section and the night-time hours on the blue. With a steel case, 41 mm in diameter, the Black Bay GMT model is waterproof to 200 metres (660 f) and designed to withstand the elements. Its winding crown tube is in satin-brushed steel, new for the Black Bay line and aesthetically in keeping with the case and winding crown. Its contrasting black dial means that it is legible in all conditions, including night-time, thanks to its luminescent hour markers. The dial features a GMT marker at 6 o’clock.

A new Manufacture Calibre with the reference MT5652 has been developed by TUDOR for the Black Bay GMT model. This introduces a new function to the line of TUDOR Manufacture Calibres, an apt demonstration of TUDOR’s approach to technical development. The integration of new functions is allowed by a flexible architecture, rather than by adding ever more complicated modules. This self-winding movement offers 70-hour power reserve.

The Calibre MT5652 has the appearance and finish typical of Manufacture Calibres. Its openwork rotor is satin-brushed with sand-blasted details and its bridges and mainplate have alternate polished sand-blasted surfaces and laser decorations. Its structure has been designed to ensure robustness, longevity and reliability, as has its variable inertia balance, which is maintained by a sturdy traversing bridge with a two-point fixation. Thanks to these qualities, together with its non-magnetic silicon balance spring, it is certified as a chronometer by the Swiss Official Chronometer Testing Institute (COSC).

The bracelet of the Black Bay GMT model is inspired by the folding riveted bracelets of the TUDOR watches produced in the 1950s and 1960s. These were famous for having visible rivet heads that attached the links, as well as a stepped construction. These two aesthetic details are incorporated into the bracelet of the Black Bay GMT model, integrating modern manufacturing methods using solid links.

Two additional designs are available: “Terra di Siena” brown leather strap and folding clasp or black fabric strap with a burgundy band. Made using the Jacquard technique, a traditional method achieved by a 150-year-old family firm from the St-Etienne region of France, this strap is a signature feature of TUDOR.

Like other models in the Black Bay line, the Black Bay GMT features a dial inspired by the TUDOR divers’ watches produced during the 1950s. They adopt the characteristic angular hands known to collectors as snowflake that appeared in the brand’s 1969 catalogue. Lastly, the large winding crown, characteristic of the first generation of TUDOR divers’ watches to be waterproof to 200 meters (660 ft), is also adopted in this new model.

Technical details
Model: Black Bay GMT
Reference 79830RB

Case
41 mm steel case with polished and satin finish
Bezel: Bidirectional rotatable 48 notches bezel in steel with 24-hour graduated anodised aluminium disc in matt burgundy and blue
Steel screw-down winding crown, with the TUDOR rose in relief, with circular satin-brushed steel winding crown tube
Domed sapphire crystal front glass
Waterproof to 200 m (660 f)

Dial
Black, domed

Movement
Manufacture Calibre MT5652 (COSC)
Self-winding mechanical movement with bidirectional rotor system
Built-in architecture
Swiss Chronometer officially certified by the COSC (Swiss Official Chronometer Testing
Institute)
Total diameter: 31.8 mm
Thickness: 7.52 mm
Jewels: 28 jewels
Power reserve: Approximately 70 hours

Oscillator
Variable inertia balance, micro-adjustment by screw
Non-magnetic silicon balance spring
Frequency: 28,800 beats/hour (4Hz)

Functions
Jumping hour (second time zone), 24-hours, minutes and seconds at the centre
Instantaneous date at 3 o’clock without non-correction range being synchronised on the jumping hour hand
Stop seconds for precise time setting

Bracelet
Riveted steel bracelet, with polished and satin finish, or “Terra di Siena” brown leather strap with folding clasp and safety catch, or black fabric strap with burgundy band and with buckle

Retail price (VAT incl.)
CHF 3,400.– to CHF 3,700.–

 

TUDOR

“For some years now I have been considering the idea of making a watch that our agents could sell at a more modest price than our Rolex watches, and yet one that would attain the standards of dependability for which Rolex is famous. I decided to form a separate company, with the object of making and marketing this new watch. It is called the Tudor Watch Company.” This announcement was made on 6 March 1946 by Hans Wilsdorf who, having created Rolex in the first decade of the 20th century, was already a leading figure in the upmarket Swiss watchmaking world. It marked the birth of both the TUDOR brand and its production and communications strategy.

Hans Wilsdorf’s intuition was as simple as it was ingenious. At that time, the development of wristwatches was in full swing and today’s widespread drive to optimize resources, which is currently behind so many major financial and brand mergers, was still in the far-distant future. The public was ready to recognize and appreciate a product whose technical, aesthetic and functional qualities, as well as its distribution, were guaranteed not by a newcomer on the market but by the Rolex brand, which had already earned worldwide renown for the high quality of its timepieces.

This announcement was not merely words said for effect. It was Wilsdorf’s genuine commitment to a programme. Between 1947 and 1952, therefore, TUDOR devoted itself to launching first the TUDOR Oyster model, followed by the TUDOR Oyster Prince collection, reflecting the successful marriage of precision and reliability, style and technique and high-quality production. That period also saw the emergence of the first advertisements devoted exclusively to TUDOR, in which Wilsdorf expressed pride and satisfaction regarding his personal involvement in creating this new brand.

This certainly was a privileged and auspicious start for the TUDOR brand, originally represented by a decorative rose, the famous symbol of a once long-reigning dynasty in England, the Tudors, who inspired Hans Wilsdorf to give their name to his new company. This famous name, however, never led the company to rest on its laurels. From the very beginning, this was a story of technical developments, like the waterproof Oyster case and the adoption of a self-winding movement, which were not relegated to mere functionality, but turned into stylish features of watches designed in both performance and appearance for modern, dynamic men. With Rolex to usher it into the world and accompany its first steps, the TUDOR brand very quickly carved out a niche for itself, quite independently of the brand with the five-prong crown.

If we look closely, early traces of TUDOR and its creations can be found as far back as 1926, the year the brand was registered by the Swiss watchmaking company “Veuve de Philippe Hüther” on behalf of Hans Wilsdorf. In 1936, Wilsdorf took it over himself, and went on to found the company Montres Tudor SA in 1946. It was, however, the products and advertising campaigns of the 1950s that really gave the brand its definitive strength and distinctive personality.

The year 1952, in particular, saw the launch of the TUDOR Oyster Prince, accompanied by a press campaign that was very intense, strong and original for the period. The advertisements not only showed and described the watches, as was customary at the time, they also underlined the qualities of resistance, reliability and precision, with both detailed text and illustrations. These illustrations depicted men at work wearing a TUDOR in extreme conditions, doing strenuous work on a road or in a mine, for instance, and not strictly in sports settings, such as motorcycling, playing golf or riding horses, which were also effective test situations but far more conventional. The images, together with the, by then, widely recognized soundness of the product, helped give TUDOR watches a style and personality associated with concepts of modernity and reliability, and launched it well beyond the particular context in which it was being shown. It is significant that 30 TUDOR Oyster Prince watches were included in the British scientific expedition to Greenland organized by the Royal Navy in 1952.

In the wake of its technological triumphs and the success of its image, brought about by its participation in the Polar explorations, the TUDOR brand in the 1960s became involved in a project to develop a professional underwater watch that could become a piece of official military equipment. A TUDOR Prince Submariner was produced for the US Navy from 1964 to 1966, followed in the early 1970s (and until 1984) by the “Marine Nationale” model, which was officially adopted by the French Navy.

And so for TUDOR began the era of stylish watches of a more technical design, inspired by professions regarded as dangerous. They were therefore endowed with particular functional features – for example, divers’ models with date or chronograph function – and a style that radiated strength, security and reliability. The people selected for the TUDOR Prince Submariner and TUDOR Prince Date-Day advertising campaign at the time were not well-known personalities, which made it easier for the public to identify with them. They included rescue divers, mining engineers or rally drivers whose full names were given, and who were photographed with their equipment, conveying perfect mastery of their professions. In 1970 a model was introduced that stood out for its style and technology: the TUDOR Oysterdate Chronograph.

The spirit of this timepiece foreshadowed TUDOR’s present collaboration with Porsche Motorsport as its “Timing Partner”. This role is reflected in the Grantour collection, shown for the first time at Baselworld 2009, the year that saw a complete rethinking of the TUDOR brand, resulting in the new series of watches and the advertising campaign: “Designed for Performance. Engineered for Elegance.”

TUDOR’s communication has evolved since the advertising campaigns of the 1980s featuring distinctive details from knightly armour to communicate resistance, also achieved in the change of logo from rose to shield. This repositioning of the brand, yet again emphasizing the marriage of performance and style, continues to be evident in the new designs.

II. THE EVOLUTION OF THE LOGO
For obvious, image-related reasons, great importance has always been accorded to the logo that generally appears with the brand name on a watch dial. TUDOR is no exception to this rule. Indeed, it has paid particular attention to its own logo, adapting it over the years in response to specific communication needs. The very first watches produced in the 1920s and 1930s simply bore the name TUDOR, as a kind of birth certificate. A few rare models associated the name TUDOR with Rolex, corresponding to the fact that Rolex originally guaranteed the technical and aesthetic quality of TUDOR, which the brand later went on to develop autonomously.

It was around 1936 that a graphic symbol first appeared, the delicate TUDOR rose, emblem of the long-reigning English dynasty to which the brand owes its name. The rose was shown on a shield, as if to symbolize the invincible union of strength and beauty. In 1947, just a year after TUDOR was officially launched, the brand name on the dial was accompanied by the rose alone, highlighting TUDOR’s consummate elegance and style. Between 1969 and the present day, as the requirements of classical aesthetics were definitively met and TUDOR production focused increasingly on technical aspects, the rose disappeared from the shield, which remained on the dial in pride of place, a powerful symbol of resistance and reliability.

Chronology

  • 1926: “The Tudor” brand was registered by the Swiss watchmaking company “Veuve de Philippe Hüther” on behalf of Hans Wilsdorf
  • 1932: First Tudor Watches in Australia – The first watches bear a simple TUDOR signature on the dial, with the horizontal bar of the T lengthened above the other letters. On some rare pieces, the name Rolex also appears. Rolex would effectively guarantee the technical and aesthetic quality of TUDOR watches until the brand attained autonomy in this field. The TUDOR-signed watches included models for both men and women; they were mainly rectangular, barrel shaped or with bevelled sides. In 1932, TUDOR watches for the Australian market were delivered exclusively to the Willis Company, which was entrusted with distributing them to the best jewellery shops in the country.
  • 1936 : Hans Wilsdorf himself took over “The Tudor” brand.On 15 October 1936, the house of “Veuve de Philippe Hüther” transferred the brand “The Tudor” to Hans Wilsdorf. In this same period, the rose of the Tudor dynasty appeared on the dials. Inscribed within a shield, this logo symbolised the invincible union of strength – the watch’s robustness, with grace – the beauty of its lines.
  • 1946: The company “Montres Tudor SA” was established.Just after the Second World War, Hans Wilsdorf knew that the time had come to expand and give the brand a proper identity of its own. Thus, on 6 March 1946, he created the “Montres TUDOR S.A.” company, specialising in models for both men and women. Rolex would guarantee the technical, aesthetic and functional characteristics, along with the distribution and after-sales service.
  • 1947: Launch of the TUDOR Oyster model. From 1947 onwards, a year after the official launch of TUDOR, the shield gradually disappeared from the logo. Henceforth it would consist of only the company name and the rose – finely drawn or as an applique in relief – thus emphasising the brand’s elegance and style.
  • 1948: First exclusively TUDOR advertising campaign
  • 1952: Launch of the TUDOR Oyster Prince collection.In 1952 the TUDOR Oyster Prince was launched, accompanied by an advertising campaign that was particularly original and striking for the era. This campaign was not limited, as was usual practice, to showing and describing the product. Instead it emphasised the qualities of strength, reliability and precision in a very detailed text, as well as through illustrations showing men at work in extreme conditions wearing a TUDOR on their wrist. It was a less conventional choice than depicting sporting activities. These strong images, associated with the product’s credibility, contributed to giving TUDOR watches a style and personality reflecting the ideas of modernity and reliability – greatly surpassing the individual contexts in which they were shown Hans Wilsdorf used this new campaign to link the Rolex and TUDOR brands, sanctioning this new product in which he was investing his credibility: “I have decided that the TUDOR Prince deserves to share with Rolex two advantages I would allow no other watch to use – the famous and unique waterproof Oyster case and the original selfwinding Perpetual ‘rotor’ mechanism. All TUDOR Oyster Princes will have these two exceptional features, previously exclusive to Rolex. This indicates, I think, the measure of our faith in the new watch. I am proud to give my personal endorsement.” These technical assets would help the new watch create a place for itself in the market and very quickly find success. In the same year, 26 TUDOR Oyster Princes would be included in the British scientific expedition to Greenland organised by the Royal Navy. The brand thus proved the strength, reliability and precision of its products.
  • 1953:  Proof of Robustness In 1953, Rolex launched a campaign based on robustness tests on the TUDOR Oyster Prince and its endurance in particularly difficult conditions.Emphasis was placed on the great strength of the watches, their precision, their efficient winding and their water proofness even in extreme conditions
  • 1957: Launch of the TUDOR Advisor model. The TUDOR Advisor alarm watch is one of the brand’s most atypical models, the only one in its history to offer an alarm function. From1957 to 1977 three different versions of the TUDOR Advisor were produced, two with an Oyster-type case, references 7926 and 1537, and a last one with a new dedicated case, reference 10050. In 2011, this legendary alarm watch was re-launched under reference 79620T, entirely redesigned and with a diameter larger by 8 mm (42 mm as opposed to the previous 34 mm).
  • 1964: Production (for two years only) of a TUDOR Prince Submariner for the US Navy
  • 1969: Launch of the TUDOR Prince Submariner and TUDOR Prince Date-Day models. From 1969 onwards, with the principles of a classic aesthetic established beyond doubt and the brand’s production moving increasingly towards robust and technical products, the rose disappeared from the logo in favour of the shield – a symbol of solidity and unfailing reliability.
  • 1970: Launch of the TUDOR Oysterdate Chronograph
  • 1971 to 1977: TUDOR Oysterdate Chronograph
  • 1977 to 1996: TUDOR Oysterdate Chronograph (Automatic-Chrono Time)
  • 1991: Launch of the TUDOR Monarch collection
  • 1996 to 2006: TUDOR Prince Date Chronograph (Automatic-Chrono Time)
  • 1999: Launch of the TUDOR Hydronaut collection
  • 2007: International relaunch of the TUDOR brand with new products (Tudor Classic and Tudor Hydronaut II collections) and a new communications campaign
  • 2009: Presentation of the new range, with new TUDOR Hydronaut II, TUDOR Hydro1200, TUDOR Glamour and TUDOR Grantour. TUDOR begins collaboration with Porsche Motorsport, as “Timing Partner”. Launch of the campaign: “Designed for Performance. Engineered for Elegance.”
  • 2010: Launch of new TUDOR Heritage Chrono and TUDOR Glamour Double Date models.
  • 2011: Presentation of the new TUDOR Heritage Advisor and TUDOR Fastrider Chronograph models. Presentation of the new TUDOR Grantour line, introduction of the Chrono Fly-Back. Launch of the TUDOR Clair de Rose line. Launch of the campaign: “Watch your style”. Beginning of the TUDOR’s collaboration  with Ducati, as “Timing Partner”.
  • 2012: Presentation of new divers’ watches TUDOR Heritage Black Bay and TUDOR Pelagos.
  • 2013: Beginning of the TUDOR’s collaboration with FIA World Endurance Championship (WEC), as “Timing Partner”. Presentation of the new TUDOR Heritage Chrono Blue, TUDOR Fastrider Black Shield and TUDOR Gla