Tudor- Born To Dare

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5th August 2019 Ernest Jones - Editor

Tudor Black Bay Bronze Men's Grey Fabric Strap Watch

This Tudor timepiece boasts a 43mm bronze case, the perfect setting for a slate grey dial complete with domed sapphire crystal, designed with diver's in-mind. Finished with a charming grey and cream woven fabric strap, this chronometer certified watch provides comfort, function and style. This watch is water resistant up to 200 metres.

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About Tudor

When Hans Wilsdorf, the founder of Rolex, established the TUDOR brand in 1946, his vision was to create a watch that embodied both Swiss watchmaking quality and his own personal devotion to excellence yet sold at an accessible price. Recognised today for its retro-chic style and in-house technical expertise, TUDOR has long been the choice of bold adventurers; from the British, French and American Navies, to the rescue teams of the US Air Force, arctic explorers, deep-sea divers and more recently some of the most driven sportspeople and artistic performers of our time - Individuals who dare to push themselves to the limits.


In 1926 in Geneva, the house of Veuve de Philippe Hüther registered the trademark "The Tudor" on behalf of Rolex founder Hans Wilsdorf. In 1946, Hans Wilsdorf officially established the TUDOR Watch Company. From the start, Wilsdorf focussed on TUDOR’s reliability, precision and water and shock resistance. To this end, TUDOR advertising campaigns show cased men working under extreme conditions for extended periods wearing TUDOR watches. These include a coal miner excavating by hand, a pneumatic drill operator and a motorbike racer. By 1952, Britain’s Royal Navy had taken 26 TUDOR Oyster waterproof watches on a scientific expedition to the artic. In the decades that followed, the French and American Navies and other military organisations adopted TUDOR diving watches including the Submariner. TUDOR innovations have included highly resistant sapphire crystal dial covers and the Pelagos diving watch, waterproof to 500 metres. In 2015, Tudor introduced in-house manufacture movements that boast 70-hour power reserves and are COSC certified.


Black Bay

The TUDOR Black Bay diving watches celebrate TUDOR’s longstanding relationships with some of the world’s largest navies and are all water-proof to 200 metres. Using inspiration from a 1954 TUDOR Submariner, each Black Bay model features a domed dial, prominent winding crown and signature angular Snowflake hour hand, introduced in 1969 to improve readability. Models include the Black Bay Bronze, which alludes to the bronze of historic ships and diving equipment, sports a brown aged leather strap and the Black Bay S&G (steel and gold) and Black Bay Steel introduced a date function to the Black Bay for the first time in 2017.


Waterproof to 500 metres, the Pelagos is a diving tool watch having been tested to the extreme in locations including the 320m deep Lake Geneva near the TUDOR HQ. With a 70 hour power reserve, the Pelagos divers' watch was awarded the 2015 Grand Prix d’Horlogerie de Genève in the sports watch category. Available in blue and black and as a Left Hand version, it is one of the first TUDOR watches to house the Tudor Manufacture calibre andbe awarded the prestigious COSC Swiss watch industry certification for timekeeping accuracy.

TUDOR 1926

The TUDOR 1926 collection celebrates the year when The Tudor, a precursor to the TUDOR Watch Company, was first registered. Available in steel or steel and rose gold with a choice of silver, opaline or black diamond-studded dials, the TUDOR 1926 comes in four sizes ranging from 28mm to 41mm and is waterproof to 100 metres. This collection has been designed to suit both women and men, just like some of the early TUDOR watches from the 1950s.