Whether a timeless gift for a loved one, or a well-deserved present to yourself, here are four Tudor watches that span the sporty to the sophisticated.
Tudor Black Bay
Borne of over 60 years of legacy in dive watches, the Tudor Black Bay is a contemporary icon that brims with throwback style. The watch’s design is the modern incarnation of Tudor’s iconic Submariner design. They include a large winding crown, which recalls a similar look from the famous ‘Big Crown’ model from 1958, as well as angular hands that take after those found on the historic models from the 1970s. Complemented by a domed sapphire crystal dial, burgundy unidirectional bezel in anodised aluminum, and steel bracelet inspired by Tudor’s riveted bracelets from the 1950s and 1960s, the Black Bay is a sports watch that wears its past proudly. At the same time, it is also a modern creation. Inside its 41mm steel case is the MT5602, a COSC-certified movement made entirely in-house by Tudor, featuring a state-of-the-art silicon balance spring and up to 70 hours of power reserve.
The ultimate underwater tool watch from Tudor, the Pelagos is a professional diving instrument that works as brilliantly in ocean depths, as it does on land as a stylish wrist statement. Clad in titanium, a material known for its lightness and robustness, the Pelagos’ dive-ready features are unparalleled. It boasts astounding waterproofness to 500m and is equipped with a helium escape valve that prevents overpressure and damage to the watch during the ‘decompression stage’ of a deep dive. Large square hour markers, thick ‘snowflake’ hands, and dive markers on the ceramic bezel glow in the dark with a brilliant blue luminescence to ensure optimum legibility. The Pelagos’ utilitarianism extends to its titanium bracelet, which features a steel folding clasp with a proprietary auto-adjustable spring mechanism that can be adjusted during a dive, in order to adapt to varying compression pressures that cause contraction and expansion.
Tudor Black Bay S&G
The Tudor Black Bay S&G lavishes class and elegance to the popular Black Bay line-up, while remaining faithful to the collection’s sportive distinction. ‘S&G’ stands for ‘steel and gold’, a combination of contrasting materials that evokes regality and a touch of flamboyance. The Black Bay S&G stands out from the crowd with its steel case and yellow gold bezel with satin finish, contrasting beautifully against a black dial anchored by Tudor’s trademark ‘snowflake’ hands. The allure is further accentuated by the five-link bracelet featuring alternate polished and satin finishes. Paired exclusively with Black Bay ‘S&G’ models, the five-link bracelets not only endow the watches with vintage character, but are extremely supple and comfortable to wear. Running on a self-winding movement with 38-hour power reserve, the watch is available in 32mm, 36mm and 41mm cases, with the option of black or champagne-coloured dials.
Tudor Claire de Rose
Exuding powerful femininity, the Tudor Claire de Rose is an all-occasion dress watch that will take you from the workweek to casual weekends in effortless style. Recognised by its winding crown that is set with a blue spinel cabochon, the self-winding watch combines harmonious design elements that are nuanced and multi-facetted. The smooth, sensual curves of the steel case set the stage for a lovely, neo-classical opaline dial with blue lacquered Roman numerals and pleated motif decoration. The watch’s refinement is further expressed on the steel bracelet with polished ‘rice grain’ links that hug the wrist. Available in 26mm, 30mm and 34mm cases, the Tudor Claire de Rose is certainly a versatile companion.