Popular Tudor watches

The Editorial Team

Often dubbed Rolex’s little brother, Tudor is synonymous with quality craftsmanship and high-end precision. These market-friendly timepieces are more affordable than Rolex watches yet they embody many design concepts initially created for world-renowned timepieces like the Rolex Submariner and the Rolex Cosmograph Datejust. Tudor was founded in 1926 by Hans Wilsdorf. Between the 1960s and 1980’s the company crafted dive watches for the US Navy, yet these wristwatches were also suitable for everyday use, making them a popular option for individuals of all professions.

Above all, Tudor watches are incredibly practical and functional. We’ve highlighted a few of Tudor’s most popular timepieces from the iconic Black Bay wristwatches to elegant dress watches from the Classic line, and not forgetting the traditional 1926 collection. Let’s begin with the most widely recognized…

Tudor Black Bay Bronze

The Black Bay is a retro sports watch that was first introduced in 2012. If you’re familiar with the collection you’ll instantly be able to recognize a Black Bay watch from its distinct snowflake hands and its large crown feature. One of the more recent stand-out models is the Black Bay Bronze watch. If you like broad watches you’ll be drawn to this bold 43mm case crafted from bronze which develops its very own unique patina over time. Watches with an aged look are particularly desirable within the watch world, plus the Black Bay watch is loved for its vintage appeal anyway – so this is certainly a watch that embodies plenty of charm and character. The Black Bay Bronze watch ref: M79250BA-0001 is powered by an in-house self-winding caliber. The COSC-certified MT5601 sits inside a 200-meter water-resistant environment. Other nice touches to this design are the Tudor rose-engraved bronze crown, the signature domed sapphire glass lens, and a unidirectional rotating bezel with slate grey anodized aluminum disc adorned with 60-minute markings. You even get a stunning rounded black nubuck leather band, with a bronze buckle that fits the wrist like a glove.

Tudor 1926

The Tudor 1926 is a watch that unites impeccable style with distinct craftsmanship. It pays tribute to the company’s earlier heritage in creating some of the world’s finest examples within Haute Horlogerie. A robust stainless steel case is combined with a polished 41mm 18k rose gold bezel in this Tudor 1926 watch ref M91651-0001. Its polished surface pairs with a two-tone bracelet. Tudor 1926 watches are certainly geared towards those gentlemen who can carry a sophisticated look easily. The watch’s silver dial with embossed decoration is kissed with rose gold colored stick indexes and Arabic numerals. These alternating markers give way to a discreet date aperture at 3 o’clock. Powered by the Calibre 2824, this watch guarantees a stylish look whether worn for business, meetings, leisure, or travel.

Tudor Pelagos

The Tudor Pelagos is a popular Tudor watch because of its material choice and its impressive water resistance. If you take diving seriously, this Tudor dive watch ref M25600TB-0001 is worthy of some consideration. Its lightweight 42mm case houses an impeccable, independently crafted COSC-certified self-winding movement at its heart. The engine propels a set of chunky luminous coated hands around the dial. Its 70-hour power reserve eliminates the guesswork you’d have to do to work out how long this watch will keep accurate time for you whilst it’s off the wrist. This tool watch displays the time on a vivid blue dial with a matching colored unidirectional rotating bezel. It works in conjunction with 500-meter water resistance to ensure it meets the needs of the modern diver. There’s even a left-handed variation. But if straightforward no-nonsense timekeeping is all you need out of a robust, reliable diver’s watch, the Tudor Pelagos is the investment for you.

Tudor North Flag

Crafted from hybrid steel-ceramic components, the North Flag remains a popular Tudor watch since it was the first to house an innovative in-house made chronometer-certified movement. It’s an iconic design originally worn by the British North Greenland Expedition in 1952. The technical and ultra-modern design exceeds the power reserve of many other luxury watches when fully wound – offering 70 hours of accurate timekeeping. The silicon balance spring in the movement makes it anti-magnetic too. This 40mm Tudor North Flag watch ref M91210N-0002 looks as sleek as ever on the wrist, courtesy of a smart black leather strap for accompanying its stealthy black dial. The sun-brushed steel case frames flecks of zesty yellow color seen in places like the power reserve hand, the 5-minute increments around the outer minute track, and the central second hand. With 100-meter water resistance and an anti-reflective sapphire glass lens, this Tudor watch can face extreme conditions and withstand shock impact, knocks, bumps, and scratches without difficulty.

Tudor Classic Date

Lastly, as its namesake suggests, the Classic line of timepieces from Tudor represents the brand’s traditional approach to watchmaking. Forgoing any unnecessary features and functions to its design, this Tudor Classic, in many ways, shares similar characteristics to a Rolex watch albeit for a more affordable price. This Tudor Classic Date watch ref: M21013-0008 showcases an innovative mix of high-grade materials, combined with a luxurious dial that feels indulgent to read the time from. Its fluted bezel in 18k yellow gold interacts beautifully with a 100-meter water-resistant stainless steel case in a stunning polished finish. The bracelet boasts a combination of brushed and polished finishes, with flecks of yellow gold running throughout its design. It secures the in-house Calibre 2824 with a 38-hour power reserve close to the wrist with a folding clasp. This popular Tudor watch is without a doubt, perfect for you if you’re looking for a timeless design to wear to formal occasions and work.

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