Points of Mention
This watch is sold with its original Tudor box and paperwork. The watch comes paired with its original Tudor Titanium bracelet. In the box is an additional Tudor Rubber strap. The watch is from November 2019 and is sold in fair condition, as you can see. The watch comes with our 12-Months Warranty.
The Tudor trademark was first registered in 1926 by the Swiss watchmaking company “Veuve de Philippe Hüther” on behalf of Hans Wilsdorf, the founder of Rolex watches. Wilsdorf took it over himself in 1936. Just after the second world war, Hans Wilsdorf Founder of Rolex knew that the time had come to expand and give the Tudor brand a proper identity of its own. The Tudor Rose started to appear on their dials from this time. Thus, on 6 March 1946, he created the “Montres TUDOR S.A.” company, specialising in models for both men and women. Rolex guaranteed the technical, aesthetic and functional characteristics, along with the distribution and after-sales service. In 1948 we saw the first Tudor specific advertising. A few years later they introduced the TUDOR Oyster Prince in 1952. Hans Wilsdorf allowed Tudor to use their waterproof Oyster case and the original self-winding Perpetual ’rotor’ movement. This was an exclusive arrangement that benefitted both brands. Development soon commenced with the introduction of the TUDOR Oyster Prince Submariner, reference 7922 in 1954. This watch was quickly adopted by the French Navy in 1956. Building on their reputation of robustness in 1961 the Rose was replaced by the shield. Later in 1969, we saw the design changes in Ref. 7016 where for the first time square indexes and angular hands nicknamed “snowflake” allowed for a greater amount of lume to be applied this was appreciated by the divers of the French Navy. Today these innovations can be seen in the Black Bay and Pelagos collections. In 1971 Tudor introduced the Oysterdate chronographs nicknamed “Monte-Carlo” due to their resembling a roulette wheel. Celebrating their 50th anniversary in 1996. In that same year, Tudor decided to shed Rolex signed components such as the cases, crowns and bracelets in favour of Tudor branded ones. Today Tudor uses their in-house movements developed initially in 2015 in collaboration with Breitling.
Here we have a 2019 Tudor Pelagos LHD 25610TNL with a 42mm brushed Titanium case. Released with their in-house movement in 2015. The Pelagos name is Ancient Greek for ‘open or deep sea’. This left-hand version is inspired by a commissioned Tudor Submariner dive watch for the French Navy ref. 9401 from 1970. The case curves over your wrist with thick bevel edged lugs. Lug to lug length of 49.5mm and a case thickness of 14mm give the watch an impressive wrist presence. Its larger size is compensated by the use of lightweight Titanium and excellent ergonomics. Ideally worn on the left wrist to take advantage of the left-hand crown position. On the right side is a Helium Escape Valve (HEV) on the left side a crown guard protected screw-down crown. The Titanium unidirectional bezel has a ceramic matte black insert with a faux patina of a warm beige coloured 60-minute scale. A matte black dial with an outer minute chapter ring and recessed square and rectangular pillows of a faux patina beige coloured indexes mark the hours matching the bezel and giving it a vintage aesthetic. At 3 o’clock a framed roulette date window. The characteristic Snowflake hands are coated in the same luminescence. At 12 o’clock we have the Tudor motif and at 6 o’clock a red “Pelagos” with “Chronometer Officially Certified” and “Rotor-Selfwinding” printed underneath. On the reverse, a coin-edged screw-down case back with the engraved (No. 8823) in the centre. This number does not signify a limited production but is a nod to the French Navy Tudor Submariners which were individually numbered. Inside an in-house Automatic Tudor Cal. MT5612-LHD, 26 jewels, 28,800 beats per hour. This movement is a modified MT5612 with its winding stem on the LHD. The watch comes fitted on its Tudor Oyster style Titanium bracelet with a patented spring-loaded slider clasp with micro-adjustments giving you full adjustability and comfort. In the Tudor presentation box, you have an additional Tudor rubber strap and papers.
With the new craze for left-handed watches since the latest Watches & Wonders, it's great to get a watch in that did it before the hype and also did it right, this Tudor really gives me all the vibes of a "Vintage Sub" with a modern flare. If you haven't had the chance I'd highly recommend you come in and try this fantastic watch on, it sits perfectly on the wrist for a larger watch and really does look far more than the price tag would lead you to believe.