2021 Tudor 1926 Waffle Dial 41mm Black on Bracelet 91650
Ref: 91650

2021 Tudor 1926 Waffle Dial 41mm Black on Bracelet 91650
2021 Tudor 1926 Waffle Dial 41mm Black on Bracelet 91650
2021 Tudor 1926 Waffle Dial 41mm Black on Bracelet 91650
2021 Tudor 1926 Waffle Dial 41mm Black on Bracelet 91650
2021 Tudor 1926 Waffle Dial 41mm Black on Bracelet 91650
2021 Tudor 1926 Waffle Dial 41mm Black on Bracelet 91650
2021 Tudor 1926 Waffle Dial 41mm Black on Bracelet 91650
2021 Tudor 1926 Waffle Dial 41mm Black on Bracelet 91650
2021 Tudor 1926 Waffle Dial 41mm Black on Bracelet 91650
Regular price
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Sale price
$1,548.00
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Specification

Reference : 91650
Movement : Automatic Tudor Cal. T601
Age : 2021/2030
Specific Age : August 2021
Case Size : 41mm
Case Thickness : 9.5mm
Lug to Lug : 49.5mm
Lugs : 
22mm
Condition :
 Pre-Owned
Box & Papers :
 Box & Papers
Case Material :
 Stainless Steel
Warranty :
 Manufacturers Warranty
The wrist model's wrist size is 6.5inch


Points of Mention

This watch is sold with its original Tudor Box, swing tag and Papers. The watch comes paired with its original seven-link 22mm Tudor satin-brushed and polished stainless steel Jubilee-style bracelet with a signed deployment clasp and safety catch. The watch is from August 2021 and is sold in worn condition. The watch comes with its Manufacturer's Warranty.

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The Watch

Here we have a 2021 Tudor 1926 Waffle Dial Black 91650 with a 41mm curvaceous polished and satin-brushed stainless steel case that gently curves over your wrist with elegant tapered lugs, part of the collection of dress watches presented at the 2018 Baselworld, celebrating the registration of the Tudor brand in 1926 by Hans Wilsdorf the charismatic founder of Rolex. A lug-to-lug length of 49.5mm and a case thickness of just 9.5mm ensures a comfortable fit on your wrist, and on the right side is a signed screw-down crown with the Tudor shield embossed in the centre. A smooth polished bezel holds a domed sapphire crystal AR coated above a stunning black “waffle” dial, seen on the three-handed “honey-comb” Rolex dress watches of the 1950s. An outer minute track is precisely executed with applied rhodium-plated Arabic numerals and faceted arrow point indexes marking the hours that magically play with the light as you rotate your wrist. At 3 o’clock a date window, elegant slender leaf-shaped hands are complemented by a finely tapered sweeping second hand, very much in keeping with its vintage vibe. At 12 o’clock we have the Tudor Geneve motif and at 6 o’clock the smiley “Motor Self-Winding” as is seen on the dials of ETA movement watches of the past. On the reverse a coin-edged screw-down case back, inside the automatic Tudor Cal. T601, 28,800 beats per hour, the movement has a base of either ETA 2824-2 or Sellita SW200-1, the bidirectional rotor makes this both accurate and efficient and it has hand winding and hacking for your convenience. The watch comes fitted on its original seven-link 22mm Tudor satin-brushed and polished stainless steel Jubilee-style bracelet with a signed deployment clasp and safety catch, all links are provided and also comes with its Tudor presentation box, swing tag and paperwork.


Personal Note

I have had the privilege of stocking and selling most Tudor references over the years, but this is the first 1926 I've had in stock and I am very impressed with the value for money this watch holds, plus the design is fantastic featuring such a lovely dial. If you like the idea of a classic design in a bigger case, this is the watch for you.


The Brand

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 its 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.