Movement : Automatic Tudor Cal. MT5602
Age : 2021/2030
Specific Age : August 2022
Case Size : 42mm
Case Thickness : 12.5mm
Lug to Lug : 50mm
Lugs : 22mm
Condition : Unworn
Box & Papers : Box & Papers
Case Material : Titanium
Warranty : Manufacturers Warranty
The wrist model's wrist size is 6.5inch
Points of Mention
This watch is sold with its Tudor box and Tudor paperwork. The watch comes paired with its original 22mm Tudor 22mm single-piece navy blue woven ribbon strap with Titanium hardware. Inside the box, we have an additional 22mm navy blue rubber strap with a woven motif and titanium buckle. The watch is from August 2022 and is in unworn condition as you can see from the photographs and still retains its stickers on the case. The watch comes with its Tudor Manufacturer Warranty.
Here we have an Unworn & Stickered 2022 Tudor Pelagos FXD 25707B/22 with a 42mm satin-brushed Titanium case, this watch revives a historic collaboration with the French Navy, Tudor has been an official supplier to the Marine Nationale French Navy since the 1950s, this design was specifically created as a tool to aid underwater navigation. The Pelagos name is Ancient Greek for ‘open or deep sea’, and FXD refers to the fixed strap bars of the case. The case curves in all the right places with a lug-to-lug length of 50mm and a case thickness of 12.5mm giving the watch an impressive wrist presence, on the right side is a screw-down crown with the Tudor shield protected by crown guards. The bidirectional Titanium bezel has deep knurling for extra grip and a matte blue ceramic 60-minute scale engraved into it, the flat sapphire crystal sits almost flush above a striking matte navy blue dial. An outer minute chapter ring encircles the applied squares and baton indexes coated in SuperLumiNova, the characteristic Snowflake hands are coated in the same luminescence, and at 12 o’clock we have the Tudor motif and at 6 o’clock a red “Pelagos” with “Chronometer Officially Certified”. On the reverse, a screw-down coin-edged case back with the Marine Nationale anchor and M.N. 22 engraved in the centre, inside the in-house automatic Tudor Cal. MT5602, 25 jewels, 28,800 beats per hour, COSC certified the MT stands for "Manufacture Tudor". The movement has hacking, a bidirectional rotor and a non-magnetic silicon balance spring. The watch comes fitted on its 22mm single-piece navy blue woven ribbon made by a renowned French ribbon maker named Julien Faure it uses a flexible velcro hook and loop system for fastening. Additionally, with a 22mm navy blue rubber strap with a woven motif and titanium buckle, the watch also comes with its Tudor presentation box and papers.
When this watch was first released and I saw the photos online I wasn't sold on it, though now having handled and sold a few I can say the watch has really grown on me and on the wrist it truly is spectacular! The blue, as you'd expect, is amazing and the fixed spring bars are not as intrusive as I thought they'd be.
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.