Points of Mention
This watch is sold with its original Tudor Box & Paperwork. The watch comes paired on its original stainless steel Tudor-signed bracelet with its Tudor-signed clasp. The watch is from July 2022 and is sold in Unworn condition, as you can see, stickers are still present. The watch comes with its Manufacturer's 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 them 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 an Unworn Tudor Ranger REF. 79950 which is an update to their 2014 ref. 79910, the Ranger watches were Tudor's version of the Rolex Explorer. Celebrating the 70th Anniversary in 2022 of the British North Greenland expedition, a two-year scientific mission studying ice sheets. The 39mm satin-brushed 316L stainless steel case curves over your wrist with bevel-edged sides and tapered lugs, on the right side is a screw-down crown with the Tudor Rose in relief in the centre. A satin brushed smooth bezel holds a domed sapphire crystal AR coated above a matte black dial with a fine-grain texture. An outer minute track is precisely printed with Arabic 12, 3, 6 and 9 and baton indexes marking the hours coated in a beige Super-LumiNova for that vintage aesthetic, the arrow and sword hands are complemented by a red-tipped sweeping second hand. At 12 o’clock we have the Tudor motif and at 6 o’clock “Ranger” completes this historical tool watch that has been modernised and re-imagined. On the reverse, a coin-edged screw-down case back, inside an in-house MT5402 COSC Certified, 27 jewels 28,800 beats per hour, bi-directional rotor and antimagnetic silicon hairspring provide a robust and accurate movement first introduced in 2018 and are also found in their Black Bay 58. The watch comes fitted on its Tudor 20mm three-link brushed stainless steel bracelet fitted with their Tudor “T-fit” safety catch quick adjustment system and a signed folding clasp and comes with its Tudor presentation box and papers.
I am personally a big fan of this release, I think it is built incredibly well and design wise it is perfect! A lot of people complaining about the size at 39mm, I'd say go and try one on first as it truly does fit very well and I'd argue it wears better than most believe it will. The clasp upgrade is amazing and I'm glad to see this is becoming a standard thing in the new watches, Tudor is just getting better and better each year and their price remains insanely competitive!