A diving tool par excellence, the new TUDOR Pelagos is a fusion of technical mastery and mechanical reliability. It is also a proud reference to several style codes that have punctuated TUDOR’s history and left their mark on some of the company’s most iconic models. Capitalizing on this heritage, the Pelagos goes even further, inviting TUDOR to explore the silent world in a new dimension.
Water-resistant to a depth of 500 meters (1,640 feet), this superlative watch has a case with a diameter of 42 mm. Made entirely of titanium and completely satin-finished – resulting in a special sheen and a rugged look – it is an aesthetic expression of the power of this deep-sea instrument. The case is equipped with a helium valve (necessary to absorb unpredictable variations in pressure), marked “GAS ESCAPE VALVE,” on the side of the straight-edged case. It is enhanced by a unidirectional rotatable bezel, with a matte black ceramic disc and luminescent numerals, which is thick enough to ensure excellent grip and ease of handling. Even in extreme conditions, perfect readability is assured by generous hour markers and luminescent “snowflake” hands. An original double-beveled flange around the dial incorporates the triangular, rectangular or square hour marker appliqués – a reminder of the brand’s historical models. Practical, highly legible and sturdy, the Pelagos model is further distinguished by its titanium bracelet with a folding steel clasp fitted with a unique spring-loaded self-adjusting mechanism developed and patented by TUDOR.
Thanks to this remarkable, technically accomplished system, the bracelet adjusts during diving, contracting in deep water when the diving suit is compressed and its volume is reduced, and, conversely, expanding as the pressure eases during the ascent. TUDOR’s Pelagos also comes on a rubber strap with an extension system enabling it to be worn easily over a diving suit. The new TUDOR Pelagos is a tribute to the sea, to those who are active in it and those who conserve it. Reliable, technically outstanding and a superlative sports model, the Pelagos – water-resistant to a depth of 500 meters – marks another step forward in the illustrious history that binds TUDOR to the ocean depths.
HERITAGE BLACK BAY
The new TUDOR Heritage Black Bay is steeped in the mysterious aura of a hidden bay that gradually yields its secrets to those who venture there, a long-lost treasure returning to the light of day. It is the latest addition to the TUDOR Heritage collection, launched in 2010, which is aimed at drawing together some of the brand’s emblematic models, inspired by its past and revisited. The Heritage Black Bay is a perfect embodiment of TUDOR’s vintage spirit.
While it is a comprehensive response to today’s stylistic aspirations, the TUDOR Heritage Black Bay is inspired by a diving model that first appeared in 1954 and continually evolved until the 1980s. Its domed dial − an exquisite vintage detail − unusual burgundy-colored bezel and “snowflake” hands all helped build the reputation of this iconic model during a period that saw the emergence of the very first divers’ watches.
Although it temptingly retains a small part of mystery, like any treasure emerging from the bottom of the sea, the Heritage Black Bay model does yield many of its secrets. Starting with its lines, inspired by the 1954 model, and its slender, elongated lugs, reworked and resized to produce a contemporary steel case with a diameter of 41 mm, water-resistant to 200 meters (660 feet) and enhanced by a domed crystal. The black dial, which is also elegantly domed, displays generous luminescent hour markers for perfect visibility. Like that of the hour markers, the rose gold of the hands represents a gentle hint of nostalgia, suggesting the characteristic patina of older timepieces. The burgundy color of the unidirectional rotatable bezel, an original feature exclusive to TUDOR – faithful to the original 1970s models – is given a matte finish here, to beautiful effect. As attention to detail is always important to TUDOR, a similar touch of burgundy red appears on the insert of the winding crown, which is engraved with the TUDOR rose. Equipped with the new folding clasp developed by TUDOR, the Heritage Black Bay model is delivered with a black fabric strap and a steel bracelet, or with a black fabric strap and a second strap in exclusive aged leather: another original touch for an elegant, contemporary watch.
TUDOR HERITAGE BLACK BAY
41-mm steel case with polished and satin finish
Unidirectional rotatable bezel in steel with burgundy red disk
Self-winding mechanical movement
Power reserve of approximately 38 hours
Screw-down steel winding crown engraved with the TUDOR rose
Domed sapphire crystal
Water-resistant to 200 m (660 ft)
Steel bracelet or leather strap with folding clasp and safety catch, additional fabric strap with buckle
HERITAGE CHRONO BLUE
In the rich saga of TUDOR historic chronographs, Reference 7169 – better known to aficionados as the TUDOR “Montecarlo” chronograph – is an absolute icon. Since its launch in 1973, it has been produced in a number of different versions; the most fascinating featured distinctive touches of blue, grey and orange. This rare, historic chronograph was produced for only a few years. Today, it is greatly prized by collectors and is steadily increasing in value. To revitalize this legendary chronograph – imbued with the spirit of chic, sophisticated holiday destinations of the 1960s and 1970s, and reminiscent of carefree Mediterranean warmth and glamor – TUDOR has decided to reinterpret it and unveil the new TUDOR Heritage Chrono Blue.
TUDOR’s approach to the design of this watch was exactly the same as for all the watches in the Heritage line since 2010. Far from being merely a new version, it is a unique reinterpretation in which past, present and future converge in both time and style. While all the aesthetic codes that contributed to the recognition of the historic model remain – a synthesis of the original spirit of the timepiece and a faithful reproduction of its key characteristics – TUDOR’s Style Workshop has added many modern touches to update the iconic spirit of this watch and endow it with a timeless strength to make it “tomorrow’s icon.”
At a time when blue is “the new black”, the chromatic harmonies of blue, gray and orange suggest an undisputed modernity. The royal blue of the original model (1973) combines with a slightly lighter gray than that of the original to give birth to a watch as much at home in water as on land, radiating the Mediterranean spirit and its warmth.
Inspired by history, but completely redesigned, the dial now has three-dimensional hour markers with two beveled metallic edges defining an area filled with Super-LumiNova for a stronger image and optimal legibility. It also features two counters located inside two blue trapezoidal shapes, one at 3 o’clock for the small seconds hand, and one at 9 o’clock for the famous 45-minute counter that marked the history of TUDOR chronographs in the 1970s.
Water-resistant to a depth of 150 meters (500 feet), the steel case, 42 mm in diameter (compared with 40 mm on the original) has a bidirectional bezel with a blue anodized aluminum insert. Under its sapphire crystal, it houses a self-winding mechanical chronograph movement with a 42-hour power reserve.
The distinctive crown and pushers are knurled with a chrome finish. The crown is adorned with a blue lacquered shield.
As an additional refinement, TUDOR’s new Heritage Chrono Blue comes with two bracelets, one in steel with a folding clasp, the other in reinforced fabric with a buckle. The fabric strap – the outcome of cooperation with a firm still carrying on the age-old art of traditional weaving – echoes the characteristic colors of the dial and provides exceptional wearing comfort: an extra touch for a chronograph that takes its inspiration from history but makes an utterly contemporary statement.
TUDOR HERITAGE CHRONO BLUE
42-mm steel case with polished and satin finish
Bidirectional rotatable 12-hour graduated (48 positions) steel bezel for second time-zone display, blue disk
Self-winding mechanical movement, TUDOR caliber 2892 with additional mechanism for chronograph function
Power reserve of approximately 42 hours
Screw-down steel winding crown with triple water-resistance system and TUDOR logo
Screw-down steel pushers at 2 o’clock and 4 o’clock 45-minute totalizer at 9 o’clock
Small seconds hand at 3 o’clock
Date at 6 o’clock
Scratch-resistant sapphire crystal, water-resistant to 150 m (500 ft)
Steel bracelet with folding clasp and safety catch, additional fabric strap with buckle supplied with watch
For more information regarding the 2013 TUDOR collection, please visit TudorWatch.com.
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