At Monochrome-Watches, we have a special attraction to Tudor. While we may love Rolex for its serious and high quality creations, Tudor (Rolex’s sister company) has created some interesting, affordable, very well finished and mainly, really cool watches recently – such as the Heritage Black Bay Blue, the Heritage Ranger or the Heritage Chrono. Thus, there is no reason for us not to try to predict the new models that Tudor could introduce at Baselworld 2015. We did it for Rolex this year, we did it for Tudor last year, and we are doing it again now.
Last year, before Baselworld 2014, we predicted/imagined a Black Bay with a black bezel and dial and we also imagined a Pelagos with blue dial and bezel. Tudor came to Baselworld with the Heritage Black Bay equipped with a superb midnight blue bezel insert and a cleaner dial. We had the right color, we had the right watch…but not together. The result was however a real success and the reactions were rapturous. For this new edition of Baselworld, we’re going to try to have our predictions right.
Tudor Heritage Ranger with California dial
California dials are not the preserve of Panerai, as you can find some vintage Rolexes and Tudors with such military-inspired faces. California dials are strange, unusual but really cool with two different types of numerals – Romans on the top half and Arabic on the bottom half, with a triangular marker at 12 and batons at 3, 6 and 9. On Tudor watches, we usually see them on red or yellow dials, with an inner minute track. However Tudor is now doing now more refined and clean watches. So we took the recently introduced Heritage and imagined such a dial on it.
With its tool watch style – clear and legible black dial, large contrasting indexes, fully brushed steel case and military-inspired straps – the Tudor Heritage Ranger could be the perfect base to reintroduce such California dials. By only changing the indexes, it gives the Ranger a cooler and funkier look, without losing its main purpose, being a pioneer, military tool made to be used in rough conditions. We truly want to see such a watch from Tudor for Baselworld 2015.
Tudor Pelagos with blue dial and bezel
If you have been reading us on WatchTime, this watch should not be totally unknown to you, as we already wanted to see the Tudor Pelagos with a blue dial in our 2014 predictions. We loved this watch so much that we decided to include this blue edition of the Pelagos again in our Tudor 2015 Novelties.
Why this stubbornness? Clearly, we LOVE the Pelagos with a blue dial. This proper tool watch, designed to be used as part of the equipment of a professional diver, comes only with a black dial. It looks good but it may be seen as a bit too shy and too close to the Rolex Submariner and Rolex Sea-Dweller. No confusion anymore with a blue dial. The Tudor Pelagos could have its own identity and its own look, together with bringing back the design and color of the old Tudor Submariner Marine Nationale. And it will perfectly match the titanium case. Maybe Tudor heard us last year and they could decide to create this Pelagos blue dial for Baselworld 2015. If so, we’ll be very glad.
These are only our predictions for the Tudor 2015 Novelties. The brand could (will) certainly come to Baselworld with offerings that no one could have imagined.