The case back is solid and simply marked with the company name, the place of origin and the Tudor logo in triplicate.
While the model is available on a five-row bracelet, I especially like the appearance of the black leather strap. It is supplied on a steel deployant and the clasp shares the same profile as the company logo.
All models contain the Tudor caliber 2824, save for the 28mm diameter version of the Tudor Style which contains the Tudor caliber 2671.
The Tudor caliber 2824 is self-winding, has a frequency of 28,800 vph (4Hz), contains 25 jewels and delivers a power reserve of 38 hours. Despite being hidden from view, the oscillating mass features Côtes de Genève motif and circular graining on the bridges and main plate.
The attention to detail of this watch is very impressive, especially bearing in mind the relatively modest asking price of £1580. The blend of surface treatments, the black lacquered dial, applied hour markers and stylish folding clasp all collaborate to make a worthy ownership proposition.
Tudor continues to impress with its design prowess. The Tudor Style references the past sympathetically, expertly avoiding the kitsch. The 41mm version with black dial and matching leather strap has an appeal which I suspect will endure for decades to come and remain unsullied by changing fashions.
- Model: Tudor Style
- Ref: 12700
- Case: stainless steel; diameter 41.00mm; water resistant to 10 bar (100 meters); sapphire crystal to front and solid caseback.
- Functions: Hours; minutes; central seconds; date.
- Movement: Tudor Caliber 2824, self-winding movement; frequency 28,800 vph (4Hz), 25 jewels; power reserve 38 hours
- Strap: Black leather strap with folding clasp
- Price: £1,580 (RRP as at 8.1.2015)