Tudor Watches: Getting to Know the “Other” Rolex

The Tudor Heritage Advisor is a modern version of Tudor’s 1957 alarm watch, updated from from 34 mm to 42 mm, but still maintaining the mechanical alarm. Like the Tudor Black Bay watch, the Advisor is part of the Heritage line, which draws on past Tudor watches for inspiration.

Tudor Heritage Advisor
Tudor Heritage Advisor

Reminiscent of Rolex’s Day-Date watches, Tudor’s Classic Date-Day features a date display at the 3 o’clock position and a day indicator at the 12 o’clock position. This automatic watch, powered by Tudor’s Caliber 2834, has a power reserve of 38 hours.

Tudor Classic Date-Day
Tudor Classic Date-Day

At Baselworld 2014, two new Tudor watch collections were introduced: The Tudor Heritage Ranger, a rugged sports military-style sports watch with a brown leather “bund” strap, and the Tudor Style, the brand’s new “entry level” dress watch. Echoing the design of vintage watches of the 1950s, the Tudor Style watches are available in men’s and ladies’ versions, with prices starting at $2,000. (Click here for our Baselworld reporting on both the Ranger and Style collections.)

Tudor Heritage Ranger
Tudor Heritage Ranger
Tudor Style
Tudor Style

Finally, at Baselworld 2015, the Tudor brand took its boldest step yet: the introduction of its first manufacture movement, which debuted in an all-new watch collection called North Flag, which derives its name and design inspiration from the British North Greenland Expedition in the early 1950s, in which members of the expedition team wore circa-1952 Tudor Oyster Prince models. The North Flag derives some of its “scientific equipment” look from these early watches: a satin-brushed steel case (40 mm in diameter) with ergonomic curves, highlighted by a bezel composed of matte ceramic on one side and brushed steel on the other, along with a conical winding crown that screws down for a 100-meter water resistance. The caseback features a sapphire window, a Tudor first. Click here for more info on the North Flag and its all-new movement, Caliber MT5621.

Tudor North Flag

This article was originally published on April 10, 2013 and has been updated with new information, photos, and links.









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  2. Sherry B.

    No mention of the Heritage Chronos? Pretty glaring omission, don’t you think? Nice article otherwise, though.

  3. I have owned a ROLEX GMT since 1973 , BEST WATCH I HAVE EVER OWNED. Period.. however I also have a datejust – a ok watch, and a Tudor Tiger Chrono , super watch also,
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  4. Sam Harris

    The new collector should know: The case is by Rolex,the movement by ETA. Early Tudors are quite collectable.

    • Jerry Byles

      Do you think Tudor will still be able to get ETA movements since ETA is doing away with selling them to watch companies outside of the Swatch Group?

  5. Cesiro14

    The Tudor style is one of the most beautiful watches ever made, but I think he could have luminous hands.

    • Undersized? You just be joking.

      You must be one of those Invicter “collectors”

  6. love the style the Rolex was my favorite and stolen from me this looks good
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  7. MrTissot

    I’m a big fan of the remarkable looking blue dialled Tudor Heritage Black Bay

  8. Todd Roth

    I just had a gorgeous 1970 Tudor day-date prince rotor completely refurbished by Rolex Dallas. I also have a tiger Tudor and just acquired the fast rider black shield. All fine examples of Swiss horology. I am just as satisfied with the precision and styling as I am of the Rolex GMT Master II and submariner that are also in my collection. Would highly recommend Tudor.

  9. Tudor is high price Eta driven watch. But that Tudor Heritage Advisor looks nice.

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  11. geoff

    I sold a business in 1970. As a present to I and my wife I bought her a 9ct gold Rolex cocktail watch and for myself a S.S. GMT master. I paid the jeweller £125 for hers and £86 for my GMT Master.
    Mine has travelled with me world wide and has been serviced by Rolex, the last one 2 years ago cost £500. It has all the service tickets and I am about to pass it over to my Son for the price of the last service. I still keeps remarkable time.
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    • Now sex is dangerous and flying is safe and the cost of a Rolex is more than sex & flying.

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  12. Charles Rizzuto

    The Tudor has a basic design that’s to the point. I don’t know if it shares the mechanics & precision of a Rolex; but time will tell. If the quality and caliber is close to it’s Rolex sister with an affordable price, it would be worth trying. Charles Rizzuto