The Tudor Heritage Ranger harks back to a watch launched a half-century ago. Does it stand the test of time? Find out in this in-depth review, which features in WatchTime’s upcoming September-October issue.
The Tudor Heritage Ranger, introduced last year, was modeled on a Tudor watch launched in the 1960s, the Tudor Oyster Prince Ranger. Like that watch, it has a matte black dial, large Arabic numerals and an eye-catching hour hand shaped like an arrowhead.
Unlike other members of Tudor’s Heritage collection, which consists of models inspired by Tudor watches from the past, this one has painted dial markers, not applied ones. They bear Super-LumiNova tinted in a warm tone that imparts a handsome, aged look to the watch.
The rose emblem, at 12 o’clock, is also a nod to the past. A symbol of England’s royal Tudor family, the rose appeared on Tudor dials from the 1930s until 1969, when a shield emblem took its place. The crown also bears the Tudor rose.
The case, 41 mm in diameter and made of satin-finished steel, is water resistant to 150 meters. Its construction makes a sleek and simple impression. The straight middle section of the case descends to a solid, screw-in back and rises to a narrow bezel that slopes gently downward toward its outer periphery. This bezel architecture enhances the effect of the convex sapphire crystal, which covers a slightly domed dial.