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With a steel case, 41 mm in diameter, the Black Bay GMT model is waterproof to 200 metres (660 ft) and designed to withstand the elements.
Black Bay GMT
Additional time zones are indicated by a red snowflake hand, TUDOR’s aesthetic hallmark, which spins around the dial in 24 hours, as well as a bidirectional rotatable bezel that is also calibrated for 24 hours. The twelve daylight hours are printed on the burgundy section and the night-time hours on the blue.
Tudor Style, automatic, steel & gold, mens watch, M12713-0001, swiss made, gold dial, folding clasp, sapphire crystal glass, waterproof up to 100 metres.
The Style line provides a contemporary take on the classic and elegant wristwatch, a form of expression which TUDOR has continued to tap into throughout its history, with models with evocative names such as Prince or Tuxedo. Drawing on the aesthetic codes born out of the 50s, 60s and 70s, this retro-chic style watch in steel or steel and gold, illustrates the careful attention to detail paid by TUDOR to all its creations.
Tudor 1926, self-winding mechanical movement, women’s and mens watch, M91351-0002, swiss made, diamond-set dial, a folding clasp, sapphire crystal glass, waterproof up to 100 metres.
For some years now, I have been considering the idea of making a watch that our agents could sell at more modest price than our Rolex watches. And yet one that would attain the standard of dependability for which Rolex is famous. I decided to form a separate company, with the object of making and marketing this new watch. It is called the Tudor Watch Company.Hans Wilsdorf, Founder
Lady Gaga wears the Black Bay 36. This 36-mm mechanical timepiece with a manufacture calibre 2824 is the interpretation of a famous tool watch. Versatile, timeless and authentic. The Black Bay is Lady Gaga’s choice. Reference M79500-0004.
David Beckham wears the Black Bay Bronze, a vintage-inspired bronze-colored PVD-treated steel case and fabric strap diver’s watch in 43 mm. It comes with a manufacture calibre MT5601. Reference M79250BM-0004.
David Beckham is a multi- faceted man with a taste for finer things. “Especially as an Englishman I think you really appreciate a nice suit and a nice watch. They go very well together” he says. A long-time wristwatch lover, he came to know TUDOR through its sibling brand, Rolex, of which he owns several timepieces. “I was attracted to TUDOR by the attention to detail I could see in their watches. I then learned about the history of the brand. One of adventure, pioneer diving and daring expeditions. I was instantly hooked”.
Jay Chou wears the new TUDOR 1926, a highly refined while understated mechanical timepiece blending traditional horology aesthetics and contemporary high-performance watchmaking.
Jay Chou plays the piano, the cello, the violin, the guitar and various types of percussion instruments. He started his career as a lyrics and music composer, and then put those talents to even better use when he started his singing career in 2000. He pioneered the blend of European music styles such as R&B and electronica with Asian classical music, inventing the “Chou Style”. After several albums, all sold in millions of copies, he took up acting. In several Asian super-productions and blockbusters and in major Hollywood productions, he proved to be as much in his place on a cinema set as on stage.
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The manufacture calibresFind out about TUDORs calibres
TUDOR Manufacture Calibres
By tradition, TUDOR’s watchmaking culture places the quality of its products and the experience of their wearers at centre stage. Historically, the movements used by the brand, sourced exclusively from Swiss suppliers, have always been required to achieve a high level of reliability and precision. The remit for the development of the TUDOR Calibres retains these high standards, requiring an unprecedented level of performance for the brand’s products.
The TUDOR Manufacture Calibres provide impressive autonomy. Its power reserve of approximately 70 hours means that its wearer can, for example, take off the watch on Friday evening and put it on again on Monday morning without having to wind it. Beating to a frequency of 28,800 beats/hour or 4 Hz, the Manufacture Calibres are regulated by a variable inertia oscillator with silicon balance spring, held in place by a traversing bridge fixed at both sides to improve resistance to shocks and vibrations. Its self-winding system is bidirectional and it is certified by the Swiss Official Chronometer Testing Institute (COSC).
Savoir-faireHow TUDOR fabric straps are made
TUDOR is often perceived as a trendsetter in the watch industry. Thanks to the stylistic choices it makes, the brand has always known how to keep a step ahead of trends that today are considered standard in the watch industry. The fabric strap is a good example of this. Youtube channel: TUDOR.
Tudor chronograph History
In 1970, with the launch of its first mechanical manually-wound model, the Oysterdate chronograph, the brand immediately impressed aficionados through its exceptional use of bright colours and its choice of characteristic pentagonal hour markers. The next year, in 1971, a second series of Oysterdate chronographs, today known to collectors by the nickname “Montecarlo”, provided technical improvements and a stylistic evolution. Notably, the introduction of blue dial and bezel variants in this series left a lasting impression.
The year 1976 saw the launch of the third family of TUDOR chronographs, known as “Big Block” in the watch collection milieu, and the introduction of an important innovation. With the Prince Oysterdate models, the brand presented its first chronographs equipped with a self-winding mechanical movement and confirmed what the Oysterdate family had begun. TUDOR offered immediately recognisable chronographs with excellent technical qualities. Finally, the year 1995 marked the inauguration of the second series of Prince Oysterdate self- winding chronographs, introducing numerous aesthetic and technical improvements such as a reworked and refined case and a virtually scratchproof sapphire crystal.
Four families of TUDOR chronographs, including a dozen major references, sparked ever greater enthusiasm from year to year. In response to this growing interest, TUDOR has decided to present a detailed account of its evolution through a discerning selection of important historical timepieces.