In 2015, this emblematic model has been updated with a movement manufactured by Tudor and an additional colour combination. 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.
... Its dial presents generously sized square hour markers, complete with a large quantity of luminous material, a guarantee of greater effectiveness that provides excellent contrast.”
The new calibre Tudor MT5612, now powering the Pelagos model, provides impressive autonomy (approximately 70 hours). Its self-winding system is bidirectional. And, a first for a Tudor product, it is certified by the Swiss Official Chronometer Testing Institute (COSC). This technical update of the Tudor Pelagos is accompanied by the introduction of a new colour combination - in addition to its original matt black version, this model is now available in matt blue, the emblematic colour of the brand's divers' watches.
Its dial presents generously sized square hour markers, complete with a large quantity of luminous material, a guarantee of greater effectiveness that provides excellent contrast. Its hands, particularly the hour hand with its characteristic square tip, allows the wearer to distinguish it from the minute hand at first glance. Incidentally, this configuration, often known as "snowflake" in collectors' circles, is emblematic of Tudor divers' watches.
When the Pelagos model was developed, it was with this heritage in mind and based on numerous tests carried out in real conditions all over the world – particularly on Lake Geneva, close to the Tudor headquarters – that its characteristics specific to extreme diving were established. The first of these is substantial waterproofness, guaranteed to a depth of 500 metres and equipped with a helium escape valve.
The Pelagos model also stands out with its titanium bracelet featuring a steel folding clasp with a unique auto-adjustable spring mechanism developed and patented by Tudor. An additional blue/black rubber strap is also provided with an extension system making it easily adjustable for any type of diving conditions.
Underlining its unisex and versatile appeal, the Tudor 1926 collection comes in four sizes - 28mm, 36mm, 39mm, and 41mm, so there is one to suit just about every wrist.
It was just a bit over a year ago that Rolex launched a new website under Rolex.org, dedicated to perpetuating the Founding Spirit of Rolex, as inherited from the man behind the Crown.
When craftsmanship and exclusive material come together, that is when timeless beauty really starts to impress.
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