A magnificent example of a tool watch, TUDOR Pelagos is one of the most complete traditional mechanical divers’ watches available today. Presented in two colour combinations, the Pelagos now features a Manufacture TUDOR MT5612 movement.
First introduced in a matt black version, the TUDOR Pelagos now comes in a matt blue model that echoes the traditional colours of 1960s Tudor divers’ watches and in particular, a model chosen by the French Navy and worn in great numbers by its divers.
The history of the TUDOR divers’ watch is closely tied to its intensive use by underwater professionals, particularly by the world’s major navies. The brand’s submersible products are genuine tools that have evolved over the years to take into account the needs of these intensive users. Developed with this heritage in mind, the Pelagos has been tested extensively in real conditions all over the world - particularly on Lake Geneva, close to the TUDOR headquarters in Geneva.
Readability is an essential characteristic of a good diving instrument, and the TUDOR Pelagos offers several solutions for this. The watch’s dial presents generously-sized square hour markers, complete with a large quantity of luminous material for excellent contrast. The luminescence is blue, the last colour on the spectrum to be discernible at great depths.
REFERENCE 25600TB (blue) 25600TN (black)
42 mm Monobloc middle case, screw-down case back and winding crown, helium escape valve at 9 o’clock
Titanium, satin finish, case back in 316L stainless steel
Screw-down winding crown, triple waterproofness system
Scratch-resistant and anti-reflective crystal
Waterproof to 500 m (1,640 ft)
Blue or black rubber bracelet with titanium buckle
The Pelagos is powered with the new Manufacture TUDOR MT5612 movement, providing 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. In addition to the hour, minute and central second functions, it provides an instant date display visible through an aperture positioned at 3 o’clock. Beating to a frequency of 28,800 beats/hour or 4Hz, this movement is 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. The movement is certified by the Swiss Official Chronometer Testing Institute (COSC)
MT5612, Manufacture TUDOR
Self-winding mechanical movement with bidirectional rotor system
|Self-winding mechanical movement with bidirectional rotor system Precision Swiss Chronometer Officially Certified by the COSC (Swiss Official Chronometer Testing Institute)|
|Centre hour, minute and seconds hands Instantaneous date with rapid setting without non-correction range Stop-seconds for precise time setting|
|Variable inertia balance, micro-adjustment by screw Non-magnetic silicon balance spring|
|Frequency||28,800 beats/hour (4 Hz)|
|Total diameter||31.8 mm|
|Power reserve||Approximately 70 hours|
The hands of the Pelagos, particularly the hour hand with its characteristic square tip, allows the wearer to distinguish it from the minute hand, at a glance. Known in collectors’ circles as the “snowflake”, this feature is emblematic of TUDOR divers’ watches from 1969 onwards.
The Tudor Pelagos is guaranteed to a depth of 500 metres and is equipped with a helium escape valve, an essential device for preserving the watch during so-called “saturation” dives. As the helium atom is the smallest gas particle in existence, after a certain amount of time it is able to penetrate the interior of the watch despite its waterproofness. The helium escape valve allows the gas to escape freely from the watch without damaging it. The helium escape valve accounts for the overpressure, avoiding any watch damage to the watch.
The ceramic disc of the titanium unidirectional rotating bezel features luminous markers that allow for all information to be read even in extreme conditions of low visibility.
Titanium was chosen for the external parts of the TUDOR Pelagos for its intrinsic qualities of lightness - approximately 60% of the weight of stainless steel - and great resistance to corrosion by seawater.
The Pelagos stands out with its titanium bracelet featuring a steel folding clasp with a unique auto-adjustable spring mechanism developed and patented by TUDOR. This technical system allows the bracelet to be adjusted during the dive, contracting when the combination is compressed at greater depths, and expanding when the pressure decreases again during the diver’s return to the surface. An additional rubber strap is provided with an extension system making it easily adjustable for all diving conditions.
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TUDOR’s collection of tool watches feature sporty lines and a shared aesthetic language, the most representative feature of which is the entirely matt finish. Brushed middle cases, sandblasted details, matt colours: these choices provide a reading of the object through contrasting volumes rather than through plays of light. This is the language of plastic as opposed to a decorative approach, whose desired effect is the reinforcement of the functional and technological feel.