A TUDOR watch lives. Pulsates. It will take you into the world of micro-precision. The high technology in all components are relentlessly tested to the smallest detail… to the point of obsession. Examine the movement. Aesthetics and performance fit for the most demanding of products, designed for endurance as much as pleasure. Pleasing to the eye and exciting to the mind, this precision mechanism will withstand the rigours of time. Exceptional materials, durability and strength of design make each watch a unique object.
A TUDOR watch means reliability. Rediscover the traditional art of hand craftsmanship with a love of detail and perfection. Quality materials. Rigorous quality control. Meticulous craftsmanship builds each watch and brings it to life. With a calm patience and an appreciation of precision built on the skill of years.
Every single component of the watch commands admiration. Every phase of the assembly, every technical solution is focussed on one thing alone: your total satisfaction in an object of absolute precision. Throughout the design and production phases, every TUDOR watch is meticulously checked to ensure perfection. Every single watch - not just random examples - is submitted to strict waterproofness tests. The eyes of dozens of skilled experts make sure that the watch that will finally adorn your wrist - under your own watchful scrutiny - will give you complete aesthetic pleasure.
The TUDOR Black Bay derives its overall lines and its domed crystal from the brand’s first divers’ watch, the TUDOR Submariner reference 7922, launched in 1954. It also owes to its ancestor its domed dial, a feature shared by the first TUDOR Submariner models, but which had since vanished. Its imposing winding crown is a nod to a model presented in 1958 under reference 7924 and dubbed “Big Crown” by collectors. Its characteristic angular hands, known by connoisseurs as “snowflakes”, were seen from 1969 to the early 1980s.
The dial of the TUDOR Style plays an essential expressive role and TUDOR has devoted extreme care to this aspect of the watch, which is lacquered to create greater depth and available in three colour variations: glossy black, champagne-colour sunray or silver coloured sunray. Each comes in a version set with three diamonds or a non gem-set version. While eminently contemporary in both functional and aesthetic terms, the TUDOR Style nonetheless draws on certain benchmark features of the 20th century wristwatch, including 1950s-inspired hour markers, such as the double hour markers at 12 and 6 o’clock favoured by TUDOR. Its inherently modern nature also stems from the extremely high-quality treatment of its now three-dimensional hour markers bevelled on four sides to endow the dial with an inimitably elegant glow. Sleek lines and readability are keynotes evidenced in the understated minute track and dauphine hands echoing TUDOR watches of the 1960s and 1970s, but they are now bevelled for increased brilliance and clarity.
The TUDOR Fastrider Black Shield’s monobloc case is an archetype in its genre. What makes it so special? The whole case is produced as a single piece using nothing but high-tech injected ceramic, as opposed to ceramic applied as a coating. A unique operation for watches in this segment. The middle case and bezel are exceptionally reliable and resistant. Using a complex manufacturing procedure, this chronograph is waterproof to a depth of 150 metres (500 feet).