Tudor : If Neptune were to wear a watch…


Case: satin-brushed titanium, ceramic bezel Diameter : 42mm Movement : mechanical self-winding (38h power reserve) Functions : hours, minutes, seconds, date, unidirectional rotating bezel, helium valve Dial: black, luminescent hands and hour-markersWater resistance: 500m Bracelet/Strap: titanium with folding clasp with self-adjusting mechanism, plus an additional rubber strap with an extension system

… it would doubtless be the Pelagos model presented by Tudor at Baselworld 2012 and featuring a titanium case equipped with a helium valve ensuring water resistance to a depth of 500 metres. In addition to the attributes expected of a diver’s watch such as perfect readability, a unidirectional bezel and an adjustable bracelet (equipped with a patented spring-loaded mechanism that self-adjusts during diving), the Pelagos also features the aesthetic qualities characterising the brand’s new positioning for around the past three years. These include an understated and elegant design distinguished by a touch of originality and meticulous finishing, such as is reflected in the combination of satin-brushed titanium and matt black ceramic adorning the bezel. Connoisseurs of the Tudor odyssey will also notice a few style signature touches reflected in this new model that might almost make Neptune forget his trident !

Brice Lechevalier is editor-in-chief of GMT and Skippers, which he co-founded in 2000 and 2001 respectively. He has also been CEO of WorldTempus since it joined the GMT Publishing stable, of which he is director and joint shareholder. In 2012 he created the Geneva Watch Tour, and he has been an advisor to the Grand Prix d’Horlogerie de Genève since 2011. Also closely involved in sailing, he has published the magazine of the Société Nautique de Genève since 2003, and was one of the founders of the SUI Sailing Awards in 2009 and the Concours d’Elégance for motor boats at the Cannes Yachting Festival in 2015.

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