Tudor : Renaissance of the Ranger

Tudor Heritage Ranger

Movement : mechanical self-winding, Tudor Caliber 2824, 28,800 vph, 38h power reserve Case : satin-brushed steel, domed sapphire crystal, water resistance to 150m Diameter : 41mm Functions : hours, minutes, seconds Dial : domed black, luminescent numerals and hour-markers Straps : leather bund strap with folding clasp and safety buckle, additional adjustable strap in camouflage fabric

Tudor continues to explore its rich heritage with a new model combining the aesthetic codes of the past with modern touches. Like the Ranger launched in the late 1960s, the Heritage Ranger now evokes the world of Canadian rangers on their missions in the far North. The vintage spirit is notably featured in the lugs which are drilled through to accommodate the strap bars, the domed shape of the black dial and sapphire crystal, the original design of the hands ; or the antique effect of the tinted luminescent substance on the hour-markers and numerals. The enlarged 41 mm-diameter case and all the steel parts feature a satin-brushed finish that highlight the technical sophistication of a watch equipped with a robust and reliable self-winding movement. Setting the perfect finishing touch to the style, owners can chose between a bund strap with rivets cut from raw leather such as can be seen on adventurers’ equipment, or a tobacco-colored leather strap inspired by the harnesses of sled dogs and a 1950s style steel bracelet. Each of them comes with an additional forest-green camouflage fabric version.

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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