TUDOR - 'Born To Dare'
- TUDOR is a Swiss luxury watch brand established in 1926 by Hans Wilsdorf, the same founder of Rolex.
- TUDOR watches are known for their combination of quality, style, and affordability, often referred to as the "younger sibling" of Rolex.
- The brand's name, "TUDOR," is inspired by the Tudor period of England, symbolising a rich heritage and tradition.
- TUDOR watches are renowned for their robustness and durability, making them suitable for adventurers and professionals alike.
- TUDOR introduced the "Snowflake" hands in the 1960s, which have become an iconic design feature for many of their models.
- The TUDOR Submariner is a classic diver's watch, with early models sharing design elements with Rolex Submariners.
- The TUDOR Heritage Black Bay collection pays homage to vintage dive watches while incorporating modern technology and aesthetics.
- TUDOR watches are often used by military organisations and diving professionals due to their reliability and performance.
- In 2015, TUDOR introduced its first in-house movement, the MT5621, featuring a generous power reserve and high precision.
- The TUDOR Pelagos is a popular model known for its titanium case, helium escape valve, and exceptional water resistance.
- TUDOR's "Big Crown" models from the 1950s were designed for pilots and featured large winding crowns for easy operation while wearing gloves.
- The brand's partnership with the French Navy in the 1950s led to the creation of the TUDOR "Marine Nationale" Submariner.
- TUDOR watches often incorporate vibrant colors, unique dials, and distinct bezel designs to distinguish their models.
- TUDOR participated in the historic scientific expedition, North Greenland Expedition, in 1952, testing the watches' durability in extreme conditions.
- TUDOR's "Born to Dare" campaign reflects the brand's spirit of pushing boundaries and taking on challenges.
- TUDOR's North Flag collection features models equipped with the brand's first chronometer-certified movement, the MT5621.
- The brand is recognised for its attention to detail, including the meticulous finishing of its movements and cases.
- TUDOR's Heritage Advisor model pays homage to the brand's history of producing alarm watches with a modern twist.
- TUDOR watches are often appreciated by collectors for their value retention and strong resale market.
- In recent years, TUDOR has gained popularity and recognition as a standalone brand, distinct from its Rolex association, while maintaining its commitment to quality and innovation.