Fashionable Watches: Tudor’s Exclusive alternative

Fashionable Watches: Tudor‘s Exclusive alternative. The watchmaking brand Tudor has always been widely recognized for providing attainable luxury watches whose technical, aesthetics and functional qualities rival that of most other luxury watch brands.

 Above Left: Tudor Iconaut SS automatic watch. Right: Tudor Hydro 1200 SS automatic

 

Tudor‘s debut watch, which is still coveted as a rare collector’s item today, is the Oyster model.

The story of Tudor is a story of technical developments as it meets with the stylish features of watches designed in both performance and appearance for any modern, dynamic man.

 Above Left: Tudor Aeronaut SS watch. Right: Tudor Classic with diamonds

 

The Tudor watches of 2011 are the fruit of a studied stylistic redefinition of the brand’s legacy.

On March 6, 1946, Rolex creator Hans Wilsdorf had a vision to create a new brand of timepieces that would be attainable to more watch enthusiasts around the world, yet still reflect the dependability and value that Rolex is famous for.

 Above Left: Tudor Grantour SS automatic with black index, black dial and bracelet. Right: Tudor Glamour Double Date

 

The vision of Mr. Wilsdorf heralded an entirely new watchmaking dimension:  the Tudor watch brand.

In that same decade, the development of wristwatches was at full thottle and the public was hungry for a moderately priced product whose technical, aesthetic and functional qualities were guaranteed by one of the biggest luxury watch brands available in that era.

 Above Left: Tudor Grantour SS automatic with white index, black dial and bracelet. Right: Tudor Grantour SS automatic chronograph with Chrono Fly-Back function

Tudor, committed to realizing the vision of its founder, which had become the very core DNA of the brand, then launched the debut watch, the Oyster model, followed by the Tudor Oyster Prince collection between 1947 and 1952.

From the very beginning, Tudor’s is a story of technical developments, like the waterproof Oyster case and the adoption of a self-winding movement, which were not limited only to functionality, but turned into stylish features of watches designed in both performance and appearance for modern, dynamic men.

 Above Left: Tudor Grantour Double Date. Right: Tudor Fastrider SS automatic with Chrono Fly-Back function

 

And so it came to pass that the world officially recognized Tudor as a watch brand that successfully fused precision and reliability, style and technique with a high-quality manufacturing process.

 

 

 

Photographs: Andre Djuanda/Rooster Studio

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