Tudor Watches, a stable mate company of Rolex, left the UK market, some twelve years ago. Well they’re back. The brainchild of renowned watchmaker, Hans Wilsdorf. He first founded, Rolex, then TUDOR, often referred to as the little sibling of Rolex. It blending the same unparalleled quality and dependability of a Rolex, with less of the “gulp, I’m too frightened to check my bank balance after buying” price point.
The Black Black Bay is the brand’s biggest release yet and a new version of the brand’s iconic Divers’ watch first introduced in 2012. Not to be mistaken for a re-edition, the new style utilises the aesthetic codes that contributed to the renown of the original submariner model of 1954, injected with modern touches to update its iconic status.
It features multiple references to the brand’s heritage combined with contemporary design elements – vividly embodying Tudor’s renewal process. Whilst the piece features the iconic red triangle of the unidirectional bezel used in the original model, the new style comes on either a brushed steel bracelet with clasp, leather or fabric straps. If in fact Mr Bond was looking for an alternative to his Seamaster he could do an awful lot worse than this lovely creation.