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A Curated Collection: The Best Tudor Watch from Each Line (2024)

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A Curated Collection The Best Tudor Watch from Each Line (2024)

When it comes to high-quality timepieces with a rich legacy, Tudor watches stand out as a robust option for enthusiasts and collectors. Established by Hans Wilsdorf, the founder of Rolex, in 1926, the luxury brand has carved its niche in the horological world.

Its catalog is diverse, each model presenting unique attributes that cater to different preferences. The brand has also encapsulated heritage and modern innovation in its pieces, making contemporary and vintage-inspired models available to a wide audience.

This best Tudor watch article examines a timepiece from each collection in detail, focusing on its features, specifications, and much more.

1. Tudor Black Bay Fifty-Eight 18K – Yellow Gold, Green Dial ref. M79018V-0001

Tudor Black Bay ref. M79018V-0001

About

The Black Bay Fifty-Eight 18K is a luxury men’s dive watch like the Rolex Submariner. Its refined aesthetic, combined with a nod to Tudor’s historic heritage, makes it a standout choice for divers looking to try something new. It’s impressively light around the wrist, making it a welcome option for non-bracelet enthusiasts.

Features

This Black Bay Tudor includes a unidirectional rotatable bezel, a domed green dial, a domed sapphire crystal above the dial, a see-through sapphire caseback, and vintage snowflake hands.

Specifications

  • Production Year: 2021
  • Case Size: 39mm
  • Materials:
    • Dial – Green, domed, marked by luminescent snowflake hands and round/triangle/rectangle hour markers
    • Bracelet – Domed dark brown alligator strap with 18 ct yellow gold buckle, with a complimentary green fabric strap with gold-coloured band and 18 ct yellow gold buckle
    • Bezel – Yellow gold, with a green anodized aluminum insert with 60-minute graduations in yellow gold and a luminous pip at the start point
  • Function: Hours, Minutes, Seconds
  • Mechanism: COSC-certified self-winding MT5400 movement with 27 jewels, a 70-hour power reserve, and a 28,800vph frequency

Why You Should Invest?

WatchBase indicates its price has increased between 2021 and 2024, starting with S$23,043 on April 7, 2021 and rose to S$25,104 on January 1, 2023, S$25,611 on September 1, 2023, and S$26,482 on January 1, 2024.

2. Tudor Pelagos 39 – Titanium, Black Dial ref. M25407N-0001

Tudor Pelagos 39 M25407N-0001

About

The Pelagos 39 is a luxury men’s deep-sea dive watch that adds fresh touches to the brand’s vintage dive watches. It shows Tudor’s commitment to exceptional quality and design and is tailored for watch lovers who admire technical excellence and a modern, minimalist style. Fun fact: ‘Pelagos’ is derived from a Greek word meaning ‘deep sea.’

Features

They include a unidirectional rotatable bezel with a ceramic insert, a matte black dial with a sandblasted flange, ceramic composite hour markers, a grade 2 titanium case with a satin finish, and a sapphire crystal over the dial.

Specifications

  • Production Year: 2022
  • Case Size: 39mm
  • Materials:
    • Dial – Black, with luminescent snowflake hands and ceramic triangle/rectangle/block hour markers
    • Bracelet – Titanium, with a TUDOR “T-fit” folding clasp, safety catch and diver’s extension, with a complimentary black rubber strap with a pin buckle and diver’s extension
    • Bezel – Unidirectional rotatable, titanium, with a matte black ceramic insert with a 60-minute dive scale
  • Function: Hours, Minutes, Seconds
  • Mechanism: Manufacture Caliber MT5400 with 27 jewels, a 70-hour power reserve, and a 28,800vph frequency

Why You Should Invest?

As per WatchBase, its price has increased consistently between 2022 and 2024, starting at S$6,051 on August 30, 2022, and rising to S$6,660 on January 1, 2023, S$6,806 on September 1, 2023, and S$6,936 on January 1, 2024.

3. Tudor Royal Day-Date – Stainless Steel, Blue Dial ref. M28600-0005

Tudor Royal Day-Date ref. M28600-0005

About

The Tudor Royal Day-Date is a luxury men’s watch which, as the name suggests, displays royalty from its chic design, masculine dial, and rugged integrated bracelet that fits snugly around the wrist. It’s an excellent pick for gentlemen who desire an elegant accessory.

Features

Its main features are a day display at 12 o’clock, a date display at 3 o’clock, Roman numeral hour markers, a notched steel bezel, and an integrated bracelet.

Specifications

  • Production Year: 2020
  • Case Size: 41mm
  • Materials:
    • Dial – Blue, with luminescent steel-tone hands and applied Roman numerals
    • Bracelet – Integrated, stainless steel, 5 rows, satin-brushed external and central links, polished intermediate links, with folding clasp and safety catch
    • Bezel – Fixed, stainless steel, notched, with alternating cut grooves
  • Function: Day, Date, Hours, Minutes, Seconds
  • Mechanism: Self-winding mechanical Caliber T603 movement with 25 jewels, a 38-hour power reserve, and a 28,800vph frequency

Why You Should Invest?

According to WatchBase, it appreciated in value between 2020 and 2024, starting at S$3,178 on March 20, 2020, and rising to S$3,250 on January 7, 2022, S$3,570 on January 1, 2023, S$3,628 on September 1, 2023, and S$3,773 on January 1, 2024.

4. Tudor 1926 41mm – Stainless Steel and Rose Gold, Silver Dial ref. M91651-0001

Tudor 1926 ref. M91651-0001

About

The Tudor 1926 41mm is a luxury men’s dress watch. It’s part of a line of watches named after the year the brand was created. Timepieces from the collection boast smooth lines, delicate curves, and an overall sophisticated aesthetic that are in line with what the brand is all about.

Features

They include a date display at 3 o’clock, Arabic numeral hour markers at 12,2,4,6,8,10 and 12 o’clock, a rose gold bezel, a steel bracelet with rose gold center links, and a silver dial with an embossed decoration.

Specifications

  • Production Year: 2018
  • Case Size: 41mm
  • Materials:
    • Dial – Silver, with an embossed pattern, rose gold-tone hands and Arabic numeral/pyramid hour markers
    • Bracelet – Stainless steel, with rose gold center links
    • Bezel – Fixed, smooth, rose gold
  • Function: Date, Hours, Minutes, Seconds
  • Mechanism: Self-winding mechanical Caliber T601 movement with 25 jewels, a 38-hour power reserve, and a 28,800vph frequency

Why You Should Invest?

According to WatchBase, its price rose continuously between 2019 and 2024. It had a S$4,034 price tag on April 1, 2019, which increased to S$4,107 on March 20, 2020, S$4,252 on January 11, 2022, S4,687 on January 1, 2023, S$4,789 on September 1, 2023, and S$5,035 on January 1, 2024.

5. Tudor Clair de Rose – Stainless Steel, Blue Dial ref. M35800-0009

Tudor Clair de Rose ref. M35800-0009

About

This Clair de Rose model is a luxury women’s dress watch that flaunts feminine grace with its gently curved case, beautiful dial, and mesmerizing detail on its crown. It resembles a more suppressed Ronde Must de Cartier but has set itself apart with its beautiful, supple bracelet that’s as comfortable as it is sophisticated.

Features

The main ones are a screw-down winding crown with transparent blue spinel cabochon, Roman numeral hour markers, a blue dial with a decoration at the center, a bracelet with a special pattern, and a domed sapphire crystal over the dial.

Specifications

  • Production Year: 2024
  • Case Size: 34mm
  • Materials:
    • Dial – Blue with silver-tone sword-shaped hands and Roman numeral hour markers
    • Bracelet – Stainless steel, with a folding clasp and safety catch
    • Bezel – Fixed, smooth, stainless steel
  • Function: Date, Hours, Minutes, Seconds
  • Mechanism: Self-winding mechanical Caliber T601 movement

Why You Should Invest?

Its price has increased by at least 5 percent since its time of production.

6. Tudor Ranger – Stainless Steel, Black Dial ref. M79950-0003

Tudor Ranger ref. M79950-0003

About

Like Rolex’s Explorer, the Tudor Ranger is a luxury men’s everyday watch designed for durability and legibility. It’s inspired by the watches supplied to explorers of the extreme in past decades. It remains true to its historical roots while incorporating modern watchmaking technology that matches the modern adventurer’s requirements.

Features

They include Arabic numeral hour markers at 12,3,6 and 9 o’clock, triangle-shaped hands, a domed, black dial, a domed sapphire crystal above the dial, and a seconds hand with a red tip.

Specifications

  • Production Year: 2022
  • Case Size: 39mm
  • Materials:
    • Dial – Black, with luminescent triangle-shaped hands and Arabic numeral/index hour markers
    • Bracelet – Green fabric bracelet with red and beige stripes and buckle
    • Bezel – Fixed, smooth, stainless steel
  • Function: Hours, Minutes, Seconds
  • Mechanism: Automatic manufacture Caliber MT5402 movement with 27 jewels, a 70-hour power reserve, and a 28,800vph frequency

Why You Should Invest?

WatchBase indicates its price increased between 2022 and 2024, starting with a S$3,758 price on July 8, 2022, which increased to S$4,092 on January 1, 2023, S$4,165 on September 1, 2023, and S$4,411 on January 1, 2024.

7. Tudor Pelagos FXD – Titanium, Navy Blue Dial ref. M25707B/24-0001

Tudor Pelagos FXD ref. M25707B_24-0001

About

This Pelagos FXD model is a quintessential military men’s dive watch that honors Tudor’s legacy of crafting timepieces for US naval divers in the 1950s. It features a sexy, streamlined, masculine design with a focus on functionality and durability under extreme conditions.

Features

The main ones are a bidirectional rotatable bezel with a ceramic insert, a strap with a self-gripping fastening system, 200m water resistance, a titanium case, and a scratch-resistant sapphire crystal over the dial.

Specifications

  • Production Year: 2024
  • Case Size: 42mm
  • Materials:
    • Dial – Navy blue, with luminescent snowflake hands and triangle/rectangle/block hour markers
    • Bracelet – Navy blue fabric strap with gray central thread and self-gripping fastening system, also a complimentary navy blue rubber strap with woven motif and titanium buckle
    • Bezel – Bidirectional rotatable, with a blue ceramic disc with a 60-minute diver scale
  • Function: Hours, Minutes, Seconds
  • Mechanism: Manufacture Caliber MT5602 (COSC) movement with 25 jewels, a 70-hour power reserve, and a 28,800vph frequency

Why You Should Invest?

It’s a robust investment for those who appreciate precision engineering, a rich heritage, and a watch that can withstand the extreme conditions of deep-sea dives.

8. Tudor Glamour Double Date – Stainless Steel and Yellow Gold/ Black Dial ref. M57103-0002

Tudor Glamour Double Date ref. M57103-0002

About

The Glamour Double Date is a luxury men’s dress watch that’s a modern take on the brand’s Prince watches. It was officially launched at an event in Hong Kong and stands out with its daring design consisting of luxurious yellow gold accents and sophisticated black dial. It represents Tudor’s commitment to exemplary craftsmanship and timeless design.

Features

Its main features are a double date display at 12 o’clock, a small seconds subdial at 6 o’clock, a scratch-proof sapphire crystal caseback, a stainless steel/yellow gold case, and gold-tone baton index hour markers.

Specifications

  • Production Year: 2018
  • Case Size: 42mm
  • Materials:
    • Dial – Black, with luminescent yellow gold-tone hands and baton index hour markers
    • Bracelet – Stainless steel and yellow gold, with a stainless steel folding clasp
    • Bezel – Fixed, smooth, stainless steel, with an 18kt yellow gold ring
  • Function: Date, Hours, Minutes, Small Seconds
  • Mechanism: Automatic Caliber MT5641 movement with 32 jewels, a 70-hour power reserve, and a 28,800vph frequency

Why You Should Invest?

WatchBase indicates its price has gone higher between 2020 and 2023, starting at S$6,196 on March 20, 2020, and rising to S$6,341 on January 13, 2022, and S$6,893 on January 1, 2023.

9. Tudor Heritage Black Bay Chrono – Stainless Steel, Opaline Dial ref. M79360N-0002

Tudor ref. m79360n-0002

About

Looking for a more cost-friendly Rolex Daytona alternative? The Heritage Black Bay Chrono checks the box. It’s a luxury men’s sports watch that combines the functionality of a chronograph with the naval heritage of the Black Bay family. It has a striking opaline dial and robust stainless steel construction that honors Tudor’s history of fine craftsmanship.

Features

This Tudor chronograph includes a domed date display at 6 o’clock, black chronograph subdials at 3 and 9 o’clock, a bezel with a tachymeter scale, a domed sapphire crystal over the dial, and a 200m water resistance rating.

Specifications

  • Production Year: 2021
  • Case Size: 41mm
  • Materials:
    • Dial – Opaline, with luminescent silver-tone snowflake hands and triangle/round hour markers
    • Bracelet – Riveted stainless steel, with polished and satin finish with folding clasp and safety catch
    • Bezel – Fixed, smooth, stainless steel, with a black anodized aluminum
  • Function: Chronograph, Date, Hours, Minutes, Seconds, Tachymeter
  • Mechanism: Manufacture Caliber MT5813 movement with 47 jewels, a 70-hour power reserve, and a 28,800vph frequency

Why You Should Invest?

As per WatchBase, its price has consistently appreciated in value between 2021 and 2024, with it going for S$7,139 on April 6, 2021, S$7,284 on January 6, 2022, S$7,879 on January 1, 2023, S$8,053 September 1, 2023, and S$8,228 on January 1, 2024.

10. Tudor North Flag – Stainless Steel, Black Dial ref. 91210N

Tudor North Flag ref. 91210N

About

The Tudor North Flag is a discontinued luxury men’s everyday watch. It draws inspiration from Tudor’s historical models and expedition watches (specifically the Ranger), embodying the spirit of adventure. Its design melds modern aesthetics and utility, making it a distinctive piece in the Tudor collection.

Features

They include a power reserve indicator at 9 o’clock, Arabic numeral hour markers at 12 and 6 o’clock, a yellow seconds hand, an exhibition sapphire caseback, and a date display at 3 o’clock.

Specifications

  • Production Year: 2015-2021
  • Case Size: 40mm
  • Materials:
    • Dial – Black, with luminescent arrow-style hands and Arabic numeral/index hour markers
    • Bracelet – Stainless steel, integrated, H-style, with a signed fliplock clasp
    • Bezel – Fixed, smooth, matte black ceramic embedded in stainless steel
  • Function: Date, Hours, Minutes, Seconds, Power Reserve Indicator
  • Mechanism: In-house automatic Caliber MT5621 COSC movement with 28 jewels, a 70-hour power reserve, and a 28,800vph frequency

Why You Should Invest?

WatchBase indicates its price increased from S$5,122 on April 1, 2019, to S$5,253 on March 20, 2020.

11. Tudor Style 41mm – Stainless Steel and Yellow Gold, Silver Dial ref. M12713-0003

Tudor Style 41 ref. M12713-0003

About

The Tudor Style 41mm is a luxury men’s dress watch that’s a testament to precision in watchmaking with a classic aesthetic. Created to be both elegant and functional, it captures the style codes of 1950s-1970s watches and beautifully merges them with contemporary watch design cues for a delicious taste of both worlds.

Features

Its main ones are a fluted bezel, double index hour markers at 12 o’clock and 6 o’clock, a silver dial with a sunburst finish, a date window at 3 o’clock, and a stainless steel bracelet with yellow gold center links.

Specifications

  • Production Year: 2018
  • Case Size: 41mm
  • Materials:
    • Dial – Silver, with yellow gold hands and index hour markers
    • Bracelet – Yellow gold and stainless steel two-tone multi-link, with a deployant clasp
    • Bezel – Fixed, fluted, yellow gold
  • Function: Date, Hours, Minutes, Seconds
  • Mechanism: Self-winding Caliber T601 mechanical movement

Why You Should Invest?

According to WatchBase, its price increased from S$4,760 on March 20, 2020, to S$4,905 on January 13, 2022.

Summary

The following table highlights the Tudor watches above, plus their key features, retail, private market, and pre-owned prices:

Model Key Features Retail Price Private Market Price Pre-Owned Price
Black Bay Fifty-Eight 18K ref. M79018V-0001

• Unidirectional rotatable bezel

• Domed green dial

• Domed sapphire crystal above the dial

S$24,518 S$12,678 S$13,703
Pelagos 39- Titanium, Black Dial ref. M25407N-0001

• Unidirectional rotatable bezel with a ceramic insert

• Black dial with a sandblasted flange

• Ceramic composite hour markers

S$6,402 S$5,047 S$5,400
Tudor Royal Day-Date ref. M28300-0008

• Day display at 12 o’clock

• Date display at 3 o’clock

• Roman numeral hour markers

S$3,507 S$2,656 S$2,870
Tudor 1926 41mm ref. M91651-0001

• Arabic numeral hour markers at 12,2,4,6,8,10, and 12 o’clock

• Rose gold bezel

• Silver dial with an embossed decoration

S$4,665 S$2,595 S$2,400
Clair de Rose ref. M35800-0009

• Screw-down winding crown with transparent blue spinel cabochon

• Blue dial with a decoration at the center

• Bracelet with a special pattern

S$3,712 S$2,287 S$2,300
Ranger ref. M79950-0003

• Arabic numeral hour markers at 12,3,6 and 9 o’clock

• Triangle-shaped hands

• Domed, black dial

S$4,495 S$3,069 S$3,500
Pelagos FXD ref. M25707B/24-0001

• Bidirectional rotatable bezel with a ceramic insert

• Strap with a self-gripping fastening system

• 200m water resistance

S$5,653 S$4,690 S$4,998
Glamour Double Date ref. M57103-0002

• Double date display at 12 o’clock

• Small seconds subdial at 6 o’clock

• Scratch-proof sapphire crystal caseback

S$6,777 S$3,017 S$3,677
Heritage Black Bay Chrono ref. M79360N-0002

• Domed date display at 6 o’clock

• Black chronograph subdials at 3 and 9 o’clock

• Bezel with a tachymeter scale

S$8,053 S$5,112 S$5,600
North Flag- Stainless Steel, Black Dial ref. 91210N

• Power reserve indicator at 9 o’clock

• Arabic numeral hour markers at 12 and 6 o’clock

• Yellow seconds hand

  S$4,195 S$4,889
Style 41mm- Stainless Steel ref. M12713-0003

• Fluted bezel

• Double index hour markers at 12 o’clock and 6 o’clock

• Silver dial with a sunburst finish

S$4,208 S$3,017 S$3,277

Buying Tips for Tudor Watches

When selecting a Tudor watch that suits your lifestyle and design preferences, consider several factors that will help you make the best choice. Tudor offers a range of models that cater to different tastes and needs, from sporty divers to elegant dress watches. Here are some key tips to guide your selection:

1. Understand Your Lifestyle Needs:

  • Active Lifestyle: If you’re into diving, sports, or other physical activities, consider the Tudor Pelagos or Black Bay models. These are robust, water-resistant watches built for durability and functionality.
  • Professional Environment: For those who need a watch that fits well in a business or formal setting, the Tudor 1926 or Glamour lines offer a more classic and elegant look with subtler designs.

2. Design Preference:

  • Modern vs. Vintage: Tudor has a distinct approach to blending modern and vintage designs. If you prefer a contemporary look with the latest features, look at the newer models from the Black Bay collection like the Black Bay Fifty-Eight. For a more vintage feel, the Black Bay Heritage models might appeal more.
  • Watch Size and Fit: Consider the size and fit of the watch on your wrist. Tudor watches vary in size from about 36mm to 43mm and larger. Make sure the watch is comfortable and proportionate to your wrist size.

3. Material and Build Quality:

  • Case Material: Stainless steel is common, but Tudor also offers watches in bronze (like some Black Bay models), which develop a unique patina over time. If you prefer a lighter watch, titanium models like some versions of the Pelagos could be ideal.
  • Strap Options: Tudor offers various strap options, including leather, fabric, and metal bracelets. Consider what would be most comfortable and practical for your daily activities. Metal bracelets are durable and versatile, while leather adds a touch of elegance.

4. Movement and Functionality:

  • In-House vs. Third-Party Movements: Newer Tudor models feature in-house movements with greater power reserves and robustness. Decide if this is important for you compared to models with third-party movements which might be less expensive.
  • Additional Features: Some Tudor watches come with additional features like a date display, GMT function, or chronograph. Think about what features are necessary for your daily use and which you might find useful.

Where to Buy Authentic Tudor Watches

Here are the best places where you can find genuine Tudor watches:

  • Authorized Dealers: Buying from an authorized dealer is the safest way to ensure authenticity. Tudor’s official website offers a store locator that can help you find authorized retailers near you. These dealers are officially sanctioned to sell Tudor watches and will provide a valid manufacturer’s warranty.
  • Brand Boutiques: Tudor has brand boutiques in major cities around the world. These boutiques not only offer a wide selection of current models but also provide a premium buying experience with expert guidance from knowledgeable staff.
  • Reputable Pre-Owned Markets: Pre-owned markets such as Watch Exchange often offer pre-owned Tudor watches at a significantly lower price than buying new ones. This price difference allows you to access high-quality watches at a more affordable cost, making luxury more accessible.

Other factors worth considering are:

  • Budget: Tudor watches range in price depending on the model and features. Set a budget that reflects your priorities in terms of design, functionality, and craftsmanship. Generally, Tudor offers excellent value for its quality and brand heritage.
  • Resale Value: Some models—like certain iterations of the Black Bay—can maintain or even appreciate in value, making them not only a stylistic choice but a potential investment.
  • Warranty Period and Coverage: They’re crucial as they provide a safety net against manufacturing defects. Tudor typically offers a two-year warranty that covers any defects in materials or workmanship. This means that if something goes wrong with the watch that’s not caused by misuse or accidental damage, Tudor can repair or replace it without additional costs to you.

By keeping these considerations in mind, you can navigate the process with confidence, securing a Tudor watch that aligns with your style and budget while ensuring long-term satisfaction and authenticity.

FAQs

1. Which TUDOR watch is best to buy?

Choosing the best Tudor watch depends on your style, needs, and budget. Tudor offers a range of models that cater to different tastes and purposes. As we’ve seen above, each piece has a specific target audience.

2. What is the most sought after Tudor?

The TUDOR Black Bay models are among the most popular, with vintage-inspired designs that garner significant attention. They strike an appealing balance between classic aesthetics and modern watchmaking.

3. Which TUDOR watch goes up in value?

While predicting future values of watches is not an exact science, historically, models like the Pelagos and Tudor Black Bay GMT have been well-regarded by collectors. Watches that are limited editions or have significant historical relevance are more likely to appreciate.

4. Which Tudor is closest to Rolex?

The TUDOR Black Bay Pro is reminiscent of vintage Rolex designs, particularly the Rolex Explorer II re. 1655. As a sister company to Rolex, Tudor offers similar quality and design aesthetics while maintaining its distinctive characteristics.

Final Word

A Tudor watch is not just a purchase but an investment in a piece of horological legacy. The timepieces represent a synergy of historical significance and modern craftsmanship, making them a trusted choice for any collector or enthusiast.

Key Takeaways

  • Tudor watches offer a more affordable but equally worthwhile luxury watch experience.
  • Although all Tudor watch models may appreciate in value, the Tudor Pelagos, Black Bay GMT, and limited edition releases show the most potential.
  • There’s a Tudor model for every style, taste, and budget. The key to getting a quality watch that suits you is to research extensively and buy from reputable sources like authorized dealers and reputable pre-owned markets.

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