Wilsdorf began a committed marketing push behind Tudor Watches Where To Buy Replica with the initiation of the Oyster Prince line, and though Tudor at the time was indeed designated as an opinion that “our (Rolex) agents could sell in a different cost level compared to our Rolex watches,” Tudor has its own group of specialized firsts for which it could be proud, its own history of scientific exploration (in 1952, 30 Tudor watches joined the Royal Navy to a historic scientific journey to Greenland), and its own group of collectors. However, it was significant that, even in advertisements, Tudor seem more approachable than Rolex. So, while an advertisement for a Rolex might demonstrate a well-to-do guy playing golf or riding a horse, then a Tudor advertisement might show a guy working on a street, or in a mine.Thinking about a man working in a mine wearing a Tudor today might seem a little silly, but one has to remember that in the 1950s and 60s, every guy wore a mechanical watch, and Tudor represented a very real, quite workable option.So what had been the gap between Tudor and Rolex watches back then? The cases and bracelets of Tudor wristwatches were all but identical to those of a Rolex. In fact, it could be argued that the only real difference, especially in the early days, was the use of movements provided by ETA compared to Rolex-crafted moves. But, because Tudor and Rolex shared so much – like several model names – it was hard for Tudor to be considered anything but a less expensive alternative to a Rolex. They had been sold exclusively by micro dealers and had little identity of their own – however they were the first to sign Tiger Woods as an ambassador, before leaving TAG Heuer, only to return to Rolex this past year.
This past weekend was an exciting one in automotive racing, as the Tudor United SportsCar Championship was taking place at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca. The race kicked off the inaugural season of the Tudor United SportsCar Championship. Motorsports fans at Laguna Seca were treated to races that ran the gamut from the 10 Prototype Challenge to the 22 GT Daytona cars, the 11GT LeMans cars and the 12 Prototype. The season continues May 30-31 at Detroit Belle Isle.Tudor watches is the Entitlement Partner of the new Tudor United SportsCar Championship, a merger of the American Le Mans Series and Grand-Am Series, running under the auspices of the International Motor Sports Association (IMSA).
The Swiss watch brand, which we’ve written about here, has made an important return to the US market. The highlight watch collection that coordinates magnificently with automotive racing is the Tudor GranTour, and this Tudor GranTour Chrono Flyback offers racing inspiration in its design.The 42mm steel watch features a black lacquer fixed graduated bezel, and houses a self-winding mechanical chronograph movement with 42 hours of power reserve. The chronograph subdials are designed to resemble dashboard gauges and feature red and black accents. It offers a small seconds had at 3:00, date at 6:00, and 60-minute totalizer at 9:00. It is water resistant to 500 feet and sold with either a steel bracelet or a leather strap with perforations. While there is also an 18-karatrose gold version, this steel beauty retails for a cool $4,725.