Tudor claims that the impetus to the invention of this Pelagos LHD was in honour of a few versions they produced in the 1970s for left-handed sailors at the French Navy. As somebody who is left-handed (and dives), I’ve never really considered taking an automatic watch off to wind once in a while a big deal, but it is a fantastic point to have watches out there with crowns on either side of the case. I say this to suggest that the left-handed place of the crown on the case does not have any functional significance for me, but only makes the watch somewhat more unique among other Pelagos versions — offering valuable personality that us watch nerds so very much enjoy from the watches we love.Another decorative touch on the LHD that I really enjoy is that the reddish “Pelagos” text on the dial. This is really ironic because I lately criticized Rolex for doing the exact same thing on the new Sea-Dweller 126600. I find that the red text to be a bit more deflecting on the Sea-Dweller, and I also believed that it had been too much of a direct nod into some classic Sea-Dweller that’s valuable today only because it is not as common. The 43mm wide Sea-Dweller is a cool watch for sure, but it doesn’t actually innovate — not as much as the Pelagos. So the red text on the Pelagos isn’t only a bit more aesthetically attractive in my view, but also feels like a clear nod to the past and doesn’t appear to try to specify the watch as far in the Pelagos since it does the brand new Sea-Dweller. Again, it would not stop me from really enjoying the Sea-Dweller, but in regards to $10,000 plus luxury watches, we are eligible to become extremely picky.What also captured my attention with the Pelagos LHD is the beige-colored hour markers, bezel markers, and hands. The cursory appearance is a bit easier on the eyes than the stark white of the standard Pelagos models, but keeps an excellent level of comparison with the black dial — which makes for very good legibility. More so, the combination of black, white, titanium gray, and beige colours, in my opinion, works together very well.The dial of this Pelagos is where you can make the maximum differentiation points between it and a Rolex Submariner. The Pelagos dial is very useful, quite legible, and also excellently made for visibility as a dive watch. The more one uses a Pelagos, the longer I believe one comes to love the usefulness of the dial in a variety of lighting and reading surroundings.
All Military-Issued Submariners: Most HODINKEE readers are likely familiar with the mega pixel MilSub from Rolex. Because they were not commercially available, those that have seeped into the collector’s world are hugely valuable. They bought them without bracelets and these watches were identical to the commercially sold pieces. We showed you here. That said, MN Subs are notorious for being faked since the one thing which distinguishes them from standard Tudor Watches Black Friday Replica Subs in the engraving. So, should you need to purchase one, buy one with confirmed “decomission” newspapers. All Manually-Wound Chronographs: Ask me who was creating the coolest looking chronographs in the 1970s and I would answer Tudor, without a moment’s hesitation (behind them will be Heuer and Rolex). The manually wound Tudor chronographs of the 1970s were just plain amazing looking – with liberal usage of bright colours which you simply would not see on a Rolex (save the 1655 “Orange Hand”). All used Valjoux 7734 moves with two registers and date window at 6pm. You have to remember back then Rolex was using altered Val 72’s in its Daytona so while the 72 was indeed a step-up in the 7734, the gap in movements between Rolex and Tudor may have been less in chronographs than anywhere else. The most desirable Tudor Chrono is that the mention 7031 “home plate” that was the inspiration for the incredible 2010 release – the Heritage Chronograph.
In my view, the Pelagos is the watch that will get real divers and actual tool watch enthusiasts enthusiastic about Tudor Watches In Movies Replica again. I think that it will appeal to a totally different set of buyers in relation to the Black Bay, and that’s what’s so great about Tudor’s 2012 dive watch offerings – there’s something for everyone. Additionally, Tudor has taken on the position of almost the “anti-Rolex,” in it give you much of the same allure, such as aesthetics and history, without really wearing a Rolex. To some people, that’s a fantastic thing.And today for the bad thing. The Pelagos, and in fact the total Tudor line isn’t currently sold in the United States. As I mentioned previously, it’s been this way since the early 2000s when the brand was not nearly as strong as it is now. Personally, I believe this is ripe to change, but there is minimal word on when that might happen. So if you need one of those watches, you are going to have to work for it (unless you’re based outside of the US, in which case you can just walk down to a local authorized dealer). Should any of the change, you can guarantee we’ll be the first to let you know.In summary, I loved the Tudor Pelagos. I also adore the Black Bay and hope to review it soon. I feel both of these watches, plus the Heritage Chrono, are exceptionally cool watches for men that have some appreciation for the great sport watches of the 20th century – particularly these costs. I’ll, after reviewing the Black Bay, probably purchase a Tudor dip watch as my summer watch. I will make certain to chime back if I make that decision to allow you to know.
Finally coming to America this fall, Tudor unveils a few great models here at BaselWorld. Among them is this Tudor Heritage Chrono Blue, which underscores the brand’s rich history with chronographs. Since its launch in 1973, the brand has created several distinct chronographs marked with touches of blue, orange and gray. Now, the brand releases the newest update. We will bring you a lot more about Tudor post BaselWorld. Stay tuned.