Tudor Pelagos 39 is A Sub For Everyman

We have said it before at NWC and we will say it again; you get Rolex level build quality, at an affordable price. Consider the latest Pelagos 39mm. Black dial, titanium case, in-house Calibre auto movement with over 70 hours of reserve, plus its COSC certified. That is a class combo. Add in a ceramic…

Watch Market News UK: 14.08.22

A quick round up of some wristwatch related news, from across the Google based universe. TUDOR DEALER OPENS IN BRISTOL Bristol, the wokest city in the West, now has a new Tudor franchise. It’s part of the Watches of Switzerland (WOS) group and is a standalone Tudor boutique located in Cribbs Causeway. WOS say they…

Is The Mid-Market Watch Making a Comeback?

The latest global sales stats were released late July by the Swiss watch industry and sales of watches retailing at 500-3000CHF (approx £430-£2500) were up by 6%. Might not sound much but it reverses a long term downward trend for mid-market Swiss watches. Maybe the collapse of crypto has soured the tastebuds of luxury watch…

Tudor Black Bay Pro: Bare Bones Beauty

Sometimes less is more. For example, we like custom motorcycles at NWC mag and let’s be honest, you can overegg the cafe racer pudding basin sometimes with too many 59 numerals on your seat hump, or anodised cantilever rearsets. It’s the same with watches, which is why the Black Bay Pro, looking like a freshly…

Tudor Black Bay Chrono Rocks The 70s With a Gold Dial

It’s amazing what a bit of old school 1970s gold paint can do and we love the Black Bay chronograph with a gold/champagne dial for 2022. Those retro pushers and that classic twin sub-dial look hark back to the Valjoux 7733/34 cal chronographs of the motorsports era when Lauda, Hunt, Stewart and Fittipaldi were doing…

Tudor Just Made Rolex Look Asleep at The Wheel

Tudor have been making some stunning designs for the last few years and raising the build quality too, as they phased out the old ETA engines. The hands got sharper edges, the bezels got cleaner and the power reserves reached repsectable levels. This new `Root Beer’ Black Bay GMT is spot-on for the modern market…

Tudor Pelagos FXD Edition: Solid, Crafted & Class

If you’re going to issue variations on a theme then the Tudor Pelgos is a good place to start. Featuring the in-House Tudor movement which is COSC standard, a decent depth resistance of 200m and that brand affinity with Rolex, the Pelagos has a great deal going for it. Some might say this is a…

Which Swiss Watches Will Go Up In Value?

OK, it’s easy to answer, any Rolex except the really old 1930s gents models that now look like ladies watches. But watch collecting from an investment point of view isn’t that simple and there are options beyond the usual suspects, such as Subs, Daytonas, GMTs etc. Let’s start with the affordable Rolex, Tudor, which is…