The Victorious Hand of the Tudors
"When a lamp goes out, it is much dimmer than when it had never been lit." John Steinbeck quotes a line from the American author's last novel, explaining Tudor's two diving watches. The watches – Heritage Black Bay and Pelagos – were met with enthusiasm after their launch in 2012. After all, Tudor's Submariners (the same term that its more popular sibling, Rolex, first coined for its dive watches) were conspicuously absent for more than a decade, disappearing just before the turn of the new millennium after the brand's last appearance in the 1999 catalog .
According to Tudor, Black Bay is a tribute to the brand's long history of diving watches, while Pelagos represents its fusion of diving watch technology and innovation. Although the word Submariner has been dropped from Tudor's modern dive watches,
The face of the Heritage Black Bay, for example, recalls the brand's first diver's discount replica watch: Tudor's 1954 Oyster Prince Submariner ref. 7922, with eight round hour markers and three rectangular hour markers at 3 o'clock, 6 and 9 o'clock positions, and an arrow or triangle reference hour markers at 12 o'clock. In other words, a dial similar to a Rolex Submariner. Tudor's reference 7922 has no crown protection and is equipped with an automatic winding movement.
For those familiar with the Black Bay and Pelagos, the prominent "snowflake" hour hand immediately comes to mind. While it's certainly a defining design aesthetic and fitting, the "snowflake" hour hand is actually paired with the "snowflake" sweep seconds hand. The winning formula for Tudor dive watches – pun intended – is the result of a combination of factors, including stylistic elements and the history of the brand’s dive watches.
First, “Snowflake” was the nickname given to the dials of the 1968 Tudor Submariner 7016 and 7021 by collectors of the era, not because of the stylized hour hands themselves. The "Snowflake" dial has distinctive oversized square and rectangular hour markers, as well as a large triangular hour marker at 12 o'clock. Coupled with the stylized hour and sweep seconds hands, the overall resemblance to a snowflake gave rise to the moniker. While snowflakes often have sixfold radial symmetry, these are the perfect snowflakes we are most often bombarded with visually; snowflakes can actually take on different forms. The unique design of the dial and hands distinguishes Tudor diving cheap watches for sale from Rolex diving watches, thus creating the brand's own identity.
Willing to help Second, Tudor Submariners produced before 1968 did not have the “snowflake” hour and sweep seconds hands, a balanced design appropriate for contemporary Black Bay models and representing an inherent character of the collection. The “snowflake” hour and sweep seconds hands were also incorporated into the Tudor Submariner reference 94010, which features a dial styled in a similar style to the Rolex Submariner of the 1970s.
The Pelagos, on the other hand, are closer to the Tudor Submariner “Snowflake” watch from 1968, reference 7021, with the date at 3 o’clock. The Tudor Submariner "Snowflake" reference 7016 has no date display.
It is worth mentioning the nearly 70-year heritage of the Tudor Submariner, and the fact that they are supplied to divers in the Marine Corps (French Navy), the US Navy and other military units around the world, is a testament to the ruggedness of the Tudor Submariner and the Water resistance of the watch. The Tudor Submariner is said to have been the official watch of the Marine Corps from 1974 to 1985. Interestingly, this military watch was ordered directly from Tudor's catalog without any modifications.Replica Franck Muller Watches
Pelagos, a Latin word derived from ancient Greek meaning "deep sea," is an apt name for the Tudor model of the same name, as it is water resistant to 500 meters or 1,640 feet and even features a helium helium at 9 o' Clock on valve titanium case. The real beauty of Pelagos is their balanced style and technical execution. Vintage lovers and sentimentalists alike will be pleased with the historic design codes of the dial and hands, including a 60-minute or 60-click unidirectional rotating bezel with a ceramic disc and a diving scale with one-minute subdivisions from zero By age 15, a modernist will be satisfied with its design architecture. In terms of abrasion resistance, Pelagos offers a higher smoothness factor than Black Bay.
In terms of technology and innovation, the folding steel clasp of the titanium bracelet is equipped with Tudor’s patented spring-type automatic adjustment device, which can be adjusted by itself during diving. It contracts with the compression of the diving suit in deep water, and expands when the pressure drops when it rises. The first generation of Pelagos was powered by the ETA 2824 automatic movement, but subsequent models were equipped with the chronometer-certified in-house manufactured caliber 5612 self-winding movement.
Tudor's dive watches have pointed the way for the brand over the past decade, and its brilliance is not expected to dim for the foreseeable future.Jacob & Co. ASTRONOMIA TOURBILLON