Tudor Pelagos ref.25500TN – Tudor’s answer on the Rolex Sea-Dweller (specs & price)
Last month I already showed you the Tudor Heritage Black Bay, one of those watches that was ‘all the rage’ during Baselworld. The other one was the Tudor Pelagos…
The Tudor Pelagus is, similar to the Heritage Black Bay , a plunge watch stacked with vintage style components and numerous references to vintage Tudor Submariner models. The Pelagos is likewise the main Tudor with a helium/gas get away from valve. Is this perhaps Tudor’s answer to the Rolex Sea-Dweller?
Compared to the Heritage Black Bay, with a profundity rating of 200 meter (like the vintage Submariners), the Pelagos is a more genuine plunge watch with its profundity rating of 500 meters (or 1640 feet). No compelling reason to build the profundity rating more, on the grounds that ain’t no one truly going that deep…. Indeed, aside from perhaps James Cameron, who plunged to a profundity of 10.898 meters (35,756 feet) .
So the profundity rating is not exactly that of a Rolex Sea-Dweller Deepsea, which is 3,900 meters. What’s more, it doesn’t have an in-house, as Rolex. It uses the notable and über-dependable ETA type 2824. The Tudor has significantly more apparatus watch looks than the Rolex SDDS, something which is underlined by the glossy silk completed titanium case and wristband and solid luminiscent material on the hour markers and hands.
An unique twofold inclined spine around the dial joins the three-sided, rectangular and square applied hour marker. The side of the bezel shows a fine rib that gives great grasp, for turning the uni-directional bezel. The bezel embed is made of earthenware, a material that is impervious to wear. By the way, the numerals in the matt dark artistic circle has are luminescent!
The case measurement, 42 mm in diameter, is another factor that adds to these rough looks. I was satisfied to see they didn’t go ‘overboard’ by expanded the case size to 45+ mm. In the left half of the case is a helium get away from valve, which is engraved with the words gas escape valve.
The Pelagos comes ona titanium arm band with a collapsing steel clasp fitted with a remarkable spring-stacked self-changing system. This essentially implies the wristband can be fine-changed and this occurs by methods for a spring. It would appear that a decent arrangement, as long as the spring keeps the right tension.
Thanks to this momentous, actually accomplished framework, the arm band changes during plunging, contracting in profound water when the jumping suit is compressed and its volume is diminished, and, then again, growing as the pressing factor facilitates during the climb. The Tudor Pelagos likewise comes with an extra elastic tie with an augmentation framework empowering it to be worn effectively over a plunging suit.
Now let’s investigate the plan components. In the start of this post I referenced the plan components that allude to vintage Tudor jump watches. What’s more, as with the Heritage Black Bay , Tudor blends plan components from a few vintage models. The crown monitors are sharp. This element could be found on early Tudor Submariners and today Submariners with pointy crown watches (both from Tudor and Rolex) are profoundly looked for after.
These sharp crown watches make a decent reference to very early models of Tudor Submariners. The other fundamental reference to more seasoned Tudor plunge watches, are the commonplace hour markers and hands. These plan components allude to later models of the Tudor Submariner, additionally nicknamed after their run of the mill formed hands. The purported ‘Snowflake’ Submariner (reference 7016 and 7021) were released in the last part of the 1960’s. The sharp crown monitors date back to the mid 1960’s model reference 7928, which was the primary Tudor Submariner with crown guards.
Although it’s again a blend of plan components, the Tudor Pelagos appears as though an incredible jump watch/instrument watch. As a result of the titanium case and wristband it’s not as substantial as a steel watch and I likewise figure the size of 42 mm will further improve wearability. The upgraded self-changing catch sounds extremely intriguing and I’d love to get a few involved involvement in that.
Some determinations: TUDOR PELAGOS – Reference 25500TN
- 42 mm titanium and steel case, glossy silk finish
- Helium escape valve
- Unidirectional rotatable bezel in titanium with dark ceramic disc
- Self-winding mechanical development (ETA 2824)
- Power hold of around 38 hours
- Screw-down steel twisting crown with the TUDOR logo
- Sapphire crystal
- Waterproof to 500 m (1640 ft)
- Titanium wristband with collapsing fasten, security catch and arm band expansion framework Additional elastic lash with clasp and additional augmentation piece
FINAL WORD: If the Pelagos is Tudor’s (hotly anticipated) response to the Rolex Sea-Dweller, we will most likely won’t ever know. In any case, to me it totally is by and large that. Obviously there are a few obvisous diffrences: it’s considerably more instrument watch and less cleaned, it doesn’t include an in-house development and its profundity rating doesn’t come near that of the most up to date Sea-Dweller, the Rolex Sea-Dweller Deepsea. Tudor Submariner have consistently been more instrument watch than their Rolex kin. So assembling everything, I think the Pelagos is an ideal Tudor variation of the Sea-Dweller and it’s accessible for a phenomenal price.
The Tudor Pelagos is estimated very reasonble at CHF 3950 (incl. Duty). Kindly visit the Tudor site for more data about the watches and availability.
This article is composed by Frank Geelen, chief editorial manager of Monochrome Watches .