New Tudor 1926 Watch For 2018 Hands-On
For Baselworld 2018, Rolex’s child sibling Tudor a few hit models in the incredibly well known Black Bay assortment that pretty much eclipsed even the presentation of an absolutely new line. We have just surveyed both the Black Bay Fifty-Eight here and the Black Bay GMT here , however today we are at long last finding time for the new Tudor 1926 watch assortment. Generally prominent about the new Tudor 1926 is that, at under $2,000 in any event for the steel models, it addresses another passage point for the brand.
The “1926” part of the name, I assume, is the spot to begin as it identifies with the brand name itself. This is the year that Rolex organizer Hans Wilsdorf enlisted the Tudor name (“The Tudor”) — the germination of the brand instead of the genuine production of the Montres Tudor SA company which came 20 years after the fact in 1946. In spite of its name, Tudor doesn’t guarantee that the 1926 watch is the revival of any recorded model or even that the plan explicitly references the 1920s, and it doesn’t look especially retro (however the two-tone forms most likely push it toward that path), as I would see it. Or maybe, lively components like its Arabic numerals, finished dial, steel arm band, and decent water-opposition blended in with a general basic and customary plan propose current adaptability to me.
The new assortment comes in a variety of choices. To begin with, there are nine potential variations for each situation size of 41mm, 39mm, 36mm, or 28mm case widths — that’s 36 absolute models and practically enough to cause picking one to feel like the way toward redoing it (as numerous “customizable” watches are practices in choosing and combining different components in any case). The two potential case completes are all-steel or a two-tone steel and rose gold, and our involved pictures are of one in each completing, both in 41mm. With a strong caseback and screw-down crown, all models are water-impervious to 100m.
As various brands do, Tudor has assortments with in-house developments close by more moderate lines with sourced developments, both focusing on (and ostensibly accomplishing) relative incentive inside their sections. The Tudor 1926 is the last mentioned. Driving the Tudor 1926 is the common ETA 2824 programmed development, aside from the 28mm models which utilize the ETA 2671 that shares the 2824’s comfortable specs with programmed winding, a 4Hz working recurrence, and around 38 hours of force hold. Comparable ground was covered by the Tudor Style that we looked into here regarding situating as a dressy however adaptable and moderately reasonable day by day watch with a sourced development, and the Tudor 1926 nearly seems like it might have been a subfamily of it.
The conventional dial plan of the Tudor 1926 with its even-numbered hour markers in Arabic numerals helps me somewhat to remember this Frederique Constant Runabout or maybe an Oris Big Crown Pointer Date (a variety of which I am wearing as I compose this), especially in the two-tone. The odd-numbered hour markers are faceted and bolt molded or accessible jewel set. The steel, rose gold, or blued hour markers are applied on a dark or white embellished dial with a “waffle” design in the middle. The dial is further somewhat domed, however it very well may be difficult to tell in the photos. A portion of the photos do represent the decipherability issue I have harped about ordinarily before of glossy hands on dull dials, however the dial surface here at any rate helps.
As referenced, the new Tudor 1926 watches address the brand’s most moderate contributions. The possibility of “buying in” to the Tudor club by getting the brand name on your wrist is somewhat unexpected in light of the fact that for some individuals Tudor is a spending approach to become tied up with the Rolex brand — and it is undeniably more affordable, obviously, than Rolex’s “cost of entry” with the Oyster Perpetual . The Tudor 1926 will plan to compete with watches in its value section with the glory of its name (and its Rolex affiliation) which incorporates a guarantee of great quality and wrapping up. The seven-connect arm band with differentiating completes that accompanies all forms of the watch is fantastic and positively a lift to the Tudor 1926’s in general appeal.
The Tudor 1926 assortment goes from $1,675 for the 28mm in steel (without rose gold hands and markers) to $3,400 for the two-tone 41mm model with six jewel hour markers. The two-tone rose gold forms are by and large evaluated about $1,000 over their steel partners. For the specific models appeared here, the 41mm in all steel with the white dial and blue hands/lists has a cost of $1,850 and the two tone model with dark dial is $2,875. tudorwatch.com