I have just recently purchased a Black Bay 58 and I love it! It is the best watch I have ever owned. I have a few questions about the Tudor brand, I have been trying to research this question but still have a few outstanding questions:-
I understand Tudor is owned by Rolex (a subsidiary/sister company), but:-
1. Is the movement in the Tudor Black Bay 58 essentially, for all intents and purposes, a 'Rolex' movement?
2. Are they made in the same factory in Geneva?
3. Do Tudor watches undergo the same level of craftsmanship/assembly in comparison to Rolex?
4. For all Tudor models made with a in-house movement - is this in house movement essentially a Rolex in house movement?
5. On comparison with Rolex's offerings, such as their Oyster Perpetual (fair comparison or not), why is it the OP's movement (being in the same case size) only offers a 48hr power reserve compared to the in house movement in the Black Bat 58 (MT5402) 70 hours? And it beats the Submariner's (maybe a fairer comparison) 48 hours? I find this component utterly confusing? In addition to the fact that they are ALL COSC certified?
I'm here to learn - please help me understand the above. Especially regarding the movement!