The TUDOR Pelagos is undoubtedly the most complete tool watch on the market, one that is true to its history, which is populated by professionals toiling in a marine environment. Along with the North Flag line, the 2015 version of the Pelagos is the first to include a TUDOR-made caliber. Needless to say, this in-house movement was conceived right from the start for use in a vast array of timepieces. The techno-professional finishing leans strongly in favor of matt and, though large sanded surfaces, expresses functional values that are also visible in the watch's aesthetics.
This technical update of the TUDOR Pelagos, which comes in a new combination of colors for the dial, bezel and rubber bracelet, will inevitably elevate all other models of the family to the rank of collector's item for the savvy investor. The original matt black is now joined by a version in matt blue that connects emblematically back to the TUDOR diver's watches of the late 1960s. It's the color reserved for the frogmen of the French navy. In addition to PELAGOS, the dial also mentions "CHRONOMETER OFFICIALLY CERTIFIED." The watch is waterproof to 500 meters thanks to a helium escape valve, which regulates decompressions from alternating deep-sea dives and periods in the chamber.
With the Pelagos, emphasis was placed on readability, since the diver's life depends on it under water. Lots of luminous material was used and contrasts were heightened. The blue luminescence is crucial, since it is the last color frequency distinguishable by the human eye deep under water. And any confusion between the hour and minute hands was eliminated by using the dial and hands configuration known as the "snowflake," which first appeared in 1969. The unidirectionally rotating titanium bezel, a lighter material that is more resistant to salt water, features a ceramic disc with luminescent markers. As maximum technicity demands, the bracelet features a patented folding clasp with an auto-adjustable spring mechanism to optimize the fit on the wrist if and when pressure varies. The second bracelet supplied with each timepiece also boasts an ingenious extension system that is easy to use.
Pelagos reference numbers 25600TB (blue) et 25600TN (black), technical specifications
Monobloc titanium middle case, satin-finished titanium, diameter 42 mm, case back in 316L stainless steel, helium escape valve at 9 o’clock, titanium unidirectional rotatable bezel graduated over 60 minutes with ceramic matt blue or black disc and graduations with white luminescent material, screw-down crown, triple waterproofness system to 500 meters (1640 feet), scratch-resistant and anti-reflective sapphire crystal.
Caliber MT5612, Manufacture TUDOR, self-winding mechanical movement with bidirectional rotor system (about 70 hours power reserve), 28,800 vph (4 Hz), Swiss Chronometer officially certified by the COSC (Swiss Official Chronometer Testing Institute), diameter 31.8 mm, height 6.5 mm, 28 stones, sweep minutes and seconds, instant date with rapid correction without non-correction range, stop-seconds for precise time setting, power reserve indicator via disc, variable inertia balance, micro-adjustment by screw, non-magnetic silicon balance spring.
Titanium, satin finish, folding clasp and safety catch in 316L stainless steel with extension system developed and patented by TUDOR (maximum extension of 4 mm in increments of 2 mm, the system allows an additional extension of 14 mm and an unfolding diving mechanism providing an additional extension of 25 mm). Comes with a second bracelet in blue or black rubber, titanium ardillon buckle.
Blue or black, matt finish, white hour markers with white luminescent material, blue or black flange with white minute markers, white hour, minute and second hands with white luminescent material.