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Just In: The new Tudor Pelagos LHD watch

Just In: The new Tudor Pelagos LHD watch
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Just In: The new Tudor Pelagos LHD watch

Tudor's Pelagos timepiece has been a big hit for diving watch lovers and sport-loving stylish men around the world. Inspired by the diving timepiece and Oyster Prince Submariners of the '60s, the rugged watch has gone through a few variations since its first release in 2012. 

The original 1964 Tudor Oyster Prince Submariner “US Navy” 7928, that inspired the Pelagos

The original 1964 Tudor Oyster Prince Submariner “US Navy” 7928, that inspired the Pelagos

The Pelagos had a ceramic bezel with a titanium case and at just over S$6,000, was one of the best buys on the market. It came with a polyurethane strap as well as an extendable diving strap, so you could actually wear it on a dive. And since it was encased in titanium, it was corrosion resistant. The reality of a luxury diving watch you would happily wear down 100 metres deep was here. 

The next version was the Pelagos Blue, which came with Tudor's new in-house movement, the MT5612, a 4Hz movement with a 70-hour power reserve and certified by the COSC. The blue edition of the timepiece came with a matte blue ceramic bezel ring and came with a blue rubber strap. 

The Tudor Pelagos Blue, with the MT5612 movement

The Tudor Pelagos Blue, with the MT5612 movement

The latest version of the Pelagos, just released this evening, is the Pelagos LHD. Based on a 1981 edition of the Oyster Prince Submariner, with the reference 94010, this was a special order placed by a left-handed officer-instructor within the Marine nationale. To commemorate this timepiece, Tudor has released the watch as an official edition, in limited production. 

The original Tudor Oyster Prince Submariner 9401/0

The original Tudor Oyster Prince Submariner 9401/0

The new version of the watch features the in-house calibre MT5612 as well, but because the crown is now on the left rather than the right, it required reworking the movement to adjust for the crown control of the date disc as well as the time setting and winding. The new version of the calibre is the MT5612LHD (LHD stands for left hand drive). Other changes include a date ring that has alternating colours (red and black) for the dates. Even numbers are red, odd ones are black. The bezel is in a matte black ceramic.

The new Tudor Pelagos LHD

The new Tudor Pelagos LHD

On the dial, the 'Pelagos' title is in red, and on the case back, individually numbered, the watch's number is engraved in large font. (For those with a penchant for the number 8, the N.8 and N.18 editions are available in Singapore.) It's not limited in edition, but in production, and obviously every single case back has to be individually engraved. It's dedication on their part. It comes with a diving strap as well. 

The video of the watch is shown here. The watch is priced at $6,048, the same as the previous Pelagos timepieces. For more information, feel free to enquire with Tudor's store at Marina Bay Sands or with all authorised retailers. 

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