Baselworld 2015 LIVE Preview - The Tudor North Flag

Baselworld 2015 LIVE Preview - The Tudor North Flag

18 March 2015 | Tudor , 30 minutes on the wrist , 5 minutes on the wrist , Baselworld 2015

A manufactured movement with a 70 hours power reserve and certified as a chronometer : 2015 will be remembered as a milestone in the history of Tudor , the brand belonging to the Rolex group. The chance to discover the brand’s flagship even before the official opening of Baselworld 2015 , presented itself during a private event organized by Tudor in some woodland outside of Basel where, in a set inspired by adventure and exploration, and at the end of a private dinner, Philippe Peverelli and Davide Cerrato (the brand’s CEO and Global Creative Director respectively) unveiled this year’s true novelty.

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The Tudor North Flag is a 41mm stainless steel three hands timepiece, with a 70 hours power reserve visible in a small counter placed at 9. It adopts a new manufactured caliber, internally coded as MT5621 , a movement that has needed five years to develop; perhaps this will not just be a stand-alone project, but most probably a platform that Tudor will upgrade year after year with additional complications, in order to replace, in time, all its ETA sourced movements.

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Its design draws inspiration from the Seventies' Tudor Ranger 2 , both in the dial's style (take a look for example at the hours, minutes and seconds) and the case, which features a square design on its side and an integrated bracelet.

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Between the bezel and the case, designers at Tudor have inserted a thin matte black ceramic ring. The caliber MT5621 , visible through the case back, is quite compact and COSC certified.

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On the wrist it is perfect for dimensions and style (understatement is one of Tudor watches' main features) and it is a perfect everyday watch. Moreover, the case treatment and the yellow accents give it a vague diver's watch feeling.

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The Tudor North Flag will come with a stainless steel bracelet or a leather strap with folding buckle and Tudor logo, at a price of 3500 € and 3400 € respectively; this makes it the most attractive (in terms of price to quality ratio, in my opinion) manufactured timepiece available on the market.

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(Photo credit: Google; Horbiter's proprietary photo-shooting)

Federico Nolfi @Horbiter - Watches & Luxury

  1. user Francesco scrive:

    Ciao a tutti! Qualcuno saprebbe dirmi quando il favoloso north flag tudor sarà disponibile alla vendita in Italia?

    • Horbiter - Watches & Luxury scrive:

      Ciao Francesco l'orologio è già in distribuzione presso la rete Tudor. Gaetano

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