The TUDOR Style
A weekend on the wrist
The TUDOR Style
TUDOR has defined it as “Retro-Chic”, I would rather call it “Neo-Vintage”. Whatever the attribute, the TUDOR Style is the Geneva based maison's proposition, among classic timepieces, that adds to the Glamour collection and aims at attracting those customers who would never buy a timepiece from the Heritage collection, regarded as the leading one from TUDOR.
The TUDOR Style draws inspiration form the classic three hands timepieces from the 50's-70's, as TUDOR claims, it's a round timepiece featuring four different diameters: 28, 34, 38 and 41mm as seen here. The dial is lacquered, black, champagne or Silver-toned burst dial.
What distinguishes the TUDOR Style from the Glamour, you may easily get confused, at least at first glance, for the the TUDOR Style is missing any mechanical complication and features a dial with quite unusual indexes: double index at 12 and 6, mirror polished, chamfered and elongated as are the other ones. That perfectly match the dauphine hour and second hands.
This design choice makes it an everyday timepiece that will not make you jump from the chair at first sight, but you would hardly replace with the next one in your collection the day after for, to make a long story short, it is fit for any occasion. It is likely the TUDOR Style will be the starting point for the next Glamour collection.
Among all the available versions, some sporting a stainless steel, steel and gold bracelet or a leather strap, I do prefer the latter as the black strap perfectly contrasts the finish of the dial and the folding buckle the shape of the TUDOR logo when fully closed and is all about neat styling. It is nice to see, moreover, that TUDOR provides only mechanical movements, such as the ETA 2671 that features the same technical requirements of the ETA 2824 which also equips the other models in the range.
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Gaetano C. @Horbiter - Watches & Luxury