Getting to Know the “Other” Luxury Replica Rolex

With the return of Tudor swiss replica watches for sale to the United States after a long absence, American watch fans once again have the opportunity to purchase timepieces from Rolex’s lower priced “little brother” Tudor watch brand. Below, we take a look at some of the Tudor watches that U.S. watch collectors had been missing out on, along with some current Tudor watches — available in the States — that have been released at the Baselworld watch fairs in recent years.

The Tudor Heritage Black Bay is inspired by a Tudor watch for divers that made its first appearance in 1954. The watch also pays homage to Tudor watches of the 1970s with its burgundy-colored, unidirectional bezel (and burgundy accent on the crown). The watch has a steel case with a diameter of 41 mm, water-resistant to 200 meters (660 feet). (To access our exclusive watch test of the Tudor Heritage Black Bay.)

Tudor Heritage Black Bay

At Baselworld 2014, Tudor released a new version of the Heritage Black Bay (below) with a matte-black dial and blue bezel. To read more about it, click here.

Tudor Heritage Black Bay

As the official “Timing Partner” of Ducati, the Italian motorcycle manufacturer, Tudor created the Fastrider, a Tudor chronograph inspired by the world of motorcycle racing. The design of these sporty Tudor watches features several allusions to motorcycles, including the racing stripes on the dial and chronograph pushers that resemble engine pistons. The dial comes in three colors: black, white, or “silversun,” and the high quality replica watch comes on a triple-link steel bracelet, leather strap, or black fabric strap.

Tudor Fastrider

For the Tudor brand’s big U.S. return, Tudor unveiled at Baselworld 2013 a special edition Tudor watch called the Tudor Fastrider Black Shield, a chronograph in a monobloc matte-black ceramic case with red accents. Click here for more on the Tudor Fastrider Black Shield, including a brand video.)

Tudor Fastrider Black Shield

Tudor’s other diving watch, the Pelagos, features a case made completely of titanium, water-resistant to a depth of up to 500 meters (1,640 feet). The Pelagos is available with a titanium bracelet equipped with a spring-loaded self-adjusting mechanism, developed and patented by Tudor, which automatically adjusts itself, contracting as a diver descends and his diving suit compresses, and expanding as he ascends.

Tudor Pelagos

Tudor also offers ladies’ watches, notably its Claire de Rose collection. One of the highlights of the Claire de Rose is the seconds hand, a cut-out of Tudor’s rose symbol. The rose is also found on the cabochon on top of the crown. The Clair de Rose collection also features mother-of-pearl dials.

Tudor Claire de Rose

The Tudor Heritage Advisor is a modern version of Tudor’s 1957 alarm watch, updated from from 34 mm to 42 mm, but still maintaining the mechanical alarm. Like the Tudor Black Bay watch, the Advisor is part of the Heritage line, which draws on past Tudor watches for inspiration.

Tudor Heritage Advisor

Reminiscent of Rolex’s Day-Date watches, Tudor’s Classic Date-Day features a date display at the 3 o’clock position and a day indicator at the 12 o’clock position. This automatic discount fake watch, powered by Tudor’s Caliber 2834, has a power reserve of 38 hours.

Tudor Classic Date-Day

At Baselworld 2014, two new Tudor watch collections were introduced: The Tudor Heritage Ranger, a rugged sports military-style sports watch with a brown leather “bund” strap, and the Tudor Style, the brand’s new “entry level” dress watch. Echoing the design of vintage watches of the 1950s, the Tudor Style watches are available in men’s and ladies’ versions, with prices starting at $2,000. (Click here for our Baselworld reporting on both the Ranger and Style collections.)

Tudor Heritage Ranger

Finally, at Baselworld 2015, the Tudor brand took its boldest step yet: the introduction of its first manufacture movement, which debuted in an all-new luxury replica watch collection called North Flag, which derives its name and design inspiration from the British North Greenland Expedition in the early 1950s, in which members of the expedition team wore circa-1952 Tudor Oyster Prince models. The North Flag derives some of its “scientific equipment” look from these early watches: a satin-brushed steel case (40 mm in diameter) with ergonomic curves, highlighted by a bezel composed of matte ceramic on one side and brushed steel on the other, along with a conical winding crown that screws down for a 100-meter water resistance. The caseback features a sapphire window, a Tudor first. Click here for more info on the North Flag and its all-new movement, Caliber MT5621.


Lazy Sunday Watch Photo – Rolex Submariner in White Gold

This 18 carat white gold Rolex Submariner ref. 116619LB is the indisputable King of the Submariner family. No one is probably ever going to take a dive with it, but they know they can if they want to. Or need to. You never know (the James Bond theme comes to mind).

Dutch Rolex / watch collector ‘Ryan5446′ is the owner and photographer of this stunning Submariner. This high quality replica watch is nick named ‘Smurf’ but I am sure it has nothing to do with its size or weight, but everything with the nice blue color of the dial and Cerachrom bezel. Furthermore, it has all the specifications of the regular line-up of the Submariner watches, with the exception of the Submariner No Date ref. 14060m, which haven’t been replaced yet. My guess is that Rolex will introduce a new Submariner No Date version during BaselWorld 2012.

Lazy Sunday Watch Photo – Rolex Submariner in White Gold

One of the coolest features of the new Rolex watches is the Oyster bracelet with Rolex Glidelock clasp. This clasp allows you to fine-tune the bracelet size for your wrist during the day, without using any tools or bend paper clips (which I use for setting the clasp correctly on my trust old Sea-Dweller ref.16600).