WatchAdvisor.com is glad to introduce you a new series of articles aiming at improving your understanding and knowledge of the watch industry. Each week, we will have the pleasure to present in detail a brand and its collections, and in order for you to pick the watch of your dream, we will also provide a selection of our 10 favorite watches. This week, we cover Rolex daughter, or sister, company – Tudor!

What does the Brand stand for?

Tudor was founded in Geneva in 1926 by Hans Wilsdorf. Following the success of Rolex, he wanted to create more affordable timepieces which could still benefit from the reputation of their elders. The brand actually takes its name from the English royal house Tudor and emblazons one of their symbols, the rose.

Seen today as Rolex daughter company, Tudor is still able to stand out and to write its own legacy. Characterized by their daring nature, Tudor’s timepieces are praised for their manufacture movements, high quality, and sweet prices. Adventurous, affordable, and reliable, these watches are the perfect way to start your journey in the world of watchmaking.

If you are looking for the best value for your money, then choose Tudor, and you will never be disappointed.

About the Models

Black Bay

This is Tudor’s flagship collection! Based on more than 60 years of expertise, the Black Bay is the promise of a reliable diving watch. With all its different variations and sizes, such as a chronograph or GMT function, a bronze or steel and gold case, we are sure that you will find your favorite within this collection.


The Pelagos collection pursues Tudor’s quest for professional timepieces. These tool watches match the daring spirit of the brand and never cease to amaze you. With their manufacture caliber, a waterproofness of 500m, and exceptional readability, the Pelagos will never let you down.

North Flag

Inspired by a model worn during the British North Greenland Expedition of 1952, the North Flag is an explorer’s watch. It combines steel and ceramic materials and its sporty look gives it a daring appeal.


An exquisite appearance combined with state-of-the-art Tudor manufacture movements. This is what the Glamour collection offers you! It is Tudor’s perception of classic watchmaking.

Fastrider Black Shield

The Fastrider Black Shield is a collection of bold chronographs. Made of matt black ceramic, these models are sporty and can also show a surprisingly discreet elegance at the same time.


Tudor retraces its rich history with the Heritage. Constituted by most of the emblematic models, this collection adds the latest technical features the brand can offer to iconic vintage designs.


The 1926 is a tribute to the brand’s early years. The association of pink gold and steel combined with simple and straightforward dials results in elegant and timeless watches that can be worn by men and women.


The Style collection adopts the design codes of elegant watches of the 50s to the 70s. Characterized by a fluted bezel and yellow gold and steel cases, these timepieces have that peculiar vintage touch that makes them instantly recognizable.

Clair de Rose

Introduced in 2017, the Clair de Rose is an elegant feminine collection. With their small sizes, slim steel case, and opaline dial, these watches will surely match every women’s style.


The Classic is the most versatile collection Tudor offers. These are timepieces that do not need to shout for attention. Elegant and simple, they don’t have any superfluous details and will adapt to every situation.

WatchAdvisor’s 10 Favorites

Black Bay 58 39mm (Ref. M79030N-0001)

CHF 3’450 (recommended retail price)

Black Bay GMT 41mm (Ref. M79830RB-0001)

CHF 3’750 (recommended retail price)

Pelagos LHD 42mm (Ref. M25610TNL-0001)

CHF 4’250 (recommended retail price)

Black Bay Bronze 43mm (Ref. M79250BA-0002)

CHF 3’850 (recommended retail price)

Heritage Chrono Blue 42mm (Ref. M70330B-0004)

CHF 4’250 (recommended retail price)

CHF 3’550 (recommended retail price)

CHF 4’250 (recommended retail price)

Glamour Day + Date 39mm (Ref. M56003-0006)

CHF 4’150 (recommended retail price)

Fastrider Black Shield 42mm (Ref. M42000CN-0018)

CHF 4’750 (recommended retail price)

Clair de Rose 34mm (Ref. M35800-0004)

CHF 2’750 (recommended retail price)