Such has been the success of its Heritage Black Bay line that almost all the attention around Tudor tends to be focused on its sports watches. Tudor unveiled the 1926 line of dress watches this year at Baselworld but the launch was overshadowed by news of the Black Bay GMT and the fan-favorite Fifty-Eight models.
In a bid to shift the focus back to its dress watches, the Geneva brand is now revisiting its established Glamour Double Date model, a modern dress watch with a redesigned middle case, new dials, and a manufacture movement featuring a big date complication.
Available in steel or steel and yellow gold with a choice of bracelets in alligator leather, steel or steel and gold; the Glamour Double Date model actually offers customers 22 possible combinations to pick from. The polished 42 mm case features a double bezel that has a slight drop creating a characteristic relief and gently extends the curves of the polished steel case. The case is fitted with an exhibition caseback, a rarity with Tudor watches.
The dial is available in silver, black, champagne-colour, or opaline white. It has two concentric rings. The central medallion is adorned with thin straight vertical stripes. The outer ring has a sunray finish and is punctuated by elongated diamond-shaped hour markers. While the Tudor shield is used to mark the 12 hour marker, located just below it is a large double window that displays the big date. A small second ticks away at 6 o’ clock on a snailed background.
The revised Glamour model features a new manufacture movement. Caliber MT5641 is the first Tudor manufacture movement to feature a small seconds hand and a big date function. Date change at midnight is instantaneous; changes are made by directly adjusting the crown. The Caliber MT5641 has the typical appearance and finish of the brand’s in-house movements. Its openwork rotor is satin-brushed with sand-blasted details and its bridges and plate have alternate polished sand-blasted surfaces and laser decorations.
All of Tudor’s in house movements use a silicon balance spring and are COSC-certified for accuracy. The 70-hour power reserve means that a wearer can take off their Glamour Double Date watch on Friday evening and put it back on again on Monday morning without having to wind it. Prices start from $3,200 upwards and will be available only in 2019.