When the name Tudor is mentioned, we certainly all have models such as “Black Bay” or “Pelagos” in mind. For sure, the brand communicated (and created) a lot on these products – which are admittedly great watches. However, there are more watches in the collection than these sporty, vintage-inspired pieces – and that includes, for instance, the “Style“, the recently introduced “1926” or the Glamour – a watch that we thought mostly made for women… Until now. Today, the brand unveils a larger, bolder and masculine version of this watch, now equipped with a brand new version of the manufacture movement. Meet the Tudor Glamour Double Date ref. 57100/57103. 

As of now, let’s agree that the Tudor Glamour had been entirely in the shadows of the BB, Pelagos and other sports models of Tudor. It was one of those watches that didn’t really drew our attention, mainly because of its rather feminine look. However, Tudor today introduces a new version, not only with an updated design and bolder dimensions but mainly with the introduction of the manufacture calibre in this collection – and furthermore, a new evolution of the brand’s own movement.

The Tudor Glamour Double Date will be, as often for the Rolex/Tudor Group, available in an array of versions. Steel on leather, steel on a bracelet, steel-and-gold on leather or on a two-tone bracelet, with or without diamonds on the dial… Let’s say that each will certainly find a favourite. The main update concerns the case, which now measures 42mm in diameter (a resolutely modern and masculine case) and has been slightly redesigned, according to Tudor “The double bezel has a slight drop creating a characteristic relief and gently extends the curves of the polished steel case.” Elegant but modern, dressy but usable in most conditions (WR to 100m).

The dial is also novel, with new textures and new colour combinations. Alongside the classic black dial and the “very Rolex” Champagne/gold option, Tudor adds a nice silver dial with blue hands or silver dial gold hands – certainly the most versatile version, even though the blue hands give the watch more casualness. Overall, the Tudor Glamour Double Date 42mm will be available in black with rhodium-plated or yellow gold-plated hour markers, champagne colour with yellow gold-plated hour markers, or opaline with blued indices, with or without diamonds.

Several textures have been applied to the dials: a central medallion with gadrooning pattern (vertical grooves), a peripheral ring with sunray finish and a snailed small seconds hand counter. The indexes and hands are rather simple, however with several facets. The display comprises hours and minutes in the centre, small second at 6 o’clock and double-date at 12 o’clock… Something unprecedented at Tudor.

The main novelty in this display, and the movement that powers it. Based on the brand’s manufacture calibre, the new Calibre MT5641, again COSC-certified, relies on all the technologies seen on the BB or the Pelagos: transversal balance bridge, 70h power reserve, variable inertia balance with micro-adjustment by screws and non-magnetic silicon balance spring. The replacement of the second hand to 6 o’clock and the large date at 12 o’clock with two separated digits proves that this movement is modular and that we’ll certainly some more versions soon.

The Tudor Glamour Double Date 42mm with Manufacture Movement ref. 57100 /57103 is already visible on the brand’s website. Prices range from EUR 3,010 (steel on leather) and EUR 3,210 (steel on steel) to EUR 3,450 (steel-and-gold leather) and EUR 4,140 (steel-and-gold bracelet). Diamond dials require an extra EUR 690. More details on www.tudorwatch.com.

 

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