The Pelagos is Tudor’s answer to the world for a modern-day dive watch. Cast in titanium and steel, the watch is lightweight and capable of emerging unscathed from depths of up to 500 meters, thanks to its helium release valve.
Its specially formed dive bracelet, again, forged out of titanium, comes with an extension system that is, in every sense of the word, an exemplary innovation.
Its crowning glory, however, IMHO is, without a doubt, its ceramic bezel, which has its minute markers filled with a luminescent material. A remarkably simple feature really, but is amazing that in the entire Rolex/Tudor family, the Pelagos is the only example that has its bezel outfitted as such.
What we have on hand then is a dive watch that represents the forefront of both Rolex and Tudor’s knowhow — a dive watch that is, therefore, truly a 21st century tool.
Late on the 17th of November, however, Tudor showcased a new version of the Pelagos that bears the face of a more vintage tuned dive watch, but with all of the technical innovations that the Pelagos has always had. So, where does Tudor get off putting a vintage face on such a modern watch?
In order to answer my own posed question here, I’d like to, first, take you back to a moment in time at Basel earlier this year.