Tudor has long been one of my favourite brands. I own four – two Black Bays (Blue and Black), a gorgeous 1950s Oyster Prince and a NOS 79160 Big Block – and, now, this figure may well rise to five.
Because, after last year’s Black Bay Black launch – hot on the heels of the gorgeous Only Watch unique piece of the same name – Tudor has decided to make November introductions something of a tradition. Today at 11.45am GMT a co-ordinated global event saw the unveiling of the all-new Pelagos LHD. The initial letters – standing for Left Hand Drive – give the game away as this is indeed a watch for the left-handed, therefore, bearing its winding crown on the left side of the case at the 9 o’clock position.
While almost identical to its older brother, the 2015 Pelagos, which won the GPHG’s Sports Watch award that year, there are small touches that distinguish it. The closed casebacks will all carry an engraved number denoting when the watches came off the production line. Starting at 001, the numbers will continue to rise the longer the model is in production. Obviously less will be produced than the standard right-hand version, so numbers are bound to stay comparatively low.