When the Tudor Pelagos was introduced in 2012, it completely changed the way watch enthusiasts look at a “tool” watch. For one, it was designed with real divers in mind, taking into consideration the pressure and depth these professionals have to go through. From the case down to the bracelet, the Pelagos is every inch a genuine tool watch that doesn’t rely on its eye-catching beauty alone (although it’s one handsome diver’s watch that can take you from day to night) but more on its function that serves the very purpose it was built for.
That is why the variations under this line that Tudor came up since the launch have obviously become sought-after timepieces themselves. One of them is the Pelagos Blue, which was released in 2015.
Let’s get to know the Pelagos Blue in greater detail as we list down five key things that make it a masterpiece of a tool watch.
1. The First Pelagos With A Blue Dial
The Tudor Pelagos came out with a black dial back when it was first launched five years ago. With the release of a blue dial in 2015, the line has truly lived up to its name (the Greek word Pelagos means “depths of the ocean ”) as a genuine instrument of the sea.
The blue dial of the Pelagos Blue is made even more attractive by the blue bezel that complements it. This bezel has a ceramic-made disc in matte that gives it a subtle, minimalist look.
2. Fitted With An In-house Movement
Tudor watches have always been about providing high-quality timepieces at a reasonable price, but even more so now with the blue Pelagos. If you’re wondering if these Tudor tool watches are worth the money, they certainly are as they are fitted with an in-house-developed manufacture calibre, the MT5621. This self-winding movement was first seen in another equally impressive tool watch, the Tudor North Flag.
Prior to using an in-house movement, Pelagos watches were ETA-powered. With a manufacture calibre now powering up the Pelagos Blue as well as the black-dial ones under the line, the collection takes on a more value-for-money stance. Imagine 70 hours of power reserve, a frequency of 28,800 beats per hour (4Hz), a bidirectional self-winding system, and a regulation system powered by a variable inertia oscillator with silicon balance spring positioned perfectly by a fixed traversing bridge at both sides to ensure shock and vibration resistance – such an in-house movement is a powerhouse. Added to that are the hour, minute, and central second functions as well as a date display that the wearer can view at 3 o’clock. Of course, this manufacture calibre is certified by the COSC to ensure exceptional reliability and robustness.
3. Pelagos-exclusive Features Designed For The Serious Diver
The Pelagos has stood out primarily because of its outstanding features that were developed with the serious diver in mind. You can expect this as well from the Pelagos Blue, which possesses a titanium-made lightweight case that’s perfect for deep sea exploration, complemented with a bracelet also in titanium with a stainless steel folding clasp that features Tudor’s patented auto-adjustable buckle, and the helium escape valve that protects the watch from overpressure during saturation dives.
4. Radiant Markers
Complementing the blue dial and bezel are luminous markers that shed a warm shade of blue, which perfectly provides the wearer the legibility he needs underwater. These markers are helpful during extreme conditions when there’s low visibility.
5. Comes With A Characteristic Tudor Feature
Just like the iconic Tudor Black Bay watches, Tudor Pelagos Blue features a historic detail – the “Snowflake” hands. Borrowed from the brand’s diver’s watches that started from 1969, this distinct feature gives the Pelagos that vintage touch.
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