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The 22nd annual Grand Prix d’Horlogerie de Genève : Presenting the GPHG 2022 Winners

The 22nd annual Grand Prix d’Horlogerie de Genève : Presenting the GPHG 2022 Winners

Global Views On Geneva Watch Days 2022: A Horological Sorcery Or A Miss?

Global Views On Geneva Watch Days 2022: A Horological Sorcery Or A Miss?

The Best Watches To Buy For A Little Under And Over Rs. 5,00,000/-

The Best Watches To Buy For A Little Under And Over Rs. 5,00,000/-

Tudor Pelagos 39: A Tool Watch For Smaller Wrists Or A Hot Trend?

Tudor Pelagos 39: A Tool Watch For Smaller Wrists Or A Hot Trend?

Iconic Music Artists Wearing Their Heart On Their Wrist

Iconic Music Artists Wearing Their Heart On Their Wrist

Decoding the Destro: Will Left-Handed Watches Now be a Thing?

Decoding the Destro: Will Left-Handed Watches Now be a Thing?

Watches & Wonders 2022: Tudor Keeping it sporty, adventurous and audacious

Watches & Wonders 2022: Tudor Keeping it sporty, adventurous and audacious

Grand Prix d’Horlogerie de Genève (GPHG) 2021 : The Verdict Is Out

Grand Prix d’Horlogerie de Genève (GPHG) 2021 : The Verdict Is Out

Seven Highlights from the Only Watch 2021 Auction

Seven Highlights from the Only Watch 2021 Auction

Mark your calendars for Watches and Wonders Geneva 2022

Mark your calendars for Watches and Wonders Geneva 2022

FEATURED: TUDOR Black Bay Fifty-Eight Bronze Boutique Edition

FEATURED: TUDOR Black Bay Fifty-Eight Bronze Boutique Edition

Watches & Wonders 2021 : Tudor introduces a new silver dial for the Black Bay

Watches & Wonders 2021 : Tudor introduces a new silver dial for the Black Bay

In February 1926, the house of “Veuve de Philippe Hüther”, a watch dealer and maker, registered a trademark for Hans Wilsdorf – “The Tudor”. In 1932, TUDOR watches for the Australian market were delivered exclusively to the Willis company, which was entrusted with distributing them to the best jewellery shops in the country.The first few Tudor watches had a simple TUDOR signature on the dial, with the horizontal bar of the T lengthened above the other letters. On some rare pieces, the name Rolex also appeared, effectively guaranteeing the technical and aesthetic quality of TUDOR watches until the brand attained autonomy in this field.

On 15 October 1936, the house of “Veuve de Philippe Hüther” transferred the brand “The Tudor” to Hans Wilsdorf. In this same period, the rose of the Tudor dynasty appeared on the dials. Just after the Second World War, on 6 March 1946, Wilsdorf created the “Montres TUDOR S.A. ” company, yet again with Rolex guaranteeing the technical, aesthetic and functional characteristics, along with the distribution and after-sales services. In 1952 the TUDOR Oyster Prince was launched that shared two unique aspects that were exclusive to Rolex : the waterproof Oyster case and the original self winding Perpetual ‘rotor’ mechanism. This was followed by the TUDOR Oyster Prince Submariner dive in 1955 and the Advisor alarm watch and ultra-slim TUDOR Oyster Thin in 1957.

From chronographs to diving watches with the famous nicknamed “snowflake” hands TUDOR has finally stepped out of Rolex’s shadow. Even today TUDOR is looked upon as a brand with Rolex’s credibility yet at modest prices.

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