BY DHANANJAY PATHAK
After the recent release of the Black Bay Fifty-Eight Blue, one of the most coveted watches of 2020, Tudor is now back with the new Tudor Royal. Featuring an integrated lug design, a fixed botched bezel, sunburst dials with applied Roman numerals, these watches attempt to offer a blend of sporty and elegant aesthetics at an attractive price point.
Like many other similar offerings out there, one of the most striking design details on the Tudor Royal is its case. Crafted from stainless steel and offered in a variety of sizes and combinations ranging from 28mm to 41mm, the case on these watches bears a bold lug-less design. The finely brushed lines throughout the case lend the watch a sporty appeal and the notched bezel on top gives it a unique personality. The bezel also showcases a mix of brushed and polished surfaces that should enable some interesting light play. Attached to the case is the integrated bracelet that gives the watch a nice cohesive look and once again showcases a nice mix of brushed and polished finishes. The case on all models is water-resistant to a healthy 100-meters.
While the case has a sporty flair to it, the dial looks classic and elegant. Presented in Blue, Silver Black, and Mother of Pearl, the dials on the Tudor Royal are characterized by applied Roman numerals or a combination of numerals and diamonds. Furthermore, all dials except the MOP variant feature a sunburst finish that contributes towards the dressy outlook of the watch. The rest of the layout is straightforward with a railroad-style minutes track on the outer periphery, a date window at 3, a day display at 12(Only on the 41mm variant), and a discreet baton-style handset with lume filled hour and minute hands for better low light visibility.
Ticking inside the new Tudor Royal watches are reliable self-winding ETA movements. The 41mm Day-Date versions are powered by the ETA-2834, the 38mm and 34mm version use the ETA-2824, and the 28mm versions use the ETA-2671. All movements operate at 4 Hz and offer a power reserve of around 38 hours.
The new Tudor Royal Watches are now available to purchase with prices ranging between USD 2,150 (28mm) and USD 3,350 (41mm).
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