Tudor stunned the world this week when they released the NEW Tudor Pelagos LHD. Just in case you were wondering, LHD stands for Left Handed Diver. Somehow I knew they would release this watch or at least hoped they would in the future. Back at the end of June this year, I wrote an article entitled “Will Tudor Make this watch in the future” on how I stumbled across this watch on the official Tudor archives on their website. You can read that article here.
When I got the news That Tudor released this watch I was kind of all shook up. I don’t believe in coincidences but this surely felt like something that may resemble one. The NEW Tudor Pelagos LHD is limited not in that 1/50, 2/50 way but each watch is individually numbered. It’s super exclusive and will only be available at a handful of selected Tudor authorized retailers.
This watch combines the best of Rolex and Tudor design language. This is the first time we are seeing a left-handed watch in the current Tudor or Rolex collections at least in the last 10 years. It’s 42 mm and titanium which is common to Tudor for the Pelagos models. It’s equipped with the MT5612-LHD manufactured movement with 70 hour power reserve and COSC certified. It has a titanium unidirectional rotatable 60-minute graduated bezel with ceramic matt black disc and graduations with beige luminescent coating. The dial is matte black with beige geometric indices and snowflake hands. There is a roulette wheel date, so every other day the color red or black alternates. Pelagos is also written in red. Both these subtle nuances are very much a part of Rolex’s DNA. It’s fitted on an oyster style titanium bracelet and a second black rubber divers strap is supplied in the box. The best part is the price. At $4,400 there is no brand out there that can touch it for what your are getting.
Don’t get me wrong the NEW Tudor Pelagos LHD may not tickle everyone’s fancy. However there plenty of people out there who have gone mad for it, including myself ! This watch was made to commemorate a model they did for the Marine Nationale (French Navy). The original version was commissioned for French Navel officers. The crown was put on the left hand side of the case so the naval officer’s glove wouldn’t get in the way when they wound it. This was meant to be worn on the right hand.
The Tudor Pelagos was cool to begin with but this watch just gave the Pelagos collection some serious street cred just at the right time!
Please don’t delay if this is something you want and you are serious please contact me here. I can help you get one from an authorized dealer. Supplies are extremely limited!
To hear my thoughts about the Tudor LHD, click here