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The Pelagos line is the heir to the great Tudor underwater heritage. He Milsub (short for “Military Submariner”) It was adopted by the US Navy. The new Tudor Pelagos FXD It comes in a titanium case and manufacturing caliber. A piece reminiscent of the Oyster Prince Submariner (Reference 7016, from the 60s) prepared for military operations. The definitive “Milsub”? The new Tudor Pelagos FXD emerges.
The aesthetics of Tudor Pelagos FXD It is very originally defined by its military functionality. The box was developed specifically with combat submariners in mind. Fixed strap bar holder —FXD refers to FiXeD in English, fixed straps— directly manufactured and joined at the bottom of the handles, a key detail in the model’s silhouette. Another feature is its very ergonomic unidirectional bezel with 60 notches, whose graduation marks the 60 minutes filled with luminescent material. It is made of ceramic.
The sphere of the new Tudor Pelagos FXD It is black and has the characteristic square indices and angular hands, known aso “Snowflake”, which were later introduced by the brand in 1969 to increase the intensity of luminescence and thereby improve visibility. Weaving strap the French company Julien Faure It is another hallmark of this Tudor. Since 2010, the brand began to dress some models in its catalog with these one-piece straps handcrafted on 19th century Jacquard looms. Composed of a 22 mm forest green nylon ribbon with a red central thread, its titanium “D”-shaped buckle and self-gripping system, it adapts to different wrist sizes and is very comfortable to wear. It also has an additional black rubber strap.
Calibre MT5602 COSC
The piece mounts the manufacturing caliber MT5602 with COSC certificate, which provides 70 hours of power reserve. The COSC allows an average variation in the daily operation of a watch of between -4 and +6 seconds in relation to absolute time in a single movement, but the firm insists on achieving a variation of -2 +4 seconds in its operation when It is fully assembled. Housed in a fully satin-finished 42 mm titanium case, the Tudor Pelagos FXD is water-resistant to 200 meters.
The caliber MT5602 comes from the Tudor manufacture, which has been operating since 2012 after three years of construction. It is located in Le Locle (Suiza). A modern facility that has cutting-edge systems to optimize production management and has automated certification systems. With a total of more than 5,500 m2, it is connected to the Kenissi manufacturing facility, the facility where Tudor movements have been produced since 2016. With Kenissi and a network of subsidiaries owned by the firm, Tudor has integrated the development and production of calibres. high performance mechanics.
Historical military tool
Tudor watches were used by teams United States Army Land, Sea and Air (SEAL), from their introduction in 1962 until the late 1980s. These robust instruments also served sailors in all types of underwater roles, including Underwater Demolition Teams (UDT), Seabees and instructors of the Navy’s diving schools. In the 1965 “first edition” of the Underwater Demolition Team manual, a Tudor Oyster Prince Submariner ref. 7928 next to the “diving watches” section. The history of the Tudor diving watch dates back to 1954, the year the reference 7922 was launched. Watertight up to 100 meters, he was the firstborn of a long line of “submariners”.
Caliber MT5602 COSC, 70 hour march
Hours, minutes, seconds and date
42 mm titanium case; 200 meters
Matte black dial and Snowflake hands
Textile strap; additional rubber