When the 1926 collection debuted in Baselworld earlier this year, I was thinking how great it was that Tudor now had a dressier line of watches that could potentially add on to the immense success of the Black Bay collection.
However, with the launch of the new Tudor Glamour Double Date, I think this would more likely be the collection that will grow to become yet another classic collection for the brand. I’m not too enamoured by the name ‘Glamour’ but the watch is definitely stunning. Just looking at the images of the watch, I am reminded of the vintage Tudor Oyster Prince watches, especially those made around the 1950s.
The new Glamour Double Date costs almost double what you would pay for some of the 1926 watches but what you get is a new manufacture calibre MT5641 movement. This is the first time Tudor has a manufacture calibre with small seconds at the 6 o’clock as well as an instantaneous date change at midnight. This in-house calibre is also a COSC certified chronometer and Tudor claims go well beyond the -4/+6 deviation requirement of the COSC and is accurate to -2/+4 seconds per day.
The movement is protected by a 42mm polished steel case or one with a steel and yellow gold combination that is also reflected in the bracelet. The multi-texture dial is just visually fantastic, accented by the dual date apertures up near the 12 o’clock position. And for those who want even more ‘glamour’ there is also an option to add diamond indices for an additional CHF700 (approx. MYR2,900).
The price of the Tudor Glamour Double Date is listed with a Swiss retail price of CHF3,050 to CHF4,200 (approx. MYR12,800 to MYR17,600) depending on the case material and/or the bracelet options.