After Rolex’s sister brand Tudor returned to the United States (and UK for that matter) in 2013, the newest failed to take its entire collection together. Rather, Tudor in the United States was nearly only a sports watch manufacturer (that the Tudor Style — reviewed here — was not a major business success) with emphasis largely about the wide Black Bay collection in addition to the Pelagos tool-style watches. A number of dressy Tudor watches remained exclusive to other parts of the world. In 2020 Tudor launches an updated Prince Date-Day or OysterDate watch that has been turned to the”Tudor Royal” family. The new assortment of incorporated bracelet watches is now available across the world, and will help bring a significant part of the Tudor brand venture out of its nearly exclusive previous existence in the Far East.
Tudor debuts a set of over 50 Tudor Royal watches involving four case sizes along with a string of dial up and material options. For guys, the Tudor Royal 41 (28600 series) mm and 38mm (28500) are of interest, while it is worth noting that for women a 34 (28400) and 28 (28300) millimeter size alternative is also offered. The Royal can be translated as the Tudor version of this Rolex Datejust or the Day-Date — Based upon the version. Since Tudor’s unique debut from the mid 1920, the brand has been a lower-cost alternative to Rolex. More lately Tudor has expanded beyond that using more original models (like the Pelagos for example). That said, a main portion of the Tudor business model would be to offer lower-cost options to Rolex watches. Therefore, Tudor watch prices more or less top from at which Rolex watch prices begin. So compared to a Rolex Day-Date or even Datejust, the Tudor Royal is a real bargain.
The Tudor Replica watch Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Offshore for 2020 drops neatly inline with all the watch industry’s new fetish for integrated bracelet watches. Not that such watches are fresh, but there’s a belief that customers want them so we are beginning to see an increasing number of timepieces with a bracelet design that is integrated with the situation. When done right, a case’s lugs smoothly transition into a bracelet which tapers down a bit. That’s exactly the case with this Tudor Royal… and they really do the visual tendency justice.