Tudor Is Celebrating A Classic Chronograph From The ‘70s In A Charming, Modern Way

A brand-new Manufacture Chronograph Calibre entirely developed by Tudor.

@Tudor Prince Chronograph One watch – Reference: 9420/801

Tudor’s Golden Tribute: Reviving the ’70s Chronograph with a Modern Twist.

In the world of horology, few names shine as brightly as Tudor. Since its inception in 1926, this Swiss-made watch brand has earned acclaim for its sophisticated style, unwavering reliability, and unbeatable value. Born as a sibling to Rolex, Tudor carries forward the legacy of quality craftsmanship at a more accessible price point. Fast forward to the present day, and Tudor is all set to make horological history by celebrating a classic chronograph from the ’70s in a charming, modern way, unveiling a brand-new Manufacture Chronograph Calibre entirely developed in-house.

A Glittering Legacy

Before we delve into the exciting world of Tudor’s latest creation, let’s take a step back to understand the brand’s heritage. Tudor has always been synonymous with durability, affordability, and the spirit of adventure. Whether it’s conquering land, air, sea, or even ice, Tudor watches have been the go-to choice for adventurers pushing the boundaries of exploration.

The Rebirth of the ‘Big Block’ Chronograph

Tudor, known for crafting timepieces in robust materials like stainless steel and titanium, has dared to break the mold with a daring choice—18K solid yellow gold. This bold move heralds the return of the legendary “Big Block” Chronograph, a timepiece that made its debut in 1976 as the first automatic chronograph from Tudor. For the Only Watch event, Tudor presents the Tudor Prince Chronograph One, a watch that embodies the brand’s spirit of innovation and dedication to heritage.

A Chronograph Like No Other

The Tudor Prince Chronograph One stands out as a testament to the brand’s commitment to pushing boundaries. At its heart lies a revolutionary prototype Manufacture Chronograph Calibre, aptly named MT59XX, developed entirely in-house by Tudor. This new movement boasts a column-wheel construction, meeting all the high-performance standards of Tudor Manufacture Calibres. As “Number 0” in its development process, this movement is a promise of things to come, setting new benchmarks in watchmaking excellence.

A Gilded Case

The Tudor Prince Chronograph One embraces a bold departure from convention with its 42mm 18K solid yellow gold case. This lustrous choice in material harkens back to the golden age of watchmaking when opulence met precision. The case exudes a timeless allure, promising both resilience and sophistication.

@Tudor Prince Chronograph One watch – Reference: 9420/801

A Dial of Distinction

At first glance, the dial captivates with its unique black lacquered canvas, providing a striking contrast to the rich, sunken gold registers. Adorning the dial is the elegantly inscribed “Prince Chronograph,” a nod to Tudor’s prestigious lineage. The hands and hour markers, bathed in 18K yellow gold, exude a warm, radiant glow, perfectly complementing the luxurious exterior.

A Revolution Within

Beneath the exquisite façade, a horological marvel awaits. The Tudor Prince Chronograph One houses a groundbreaking prototype column-wheel Manufacture Chronograph Calibre, affectionately known as MT59XX. This in-house movement is a testament to Tudor’s unwavering pursuit of precision and innovation. It defies the norm, setting new standards in watchmaking.

Performance and Reliability

The calibre MT59XX embodies excellence with a remarkable power reserve of 70 hours, ensuring that the Tudor Prince Chronograph One remains steadfast in its timekeeping duties. Its impressive tolerance range of 6 seconds (-2/+4), rigorously tested on a fully assembled watch, guarantees remarkable accuracy.

A Touch of Heritage

The Tudor Prince Chronograph One is more than a watch; it’s a revival of a beloved classic. The watch pays homage to the iconic “Big Block” Chronograph from the ’70s, a pioneering timepiece that marked Tudor’s foray into automatic chronographs. The new Prince Chronograph One carries forward this legacy with an unmistakable charm.

The Golden Link

Completing this masterpiece is the 18K three-link yellow gold bracelet, exuding elegance and comfort in equal measure. Secured by the TUDOR “T-fit” clasp in 18K yellow gold, it ensures a seamless fit on the wrist, embodying the brand’s dedication to both style and functionality.

@Tudor Prince Chronograph watch – One Reference: 9420/801