History of TUDOR
Hans Wilsdorf founded the Tudor brand in 1946 to offer a range of timepieces at a more modest price than his other brand, Rolex. Tudor became famous for its tool watches such as the Tudor Oyster Prince and the Tudor Submariner and was used by both the US and French navies. Today its key timepieces include the Heritage Black Bay, the Heritage Chronograph, the Fastrider and the Pelagos.
DID YOU KNOW?
Five interesting facts about Tudor:
Some of the early timepieces for this new brand had Hans Wilsdorf’s name on the dial. There are also versions with the name “Marconi” and “Royal” too.
In 1952, 30 Tudor Oyster Prince watches went to Greenland with the British Royal Navy on a scientific expedition.
A Tudor Prince Submariner was produced for the US Navy from 1964 to 1966 and for the French Navy in the early 1970s to 1984.
The Tudor Black Bay offered to the charity auction Only Watch in 2015 went for 300 times its retail price at 375,000 Swiss Francs.
Famous people spotted wearing a Tudor watch include Will Smith, David Beckham and Lady Gaga.
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