Are you sitting down? You’d better be, because I’m about to drop a truth bomb of bunker-busting proportions. Most dive watches out there in the real world never see anything deeper than the local pool. Shocking, I know. The truth is, there’s plenty of dive watches out there that look the business, but are less than optimal underwater. Others though, are quite capable of multitasking – looking just as good in office or marine environments. The Tudor Pelagos is one such watch. Here’s four reasons why.
#1 – Distinctive design
While the Pelagos takes its dial-side inspiration from the watches of French naval divers, the bold visual language of the snowflake hands and chunky hour indices makes just an equally strong style statement. It doesn’t matter if your hero is Cousteau or Le Courbusier, the Pelagos can handle either challenge
#- Best in class bracelet
One of the best features of the Pelagos is the titanium bracelet and clasp, which can be extended and micro-adjusted on the wrist. This means it will always be the perfect fit, whether you’re wearing it over your wetsuit, or with your work suit.
#3 – Titanium tough
The sharp, scratch-resistant titanium case and ceramic bezel of the Pelagos looks good in the office, but it really comes into its own under water. The lightweight construction won’t weigh you down, and the 500 metres of water resistance and helium escape valve ensure the watch is as tough as it looks.
#4 – Contemporary calibre
Since 2015, the Pelagos has been powered by the in-house MT5612, which has – according to the dial – COSC certification. What the dial doesn’t tell you is that it also boasts a very respectable 70 hours of power reserve, as well as a variable inertia balance with silicon balance spring, all set in a stable full balance bridge. So no matter whether you wear your Pelagos for diving or the daily commute, you don’t need to worry about accuracy.