The relationship between Tudor and Australia stretches back to the 1940s – there’s a good chance your father or even grandfather has a watch bearing the distinctive rose or shield logo. But as the brand commences an exciting renaissance, it’s time for the second chapter in the Australian Tudor story. Time+Tide are honoured to partner with Tudor as they win over a new generation of watch lovers.

2021 Watch Predictions: Will the Tudor Black Bay 58 replace the 41mm line-up?

2021 Watch Predictions: Will the BB58 replace the 41mm line?

Look, I don’t have a crystal ball that can tell me which new watches will or will not drop this year. But when people raise the question of whether or not the Black Bay Fifty-Eight with its 39mm dial will replace the 41mm line in the Tudor catalogue, I am not afraid to share my prediction. The short answer: no. Believe me, as the resident tiny wrister of the Time+Tide team (who regularly and playfully battles with his boss on the issue of ideal case diameters) I would have no qualms if this did actually happen. But if I really try to follow the trends of both marketplace preference and brand manoeuvering, I get the sense that it’s highly unlikely. Here’s why … Rolex made their Submariner 41mm this year and Omega is sticking to the diameter as well Rolex are sticklers when it comes to change. They favour the five-and-out mentality over Hail Mary overhauls (sorry, American Football reference). The incremental modifications they make each year are highly discussed in-house, with the subtle revisions made with extreme caution and care. The Submariner watch has never surpassed 40mm in diameter, but clearly Rolex felt the marketplace would be open to… Read More

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The three watches Zach wore most in 2020: Tudor, Grand Seiko and Rolex

watches I wore most in 2020

Editor’s note: You may note one watch gets more air time in this article than the other two. When we originally tasked our team to put this together, we prompted our writers to pick the one watch they wore the most in 2020. But we decided to give you all more bang for your buck, and instead ask what were the three watches they wore most in 2020. Zach … take it away. When it comes to my watch collection, I always try to spread the love. Unless I am reviewing a watch, or in the honeymoon phase with a new addition to my roster, I rarely wear a watch for a week straight. In fact, I try to avoid wearing the same watch two days in a row. But a common trend I find each morning when I elect to strap a watch to my wrist is that I usually wear watches more frequently when they are on a bracelet – especially in warmer seasons. I am a bit OCD with my watches. I don’t baby them by any means, but I do take care of them. As an example, each time I take a watch off I’ll rinse it if it… Read More

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3 custom Tudor Black Bays in a week! John Mayer’s Undefeated Tudor Black Bay 41mm and Air France’s Fifty-Eight & GMT

Undefeated Tudor Black Bay

Having a relationship with brands and authorised dealers is something any watch collector strives for. If you’re thinking that a quick re-read of How to Make Friends and Influence People will help you with this, we have bad news. This connection is typically developed through purchase history rather than charm, genuine dialogue and friendship. Being a celebrity, superstar, and worldwide icon, however, can really open up doors and create hitherto unheard-of possibilities. Whether it’s a bespoke Patek Philippe, the latest high complication piece from Audemars Piguet, or otherwise unseen Rolex models (for example, the 2020 Collection), Mr John C. Mayer is able to find a a way. In fairness, the man and musician is a true watch enthusiast – so I won’t hold his access against him. If I were in his shoes, I would want to do the same thing. But on Instagram earlier today, John posted his latest acquisition and once again sparked envy: a Tudor Black Bay 41mm with an Undefeated Inc logo on the dial. According to Mayer’s story post, “I’ve been a friend and fan of @undefeatedinc and @unionlosangeles for many years and @chrisunion and his creative team have always been creative, inspiring, and kind.” He… Read More

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2021 Watch Predictions: Will the Tudor Black Bay 58 replace the 41mm line-up?

2021 Watch Predictions: Will the BB58 replace the 41mm line?

Look, I don’t have a crystal ball that can tell me which new watches will or will not drop this year. But when people raise the question of whether or not the Black Bay Fifty-Eight with its 39mm dial will replace the 41mm line in the Tudor catalogue, I am not afraid to share my prediction. The short answer: no. Believe me, as the resident tiny wrister of the Time+Tide team (who regularly and playfully battles with his boss on the issue of ideal case diameters) I would have no qualms if this did actually happen. But if I really try to follow the trends of both marketplace preference and brand manoeuvering, I get the sense that it’s highly unlikely. Here’s why … Rolex made their Submariner 41mm this year and Omega is sticking to the diameter as well Rolex are sticklers when it comes to change. They favour the five-and-out mentality over Hail Mary overhauls (sorry, American Football reference). The incremental modifications they make each year are highly discussed in-house, with the subtle revisions made with extreme caution and care. The Submariner watch has never surpassed 40mm in diameter, but clearly Rolex felt the marketplace would be open to… Read More

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WHY I BOUGHT IT: My Tudor Oyster Prince has the Rolex stamp of approval, without the price tag

Tudor Oyster Prince review

To the average punter, casual enthusiast or proper aficionado, there is one brand that manages to muscle itself into just about every current conversation about watches. And the king rightly wears the crown.  But there’s a problem for many, should they intend to deepen their own relationship with Rolex. Namely, the inflated prices that we have discussed many times before. And that’s a hard, oyster-shaped pill to swallow if you’re only new to this crazy industry. So, what’s the solution? Well, there are a number of avenues you can go down to sort your Wilsdorf fix. And this is a really good one.  You could, if brave enough, buy into the increasingly popular homage segment of the watch industry. There are innumerable brands out there right now that will happily sell you a facsimile of your favourite Rolex for a fraction of the cost. Buyer beware, though – some of these creativity-free timepieces are about as well made as that pair of rip-off Ray-Bans your Aunty bought you on her last trip to Bali. And be prepared for watch snobs everywhere to turn their noses up at anything that isn’t the real deal. Ours included. Just don’t do it, no… Read More

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Peter calls his Tudor Iconaut “weird” and “odd-looking” with looks “only a mother could love”. So, why did he buy it?

Editor’s note: Ask most watch enthusiasts what Tudor’s first GMT wristwatch was and they’ll tell you it’s the perpetually popular Black Bay GMT aka “The Diet Pepsi”. And that, my friends, is the wrong answer. Tudor’s first timepiece equipped with a GMT complication was actually a model called the Iconaut. A chunky, bulbous-looking thing, this is a watch that could only have been spawned in that liminal period between noughties and present day. T+T friend Peter has one, and he is rather fond of it. Why? Keep reading …  When did you first see/hear about it? I actually had no idea this watch even existed until the day I bought it. I was at The Hour Glass in Melbourne picking up another watch, and this was in the Tudor display cabinet, and the salesman told me it was on sale. “How much?” I asked, and he said they could do 50 per cent off. I didn’t really have to think twice – a unique-looking wristwatch with a date, GMT and chronograph complication made by Tudor, at half retail, is all the excuse I’d ever need to pull the trigger.  Any story behind the purchase? None whatsoever. It’s just another exceedingly… Read More

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“So comfortable you’ll forget you have it on.” An owner reflects on what makes the OG Tudor Black Bay Fifty-Eight such a winner

Editor’s pick: This story concludes with the author, Yannick Chan, saying “I’m really excited to see where Tudor is headed with the Fifty-Eight line. We will, no doubt, see a blue, burgundy, and *fingers-crossed* a GMT version of the watch in the near future.” One out of three came to pass in 2020, with the Navy version. It’s given rise, of course to lots of comparisons between the OG, this model and the new. We thought it might be useful to hear from a pretty devoted fan. There’s no review like an owner review, after all.  Being a Tudor enthusiast (or, for lack of a better word, a bit of a fanboy), the Black Bay Fifty-Eight was the watch that really caught my eye amongst the new releases from Tudor at Baselworld 2018. Yes, like everyone else, I love the look and functionality of the Black Bay GMT, but being more of a vintage watch guy, the size and retro design of the Fifty-Eight really appealed to me. I’ve been dying to get my hands on the watch ever since, and I guess I wasn’t the only one. Just like the GMT, the Black Bay Fifty-Eight has been an instant… Read More

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