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.

Three curious takeaways from the Tudor Black Bay Ceramic launch

Tudor Black Bay Ceramic

Wow. If you read my latest Tudor article detailing our favorite rumours ahead of the May 25th launch you’ll understand my shock yesterday morning when the Tudor Black Bay Ceramic was unveiled. Tudor, Rolex’s younger sibling within the Wilsdorf group, has clearly established it is the more adventurous brand of the duo (after all, their motto is “born to dare”). But the brand now seems more unpredictable than ever with their novelties and, to be fair, that makes them all the more interesting. Sure, this is yet another Black Bay. But we have to give the brand credit for breaking the mold and introducing the classic diver in new metals and materials this year: yellow gold, 925 silver, and now ceramic. While Tudor is becoming increasingly synonymous with this one collection, it is more diverse than ever and is affording consumers not only more accessible and affordable Wilsdorf divers, but also watches that would never be released by Rolex. Still, while I do applaud the novelty, I will say I was a bit confused in the wake of its release. So let’s dig into a quick overview of the watch and three curious takeaways from the Tudor Black Bay Ceramic…. Read More

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Our 4 favourite Tudor Marine Nationale rumours ahead of the launch tomorrow

Tudor Marine Nationale

Tudor had an incredibly strong showing at Watches & Wonders this year, with the collecting community almost unanimously praising their releases. While the models introduced were not necessarily brand new, they definitely put the novel in novelty. The Black Bay Fifty-Eight divers explored new materials by using precious metals for the first time. Tudor shocked us all by not only dropping a rather expensive configuration in yellow gold, but a more price-approachable 925 silver model as well. The Black Bay Chronographs had both their cases and dials refined, conveying evidence the brand listens to their fans thinning the watch and making it that much more of a solid Daytona alternative. But the fun isn’t ending just yet as, shortly after the fair, Tudor announced a revitalised partnership with the French Navy Marine Nationale. The two entities have a longstanding history together, with some of the most coveted Tudor watches being Marine Nationale issued Snowflake Submariner divers. The announcement has, of course, led to rampant speculation within the watch community, so we wanted to share our thoughts on what may be coming very soon. Here are four Tudor Marine Nationale rumours we have seen shared online that we’ll rate in terms… Read More

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Which member of the Beckham family has the best watch collection? The answer may surprise you…

David Beckham watch collection

Celebrity watch endorsement is a double-edged sword. On one hand, the Omega Seamaster on your wrist might give you that little pang of excitement as you think of James Bond wearing the same watch, while on the other it’s easy to be cynical about the whole exercise. You want to be like your hero, but only if they chose to be that way. Does David Beckham really love Tudor? Of course, it’s a great brand who make very nice watches, but what might the David Beckham watch collection look like if he wasn’t paid by them? We can’t know for certain without taking a peek into his watch drawer, but we can take a guess by looking at the watches his son Romeo wears.  The Beckham family is a sporty one and you can see this in the watches Romeo wears. While the 18-year-old might not be the same athlete that his father was – Beckham senior won 19 major soccer trophies and played for 115 games for England – Romeo has certainly inherited his parents’ good looks and has already landed magazine covers and modelling campaigns.  So what are the pieces he’s worn the most over the last year… Read More

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Three curious takeaways from the Tudor Black Bay Ceramic launch

Tudor Black Bay Ceramic

Wow. If you read my latest Tudor article detailing our favorite rumours ahead of the May 25th launch you’ll understand my shock yesterday morning when the Tudor Black Bay Ceramic was unveiled. Tudor, Rolex’s younger sibling within the Wilsdorf group, has clearly established it is the more adventurous brand of the duo (after all, their motto is “born to dare”). But the brand now seems more unpredictable than ever with their novelties and, to be fair, that makes them all the more interesting. Sure, this is yet another Black Bay. But we have to give the brand credit for breaking the mold and introducing the classic diver in new metals and materials this year: yellow gold, 925 silver, and now ceramic. While Tudor is becoming increasingly synonymous with this one collection, it is more diverse than ever and is affording consumers not only more accessible and affordable Wilsdorf divers, but also watches that would never be released by Rolex. Still, while I do applaud the novelty, I will say I was a bit confused in the wake of its release. So let’s dig into a quick overview of the watch and three curious takeaways from the Tudor Black Bay Ceramic…. Read More

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#Kixntix: The toughness of the Tudor Black Bay Chronograph meets the minimalist luxury of Common Projects

Tudor Black Bay Chronograph

The new Tudor Black Bay Chronograph for me definitely scratched an itch I was well aware of, well, two itches. While I’m always impressed by the mechanics of a chronograph complication, I prefer clean dials and the contrasts of a sharp panda. The beefy Black Bay chronograph has always been sharp in the looks department, and I do enjoy the brashness of gold and steel in their John Player Special-esque model that I had a closer look at in our video here. At Watches&Wonders however, Tudor  sharpened their vintage design pencils, and took to the podium in the sub-$10,000 chronograph category, perhaps the best of the event. A slightly slimmer case (it was kinda chubby, let’s face it) with the dynamic sweep of bevelled lug whittled down and those two dials. Panda City here I come! The dial of the Black Bay Chronograph has clear Rolex family ties in its intricate detail, and for me hits the sweet spot between Speedy and Daytona, and at a damn good price point. The  italic red pop of text pushes the same buttons as the centered recessed silver panda registers. Simply reminding me of why I love the sensation vintage watches bring when… Read More

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Ready, set, GO! The top 5 sports watches of Watches & Wonders

top 5 sports watches

This is turning out to be a year of stark contrasts. While some manufacturers insist on microscopic adjustments to tried and trusted case sizes and materials, the flipside of the horological coin is marked by bravado. A bravado in contrasts, from flashing neon sun-yellow ceramic to the demure elegance of brushed silver. Never has our diverse taste been served with such deliciously varied dishes that offer hints of a strong recovery after a dark year.  In one of the most hotly contested categories, my thoughts on the top 5 sports watches of Watches & Wonders show this to full effect. Hublot Big Bang Unico Yellow Magic Don’t be wrist-shy. Why wear an understated, black dial watch, when you can rock the cocktail party (a rocktail party?) with a SMASH of bright yellow? It’s not small, but this time it is a calmer 42mm, well as calm as you can get with a chunky yellow sun strapped to your wrist. What this is, aside from being traditional Swiss craftsmanship inside a very loud suit, is a mind-transforming device: the Hublot Big Bang Unico Yellow Magic will override any trace of negativity that resides within your body and imbue you with a… Read More

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The top 5 chronographs of Watches & Wonders 2021

Given the disruptive effects of the pandemic upon watch manufacturers, it’s understandable that some are now cagey about taking too many big risks. At this year’s Watches & Wonders, many brands chose to expand on their design languages without pushing things too far and the results are some truly refined watches. But whether it be bright colours, vintage reissues or revolutionary engineering, the one certainty is the chronograph remains as popular a complication as ever. Here’s my pick of the top 5 chronographs of Watches & Wonders 2021. IWC Pilot’s Watch Chronograph 41 As ubiquitous as the Flieger style may be to a watch enthusiast’s eye, there’s still a lot to get excited about when it comes to the IWC Pilot’s Watch Chronograph 41. While it’s renowned legibility may once have been attributed to its size, the reduced case diameter from 43mm to 41mm maintains its ease-of-reading with bold Arabic numerals and aggressive sword hands. With added practicality in the form of quick-release straps and bracelets, and an improved 100m of water resistance, the Pilot’s Watch Chronograph 41 is as functional as it is beautiful, in either luscious blue or green dials. Price: $6,500 USD on rubber/leather and $7,200 USD on… Read More

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