Tudor presents its famous divers’ watch Pelagos with the crown at the “wrong” side specially made for you if you are left-handed. Each Pelagos has its unique production number engraved on the case back and is therefore unique …
Before we start let us first look back …
Tudor had already produced watches of this type at the specific request of diving professionals, for example for the French Navy in 1981.
Divers’ watches, intended to be worn specifically on the right wrist, require specific ergonomic characteristics. Before the advent of this watch, left-handed divers could be seen wearing their watch turned upside down on their right wrist and were only able to use the minutes elapsed calculating function, leaving the dominant hand free to access the winder.
Tudor Pelagos LHD (Left Hand Drive)
The dial of the new Pelagos watch has been reworked with beige luminescent markings and the name “PELAGOS” in red at 6 o’clock. The calendar disc, in beige too, also comes in a new design, with its numbers displayed in alternate colours: the even days are displayed in red and the odd in black.
Already in 1969 Tudor introduced a divers´watch with a two-color date indication …
The introduction of this new model into the Pelagos line, named LHD for Left Hand Drive, means that Tudor is able to offer a complete range of technical divers’ watches
In keeping with its traditions of giving tool-watches dedicated reference numbers, the new Tudor Pelagos LHD is produced as a numbered series.
So each model has a unique production number engraved in large Arabic numerals on the case back. In fact this is a first for Tudor.
Tudor Calibre MT5612-LHD
It displays hours, minutes and seconds. As you know in 2015 Tudor announced its first mechanical movement to have been developed, manufactured and assembled in-house. A calibre that offers a 70-hour power reserve, meaning that the wearer can, for example, take o the watch on Friday evening and put it on again on Monday morning without having to rewind it.
The balance-whee oscillates at 28,800 A/h or 4 Hz, it is regulated by a variable inertia oscillator with a silicon balance spring and held in place by a traversing bridge, a guarantee of its robustness.
Furthermore the MT5612-LHD is certifed by the Swiss Official Chronometer Testing Institute (COSC) in positions in which it is worn with the winding system on the left.
The waterproofness of the Pelagos model is guaranteed up to 500 metres (1,640 ft) and has been systematically tested to 125% of its capacity, that is, to 625 metres (2,050 ). This extreme water-proofness is coupled with an automatic helium escape valve, an indispensable device designed to safeguard the watch during “saturation” dives.
42 mm titanium and steel case with satin finish …
automatic helium escape valve …
Titanium unidirectional rotatable 60-minute graduated bezel with ceramic matt black disc and graduations with beige luminescent coating…
This diving technique involves saturating the bodies of divers with a mixture of helium and oxygen gases, enabling them to alternate periods of underwater activity with periods of rest in a hyperbaric chamber so as to avoid very long phases of decompression during the dive. The helium atom is the smallest gas particle in existence. It manages over time to penetrate the inside of a watch in spite of its waterproofness. In this case, the automatic helium escape valve enables the helium gas to escape from the watch freely during the decompression phase – much shorter than the immersion – without damaging it during the dive. Without this type of system, the excessive pressure created inside the watch by the presence of a large number of helium atoms would cause it to explode during decompression.
Titanium bracelet with folding clasp and safety catch in steel with bracelet extension system developed and patented by Tudor
+ additional rubber strap with buckle and extra extension piece included in the box
The Tudor Pelagos LHD will be sold for 4200 Swiss Francs including 8 % VAT in Switzerland.
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