In the midst of the Geneva Watch Days, TUDOR wanted to give us fans a completely unexpected out of program by presenting the new Tudor Pelagos 39 25407N, in Titanium grade 2. The TUDOR diver par excellence has been declined in a new case size with a design that makes it versatile but perfectly functional, responding to its vocation as an instrument watch.
While the Pelagos, Pelagos LHD and Pelagos FXD models carry on a purely technical tradition linked to the marine world, with specific functions dedicated to highly specialized professional diving, the Pelagos 39 is a traditional, compact and multipurpose mechanical diving watch. We will have the opportunity to see it more closely and deepen it in detail in the coming weeks, but let's begin to analyze the details of the new Pelagos 39.
The Grade 2 titanium case measures 39mm wide and 11,8mm thick, maintaining the same proportions as the now iconic and acclaimed BlackBay58. The water resistance is equal to 200 meters thanks to the crown and the screw-down caseback. The Pelagos39 also comes with a Grade 2 titanium bracelet featuring both T-Fit and 25mm wetsuit extension and a rubber strap with titanium end links and titanium pin buckle (along with a diving extension with 110mm rubber strap).
Aesthetically, the Pelagos39 plays a lot on the alternation of finishes thanks to the satin finish of the case and the bracelet, in contrast to the brightness of the black ceramic bezel disc with a sunray satin finish, equipped with a graduated scale with white luminescent coating. As with the Tudor FXD, the diameter of the bezel is slightly larger than that of the middle case, to ensure optimal grip.
The monobloc indexes applied to the dial are made of a luminescent ceramic composite, a feature that highlights the technical aesthetics, while at the same time considerably increasing the luminous surface of the indexes themselves. The dial is made up of two main elements: a flat disc with a sunray satin finish, which offers a refined and luminous contrast with the matte finish of the 45 ° conical microbillé flange. Finally, the name Pelagos made in glossy red positioned at 6 o'clock interrupts the two-tone palette of the model.
The Pelagos39 model is available with a fully satin-finished titanium bracelet featuring the TUDOR “T-fit” clasp for quick length adjustment. Easy to use, without the aid of any tools and through five positions, this system allows the wearer to instantly and precisely vary the total length of the bracelet up to a maximum of 8 millimeters.
The clasp also has a function that allows the bracelet to be extended by 25 millimeters, so that the model can be worn over the diving suit.
Unlike the Pelagos, which is a professional watch and more linked to its technical function, the Pelagos39 does not have a helium relief valve (HeV) being waterproof 200 meters and not 500 meters like its bigger brother. Inside we find the reliable MT5400 caliber - also mounted on the BlackBay58 - with 70 hours of power reserve, a frequency of 4Hz and a gear change of between -2 and +4 seconds in the watch. fully assembled.
The Tudor Pelagos39 will be sold at a price of € 4.210, about € 300 less than the Pelagos (€ 4.510).
In order to express an in-depth judgment, we await the key test: the wrist test. Until now, TUDOR has always convinced us. Not for nothing does the Perpetual Passion team have at least one BlackBay / BlackBay58 each. However, we often found ourselves talking about the “missing Diver” in the TUDOR house. A diver with crown protector shoulders, at least similar for aesthetic / technical solutions to the TUDOR Submariners of the past that were supplied to the NavySeals at the time of the Vietnam war, to give a small example.
The Pelagos39 seems to embody these characteristics, without giving up that 'cool' touch given by the finishes (see the brushed bezel disc). It's time to let my beloved BlackBay58 79010SG rest for a few hours and try the new Pelagos39.