Rolex Tudor Style 41mm Datejust Fluted Special Edition Automatic Watch
Tudor by Rolex: The Tudor Style 41mm Datejust Fluted Special Edition Automatic
The Tudor Style 41mm is part of this category of watches that I call the all-rounder, watches made for every occasion, suitable for a business meeting or for a barbecue party. The most known example might be the Rolex DateJust, a watch that is for sure an icon but that never really was the talking piece of Rolex conversations. Still, it is one of the brand's best-sellers, simply because that's the watch normal people (meaning non-collectors) are buying. Main problem with this watch, which was just renewed this year, is that it doesn't come for less than 7,000 Euros. That's where the Tudor Style 41mm takes a lot of sense. Of course, it is not this iconic vintage diver of that bold looking chronograph, which most of you might know from Tudor. Still, it shares many features with the rest of the collection: perfect proportions, elegant style, impressive quality, some unique design elements and a price that simply is... the right one (and in the current market, this is kind of rare).
The Tudor Style, in this 41mm diameter, is a modern sized watch, which benefits from a wide dial opening and a rather thin bezel. While some will always say that 41mm is too large for such a watch, here the case has been designed in a way that you actually forget about this number and enjoy a balanced, well-proportioned watch. If you look at that photos, you can't say that this Tudor Style feels massive. The short and thin lugs, the curved end-links and the tapered bracelet make the Tudor Style 41mm perfectly suitable with a business suit and comfortable on the wrist. The case is beautifully executed, with polished (flat parts) and brushed (casebands) surfaces, just like the 5-link bracelet and its folding clasp.
Tudor Style 41mm fluted bezel is something that was already present on some vintage Oyster Prince pieces by Tudor. The good point here is that this usually rather visible feature has been tuned down with a slim bezel, which makes this watch more discreet and elegant than certain options one the market. The fluted bezel is a nice addition for sure, but it has to be used sparingly, otherwise you end up with a showy watch. Not here. Instead, it even enlivens a watch that otherwise could be a bit plain. And it adds a nice luxurious touch.
To power the Tudor Style 41mm is a robust and efficient ETA 2824, with automatic winding and date at 3. And actually, this is all you need in such a watch. Precision, reliability for the coming decades, ease of service... Don't look for more. In terms of dial, Tudor kept things simple and discreet, with applied indexes and polished hands, as well as the "smily logo" at 6. Several options are available, including black, silver and this lively blue. A two-tone version can also be found in the collection.
Tudor calibre 2824 automatic movement, based upon ETA 2824, containing 25 Jewels, bitting at 28800 vph, and has a power reserve of approximately 38 hours.
Scratch resistant sapphire crystal. Screw down crown. Solid case back. Round case shape. Case size: 41 mm. Tang clasp. Water resistant at 100 meters / 330 feet. Functions: date, hour, minute, second. Dress watch style. Watch label: Swiss Made. Tudor Style Automatic Black Dial Men's 41 mm Watch
BRAND: Tudor by ROLEX SERIES: Style - Oyster Datejust
MODEL: M12710-0003 WATCH LABEL: Swiss Made MOVEMENT: Automatic ENGINE: Tudor Calibre 2824 POWER RESERVE: 38 hours
CASE SIZE: 41 mm CASE MATERIAL: Stainless Steel CASE SHAPE: Round CASE BACK: Solid
BAND MATERIAL: Stainless Steel BAND TYPE: Bracelet BAND COLOR: Silver-tone DIAL COLOR: Black CRYSTAL: Scratch Resistant Sapphire HANDS: Silver-tone DIAL MARKERS: Index SECOND MARKERS: Minute Markers around the outer rim BEZEL: Fixed Fluted BEZEL COLOR: Silver-tone BEZEL MATERIAL: Stainless Steel CROWN: Screw Down
WATER RESISTANCE: 100 meters / 330 feet CALENDAR: Date display at the 3 o'clock position FUNCTIONS: Date, Hour, Minute, Second WATCH FEATURES: Stainless Steel, Analog