ABOUT

TUDOR TIMEPIECES - THE VAULT

Tudor watches is a Swiss manufacturer of high-quality wristwatches based in Geneva. Registered in 1926 at the request of Hans Wilsdorf, the founder of Rolex, it was positioned as a more affordable alternative.

 

Today the brand remains a sister company to the parent company, both of which are owned by the Hans Wilsdorf Foundation. Over time Tudor watches became especially well known for its tool watches, producing watches for professional divers and the military. Between the 1960s and 1980s several navies issued Tudor Submariners to their divers, including the US Navy to its elite SEALs, and the French to their famous Marine Nationale (French Navy).

 

Tudor watch case components are produced alongside many of Rolex’s parts and components. That means the same excellent machinery used to produce the finest watch cases and parts in the world are utilised for Tudor. Rolex produces the cases of each Tudor watch in-house and they are of a very high-quality (especially for the price). In fact, aside from the movements, most of the parts are manufactured using the same high standards and sophisticated machinery which are relied upon for Rolex’s watches. This gives Tudor timepieces a major edge over similarly priced competitors.

 

Available at The Vault Melrose Arch and The Vault Menlyn.