The ‘Pelagos’ is turned on its head with the crown placed on the left-hand side of the 42mm case in Tudor’s new ‘LHD’ (yep, left-hand drive) version. The titanium technical dive watch taps into Tudor’s history of selling pieces to the French Navy, where divers would wear models upside down on their right hand before the brand interceded in 1970 with a left-handed version of the ‘Submariner 9401’. This new iteration also differs from the original with alternating black and red numerals on the date wheel – the brand written in red – and a limited-edition number printed on the back. You still get the unique ‘strap adjustment system’ (a steel folding clasp that allows the bracelet to be modified mid-drive); in-house calibre ‘MT5612-LHD’; and helium escape valve for hardcore divers, which protects it from overpressure during longer periods underwater. At $4400, it’s almost enough to have traditionalists consider changing sides.
TITANIUM ‘PELAGAOS LHD’ WATCH, $4400, BY TUDOR.
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