SEA CHANGE

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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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