Tudor is a Swiss manufacturer of luxury wristwatches based in Geneva, Switzerland. Founded by Hans Wilsdorf, the founder of Rolex, Tudor is recognized as Rolex’s sister company. The Tudor trademark was first registered in 1926 by Swiss manufacturer Veuve de Philippe Hüther on behalf of Wilsdorf, who later reserved exclusive rights to the name. The aim of the Tudor brand was to create timepieces with Rolex’s same quality and reputation at a more affordable price range. Using Rolex quality parts and mechanisms, Tudor watches exemplify many parallels between both brands while still creating a distinctive name, image, and collections of its own. Throughout the years, Tudor became especially recognized for its tool watches, particularly for professional divers and the military – specifically, the US Navy Seals and the French Navy.
Establishing itself as its own brand and name, Tudor has released quite a few characteristic collections of its own – all of which come in various sizes, styles, colors, materials, finishes, and bracelet/strap options. The Black Bay collection plays homage to of diving watches is by far Tudor’s most popular, as well as Tudor’s very first Manufacture calibre, MT5602. Other collections from Tudor include the Heritage, Royal, Pelagos, Glamour, Prince, 1926, Style, North Flag, Clair de Rose, and the Fastrider.