Who doesn’t love options? After all, variety is rumoured to be the spice of life. Tudor is taking that notion perhaps a bit too seriously with the re-release of their Royal Collection. There are so many options with this collection that you could combine them to come up with 52 different watches.
Swiss luxury watchmaker Tudor first introduced the Royal Collection 70 years ago in the 1950s. The new version is based on that original model, though it has received a modern makeover. And this is where the options start to come into play. First, you get to choose from either 316L stainless steel or two-toned models. These are then available in four different sizes: 28mm, 34mm, 38mm, and 41mm. That’s an already impressive spread, but we’re not quite done yet.
The dial for the watch comes in nine different makes, including sunray satin finishes as well as mother of pearl versions. These dials also offer either Roman numeral indices or diamonds. Where you won’t be getting options is with the movement. In fact, Tudor isn’t even offering the watch with an in-house movement. Instead, the Royal Collection comes with Swiss-made ETA calibres that come based on the case size. The 28mm case features the ETA calibre 2671, the 34mm has the same movement as the 38mm (specifically the ETA calibre 2824), and the 41mm offers the calibre 2834.
Even though there are three different movements in the collection, they all operate at 4Hz and come with 25 jewels. They also all have 38 hours of power reserve. The crown of the watch is a screw-down version, and the watch has a depth rating of 100 meters.
And speaking of options, you won’t have to search out options for a second mortgage to be able to afford one of these watches. Pricing ranges from USD$2,150 to USD$3,925. That’s an easy entry point to get into what Tudor calls the “sport chic” look. The only hard part is narrowing down all those options to the exact watch that you want.