Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Tudor Grantour 2011

The new watches for 2011 are the fruit of a studied stylistic redefinition of the brand. They are the perfect embodiment of its resolutely modern and sophisticated identity, which is founded on a subtle balance between style and technical performance. TUDOR has become an icon of retro chic style, a seductive expression of form and function rooted in supreme reliability. This year, TUDOR again pays homage to its unique values and its six decade heritage by launching an updated version of the TUDOR HERITAGE ADVISOR model, one of the brand’s emblematic pieces.

This year, TUDOR is giving a new dimension to the Grantour line, its collection devoted to passion for motor sports, by redesigning its Grantour Date and Grantour Chrono models and introducing a new model : the Grantour Chrono Fly-Back. This most recent addition to the collection allows consecutive time intervals to be measured rapidly thanks to its on the fly chronograph reset and instant restart functions.

With the same 42 mm case as the Grantour Date and Grantour Chrono models, this new model is equipped with a Fly-Back pusher that has a red marking. The small seconds hand counter at 9 o’clock is set in a background motif reminiscent of automobile transmission belts. The Grantour Chrono Fly-Back model is available in steel and in a combination of steel and 18 ct pink gold, a first for the TUDOR brand.

All the models in the Grantour line are equipped with bistable pushers that are lockable at one eighth of a turn, and satin-finished streamlined lugs that have a distinctly technical look. Other features such as the new bevelled hour markers and the flange with minute markers are among some of this year’s enhancements to the Grantour Date, Chrono and Chrono Fly-Back models.

The Grantour Chrono and Grantour Date further assert their sporty flair and noble lines with their new 42 mm cases and refined features.

The Grantour Date, Chrono and Chrono Fly-Back models are available with a satinfinished three-piece link steel bracelet with a polished centre piece, or a sporty leather strap with large or micro-perforations and a folding clasp with a new safety catch.

TUDOR GRANTOUR CHRONO Fly-back (References 20550N and 20551N)
42 mm steel case with polished and satin finish
Black-lacquered fixed graduated bezel made of steel or 18 ct pink gold
Self-winding mechanical chronograph movement
Power reserve of approximately 42 hours
Steel or 18 ct pink gold bistable lockable
chronograph pushers with red and black markings
60-minute totalizer at 9 o’clock
Small seconds hand at 3 o’clock
Date at 6 o’clock
Sapphire crystal
Steel or 18 ct pink gold screw-down winding crown
Waterproof to a depth of 150 m (500 ft)
Steel or steel and 18 ct pink gold bracelet, or leather strap with large or micro-perforations, folding clasp and safety catch

TUDOR GRANTOUR CHRONO (Reference 20530N)
42 mm steel case with polished and satin finish
Black-lacquered fixed graduated bezel
Self-winding mechanical chronograph movement
Power reserve of approximately 46 hours
Bistable lockable chronograph pushers with black marking
30-minute totalizer at 3 o’clock and 12-hour totalizer at 6 o’clock
Small seconds hand at 9 o’clock
Date at 4.30
Rapid date corrector under the lug at 10 o’clock
Sapphire crystal
Screw-down winding crown
Waterproof to a depth of 150 m (500 ft)
Steel bracelet or leather strap with large or micro-perforations, folding clasp and safety catch

TUDOR GRANTOUR DATE (Reference 20500N)
42 mm steel case with polished and satin finish
Black-lacquered fixed graduated bezel
Self-winding mechanical movement
Power reserve of approximately 38 hours
Date at 3 o’clock
Sapphire crystal
Screw-down winding crown
Waterproof to a depth of 150 m (500 ft)
Steel bracelet or leather strap with large or micro-perforations, folding clasp and safety catch

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