While Tudor certainly has dressier pieces in its catalog, the brand is perhaps most famous for its rough-and-ready tool watches, which makes it all the more notable when it debuts a watch that doesn’t quite fit in this mold. The new Glamour Double Date, available in so many different dial, bracelet and materials combinations that I would never profess to be able to recite them all by memory, manages to deftly straddle the line between tool and dress watch in a way that only Tudor can manage.
The Glamour Double Date (Did they have to use the word “glamour” in the model name? Did they have to spell it the English way?) is a 42mm, COSC-certified watch powered by the in-house caliber MT5641 with silicon balance spring and 70 hours of power reserve. The Glamour is available in a steel or two-tone steel and yellow gold case with several different dial colors, including silver, champagne, opaline or black, and with or without diamond hour markers. You can choose leather straps with folding buckles or matching steel bracelets, and the steel versions on leather begin at $3,200 and top out at $4,425 for the two-tone version on bracelet (dials with diamond hour markers will run you an extra $725).
Though it has a dressy look to it, a quick glance at the feature set lets you know that the Glamour is a “dressy tool watch” through and through: the dial features a double-window, central date just below the 12 o’clock marker, a large sub-seconds dial, a 42mm case, a screw-down crown and case back that offer 100m of water resistance, a steel double bezel, a domed sapphire crystal and an optional steel bracelet. When you consider the COSC-certified, in-house movement with silicon balance spring and several days’ worth of power reserve, you realize you’re getting a hell of a lot of technical performance for a dress model.
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