It’s been a fairly recent thing since I started getting into horology. I can be honest and say that I never really found interest in watches as most of what I saw in adverts or high-street shops never really showcased anything that was attractive to me. I was into art, design and typography, focusing on aesthetics. I appreciated style and had a lot of interest in vintage pieces. I preferred watches that have simple and clean design, which I’ve found more prevalent in vintage watches. However, recently I have come to know a few watch brands – and more on horology in general – where I’ve started to appreciate their craft and effort in producing some special watches.
Anyway, enough of the romantics. The truth of the matter is that horology has grabbed my attention by the scruff of the neck and thrown me in front of plenty of wonderful watches that dispels any of the reservations I used to have. One particular watch to garner warranted attention is the Tudor Pelagos. I was shown all it’s qualities and attributes that were created for it as a tool watch, possessing a host of features found on more expensive watches but Tudor have managed to create an incredible specimen for a very competitive price.
What appeals to me is that the Pelagos is the perfect example Tudor’s mentality of modern adventure. With heritage linked to diving and exploring the unknown, the watches carry all the hall-marks of a sturdy companion. Features including bright bezel and hands that are perfect when at depth in the ocean or in the dark of night. The bracelet has a nifty specially-designed clasp that expands and contracts when diving to compensate for pressure at various depths. It’s also pretty useful to wear over sweaters or jackets while hiking so you’ll always have access to your watch while also being extremely lightweight being made with a titanium case.