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New Watches: Tudor Pelagos LHD

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Tudor releases a new ‘left-handed’, individually numbered version of the Pelagos.. and no, it’s not made for left-handers.

The new left-handed version of the Pelagos model, with the winding stem located on the left of the case, references a historical Tudor model which had been produced at the specific request of diving professionals, including the French Navy.

Divers’ watches, intended to be worn specifically on the right wrist, require specific ergonomic characteristics. Before the advent of this watch, left-handed divers could be seen wearing their watch turned upside down on their right wrist and were only able to use the minutes elapsed calculating function, leaving the dominant hand free to access the winder.

The Pelagos LHD (Left Hand Drive) ensures Tudor now offers a complete range of technical divers’ watches at the same time as bringing a little-known part of its product development history
to light.

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This model is produced in a numbered series, with each watch bearing a unique production number engraved in large Arabic numerals on the case back. The dial features beige luminescent markings and and a calendar disc that displays numbers in alternate colours: the even days are displayed in red and the odd in black. The unidirectional rotatable bezel in ceramic has beige luminescent markings to match those of the dial.

Inside is the MT5612-LHD movement, a variant of the Tudor manufactured movement displaying hours, minutes and seconds functions. The case and bracelet are titanium, weighing only 60% of the weight of stainless steel for the same volume and also very resistant to the corrosion caused by seawater.

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