Debuting just two years ago, the Tudor Royal remains a silent success in the brand’s lineup. With retro styling (and a name resurrected from a historical model), the Royal is an integrated bracelet sports watch that holds a unique place among Tudor’s offerings. It is available in a broad range of sizes – from a diminutive 28mm to a rather expansive 41mm. Available in both day/date as well as a date-only option, there is no shortage of combinations to find the “goldilocks” of timepieces. For 2022, Tudor has expanded the line even further.
Building upon a sport-chic trend established over previous years, the Tudor Royal line sees new life in the form of opaline, mother-of-pearl dials. The smallest diameter, at 28mm, is now available with a diamond-set bezel, while the remaining models have a notched bezel and the choice of applied or Roman numerals. Each Royal is characterized by a sunray finish dial that provides depth and dimensionality to the piece in images, while retaining a resplendent shimmer.
For those interested in two-tone, the Royal is available in that configuration, as well. A combination of stainless steel and yellow gold allows for a mixed-metal appearance that highlights the classic nature of the timepiece without affecting the functionality at the core of the line. The five-row integrated bracelet ensures maximum comfort on-wrist. The use of baton-style hands serves as a nod to traditional models in the brand’s back catalog, while the application of Swiss Super-LumiNova ensures that the watch is more than just a pretty face — it has the wherewithal to work for everyday activities.
The lineup, in total, is comprised of four different sizes with nine possible dials, so the options for configuration are seemingly endless. The result is a thin-wearing sports watch made with high-quality components and priced competitively to allow for access by all interested parties. The nacreous newcomer brings a unique texture and material to the table and demonstrates the sort of diversity and staying power that customers have come to expect from Tudor. For more information, please visit Tudor’s website.
Dimensions: 28mm, 34mm, 38mm, 41mm diameter
Water Resistance: 100 meters
Case Material: 316L Stainless Steel or yellow gold
Movement: Self-winding mechanical movement Calibre T603 (41 mm) or T601 (38 and 34 mm) or T201 (28 mm)
Power Reserve: Approximately 38 hours
Strap/Bracelet: Integrated bracelet in 316L steel, 5 rows, satin-brushed external and central links, polished intermediate links, with folding clasp and safety catch
Price & Availability: $3,450 for diamond-set dial; $4,725 for 28mm diamond-set bezel & dial