The game has changed! The announcement of the arrival of the new Tudor Pelagos 39mm changes everything, for all those who have dreamed of a more moderate-sized Pelagos for years, for all those who continue to resist the temptation to buy a Tudor BB58 essential for its dimensions, you now have the opportunity to acquire the Tudor they dreamed of.
I’m suspicious for a few years now asking for the arrival of this Tudor and I can already say that despite having been quite excited with the arrival a few months ago of the Tudor Black Bay Pro that the new Tudor Pelagos 39mm that is now arriving is, for now, the only Tudor I want in my collection and I believe that I should not be the only one.
If the first look does not reveal significant changes in its design and layout, the same cannot be said in terms of characteristics, the most evident being denounced by the inscriptions on the dial of “only” 200m of water resistance compared to the previous imposing 500m, it’s quite a reduction in more than half of the previous water tightness, and so it’s not surprising the absence of the previous helium escape valve, but if you want to know my opinion I don’t even care. The other external difference is in the titanium bracelet that comes with a Tudor “T-fit” safety clasp and diving extension instead of the folding clasp with the extension system of the other Pelagos, and here you probably lose in terms of comfort but you win aesthetically since in terms of design the previous clasp patented by Tudor left a lot to be desired, however, I leave a caveat here, by the photos the size of the new clasp seems to be too long which could be a problem, hopefully, it’s just an optical illusion.
There are two novelties on the dial, the first is the fall of the date window, which once again does not bother me at all, despite recognizing that it was one of the few discreet and well-arranged ones on the dial that interfered little with its balance, and the second novelty is the reduction from five to four lines of text at 6 o’clock, now the inscription “Pelagos” in red is the image of what was already happening with the LHD edition and here it also seems to us to be a nice upgrade.
Inside, as you can imagine, lives the (not) new Caliber MT5400, which also operates on later versions of the Black Bay 58, which remains COSC certified, operates at 28,800 Vph and offers up to 70 hours of power reserve.
Everything else remains the same, outside brushed titanium case and bracelet, unidirectional ceramic bezel with luminescent material, screw-down crown at three o’clock with crown guards, sapphire crystal and an additional black rubber strap with dive extension.
On the black dial with sunray satin finish, luminescent monoblock ceramic composite hour markers in white with blue glow and central snowflake hands.
Finally, a reference to the price, which is even more competitive, € 4,240, that is, € 300 less than the 42mm versions, which serves to further spice up this promising launch, for now, that’s all, and the promise of a new review as soon as we can check it out live.
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Model: Pelagos 39
Case Material: Grade 2 titanium
Case Dimensions: 39 mm Diameter, 11.8 mm thickness
Crystal: Sapphire Glass
Water Resistance: 200 Meters
Strap: Grade 2 titanium bracelet with T-fit clasp and an extra black rubber strap with titanium clasp
Functions: Hours, minutes, seconds, diving bezel
Frequency: 4 Hz (28,800 Vph)
Power Reserve: 70 Hours
Chronometer Certified: COSC
Price: € 4,240