The new Pelagos FXD pays tribute to seven decades of Tudor watches developed for US Navy divers. It is presented in a 42mm satin-brushed titanium case for a matt effect, has a fixed strap bar and a unidirectional rotating bezel with luminescent ceramic coating and 60-minute graduations. Dubbed the modern “Milsub” (short for Military Submariner), it resembles the late-60s Tudor Oyster Prince Submariner reference 7016 and follows the original blue version that debuted in 2021.

The wording on the watch hints at its historical context, with “FXD” referring to the case’s sturdy “FiXeD” strap bars. Machined directly into the main body, they enhance strength and reliability, and are part of the US military’s specification requirements for divers’ watches. Shaped as an extension of the lugs, they are key to the watch’s distinctive shape.

An essential feature inspired by other famous Tudor watches of the early Submariners, most notably is the pointed crown guard. It goes without saying that the signature square hour markers and angled hands, known as “Snowflakes”, on the black luminescent dial are also inspired by the rich history of Tudor divers’ watches. They were introduced in 1969 to increase the luminescence of watches in low light conditions.

The production caliber MT5602 powering the Pelagos FXD boasts a 72-hour power reserve. Designed for ruggedness, longevity, reliability and precision, the self-winding movement features a non-magnetic silicon hairspring and variable inertia balance, maintained by a shifting bridge The movement certainly has two fixed points. Certified as a COSC chronograph, it is accurate from -2 to +4 seconds per day.

Water resistant to 200 meters, the new Tudor Pelagos FXD Black comes with a green fabric strap with a red stripe down the middle. A solid rubber strap with a black fabric pattern is also included.

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