All About Tudor North Flag Watches
Occupying the top-notch position in the watch world, the Swiss watch manufacturer Tudor has been consistently delivering a number of incredible timepieces to the world’s market. Ever since the relaunch of the brand, Tudor has released a series of watches paying tribute to its famous vintage models, including its flagship Tudor Black Bay, Pelagos as well as the Tudor North Flag.
Named after the British North Greenland Expedition, the Tudor North Flag was released at Baselworld 2015. As the first Tudor watch that was equipped with the brand’s own in-house movement, it garnered massive discussions amongst the watch admirers from all over the world.
The Tudor North Flag watch is also one of the watches that have taken inspiration from the old golden models. Its design elements were adopted from the classic Tudor Ranger II models of the 1970s. This exquisite timepiece has skillfully demonstrated the legacy of Tudor with its refined design and modern technicalities.
Despite being overshadowed by its sister company, the prestigious watch brand Rolex, Tudor has still successfully established its reputable name in the watch market. Originally established by Hans Wilsdorf in 1946, Tudor has delivered numerous refined timepieces that are available at very budget-friendly prices. These Tudor watches for men and women are regarded as the top-notch watches at the time that represent the golden age of the era.
Ever since the Tudor brand was officially launched in 2009, this historical watch manufacturer has started to revive its prestigious vintage models and released a series of upgraded versions. Equipped with the best quality and distinctive design aesthetics, these new Tudor watches are highly acclaimed amongst the watch admirers from all around the globe. The Tudor North Flag collection is one of the loved children of the Tudor watch family.
Named after the British North Greenland Expedition, the Tudor North Flag was released in 2015 at the Baselworld fair. This Tudor sports watch was created under the inspiration from the Oyster Prince model that was worn by the crew members of the British North Greenland Expedition in 1952. The updated model has also taken the design elements from the famous 1970’s Tudor Ranger II watch of the brand.
Holding up to the tough Arctic conditions with the expedition crew, the Tudor Oyster Prince has been a robust and reliable tool watch that achieved the adventure. The Tudor North Flag has inherited the same quality to be one of the most notable watches of the brand.
After the launching of the Tudor North Flag watch as the first watch with an in-house movement, Tudor was set for another milestone in its watchmaking journey. The new in-house Tudor MT5621 movement has clearly demonstrated the capability of Tudor in terms of watchmaking technologies and innovations.
Let us explore more of the features and functionalities of this iconic Tudor watch.
The Tudor North Flag features a 40 mm high-quality stainless steel case as a standard Tudor men’s watch. Carrying the shape of the Tudor Ranger II models from the 1970s’, the fine finishing razor-sharp peculiar case consists of the integrated lugs that seamlessly link the straps.
Another intriguing element of the case of this North Flag watch is the unique black outer bezel which connects the plain steel fluted bezel. With an additional pinch of visual attraction, it also has an important function as a tool watch. The presence of this black ceramic outer bezel functions as an outer ring around the steel inner bezel that helps to endure any tough condition without worrying about any dents and dings. From this we can clearly notice that the profile and structure of the Tudor North Flag is well designed under careful thought and attention to every detail. The robustness and reliability of this Tudor watch sets the benchmark for not just other Tudor watches, but also for other tool watches in the whole market.
The dial of Tudor North Flag is also sophisticatedly designed as the first thing that everyone would sight to. The matte-finished black dial features large and bright white hour and minute hands, numerals and hour markers. This eye-catching contrast has made the dial clear and legible in readability.
Moreover, its bright yellow power reserve indicator placed at 9 o’clock is another highlight that stands the Tudor North Flag watch out from other watches. On the opposite side at the 3 o’clock position, there is a date display window that enhances the watch’s practicality.
The strap and bracelet
As mentioned, the integrated lugs smoothly connect the straps of the Tudor North Flag. This bracelet is created uniquely for the connection as a “H link” strap. Together with the solid folding clasp and safety lock, the bracelet of this tool watch is both strong and comfortable to wear. The Tudor North Flag offers two different options of straps including the matching stainless steel bracelet and a sporty leather strap. The stainless steel bracelet blends well with the whole watch profile the complete the look, while the leather strap adds a touch of modern style with the eye-catching yellow lining and stitch that easily turn heads.
As we have already introduced, the Tudor North Flag is the first watch of the brand that houses its own in-house movement. It raised waves of discussions when it was released in Baselworld 2015. This MT5621 Caliber is a COSC certified automatic mechanical movement that features a silicon hairspring and a variable inertia oscillator with 4 Hz beat-rate at a performance of power frequency of 28,800 vph. On top of that, it offers an exceptional power reserve of up to 70 hours, which we can check on the indicator on the dial.
From the well-crafted structure, discreet design and quality movement, every feature of the Tudor North Flag watch has showcased the legacy and watchmaking craftsmanship of this esteemed watch brand. This iconic Tudor watch for men is the all-time companion for every adventurer and outdoor lover. With its unbelievable budget-friendly package, the Tudor North Flag is a must-have timepiece for your collection.