The second Tudor dive watch launched at Baselworld 2012, in addition to the vintage styled Black Bay, is the Pelagos (Ref. 25500TN). This has pretty impressive specs: a 42 mm, satin-finished case in titanium rated to 500 m (1640 ft), with helium escape valve and black ceramic bezel insert. But it still has cues from the vintage Tudor “snowflake” Submariner with its snowflake hands and square indices.
Interestingly, the titanium bracelet is fitting with a self-adjusting dive extension system that “[contracts] in deep water when the diving suit is compressed and its volume is reduced, and, conversely, [expands] as the pressure eases during the ascent.” This is possible due to a pair of springs inside the clasp that maintain tension, allowing the bracele to fit snugly regardless of depth and pressure. This is illustrated by the short video below. And the Pelagos is also available on a rubber strap with diver’s extension.
This has the same calibre as the Black Bay, the ETA 2824 automatic with 38 hours power reserve.
The price will be approximately USD4400 – a pretty attractive price. I still prefer the vintage style of the Black Bay though. The Pelagos strikes me as too much and it just doesn’t do it for me visually.