Founded two years ago, the Qatar Watch Club (QWC) is a community of internet-savvy watch enthusiasts in the wealthy Arab nation. The club recently got together with Tudor and local watch retailer Fifty One East to create the Pelagos “Qatar Watch Club”, a limited edition of the brand’s top-spec dive watch.
The second QWC edition after last year’s Chopard L.U.C GMT, the Pelagos has “Qatar” in Arabic, or “قطر”, on the dial at six, replacing the five lines of text on the standard model, giving it a much cleaner look. The other point of distinction is the club logo engraved on the case back.
The rest of the watch is identical to the standard model, which means a titanium case rated to 500 m and a scratch-resistant, blue-ceramic bezel insert.
And the watch is equipped with the MT5612 movement. A proprietary calibre produced by Kenissi, a joint venture Tudor shares with Chanel, the calibre has a 70-hour power reserve, silicon hairspring, and is an all-round strong performer, particularly at this price point.
The watch is delivered in a box bearing the QWC logo, as well as an additional blue rubber strap.
Only 50 were produced – the club has 50 members – and at press time all have been spoken for.
Tudor Pelagos Qatar Watch Club Special Edition
Diameter: 42 mm
Thickness: 14.3 mm
Water resistance: 500 m
Functions: Hours, minutes, seconds, and date
Frequency: 28,800 beats per hour (4 Hz)
Power reserve: 70 hours
Strap: Titanium bracelet; additional rubber strap
Limited edition: 50 pieces
Availability: Only to QWC members, via Fifty One East
Price: 16,400 Qatari riyals (approximately US$4,500)
For more visit Tudorwatch.com.
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