Introducing the Revamped Tudor Glamour Double Date, Now With a New In-House Movement

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Tudor is largely known for the Black Bay, but the beloved Swiss firm also has a handful of under-the-radar watches in its catalog that don’t often get too much attention from press or, quite frankly, enthusiasts. In part, that’s because Tudor hasn’t really focused a whole lot of PR energy on these other watches, at least not in the States. Case in point: at Baselworld earlier this year, the 1926 collection sort of came and went, despite actually being quite nice in the metal. It’s hard to get out of the looming Black Bay shadow. 

But it looks as if Tudor is trying to change that with an overhaul of one of their older, dressier lines, the Glamour Double Date series. The revamp comes with a new mid-case, a more contemporary dial design, and, perhaps most significant, a new in-house manufacture caliber, MT5641 (but more on that later). 

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Measuring 42 millimeters across, the Glamour Double Date will be available in a number of different iterations with numerous dial designs and colors (silver, black, champagne, and opaline), case metals (steel and two-tone), and strap and bracelet options. Altogether, there are 22 dizzying combinations.

To be perfectly frank, upon taking a closer look at the series there were really only a handful of setups that stood out to my eye. When I first saw the press release for these watches, what immediately jumped out at me weren’t the watches themselves, but the movement inside of them.

With the MT5641, Tudor has another in-house caliber in its toolbox, and it’s one with a pretty fun feature set. First, like the brand’s other manufacture movements, it’s technically robust. You get 70 hours of power reserve, a silicon hairspring, and COSC certification. Second, it’s good looking in a sort of cool industrial way, and with the Glamour Double Date you can actually see it through an open case back (don’t hide your movements, Tudor). And third, with a small seconds complication at six and a two-window big date at 12, there’s a foundation for a lot of really great designs down the line. The one downside to this new caliber is that it’s quite thick at 7.41 millimeters, which means it’s not ideal for true dress designs, but it may be a great fit for watches that straddle the line between sport and dress. 

The success of the new Glamour Doubt Date series remains to be seen, especially in the States. It’s somewhat telling that the watch was unveiled in Hong Kong (with David Beckham in tow), and that in the US the watches will be available via special order, so the focus may be Asia after all. Regardless, I welcome Tudor tapping into the rest of their catalog and diversifying beyond the Black Bay line. There’s a lot there to explore. Pricing starts at $3,200 (steel case and leather strap) and climbs from there. Tudor

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Ilya is Worn & Wound's Managing Editor and Video Producer. He believes that when it comes to watches, quality, simplicity and functionality are king. This may very well explain his love for German and military-inspired watches. In addition to watches, Ilya brings an encyclopedic knowledge of leather, denim and all things related to menswear.
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