The Pelagos – Swiss watchmaker Tudor’s iconic diving watch – has for decades been among the most beloved ocean-going timepieces amongst discerning collectors and military outfits across the globe. In 2017, though, the brand sought to widen the appeal of this unique design even further by creating a dedicated ‘LHD’, or ‘left-hand drive’, avatar.
This thoughtful titanium-cased, 42mm addition to the Tudor back catalogue meant the watch could be worn on the right wrist, with left-handed folks easily able to access the winding system placed at the 9 o’clock position.
Now, the Tudor Pelagos LHD has been gifted yet another updated iteration, one that sees the signature left-handed features further enhanced by the addition of a new dial, replete with an alternatingly coloured day display, and the ‘Pelagos’ logo emblazoned in red at 6 o’clock. Under the hood, meanwhile, beats the in-house MT5612-LHD Manufacture movement, while its caseback proudly displays the unique production number of this lovely numbered series.
Waterproof to 500m and fitted an automatic helium escape valve, the newest interpretation of the Pelagos LHD isn’t just a fitting homage to the innovative mechanical dive watches of bygone decades, but an apt acknowledgement of the unique requirements of watch collectors today.