Tudor just announced a set of new watches including the Black Bay P01, a diver’s watch with the crown at four-o-clock, an homage to the divers of the 1970s. The new crown – nestled between two little crown guards – gives the P01 a decidedly Seiko feel, making it probably the most expensive SKX007 homage in the world.

The P01 comes with a manufacture movement and includes a “hybrid” leather metal strap that has steel braces at the lugs and a handsome leather strap.

Tudor also announced a new black and gold Black Bay chronograph with date as well as a bronze three-hander. In a nod to those with smaller wrists they also announced the 32/36/41 S&G, a three hander without date that comes in 32, 36, and 41mm. The S&G, as you’d suspect, means silver and gold.

Tudor has been growing on me these past few months with the odd snowflake hands become more and more alluring as they perfect the branding. The P01, however, seems a bit of a stretch simply because it strays so far from the “Tudor is secret Rolex” mentality that the company has long worked to imbue in its pieces. Perhaps there’s a reason for that. After all, little brother Tudor needs to climb out from under big brother’s shadow some time.

No pricing or availability yet but stay tuned.

By John Biggs

John lives in Brooklyn and has loved watches since he got his first Swatch Irony automatic in 1998. He is the editor of WristWatchReview.

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