You can’t escape him can you? It seems like very time a bus drives past, you open a magazine or walk past a billboard, David Beckham is looking at you with his arms strategically placed to showcase the latest Tudor Black Bay or Pelagos. However, I strongly believe that Tudor’s recent meteoric rise in the UK and the rest of the world has been, in no small part, thanks to Mr Beckham’s ambassadorship for the brand. But recent fans of Tudor might be surprised to learn that, in actual fact, the brand dates back to 1926 and was founded by the most important man in the history of watchmaking… Mr Hans Wilsdorf was the founder of arguably the most significant and enduring watch brand – Rolex. He also founded Tudor, which he envisaged as a more utilitarian cousin to the ‘coroneted’ head of the family. The name Tudor was actually […]
We are delighted to unveil our new website today. Undoubtedly clearer and crisper, and with many new collections of beautiful jewellery to see from top designers such as Mikimoto, Fope and Charles Green. In addition there is easy access to view the entire collections of Rolex, Tudor and Bremont watches together with advice on buying Diamond engagement rings and fashionable coloured gems too. We hope you like our new look and welcome any feedback, or if you have any questions about a ring, watch or piece of jewellery that you like the look of. We are grateful for the many months of hard work by our web designer David at GSD, here in Nantwich.
We are excited to announce an upcoming collaboration with Italian goldsmiths Fope. Fope is an international jewellery brand located in Vicenza. Established in 1929 Fope is a traditional highest quality goldsmith that keeps innovating thanks to their skilled craftsmen and cutting-edge manufacturing. Every jewel is created in-house and Fope’s collections have evolved through the decades but have always remained true to the founders’ values: attention to detail, highest quality and unmistakable elegance. You will be able to see this stunning collection at Moodys from 1st October 2017 but for a taste of what’s to come visit: www.fope.com
The excitement is mounting towards the annual International Watch and Jewellery Fair in Basel, Switzerland. Running from Thursday 23rd March to Thursday 30th, it is THE launchpad of all the new watches and jewellery from our main suppliers such as Rolex, Tudor and Mikimoto. Keep an eye on our Rolex E-corner and our Facebook and Instagram pages for all that is revealed!
One of my favourite aspects of Tudor’s Heritage watches are the small references to the details that are so important to collectors, especially those of their vintage watches. The Black Bay was equipped with a domed sapphire crystal, so beloved of vintage Submariner fans. The Heritage Ranger had ‘drilled lugs’, a small but important detail of vintage Oyster watches (as were the straight endlinks on the reissued Ranger’s steel bracelet). A key focus of vintage watch collecting is also the choice of strap. For many years now there has been an almost cult-like following for the G10 NATO straps – originally used by the armed forces on military issued watches (most famously in this context, the Tudor Submariners of the French Navy, the Marine Nationale). Originally issued only in grey, they are now available in a kaleidoscope of colours to suit every occasion and outfit. Tudor recognised this modern trend […]