News & Press

Tudor And The French Navy – A Renewed Partnership

Posted: Nov, 24, 2021

Earlier this year, Tudor and the French national navy, the Marine Nationale, announced its official partnership with a promise of a new watch at some point in the future. Earlier this month Tudor unveiled the Pelagos FXD, a watch that was developed in collaboration with the Marine Nationale (MN) and that is now being used by the Commando Hubert combat swimmers. The Pelagos FXD As part of the initial press release in May, Tudor gave some new interesting information about the early days of the partnership. The first batch of watches was delivered in 1956 when the Toulon-based Underwater Study and Research Group (G.E.R.S.) received both reference 7922 and 7923 Submariner watches for evaluation. The roughout the 1950s, Tudor continued supplying watches including the the reference 7924, known as the “Big Crown”. The Big Crown Submariner from 1958 was the inspiration for the Black Bay Fifty-Eight, a watch that has […]

Mrs Moody’s Funeral Details

Posted: Aug, 27, 2021

The Funeral for Mrs Moody is on Friday 3rd September at St. Michael’s Church, Crewe Green at 2pm. We would love to see you there. For anyone wishing to make a donation the two chosen charities are: Nantwich & District Riding For The Disabled, Reg. Charity No. 1175642 ( Alsager Animals In Need, Reg. Charity No. 519969 (


Posted: Aug, 26, 2021

We will be closed on Friday 3rd of September all day for Mrs Moody’s funeral.   We will reopen as normal on Saturday 4th September

Posted: Aug, 22, 2021

          It is with great sadness that we are announcing the passing of our dear Mrs Olive Moody at the age of 95.   Mrs Moody will have been well known to so many of our friends and clients as she remained working at the shop as recently as 3 years ago.   Visitors to Moody’s were always greeted by her with a smile and “Welcome” – a charming way to make every customer feel relaxed and truly welcome.   She had a wonderful way of describing the romance of choosing an engagement ring or other jewel and was, herself, an accomplished user of words in poetry or in her letters and cards – always written with a fountain pen!    Above all else she loved meeting people and possessed the rare gift of managing to make everyone feel part of the Moody’s family – something […]

My Take: The Tudor Black Bay P01

Posted: May, 11, 2021

Words: Matt Solomon The year is 1967, it’s been twenty years since the world was gripped with the atrocities of the Second World War. Yet again, the world is under the shroud of another conflict – the Cold War. This precarious situation necessitated the most up to date technology to be supplied to militaries across the globe. Any advantage gained from a new form of technology could prove to be a decisive moment should conflict arise…   Tudor had been supplying the US Navy (USN) divers and the French Navy, Marine Nationale (MN) with its Submariner models since the late 1950s. The first reference being the 7922 used by the MN and the 7924 by the USN. Continued development of the Submariner led to the reference 7928 being extensively used by both militaries for diving operations. A Black Bay 58 alongside a navy-issued 7924 Big Crown However, in 1967 with […]