The Ross Povey Report

Tudor Watches – An Interesting History

Posted: May, 05, 2016

Montres Tudor SA was founded by one of the most important figures in horology’s history, Mr Hans Wilsdorf; the gentleman who was also responsible for founding another goliath of the watch-making world – Rolex. Tudor is considered one of the most innovative of all modern wristwatch brands with new uses of materials (the all ceramic Black Shield) and interesting movement complications (the Heritage Advisor). As the backdrop to all of this is a rich history of which Tudor is rightly proud, celebrated through the hugely successful Heritage watches. The Tudor Heritage releases have been an annual highlight at Baselworld since the Heritage Chronograph (based on the legendary Tudor ‘Homeplate’ Chronograph from 1971) was launched in 2010. The name The Tudor was registered for Hans Wildorf in 1926 and the first Tudors started to appear in 1932, as rectangular and ‘cushion’ shaped watches. These early watches featured the distinctive ‘Long T’ […]

Ross Povey Tudor Basel Review

Posted: Apr, 01, 2016

This year was my third year at Baselworld as a guest of Tudor watches and as ever, it was great fun and a celebration of all things Tudor! I was guest again on the ‘Rolex Ship’…a luxury cruise ship that is taken over by Rolex & Tudor for the duration of the Baselworld event that is moored on the Rhine. My room was equipped with floor to ceiling views of the river and the bustle of city life on the opposite bank of the river.   Those of you that have been to Basel will be aware of Les Trois Rois, the grandest hotel in Basel (and my favourite spot for a late night cocktail with friends after a long day of watch watching!). This was the initial meeting place for the now famous Tudor Baselworld Launch Dinner and once all the guests were assembled we were led across the […]

New collaboration with Ross Povey

Posted: Mar, 23, 2016

Moodys are delighted to announce an exciting, new collaboration with Ross Povey - the world's foremost authority on vintage and collectable Tudor watches.