Back in 2014 we saw Tudor dig up their Ranger model and reintroduce it to those interested in a solid watch crafted with exploration in mind. Since then it went down a path that led to it being discontinued, until now. For 2022 several watches linked to historic expeditions are set to return and among those is the new “Tudor Ranger” in an improved case, with a chronometer movement, plus some more subtle enhancements.The 39mm case is made of stainless-steel with an entirely satin-finish that extends to the bezel, except for a thin polished accent on its periphery. In many ways this watch could be a good alternative to those seeking an old 39 mm Rolex Explorer.On the flip-side of this timepiece is a solid steel screw on caseback with an outer coin-edged rim. Housed inside is the same robust antimagnetic movement used by the Tudor Black Bay 58. Despite its apparent simplicity the finishing touches are all intentional, right down to the contrasting brush strokes near and around the lugs.It comes equipped with a fluted screw-down winding crown in steel with the Tudor rose in relief. All topped by a domed sapphire crystal that also assists with water-resistance reaching up to 100 meters (330 feet).Time is exhibited on a matte black domed dial with painted numerals and hour index markers, followed by a ring of smaller minute markings, circling around the flange.All three central hands have their own aesthetics: a baton minute hand, an arrow-tipped hour hand and a syringe style seconds hand with a red-tip.All these hands, plus the Arabic numerals and index markers have been fitted with a beige Super-LumiNova, for an enhanced legibility.
The “Tudor Ranger” (References below) is powered by the self-winding mechanical movement, caliber MT5402 with 27 jewels and 28,800 vph. This movement is sourced by Kenissi which is a Geneva-based watch movement manufacturer, managed by Eric Yvon Pirson, who is also the head of Tudor. Power reserve can last up to 70 hours, when fully wound.Mounted to this watch are three different options: a natural rubber and black leather strap, or a green with two red stripes and one beige stripe Jacquard strap; both secured by a steel folding clasp. While for an additional cost you can also receive this watch with a satin-finished steel bracelet, secured by a steel folding clasp, that includes a T-fit rapid adjustment system. For more up to date information visit the official Tudor website here.