Introducing the New TUDOR Ranger Watch
AN INSPIRING HISTORY
Prepared for a two-year scientific mission studying ice sheets in Greenland, the British North Greenland Expedition left Deptford on 8th July 1952. Equipped with TUDOR’s very first automatic, waterproof watch, the Oyster Prince model, members of the expedition, conducted in-depth glaciological and seismic surveys at several sites. Testing their timepieces to the very limit, TUDOR also asked them to gather performance data for the 30 Oyster Prince watches that would be worn under extreme conditions. The Ranger line celebrates the adventurous spirit of these pioneers of arctic exploration, offering an affordable combination of state-of-the-art watchmaking technology and historical aesthetics.
THE RANGER SAGA
Whilst the Ranger watch marks the 70th anniversary of the British North Greenland Expedition, the history of the Ranger name dates back much further back to 1929. This was the year when Hans Wilsdorf registered the “Ranger” name, three years after registering the “The TUDOR” trademark. At the time, the name was not used to indicate the model specifically, but instead to add an adventurous aspect to certain watches in the TUDOR collection.
The features we now recognise as belonging to the Ranger watches of today didn’t appear until the 1960s, with large Arabic numerals, generously coated with luminescent material at 3 (for models without the date), 6, 9, and 12 o’clock, as well as their uniquely designed hands.
THE SPIRIT OF A TOOL WATCH
The new Ranger model respects the aesthetic standards established in the course of its history, whilst incorporating new state-of-the-art technical elements, in particular being equipped with a high-performance Manufacture Calibre MT5402 movement and a TUDOR “T-fit” clasp with rapid adjustment system. It continues, within the TUDOR collection, the tradition of the expedition watch, born with the Oyster Prince watches used by the members of the British North Greenland Expedition. The tradition of a robust, practical, and affordable instrument.
REGISTER AN INTEREST AT WAKEFIELDS
Available in a choice of three variations, register your interest in the TUDOR Ranger when you visit us in store at Wakefields, and learn more about this exciting new collection. Alternatively you can register your interest in the Ranger watches on our website and browse through our full range of TUDOR watch collections online.