The current collection of TUDOR ladies watches has grown and developed to include a variety of styles, functions and sizes. The Clair de Rose is a line available in three sizes, 26, 30 and 34 millimetres in diameter, it presents opaline dials with delicate decorations in relief, punctuated with blue lacquered Roman numerals or diamonds. Models in the 1926, Style and Glamour Date lines are available in a multitude of configurations and sizes, including Glamour Date models in 26 mm while the 1926 and Style watches offer a standard women’s size of 28 mm.
Finally, in the spirit of its very first women’s divers’ watch launched in 1976, TUDOR introduced a Black Bay 32 model specifically for women. The Black Bay line also includes a silver Black Bay 58 925.
In the beginning of the 19th century, the use of timepieces, first the pocket watch then the wristwatch, were almost exclusively reserved for men. In 1810, the first wristwatch in history precisely for a woman was created, pocket watch attached to a bracelet customised for Caroline Murat, Queen of Naples. From there, women’s wristwatches evolved but were originally considered more of a fashion accessory, fragile pieces, adorned with gems and diamonds and considered closer to jewellery instead of reliable and robust wristwatches.
Over the 20th century the lives of women evolved, as they started taking on a multiplicity of roles in the workplace and at leisure.
TUDOR recognized and promoted this new status for women and they created timepieces that catered to an ever-growing clientele by creating watches specifically designed for them; Women who excelled as pioneers in sports and other sectors more than ever before.
In the 1970s even greater emphasis was placed on sporting activities. This led to the creation of two TUDOR sports watches for ladies. The first was the Princess Oysterdate, a waterproof, self-winding model with a calendar, that combined robustness, performance and elegance.
In 1976, TUDOR presented the Princess Date Submariner, the brand’s first divers’ watch dedicated to women. With a compact diameter and a dial inspired by the famous “Snowflake” design, the aesthetic signature of TUDOR divers’ watches, this original TUDOR tool-watch for women was the first of numerous variations to be produced over the next 40 years.