The Pelagos stands out with its titanium bracelet featuring a steel folding clasp with a unique auto-adjustable spring mechanism developed and patented by TUDOR. This technical system allows the bracelet to be adjusted during the dive, contracting when the combination is compressed at greater depths, and expanding when the pressure decreases again during the diver’s return to the surface. A complimentary rubber strap is also provided, equipped with an extension system that makes it easily adjustable for all diving conditions.
The Pelagos 39 is equiped with the TUDOR “T-fit” clasp, which allows for rapid length adjustment. Easy to use, requiring no tools and offering five positions, this system allows the wearer to carry out a fine, instant adjustment of the total length of the bracelet along an adjustment window of 8 millimetres. This clasp also has a 25-millimetre bracelet extension function to allow the watch to be worn over a wetsuit.
The hands of the Pelagos, particularly the hour hand with its characteristic square tip, allow the wearer to distinguish it from the minute hand, at a glance. Known in collectors’ circles as “Snowflake”, this feature is emblematic of TUDOR divers’ watches from 1969 onwards.
The Pelagos models are powered by TUDOR Manufacture Calibres, providing high performance robustness, reliability and precision. Their power reserve of approximately 70 hours means that the owner can, for example, take off the watch on Friday evening and put it on again on Monday morning without having to wind it. In addition to the hour, minute and central second functions, some models provide an instantaneous jump date display visible through an aperture positioned at 3 o'clock.
The TUDOR Pelagos and Pelagos LHD models are guaranteed to a depth of 500 metres and equipped with a helium escape valve, an essential device for preserving the watch during so-called “saturation” dives.
Named LHD for Left Hand Drive, the Pelagos for left-handed divers features a winding stem positioned to the left of the case, so that the watch can be worn on the right wrist. In a nod to its past, the TUDOR Pelagos evokes the brand's history of dive watches designed specifically for left-handed professional divers. During the 1970s, the French Navy commissioned bespoke models for its left-handed divers.
The ceramic disc of the titanium unidirectional rotating bezel features luminous markers that allow for all information to be read even in extreme conditions of low visibility.