Tudor has released the latest version of its Ranger timepiece to mark the 70th anniversary of the British North Greenland Expedition and celebrate the spirit of this adventurous mission.
A quick look at the British North Greenland Expedition and the tool watch accompanying these explorers: the team, mainly consisting of scientists and sailors, left London for Greenland in 1952 for a two-year scientific mission, conducting in-depth glaciological and seismic surveys. Members of the team were equipped with the Tudor Oyster Prince watch, the brand’s first timepiece with both automatic and waterproof functions — perfect for the extreme Arctic conditions. From there, the concept of such a robust and practical expedition watch was carried over into subsequent Ranger models.
Fast forward to 2022, and the brand new Ranger features a 39 mm satin-brushed steel case with a fixed steel bezel of the same finish. The matte black dial with Arabic numerals at 3, 6, 9, and 12 o’clock continues the aesthetics of the series. The arrow-shaped hands are still here, while the tip of the seconds hand is now in burgundy. As with most expedition watches, all hour markers and hands are painted with Super-LumiNova luminescent material for nighttime viewing. The Manufacture Calibre MT5402 has a frequency of 28,800 beats/hour, a power reserve of 70 hours, and is waterproof to 100 metres. The Tudor Ranger is available now in three bracelet options: steel with the brand’s signature T-fit rapid-adjustment clasp, hybrid rubber and leather in black, or olive-green Jacquard fabric with red and beige stripes.