As the official sponsor of the world’s oldest motorsports endurance race, it is hardly a surprise that Tudor makes one of the most iconic racing timepieces of them all.
Well, actually, they make three of them. That’s because the Tudor Grantour watch comes in three distinct styles, each with its own set of features and functions. From customisable straps to unique dials, each of the three Grantour variants is truly it’s own watch. That’s not to say however that each is wildly different, with all three staying true to the Grantour’s heart and soul of a true racing watch with aesthetics and tech specs to match.
First of all we will take a look at the Tudor Grantour Date, the most popular style in the series and by far the most versatile offering.
With a design that reflects that of its chronograph cousins, the Grantour Date keeps things spick and span with a distinct absence of any sub dials creating a slick aesthetic that’s just as wearable on a black tie night out or during a long day crunching numbers at your desk.
The case comes in at 42mm, with a stainless steel construction complete with high polish finish. The bezel is stainless steel also, and comes sporting a black aesthetic that lends the watch a truly sophisticated look. The Grantour Date has a neat winding crown feature that means this model is waterproof to 200 metres.
Meanwhile, the 2824 movement ensures cutting edge timekeeping on a dial that is minimalistic but which comes with Porsche inspired Arabic numerals.
High practicality is the name of the game with the Grantour Date watch, whose sword hands are luminous and sweep past a date window which is observable at 3 o’clock. With a scalloped shape, the minute track sweeps through this beautiful watch face elegantly.
Then there’s the Tudor Grantour Fly Back, which is as innovative as the Date is functional and versatile. Where the Tudor Grantour Fly Back really shines is through its ability to reset while running through an easy to click side pusher that sits close to the 4 o’clock mark. This feature ensures highly accurate readings in a quick and convenient manner, and lends the watch the name of Fly Back. Truly, this is a pioneering feature and, combined with the sleek good looks of the Tudor Grantour Fly Back, makes this watch an excellent option for all round use.
In contrast to the Tudor Grantour Date the Tudor Grantour Fly Back has a beautiful black face that lends it an even more mysterious air.
Last but by no means least, the Tudor Grantour Three Register Chronograph is the final version of this highly popular watch model.
The difference between this iteration and the others in the series is that this watch features a highly complex Valjoux 7753 movement which Tudor Grantour Three Register Chronograph. Red accents across the dial of this prestigious timepiece allude to its motor racing heritage, whilst the sheer detail in each of the three variations allow the wearer to read speeds with more accuracy than was ever believed to be possible.
With a silver and black face to compliment the highly complex movement within, the Tudor Grantour Three Register Chronograph is the most advanced technologically of all three watches.
All in all, the Tudor Grantour series is made up of three exceptional timepieces that redefine what a motor racing watch can be in the modern era. Whether you are searching for a good looking watch that ticks all of the boxes regarding accuracy and general timekeeping as well as versatility, or if you need an ultra-accurate, state of the art tool to aid you in recording the best possible time around the track, the Tudor Grantour series can help you to achieve your goals. Truly one of the sleekest and most technologically advanced watches around, the Grantour watches are each a triumph of form and function from the master Swiss watchmakers at Tudor.