Tudor Heritage Advisor Automatic Alarm
This year, Rolex is going to resurrect the beautiful Tudor Advisor alarm automatic wrist watch. The new iteration of the historic model will be sold as the Tudor Heritage Advisor.
As one might have expected, the new watch carefully preserves the DNA of the original, but comes in a much larger case.
While the Advisor from 1957 was available in a small by today’s standards 34 mm case, the new Heritage Advisor comes in a more impressive 42 mm body.
Made of stainless steel and titanium, the new case offers a nice mixture of polished and satin-finished surfaces that provide the watch with more depth and make it look even more interesting.
The dial has also become more entertaining to look at.
The applied Arabic numerals and hour markers are still here, but, thanks to increase in size, the extra real estate is wisely used to display the alarm On/Off indicator at 9 o’clock and a power reserve display at 3 o’clock.
At six o’clock, there is one more sub-dial that displays a simple 31-days calendar.
As you can see, the watch sports not one, but two crowns.
The one at 4 o’clock is for winding and setting the watch and the other, at 2 o’clock, is for setting the alarm (it is displayed with the red-colored arrow-tipped extra hour hand.) The buzzer is turned on or off with a push-piece, which is located at 8 o’clock.
Although in its press release Rolex says nothing about the timekeeper’s back, I may assume that, like the original, it will be delivered with a solid stainless steel cover. Such a solution makes the alarm sound louder.
According to the company, the watch will be supplied either on a steel bracelet or a leather strap. Both versions will be delivered with an extra strap made in woven fabric.
Tudor Heritage Advisor automatic alarm watch specification
Movement: Automatic, with Tudor alarm module, Swiss Made
Movement decoration: N/A
Functions: Hours, minutes, date, alarm, power reserve indicator
Power reserve: 42 hours
Case material: Stainless steel and titanium
Bezel material: Stainless steel
Case shape: Round
Bezel shape: Round
Case size: 42.00 mm
Lug width: N/A
Case height: N/A
Water resistance: 100 meters
Strap: Satin-finished steel bracelet or black alligator leather with folding clasp and new safety catch; Second strap in fabric with buckle
Crystal: Sapphire, convex
Case back: N/A
Tags: 100 m, 42 mm, Advisor, alarm, Automatic, Baselworld 2011, Heritage, power reserve, Titanium, Tudor