What is the TUDOR Ranger?
TUDOR’s new Ranger watch, marking the 70th anniversary of the British North Greenland Expedition, celebrates the spirit of this daring adventure, as well as that of the British scientists and sailors who took part in this expedition. The TUDOR Ranger is complete with Manufacture Calibre MT5402, a 39mm case, and a clasp with a rapid adjustment system. Continuing within their renowned timepiece collections, the new TUDOR Ranger combines the tradition of the expedition watch with the classic appeal of the watches that were used by the members of the British North Greenland Expedition. The TUDOR Ranger is truly the epitome of a robust, practical and affordable but luxury timepiece! Discover TUDOR Ranger watches at Deacons Jewellers here, or get in touch to visit our Swindon Showroom!
What is the design of the new TUDOR Ranger?
One of the most appealing qualities of the TUDOR Ranger is that its model and design respects the tradition, classic and aesthetic standards established within the course of TUDOR’s watchmaking history. Featuring a dial with Arabic numerals, hour markers painted in luminescent material, and the Ranger arrow-shaped hour hand, this watch beautifully embodies the feel of a vintage timepiece.
This model echo’s the functional heritage of TUDOR Watches, with its satin-brushed case and bracelet, creating an overall matt finish, which displays the spirit of a ‘tool watch’, that is, a timepiece that serves for a specific purpose. Some elements of the TUDOR Ranger are polished to strengthen the lines of the case, including the inner edge of the bezel.
The new TUDOR Ranger watch also contains subtle, but meaningful details of this collection's history. The first is that the design features a Ranger mentioned at 6 o’clock on the dial. The second is that the tip of the angular second hand is dipped in a sleek burgundy colour, which brings a novel touch to the characteristics, look and feel of TUDOR Ranger.
Finally, touching on the classic, desirable and innovative properties of TUDOR watches, the TUDOR Ranger contains a T-fit clasp, which is equipped with a system for rapid length adjustment of 8mm. The new TUDOR Ranger is an exquisitely impressive, intricate and remarkable design! To discover more about the TUDOR Ranger, browse online, or alternatively, feel free to get in touch with a member of our team or visit us in our Swindon Showroom. We will be happy to guide you through your TUDOR Watch journey!
TUDOR Ranger Family
Over the course of its history, the TUDOR Ranger has been offered in a number of different variations, from design principles from 1943, all the way to present day. Each TUDOR Ranger timepiece has its own unique qualities and design features. For example, some existed with and without a date, others had automatic and manual winding, and the watch initially included the TUDOR rose logo, which was then followed by the shield on the dial. Below indicates the timeline of the TUDOR Ranger family.
1973 - Touching on the designs of early TUDOR designs from 1943, in 1973, a variation of the TUDOR Ranger was made with an integrated bracelet under the name ‘Ranger II’.
2014 - Introduced in 2014, the TUDOR Heritage Ranger was a 41mm diameter, self-winding watch that impeccably showcased all of the design elements that were characteristic of the Ranger aesthetics, but including its own personal Ranger mention at 6 o’clock.
2022 - Moving to present day, the latest Ranger model and release by TUDOR follows the same design principles of this collection, whilst incorporating new, state-of-the-art technical elements. This includes a high performance manufacture calibre and a TUDOR T-fit clasp. Discover the new TUDOR Ranger at Deacons Jewellers here.
Origins of TUDOR Ranger Watches
The origins of the TUDOR Ranger name dates back much further than the British North Greenland Expedition, even though this is a substantial part of the watch’s history. The heritage of this timepiece is traced to 1929, which is the year when Hans Wilsdorf, the founder of TUDOR Watches, registered the ‘Ranger’ name, just a few years after registering the ‘TUDOR’ name. At this time, however, the name ‘Ranger’, was not used to indicate the model specifically, but instead to add an adventurous, daring, and brave spirit to TUDOR Watches. It wasn’t until the 1960s when the characteristics of the TUDOR Ranger, that we recognise today, began to appear.
On 8th July 1952, the British North Greenland Expedition left Deptford, an area on the banks of the Thames in London, for a two-year scientific mission studying ice sheets in Greenland. This is a mission that has had a lasting impact on the name TUDOR for many years! The British scientists and sailors that participated in this expedition were equipped with the brand new Oyster Prince model, Tudor’s first watch that was both automatic and waterproof. TUDOR asked them to gather performance data from how these watches reacted under harsh, extreme weather conditions.
The Ranger line celebrates the adventurous spirit of these pioneers of arctic exploration, as it is their work that has shaped the new TUDOR Ranger into the watch that it is today. The 2022 latest addition to the Ranger family offers an affordable combination of innovative, new and state-of-the-art technology with the historic and classic aspects of TUDOR Watches. Shop the new TUDOR Ranger now!
TUDOR Watches at Deacons Jewellers
Born from the will to go beyond the standards, TUDOR’s watchmaking philosophy draws its inspiration from its heritage, whilst incorporating state-of-the-art technology, exclusive innovations and pioneering creativity. Here at Deacons Jewellers, we are proud stockists of TUDOR watches, and have a wide range of watches for you to try. Browse online today, or feel free to visit us at our Swindon Showroom. For more information about TUDOR at Deacons Jewellers, view more of our TUDOR Watch guides, and get in touch with a member of our team today!
TUDOR Exclusive: TUDOR is taking over Piccadilly Circus for a week, starting 28th November 2022, featuring an impressive 3D deep-screen TUDOR Ranger video! Keep a look out for the video from this special event online at Deacons Jewellers. Coming soon...