CASE DIAMETER: 42.5MM
CASE MATERIAL: STAINLESS STEEL / TITANIUM
BRACELET MATERIAL: STAINLESS STEEL
"You're a world class diver; part Bomb-Disposal Master, part Sub-Aqua Specialist. You'll form close bonds with your team and be central to their - and your crewmates' - safety. This is one of the most physically demanding roles in the Royal Navy" - Royal Navy Application Form
A role reserved for some of the most technically proficient and physically capable divers, the Royal Navy Clearance Divers are known for Counter-Terrorism Operations and Explosive Ordinance Disposal - and they expect just as much from their equipment as they do their divers.
One of just 70 made, and issued exclusively to active service members in the Royal Navy - and specifically those acting as Clearance Divers - this Tudor Pelagos was never made available to the public for purchase - with this being the only example currently available for public purchase in completely unworn, 'fully-stickered' condition - and as a full set no less.
Although the case is a relatively large at 42.5mm - its blend of both Stainless Steel and Titanium lend it an equally wearable and robust construction and heightened legibility, the slight grey finish to the case contrasts the vibrant blue dial perfectly, which although not immediately obvious, is one of only a few key differences between this and publicly available references in the Pelagos lineup - it features 5 lines of text - with one reading 'Royal Navy Clearance Diver' followed by '70th Anniversary' given this reference was released in celebration of the 70th anniversary of the Royal Navy Clearance Diver division.
Another key difference is the caseback, featuring a pristine laser-etched crest for the 'DTXG' (Diving & Threat Exploitation Group) 'Alpha Squadron' - offering this example undeniable authenticity. The caseback also features a specific edition number out of 70, which has been redacted to protect the identity of the seller.
Whilst the incredible rarity and unique design affectations certainly make this watch a truly special piece, it is of course backed up by Tudor's well-regarded mechanical excellence; featuring a Calibre MT5612 and the patented Tudor Bracelet with its handy folding clasp and adjustable extension system.
For both avid Tudor and military watch collectors alike, this Pelagos presents a truly once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to own a service-issue only watch in unworn condition.