To say that Tudor’s Heritage Pelagos line has been stonkingly successful since its 2012 launch would be an understatement. In fact my post on the Pelagos versus the Black Bay is one of my most read ones. The hugely popular original was followed up with updates, with last year bringing with it a new in-house Calibre MT5612 movement for the Pelagos, as well as a bright blue iteration.
In an unexpected move late into this year, Tudor has followed Baselworld 2016’s Heritage Black Bay update with a Heritage sideways update – meet the Pelagos LHD, ‘destro’ style, with cream-coloured indices and red ‘Pelagos’ on the dial.
The 42mm of the new LHD is in Grade 2 titanium with the same unidirectional bezel with a 60-minute ceramic insert. Water resistance is 500m and there is a helium escape valve.
As mentioned earlier, the indices and hands remain the same but the white is now cream, carried through to the bezel, and if the first photos are anything to go back, it looks really good. The new red of the ‘Pelagos’ on the dial is carried through to the date – even days are red and odd days in black.
Inside, the Heritage Pelagos LHD has the same MT5612 movement with a 70-hour power reserve but flipped to make it a lefty.
Last but definitely not least, an intriguing new detail – a production number engraved on the caseback. No it is not a limited edition model but it is a numbered series. The numbering also looks like a nod to the MN (Marine Nationale) French Navy marking. It was for the MN that Tudor made custom ‘lefty’ models in the early 1960s.
This guaranteed crowd pleaser comes on a Titanium bracelet with an additional rubber strap.
RRP for the new Pelagos LHD is 4,200 CHF / 4,140 EUR / 4,400 USD as per the usual model.