What’s laudable about the new Tudor Pelagos LHD watch is that this timepiece for left-handed divers has been designed from the ground up to be worn on the right wrist. As this is not the first time Tudor has produced a lefty watch (it did so for the French Navy in 1981), the movement has not simply been flipped and the dial turned 180 degrees, no sir. The self-winding COSC movement manufactured in-house has been more than tinkered with to allow the titanium screw-down winding crown to be placed on the left side of the 42mm titanium and steel case while keeping the date window on the right of the dial. Water resistant to depths of 500m, the LHD has an automatic helium escape valve at 3 o’clock, and also boasts the innovative matching titanium bracelet with patented auto-adjustable buckle that can expand and contract, adjusting for changes in wetsuit thickness at differing pressure depths. The fact that each piece is individually numbered and the “Pelagos” name on the dial is in red also adds to this model’s collectability. And if you are not left-handed, many prefer this design as the crown will not dig into the wrist, or some simply prefer wearing a watch on the right hand. Whatever the reason, and whatever wrist you choose to wear it on, Brogue thinks the Pelagos LHD looks superb both in and out of the water.

 £3,030 tudorwatch.com


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