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The TUDOR 1926 - 104 Sophisticated Choices

28 June 23

With over a hundred versions available, the TUDOR 1926 provides an excellent starting point for the newcomer looking to find their style in the world of luxury watches. Every combination combines classic elegance with TUDOR’s renowned reliability and performance.

Named for the year Hans Wilsdorf first registered the TUDOR name, the TUDOR 1926 offers understated elegance at exceptional value. This is an ideal first luxury watch, mixing traditional and sporty elements for a timeless aesthetic. With over a hundred variations to choose from, this collection has something for everyone.

More formal than many TUDOR timepieces, the domed and textured dial lends the 1926 a vintage feel. The bezel and case are simple, with a sleek profile and classic polished finish. These formal features are balanced by the Arabic numerals, which add a touch of sport chic to the design. A screw-down crown provides 100m of water-resistance, and the watch is powered by a supplied movement, allowing TUDOR to provide reliable performance at an accessible price point.

 When selecting a TUDOR 1926, the first variable to consider is the case. There are four sizes available; 28mm, 36mm, 39mm or 41mm. The case is offered in either stainless steel or steel and 18ct rose gold. Regardless of size or style preference, there is a 1926 to suit any wrist. For the new watch enthusiast, this presents the chance to try on the same style of watch in multiple sizes to discover which fits best. The team here at Prestons are always on hand to help guide new clients through this process.

For the dial, there is a choice of silver, opaline, black or white. In each colour, the dial is embossed with a delicate grid texture, which adds visual interest without becoming overbearing. The smooth minute track provides subtle contrast and definition to the dial’s circumference. The date appears in an aperture at 3 o’clock, and the TUDOR name and emblem are inscribed at 12 o’clock.

The index features applied Arabic numerals for the even numbers, with faceted arrow-shaped hour markers in between. There is the option to replace these with diamond-set markers for a more luxurious touch. The numerals, markers and hands are available in rose gold, steel, or blue for a truly vintage look. In all versions, the dial is sophisticated and highly legible.

Finally, the watch is offered with either a bracelet or a strap. The bracelet is composed of seven links, with a combination of satin-brushed and polished finishes to create a play of light and texture. The brown leather strap is lined with rubber for optimal comfort and durability. Either is an excellent choice, the bracelet leaning into the formal elements of the watch, while the strap provides a more relaxed aesthetic.

With so many options available, the TUDOR 1926 collection provides newcomers to the world of luxury watches a chance to solidify their taste and style. The watch builder on the TUDOR website is an excellent place to start exploring. Every combination is classic and refined, with all the robust functionality one would expect from TUDOR. Perfect for daily wear, with an aesthetic that will accompany the wearer from day to night, the strength of these watches is in their versatility and timelessness.

If you would like to find your TUDOR 1926 or explore the rest of our TUDOR collection, we would invite you to contact Prestons Wilmslow or Prestons Guildford by telephone, via our online contact form, or by visiting us in-store. One of our specialists will be happy to guide you through any enquiry you may have.

Our Showrooms

Over the years, generations of families have become customers of Prestons, and many have gone on to become friends. Today, our teams look forward to welcoming you to our showrooms in Wilmslow, Guildford, Norwich and Leeds.

Prestons Guildford


Our Guildford showroom, which is now located on the opposite side of the high street, is designed to reflect the architectural merit of the Edwardian building it now occupies. The store features newly extended spaces dedicated to the fine watch houses it showcases, alongside a comfortable lounge to allow our clients to explore our bridal and fine jewellery collections. Explore This Showroom

Prestons Wilmslow


Located in the heart of Wilmslow, this showroom features a selection of spaces dedicated to the fine watch houses it showcases. Of course, the bridal collections Prestons have always been famous for remain a prominent feature of the store and surround the famous Aquarium Bar which sits at its centre. Explore This Showroom

Rolex by Prestons, Leeds


This showroom, located in Victoria Gate, features extensive Rolex showcases alongside a discrete VIP lounge. Every element of the interior design radiates the values of the Rolex crown: excellence, precision and attention to detail from louvre walls in walnut, to the careful calibration of colours and patterns within the fittings and furnishings. Explore This Showroom

Prestons Norwich


Located on the historic Norwich high street, Prestons Norwich has been expanded and redesigned to reflect the character of the building it has occupied for over 150 years. The showroom features collections by Patek Philippe, Rolex and TUDOR alongside our fine jewellery collections. Explore This Showroom
Guildford showroom