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The Spirit of the TUDOR Royal

22 April 21

Here, we explore the TUDOR Royal, its features, benefits, signature characteristics and the configurations available.

The TUDOR Royal collection was introduced in 2020 and incorporates both a very contemporary yet classic range of timepieces. Beautiful dials with an exquisite finish perfectly complement the metal sculpture of the watch exterior.

The stainless steel case is mounted on an integrated “five-link” bracelet to ensure an uninterrupted line, a feature seen on TUDOR watches from as early as 1973, where it was present on models like the TUDOR Prince Oysterdate, reference 9121. Brought to the modern age, the bracelet is characterised by three wide links with a satin finish set between two slimmer polished elements. Its smooth surfaces and edges showcase the attention to detail paid by TUDOR to ensure comfortable wear. 

Another detail, which adds to the final sporty-chic look of the TUDOR Royal collection, is the unique notched bezel, with an alternating surface polish and cut grooves. Available in black, silver, champagne-colour or blue, the sunray motif applied to the dials of the TUDOR Royal create an elegant effect when reflecting the light. They offer the perfect contrast to either the Roman numeral applique hour markers or the diamond hour markers, while not affecting the legibility of the timepiece. For a softer alternative, the mother-of-pearl dial is set with colourless diamond hour markers and creates an elegant and sophisticated finish to this exceptional wristwatch.

“Royal” is a name first used by TUDOR in the 1950s to emphasize the superior quality of its watches. With this heritage in mind, the TUDOR Royal offers a range of automatic sport-chic watches with integrated bracelets that are as affordable as they are uncompromising. The Royal comes in stainless steel or alternatively, a combination of stainless steel and yellow gold and is offered in 4 sizes with 14 possible dial options, making the selection a very personal process.

 The reference M28600-0006, priced at £2,200 seen here, is part of the TUDOR Royal collection which features a self-winding mechanical movement, calibre T603, with an approximate 38-hour power-reserve, waterproofness to 100 metres (330ft) and is produced in this instance with a stainless steel case, 41mm in diameter. This model’s contrasting blue sunray-finish dial is set with colourless diamonds and roman numerals and the very useful date aperture at 3 o’clock, doubled with the day aperture at 12 o’clock.

As with all TUDOR watches, the TUDOR Royal is backed with the industry-leading, five-year TUDOR International Guarantee, confirming that the watch has undergone extensive testing for chronometric precision, waterproofness and power reserve.

 Our Wilmslow and Guildford showrooms both feature TUDOR and act as the perfect environment to explore the brand’s unique heritage, their pioneering creativity and the exceptional models included in their collection. If you would like to learn more about the TUDOR Royal or the entire TUDOR collection, please visit us in store or contact our dedicated team here.

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