Tudor has revived a relationship with the French Navy (Marine Nationale) that dates back to the 1950s when it was charged with making watches optimized for professional underwater navigation.
The partnership has led to the launch of the Tudor Pelagos FXD model, where FXD refers extra reinforcement of the case in order to meet specifications set by the French Navy’s combat swimmers, the prestigious Commando Hubert unit.
At a glance, the Tudor Pelagos FXD looks like the blue Black Bay launched a year ago, but it carries the Pelagos name on the dial above its official waterproof rating to a depth of 660 feet (200m).
The 42mm titanium watch has a navy blue dial and ceramic bezel with bright white markers and labels.
The three-hander, without date, uses the manufacture MT5602 automatic movement with silicon balance spring, which is COSC-certified and has a 70-hour power reserve.
A closed case back is engraved with the logo of the Marine Nationale.
The watch is worn on a blue NATO fabric strap and has an additional rubber strap.
It is on sale for CHF 3700.