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10 reasons why you should get in line for a tudor ranger

MY TURN - Emerson Yao - The Philippine Star
10 reasons why you should get in line for a tudor ranger

I’ve been spending some time enjoying the recently launched Tudor Ranger, and I realized that this amazing watch has many features to be proud of and why it should be a must-have watch for many sports watch enthusiasts. Let me highlight 10 reasons why you will want this watch.

1. Classic vintage design. This model reminds me of the Rolex Explorer 1, which can be a challenge to get. I find that the Ranger is just as nice — maybe even better, in some respects. The dial has its roots in the early ’60s, with the Arabic numerals at 3, 6, 9 and 12 o’clock, hour marker batons, and arrow hands all painted in luminescent beige paint. The scratchproof sapphire dome crystal also adds to that retro look. ?

2. Comfortable on the wrist. Gone are the days of monster watches at 44mm and up. At 39mm, the Ranger’s size and weight is just perfect. The bracelet clasp is also fitted with the patented Tudor T-fit rapid adjusting clasp that allows you to adjust manually the size of your bracelet without the use of a tool. This comes in handy when it’s warm and the watch seems to feel tighter. ?

3. COSC Certified. All Ranger watches are chronometer certified by the Official Swiss Chronometer Testing Institute (COSC), guaranteeing a well-built watch with precision timing. ?

4. In-house movement. Tudor equips the new Ranger with the Calibre MT5402, which surpasses the standards set by the COSC. The COSC allows a variation of -4/+6 seconds, but the MT5402 runs with only -2/+4 seconds variation. ?

5. Silicon hairspring. With the proliferation of super magnets these days, you need?the antimagnetic characteristics of this hairspring to?make sure your watch stays accurate and will not be affected by extreme temperatures. ?

6. 70-hour power reserve. This means when you take off your watch on Friday, it will still run perfectly when you put it back on Monday. This convenience means you don’t have to reset your watch after a long weekend, and it lessens the wear and tear on your watch.

7. 100m water resistance. While the Ranger isn’t a dive watch, it’s still hardy enough to protect against water seepage. ?

8. 5-Year Warranty. For all its stylishness, the Ranger is a tool watch. It’s built to withstand whatever rugged adventure you put it through. Tudor built a robust watch, and they stand by its quality for five years, one of the longest warranties in the industry. ?

9. Heritage. The Ranger’s launch coincides with the 70th anniversary of the British North Greenland Expedition. Back then, Tudor sent 26 of the newly launched Oyster Prince watches, the brand’s very first automatic and waterproof model, off with the explorers as they spent two years in sub-zero conditions. The current Ranger is inspired by the no- date-stripped-down-tool-watch Oyster Prince, but takes its style inspiration from the first official Ranger line from the 1960s.

10. Affordability. The Tudor Ranger retails at P141,000 (strap) and P157,500 (steel bracelet). You will not find anything comparable in the market that boasts of these features, history and innovations.

Have I convinced you? Drop by and try a Tudor Ranger on your wrist at one of the Tudor boutiques: The Watch House C1, High Street, Fort Bonifacio BGC, and Tudor at The Podium Mall, Ortigas Center, Pasig City.

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Emerson Yao is managing director of the Lucerne Group, which distributes luxe watches in the Philippines. He is always racing for good time, as he is a passionate runner who has joined marathons in New York, Berlin, Chicago and Tokyo. He will join the Boston marathon in 2023.

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