Rodbaston Hall in Penkridge, Staffordshire played host to a very special Rudells event recently when Tudor Watches in conjunction with Rudells entertained an audience of VIP watch collectors.
Tudor is owned by the Hans Wilsdorf Foundation, the same foundation which also owns Rolex. Tudor was founded by Wilsdorf in 1926 and is highly regarded as a brand which affords owners with wearability, outstanding Swiss quality and excellent value. It was a very easy decision for Rudells to represent the brand when the opportunity arose in 2014 with the UK re-launch of the collection.
The collection features many models which provide durability, stylishness and fine quality Swiss manufactured movements. The key models within the collection are Heritage Black Bay, Fastrider, Pelagos and North Flag. Each model is highly distinctive and the current design is based upon previous incarnations from the historical catalogue of timepieces.
One of the most admired pieces on the evening was the Heritage Black Bay Bronze which features an imposing 43 mm case. An aesthetic reference to the use of bronze in historic ships and diving equipment, the choice of this metal — a high-performance aluminum bronze alloy with brushed finishes — lends a highly functional appearance to the watch and guarantees the development of a subtle and unique patina. The timepiece is supplied with a brown woven jacquard strap pre fitted. It is also accompanied by an aged brown leather strap with an angled cut to accentuate the rustic effect.
A Champagne reception kicked off the evening in style during which the Tudor Collection was well admired. All of the guests had the opportunity to try on the range of fabulous timepieces before being called to take their seats for a delicious dinner.
Additional support for this exclusive event was provided by Ducati who exhibited a very special version of the Fastrider motorbike. This sleek exhibit epitomised the synergy between the two brands who are both know for performance, technical ability and a passion to be the best.
Sven Olsen, Tudor UK General Manager, gave a welcome speech to Rudell’s clients commented that “The evening was a great success because of the very close relationship that Tudor have built with Rudells and we are proud to be so strongly represented in the UK once more”.
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