In today’s comparison, we are going to be looking at the Tag Heuer Vs Tudor watch brands. the thing about these two brands, is that they are both very well known high end Swiss luxury brands. That being said, these brands may be pretty evenly matched.
Only one can come out on top though right? So what criteria are we going to use to judge the quality of these brands? Well, the tried and true formula is to look at the build quality, designs, and pricing of a watch. By closely examining how these 3 factors align, we can get a pretty good idea of whether a brand is good or not.
So these are the main 3 factors that we are going to look at when comparing the Tag Heuer Vs Tudor brands today. But first, before we even delve into that, let’s get a little background information on these two Swiss luxury brands.
About Tag Heuer And Tudor
The company was first formed in Switzerland in the late 1800’s by a man named Edouard Heuer. Originally, the company specialized in chronographs, and made many improvements and advancements in this area. Heuer even teamed up with other known names in watchmaking such as Breitling and Hamilton to produce some of the world’s first automatic chronographs.
From these early roots, the company has continued to evolve and innovate. They have produced high end watches of all types. Tag Heuer has many different watch lines, but they are still known for their chronographs.
The Tudor company was founded by Hans Wilsdorf, the same man responsible for the Rolex brand. The main aim of this brand was basically to create a luxury Swiss watch that was less expensive than a Rolex, while at the same time maintaining the standards of quality set by Rolex. In fact, the Oyster collection of Tudor watches inherited the same water resistant case found in the Rolex Oyster series.
Tudor continued to produce watches and grow their brand. However, in 2009, Tudor “re-launched” their brand, and started to move more away from their Rolex origins and into their own. One of the major facets to this reboot of the brand was the incorporation of more in house movements into their watches. Originally, they used solely ETA movements, but have since made more watches with in house movements.
Now that we know a little bit more about the backgrounds of these brands, it’s time to get into more direct comparisons of these watches. The first thing that we’ll look at is the build quality.
Tag Heuer Vs Tudor: Build Quality
Being a luxury brand Tag Heuer’s watches have all of the markings of a luxury brand. They manufacture both automatic and quartz analog watches, and more recently, smartwatches. A lot of the cases are made of stainless steel, but you will also find some with ceramic or titanium bezels included.
Dial windows will be made of sapphire crystal. The bands are going to be made of the usual range of materials such as stainless steel, leather, rubber, etc. A water resistance of 200 meters is common among Tag Heuer watches, but in some models it can be much higher than that.
Also, as with any luxury brand, there will be some models made of precious metals like gold, and some will be adorned with jewels such as diamonds.
Tudor specializes in mechanical watches, though it is possible to find older quartz models. They typically have stainless steel cases. Of course, you can find some models with titanium cases. Others still can be gold or gold plated. As with most luxury brands, the dial windows on Tudor watches are sapphire.
Some models will have ceramic bezels as well. The bands come in stainless steel, leather, fabric, etc. Water resistance in Tudor watches is commonly 100 meters. Many will also have 200 meters of water resistance, with some even being as high as 500 meters.
These two brands are almost dead even when it comes to build quality. Some may disagree, but if I had to pick one, I would say that Tag Heuer is slightly better by ever so small a margin.
Tag Heuer Vs Tudor: Design & Style
Both of these brands have much to offer as far as design and styles go. They each cover the gamut of what you would expect to see in terms of luxury styles. Both Tag Heuer and Tudor boast minimalist designs, chronographs, and dive watches to name a few.
However while both brands sport some beautiful and detailed luxury watches, ultimately I feel that Tag Heuer has more variation, uniqueness, and just that added flare to some of their designs.
Tag Heuer Vs Tudor: Pricing
As far as pricing goes, these are high end luxury brand watches, so you can expect them to be pretty pricey. It is true that the prices will vary based on specific models and marketplaces. And while both of these brands do sit in the higher pricing tier of watches, you will find that Tag Heuer prices tend to trend a bit lower, on average.
As stated earlier, both brands are going to be expensive, but Tag Heuer watches have a better chance of being fetched at lower prices.
The results of this comparison are in! Based on the factors that were presented here today, Tag Heuer would appear to be the better buy overall. These two brands are extremely close in every area. At the end of the day though, it seems like Tag Heuer has slightly lower priced Swiss luxury watches, and more varied styles, at a quality equal to or better than Tudor.
Keep in mind that this is just one man’s opinion, and not the definitive guide on what luxury watch to buy! This article is just here to help you to make a more informed decision. Luxury watches are expensive. So you will want to learn as much as you can about the brands you buy, before you buy them.
When all is said and done though, you decide what watch you want to buy. And that concludes this comparison. If you enjoyed it, you can find more articles like this here