As Rolex gained popularity throughout the years their demand skyrocketed. Along with an increase in demand comes increase in prices. Rolex watches are now the most sold luxury Swiss watches in the world.
Because Rolex’s demand a high price tag a market opened up for more affordable watches with the same styling. In 1946 Hans Wilsdorf started the Tudor line which were a more affordable option to Rolex. Most Tudor’s were modeled after their Rolex counterpart.
One of the most popular preowned luxury watches that Tudor made was the Daytona. Rolex also makes a watch that they call the Daytona and they have very similar looks and functions.
Both watches are designed around the chronograph function which makes it possible to time seconds and minutes, up to 30 minutes. They both have a tachymetre bezel which can measure speed over a given distance. They also both share the name Daytona which is reminiscent of a race.
Where the watches differ are in their prices. The Tudor Daytona retails for around $5,000 while the Rolex Daytona retails for over $10,000.
Tudor recently stopped selling watches in the United States in 2004 due to a decrease in demand. However, they are still sold all around the world in places that include Europe, South America, and South Asia.
Tudor watches still have a high residual value in the world of preowned luxury watches and are a more affordable option to Rolex.
by, Seth at Raymond Lee Jewelers
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