Tudor has just introduced the Pelagos FXD model, which upscales the standard Pelagos model to meet the specific needs of the Marine Nationale. The two parties have long collaborated on various timepieces, first teaming up in the 1950s.
The capable, luxurious diver was developed in conjunction with the French Navy's combat swimmers and features an ultra-lightweight 42mm satin-brushed titanium case with fixed strap bars—all machined from a single block. This, to no surprise, adds a robust and rugged edge, while also meeting the unique specifications required for the Marine Nationale military operations. On the flip side, the caseback is subtly engraved with the Marine Nationale logo and the inscription "M.N.21."
The other big change from the standard Pelagos to the Pelegos FXD is a wider 120-click bi-directional bezel, which provides optimum grip while wearing neoprene dive gloves. It also opts for retrograde 60-to-0 graduation rather than the ISO 6425:2018 standard, which meets the specific underwater navigation needs of the naval branch.
It's powered by Tudor's in-house Calibre MT5602, which is certified by the Official Swiss Chronometer Testing Institute (COSC) and delivers an impressive 70 hours of power reserve. A one-piece fabric strap with a self-gripping fastening system finishes off the look, while a one-piece rubber strap (featuring an embossed fabric motif) is included with every purchase.
For those interested in adding to the collection, it's available to purchase here for $3,900 USD.