The TUDOR North Flag was inspired by the TUDOR Ranger II which was produced in the 1970s and pays homage to the iconic Oyster Prince, made in 1952 and used for the treacherous British North Greenland Expedition. Having withstood the most extreme of climate conditions, the Oyster Prince was a lot to live up to — but the North Flag accomplished, if not trumped his predecessor’s feat. Keeping in mind the scientific and functional dimensions of the Oyster Prince, TUDOR developed its very own “Manufacture” movement for the North Flag, a self-winding mechanical movement with a COSC stamp of approval.
All of the above, however, means nothing for the modern adventurer if it doesn’t look good. Here — with help from brands like E. Tautz, Matthew Miller and Maison Kitsune — we explored ways the TUDOR North Flag could be worn in less hostile environments, like inside an unassuming room of mirrors.
Jokes aside, the matte black leather strap timepiece with bold stitching is a classy companion to any casual outfit (The North Flag is also available with a steel bracelet). Hybrid steel and ceramic external parts are highlighted by polished scratch-resistant sapphire crystal. The double waterproofness system allows the watch to go approximately 330 feet below surface — if you need to go there, that is.
You can learn more about the TUDOR North Flag here.
Photographer: Dominic Storer
Stylist: Atip W
Grooming: Teddy Mitchell using Bobbi Brown
Casting director: Sarah Bunter @ Buntercasting
Photo assistant: Dan Clarke
Models: Max Legemah @ Models 1