In Watches, Checking for Precision

Tudor becomes the second brand to have its timepieces assessed for accuracy by a Swiss government agency.

Creating a Swiss mechanical watch that can measure the passage of time with perfect precision is a challenge. And now Tudor, Rolex’s sister brand founded in 1926, has joined Omega as the only two watch companies to have the accuracy of their timepieces certified by one of Switzerland’s most demanding public entities.

The Tudor Black Bay Ceramic, introduced in May, comes with a Master Chronometer certification from the Institut Fédéral de Métrologie, a Swiss government agency commonly known as METAS.

The certification confirms that each watch keeps exact time while withstanding myriad environmental assaults —

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