Tudor announced a new smaller version of the Ranger today, which is the first update since 2014 when the company launched the now discontinued 41 mm version.
Originally dating back to 1929, three years after the name Tudor was registered by Hans Wilsdorf, the Ranger has a long lineage within the Rolex and Tudor saga. The 2022 Tudor Ranger harkens back to the past more so than the most recent modern versions and is now available in a smaller 39 mm x 12 mm stainless steel case, with a more refined look, including a less pronounced crown, and is powered by a manufacture caliber.
Tudor’s Ranger line is akin to Rolex’s Explorer line in the same way the Tudor Black Bay Pro is to the Rolex Explorer II. Tudor makes the budget versions of the Explorer, so if you want an Explorer I or II, and either don’t want to pay the Rolex premium or like most people, cannot get an allocation of the Explorer, the Ranger is the next best choice.
While the most recently released Ranger from 2014, came with an ETA 2824 in caliber, the 2022 Ranger features the far more desirable MT5402 automatic caliber, with a 70-hour power reserve, made by Tudor’s movement company, Kenissi, the 2022 Tudor Ranger displays hours, minutes, and central seconds, with no date. The more advanced METAS chronometer certification is not used, instead, Tudor has opted to adjust and test the Ranger to C.O.S.C. chronometer standards of -4/+6 seconds per day.
The 2022 Tudor Ranger (Ref. 79950) is available with a black dial and your choice of olive-green Jacquard fabric with red and beige stripes, a hybrid rubber and leather, or 316L steel with a Tudor “T-fit” rapid-adjustment clasp. “RANGER” is now stamped on the dial at 6 o’clock, instead of “ROTOR SELF-WINDING.”
The retail price on a rubber/leather or textile strap is $2,725 and $3,050 for a bracelet.
Photos by Tudor.