To many, right is the correct direction. It is a given. The prominent position in which watches are to be worn. However, that is not the case all the time. And in Pelagos Left Handed, watch brand Tudor manages to resolve this issue by giving one an option to use his left wrist, and be proud about it.

 Initially, Tudor has produced watches of these series at the request of diving professionals, including the French Navy. Diver’s watches, it must be said, are intended to be worn specifically on one’s right wrist. It requires specific characteristics when it comes to ergonomics, such as the placement of the stems and the pushers, which are essential when viewing information under water. Before, left-handed divers are seen wearing their watch upside down on their right wrists, and were limited only to using the minutes elapsed calculating function. This in turn leaves the dominant hand freely accessing the winder. It is an unfortunate spectacle that one cannot fully use the entire function of the watch because of its placement on the wrist.

As a nod to its rich heritage, Tudor now presents the Pelagos model with a unique design that makes it fitting for the left-hand-users. Here, the Pelagos line unveils the LHD, or the Left Hand Drive, which means that Tudor has now been able to present a complete range of technical diver’s watches for left or right users. The winding stem on the middle of the case has been reposition for better access, giving efficient ergonomics specific to the left-handed’s needs. And just as its previous watches, this series contain the same legacy of the brand by bringing its history and design codes to light.

The Pelagos Left Handed, in keeping up with the tradition, is given dedicated reference numbers. Each model has a unique number engraved in large Arabic typography found on the case back. This, one should note, is a first for Tudor.

The watch also bears many alterations to fit the user’s needs. The dial of the new Pelagos has been reworked, now containing beige luminescent markings, plus the Pelagos signature in red found at the 6 o’clock position. The calendar disk is notably in beige too, and is crafted with a new design. One could see the numbers displayed in varying colors; the even in red, and the odd ones in black. This aesthetic is dubbed as the “roulette” by collectors, an especial aesthetic of Tudor’s diver’s watches. It is accompanied by snowflake-hands that first appeared in the 1969 7021 model. In the same theme, the rotatable bezel has beige markings that match the color of the dial.