While it is deeply inspired by a historic model, the Oyster Prince Ranger of 1967, the brand states that the 2014 Heritage Ranger is “far from being a mere re-edition”.
From what we were told, the brand doesn’t create “replicas”; rather it is about appreciating the spirit of the old, re-interpreting it and completely reworking it.
The Tudor Heritage Ranger of 2014 is larger than the original of 1967 with its diameter of 41mm and the entire case is satin-finished.
The finish expresses “the functionality, technical prowess and robustness of an object that could have been standard equipment in the packs of sled-dog mushers” that were about to face the most extreme conditions, states the brand.
Like the 1967 original, the lugs of the Heritage Ranger are drilled through for the strap bars. The dial with the Tudor rose symbol is matt black and is domed, similar to the brand’s watches of the 1950s and 1960s.
The original dial of the Oyster Prince Ranger of 1967 is domed and has hand-painted dials. The 3, 6, 9 and 12 o’clock hour indexes of the Heritage Ranger are likewise hand-painted with lots of SuperLuminova and now has a burgundy sweep seconds hand.
There are three available strap options: the steel bracelet, bund strap and leather strap. Every Tudor Heritage Ranger will also have what the brand terms “a camouflage fabric strap” with a buckle.
The camouflage strap for Tudor’s Heritage Ranger is not an ordinary strap. As a Tudor spokesperson highlights, “Around 95% of camouflage fabrics are painted with ‘fake’ colours,” but “… the cotton fibres used for Tudor’s fabric strap are coloured in different shades of green and weaved.”