Each of those watches put on superbly, and whereas I don’t suppose we ought to be stressing the numbers, in case you’re nonetheless studying about these two ostensibly boring watches at this level, you gained’t thoughts a fast dip into measurements and their affect on the slight put on variations between them. The 14060 is listed as a 40mm watch, nonetheless it measures a bit below that at 39.4mm. Conversely, the Pelagos 39 is listed as, effectively, 39mm, however it really measures nearer to 40 than the Sub, at 39.6mm. One small element that I really love about this Sub is the design of the bezel meeting, which will get a wider toothing at its perimeter than subsequent references. This permits for a barely narrower bezel insert, which is the final of the aluminum era right here, and alters the visible id of the watch in a really minor, however noticeable approach, showing a bit flatter general.
The bezel of the Pelagos 39 affords the one notable visible aptitude of the watch because of the sunray end it receives. It’s a element you discover in practically any mild, and in use I’ve discovered that it offers a welcome break from the in any other case uniform matte textures discovered all through the remainder of the watch. The P39 is fully titanium with a mushy brushed texture, even on the beautiful chamfer of the lug (which you would possibly contemplate one other little bit of visible aptitude). The 14060 makes use of a metal case and bracelet, and can be brushed all through save for the case partitions, that are polished. Regardless of the totally different supplies, they really feel about the identical weight in hand and on wrist with the P39 coming in a contact lighter at 104 g vs the 125g of the Sub (for reference, the 114060 weighs in at 153g).
Going again to case partitions for a second, Tudor is typically criticized for its tall case partitions which embody practically the complete the thickness of the watch. It’s a very annoying element on a few of their thicker watches, however with the 12mm thick P39 it’s hardly price complaining about. That stated, holding it subsequent to this Sub highlights the totally different approaches to the case profile. The 14060 has a a lot thinner case wall, with extra of the thickness held within the stomach of a caseback, whereas the Tudor has a close to flat caseback. This permits the Sub to nestle into the wrist for a trimmer look than its 12.3mm thickness would possibly indicate. The most important distinction between the 2 in relation to the numbers is their lug to lug distance, which is a good bit longer on the Rolex at 46.1mm vs the 47.6mm of the Tudor. After all, neither watch suffers from wearability points within the slightest, and whereas they do put on equally general, the lightness favors the P39 whereas the trim match favors the Sub.