Founded in the mid-1980s, David Duggan Watches is a London institution for watch collectors. It has now become an official retailer of Tudor and the first to sell vintage and new Tudor pieces side by side.
While the store is known for stocking Rolex and Patek Philippe, its founder now considers Tudor to be the next brand for serious collectors.
“Tudor is the ideal choice for those new to the world of luxury watch collecting,” says David Duggan, “and those who wish to invest in a timepiece that is ultimately wearable, but will retain its performance as well as its value for a lifetime.”
In 1946, some 38 years after he started making watches under the name Rolex, Hans Wilsdorf started his brand Tudor. It was named after Wilsdorf’s love of 16th century England.
Using the same cases and bracelets, Tudor was at first a more affordable option to Rolex. Its Oyster Prince collection was based on the already well-known Oyster case. The Tudor Submariner has commonalities with the Rolex Submariner. But over time, as Tudor released its own innovative chronograph models, it moved away from its sister brand.