A Movement Comparison of Tudor and Rolex

While rolex replica and Tudor are “brother brands” and share many similarities, there are also key differences. It is no secret that their founder, Hans Wilsdorf, founded the up-market Rolex brand, while Tudor is a cheaper but still Swiss-made, high-quality sibling. Although you can clearly see these different designs and the use of different materials, the real difference between Rolex and Tudor in terms of quality is their movement. 
For decades Rolex has adhered to the strong, unwavering principal of only using in-house built movements. Tudor replica was able to offer well-designed replica watches at significantly lower price points because they utilized less expensive Swiss ETA movements.
Both powerhouses for their respective brands, the Tudor Caliber 2824 and Rolex Caliber 3135 are used in a variety of different watch models. So, it only makes sense to put these two popular, reliable movements up against one another.
The 2824 may not be an in-house movement for fake Tudor, but this Swiss ETA movement has been an industry-staple for many brands because of its accuracy and reliability since 1982. Moreover, we know Tudor makes some modifications of this off-the-shelf caliber to keep up their great standards. It sits at 5mm thick and 25.6mm in diameter.
Then there’s the Caliber 3135, the automatic, self-winding mechanical movement created by Rolex itself. Just like all the other replica Rolex movements, the 3135 is also COSC certified – which means it passed a rigorous series of tests to become designated as one of the most high-precision movements available. While, it also gives a little bit more with 31 jewels and a longer 48-hour power reserve. The Caliber 3135 also boasts interesting features like a glucydur balance wheel and an antimagnetic Blue Parachrom hairspring.
Let’s start with the Caliber 9001, made particularly for their Sky-Dweller, which is easily the most complicated and sophisticated mechanical movement Rolex has ever manufactured. All this helps keep track of two time zones simultaneously, along with powering the annual calendar that distinguishes between 30 and 31 day months.
Then there’s the MT5621, which was five years in the making, and debuted in the North Flag. A significant moment for the brand, the MT5621 could be seen through a clear caseback in this model, showing off its modern matte finishes, sunray-brushed surfaces and an open worked central rotor. The movement boasts a 70-hour power reserve, a frequency of 28,800 vph, a silicon balance spring and a bidirectional automatic winding system.
Tudor will continue to focus on great design and Swiss reliability at a great price point, and I can’t wait to see what they will create in these limitations. As for the fake Rolex, the sky is the limit – they have been clearly shown with the Calibre 9001.