2009 TUDOR has become "Timing Partner" of Porsche Motorsport with engagements in the Porsche international one-make cups.
Over the last 25 years, TUDOR and Porsche alike have worked persistently on design, technology and reliability, resulting in bold innovations and avant-garde solutions.
In this constant quest for functional beauty, TUDOR leads us into the vibrant world of GT racing. The launch of a new range of sport chic design watches under the exciting name of Grantour and TUDOR's Porsche Motorsport partnership officially bring the two brands together. Both branded with a shield, they share the same values and respect of tradition. TUDOR does not simply produce watches, nor Porsche merely cars. TUDOR and Porsche are both much more.
TUDOR and Porsche are companies with shared values inspired by two extraordinary men.
One from Bavaria, one from Bohemia. Two pioneers. Hans Wilsdorf and Ferdinand Porsche each founded a company that would come to enjoy worldwide renown.
Montres TUDOR SA was established in Geneva in 1946 at the time Ferry Porsche was designing the first four-wheel-drive race car, the Type 360 Cisitalia.
TUDOR launched its Oyster collection in 1947, and the Porsche 356, the first Porsche race car, rolled out in 1948.
The 1950s were marked by the TUDOR Oyster Prince and Princess, waterproof watches with a self-winding movement. Porsche brought out the highly responsive, powerful Spyder.
In the early 1960s came the launch of the TUDOR Prince Submariner and the Porsche 911, successful models for both companies. From then on, TUDOR became a watch of choice for Porsche drivers racing at Nürburgring, Daytona, Monza, Le Mans and other classic venues. The TUDOR Oyster Date chronograph launched in 1971 was even dubbed the "Porsche Chrono" by collectors and racing aficionados.
The TUDOR "Monte-Carlo" Chronograph, as it was called by watch lovers, symbolized the 1970s, and Porsche won the World Sportscar Championship and the Manufacturers World Championship in 1976 with the Porsche 935 and 936. The Porsche 936 went on to win the 24 Heures du Mans in 1981, coinciding with the firm's 50th anniversary.
This powerful partnership between TUDOR and Porsche Motorsport strengthens the bonds between two brands with an outstanding track record. A perfect synergy that paves the way for exhilarating racing moments.