Tudor Caliber Mt5612

Tudor Caliber MT5612

Tudor Caliber Mt5612

Caliber NumberMT5612, MT-5612
Vibrations Per Hour28,800 bph (4 Hz)
Power Reserve70 hours
Balance SpringSilicon, non-magnetic
OscillatorVariable inertia balance, micro-adjustment by screw
FunctionsHours, minutes, central seconds, date
Country of ManufactureSwitzerland
Known Models
Pelagos (M25600TB-0001, M25600TN-0001, M25610TNL-0001)

The Tudor caliber MT5612 automatic caliber is an in-house Certified Chronometer (COSC) movement. It is equipped with a bidirectional rotor system and variable inertia balance, micro-adjustment by screw. This caliber also features a non-magnetic silicon balance spring. This movement was introduced in 2015.

The Tudor caliber MT5602 (found in the Heritage Black Bay) is similar but has one less jewel and no date complication. Both are 28,800 vph and 70 hr power reserve.

Tudor Mt5612

From Tudor:

“The Pelagos is powered with the new TUDOR Manufacture Calibre MT5612, providing impressive autonomy. Its power reserve of approximately 70 hours means that its wearer can, for example, take off the watch on Friday evening and put it on again on Monday morning without having to wind it. In addition to the hour, minute and central second functions, it provides an instant date display visible through an aperture positioned at 3 o’clock. Beating to a frequency of 28,800 beats/hour or 4Hz, this movement is regulated by a variable inertia oscillator with silicon balance spring, held in place by a traversing bridge fixed at both sides to improve resistance to shocks and vibrations. Its self-winding system is bidirectional. The movement is certified by the Swiss Official Chronometer Testing Institute (COSC).”

Pelagos ETA 2824-2 (V1) vs MT5612 (V2)

The first edition of the Pelagos has an ETA caliber 2824-2 movement. These models can be found on the used market for a lower price than the updated models with the in-house caliber MT5612 featured here. The easiest way to tell the difference between the two watches is that the ETA (V1) model only has two lines of text on the dial. This is sometimes referred to by Tudor enthusiasts as the two liner. The in-house model has five lines of text and a different caseback to accommodate the new movement.

V1 ETA 2824-2 Dial Text

500m : 1640ft

V2 Tudor MT5612 Dial Text

500m : 1640ft

Examples of watches with this movement:

Tudor Pelagos M25600tb 0001 Mt5612 Tudor Pelagos M25600tn 0001 Mt5612 Tudor Pelagos M25610tnl 0001 Mt5612

Additional Resources

  • Tudor official movement page here
  • Tudor Pelagos/MT5612 user manual here
  • Shop Tudor watches here

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1 year ago

I must say this movement is one of my best performing movements so far i have a lot to compare to the omega 2500d 2428-2 eta 2893-2 eta but this pelagos is accurate to seconds per week 1.5 not a day but per week and with a 70 hour power reserve you don’t need to be very active and that suits my retired lifestyle just fine

1 year ago

The movement is also used in the Tudor Black bay S&G

Andy Matthews
Andy Matthews
1 year ago

Hi, I have had my Pelagos since November 2018 and have been keeping track of its timekeeping with the Watch Tracker app on my iphone. So far, after measuring for 109 days, it has been running at a rate of -0.2 seconds per day.

9 months ago
Reply to  Andy Matthews

I am on a waiting list for a Tudor GMT, but the Pelagos seems like a better quality watch! Humm….

bobby bleu
bobby bleu
10 months ago

I have this unit in my Brand new Breitling Super Ocean II Heritage. The watch is Black, Steel and Red Gold and is stunning, but not crazy about the supposed accuracy. not running to COS spec in real time of on a Wish Timegrapher.

19 days ago
Reply to  bobby bleu

I have the same issue with a black bay steel. Same movement and its falling out of spec on the slow side. Averaging 6-7 sec loss per day. Doesn’t seem to be any resting position I put it in where it gains time, just loses time. On the fence about sending it in for regulation since I don’t like the idea of mailing it in and hoping for hr best.

bobby bleu
bobby bleu
18 days ago
Reply to  Chris

Since I made my comment my SOH II has settled in beautifully and is now running about +3/4 and Better if I rest it tilted back on itself, so I have no complaints at all now.

Áron Biacsi Schön
Áron Biacsi Schön
4 months ago

Really one of the best non complicated movement

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2 months ago

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Harry Balskitch
Harry Balskitch
2 months ago

How about mine. A 1:1 exact copy of a 5 liner (homage) Yes all Ti, except for the buckle, and with ceramic pinch points, but routed out (machined) for a ETA 2824-2 clone that came with it… I have since replaced the ETA 2824-2 clone with a Genuine ETA 2824-2 TOP grade shipped directly from Switzerland, which was the whole idea I had in mind from the beginning. I prefer to work on my watches… Read more »

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