All great watches can be associated to various adventurous activities, whether it be a diving watch, pilot watch, chronograh and so forth, used by the Navy, Airforce, racing drivers and adventurers. Each have their roles and purposes designed for their tasks. Tudor prides itself on creating tool watches that are technical, reliable, relevant and highly evocative. Continuing in that vain, Tudor have released their Fastrider Chronograph, inspired by their partnership with motorbike brand Ducati. Sharing similar characteristics, more than the coincidence of being founding in the same year, Tudor and Ducati share pioneering spirits that push them in their endeavours to produce fine-tuned performance related machines combined with appealing aesthetics.
The new Fastrider Chrono, however, has been given some extra treatment with focus on the recently launched Scrambler bike, that evokes all the emotions of freedom and adventure. The Scrambler represents the exhilarating, non-conformist and adventurous expression of Ducati’s DNA. It was with this spirit of freedom in mind that the Tudor Style Workshop approached the creation of the Fastrider. Reflecting the various Scrambler models, three dials were created to match, including bright yellow, olive green and red. Stripped back to the essentials, the dials are legible and colourful, bringing versatility and energy.
Tudor Fastrider Chrono – £2800
Type: Monobloc middle case, screw-down case back and winding crown
Diameter: 42 mm
Material: 316L stainless steel, satin finish
Bezel: Matt black ceramic
Winding crown Screw-down, double waterproofness system
Pushers: Matt black PVD-treated steel
Rapid date corrector at 9 o’clock, matt black PVD-treated steel, requiring the use of the TUDOR tool
Crystal Scratch-resistant sapphire
Waterproofness :150 metres (500 feet)
Calibre: 7753, self-winding mechanical movement
Power reserve: Approximately 46 hours
Material: Black leather or black rubber
Clasp: Folding clasp and safety catch