Fastrider was originally created in 2011 to mark the partnership between TUDOR and Ducati, becoming the technical and sporty TUDOR line dedicated to the world of performance motorbikes. In 2013, with the tudor Fastrider Black Shield chronograph and its matt black monobloc cer amic middle case, TUDOR presented the result of a cross-disciplinary approach to design, connecting the world of sports motorbikes to that of fine watchmaking. The collaboration also extended to the customization of a Ducati Diavel using the same design language.
In 2015, a new Ducati – the XDiavel – has inspired TUDOR Replica watch to create a new edition of its all- ceramic chronograph. With the impressively XDiavel motor bike calling for a relaxed, feet- forward riding position, Ducati enters the cruiser category. This generally com prises models with large displacement engines, often serving as the basis for customized versions in motorbike culture and exuding an unmistakable aura of great strength and inimitable style. The XDiavel is all that in a total black look, along with that little extra touch of elegance that only the legendary Italian manufacturer could give.
Sporting elegance, powerful lines and functionality are also the keynote characteristics of the new TUDOR Fastrider Black Shield. As well as ensuring seamless versatility from road to board room, the white on black contrast inspired by the XDiavel also guarantees excellent legibility. With its matt black dial punctuated by white hour-markers and numerals, a white lumi nescent material, a white chronograph seconds hand, white chronograph totalizer and small-seconds hands, this chronograph enables at-a-glance readings that are ideal when at the controls of a powerful motorcycle.
Waterproof to 150 meters and virtually scratchproof, the monolithic high-tech ceramic case of the new replica TUDOR watch Fastrider chronograph expresses technicality, performance and power by its all-matt look and its taut lines. Its angular yet sculpted contours echo the streamlined bodywork of a superbike. Its production based on ultra-high-temperature injection processes stems from industry-leading technological expertise and represents a unique performance for a watch in this price segment.
Its mechanical self-winding movement offers a power reserve of approximately 46-hours and a fast-adjustment calendar function displayed through an aperture between at 4.30. Fitted with a matt black leather strap with white stitching, this new TUDOR Fastrider model is also available with a matt black rubber strap further reinforcing the watch’s technical and sporty DNA.
TUDOR AND TECHNOLOGY
The TUDOR collection is steadily building, based on its two main pillars: heritage and technol ogy. TUDOR watches feature a subtle blend of references to the brand’s history alongside contemporary touches skilfully combined in varying proportions according to the pillar to which they belong.
In keeping with this spirit and consistently driven by an experimental attitude to materials and innovation, the technology models include the sporty TUDOR North Flag, Pelagos, Fastrider and Grantour lines. Each features a shared aesthetic vocabulary most vividly embodied in the all-matt finish, brushed middle cases, sandblasted details, and matt colours: this deliberate choice induces a vision of the object based on contrasting volumes rather than reflecting light, meaning a sculptural, form-based language as opposed to a more decorative approach.