This Baselworld 2015, Tudor pulled out all the stops. I wrote about the NEW Tudor North Flag & the NEW Tudor Pelagos Blue with their own in house movement, which are incredible! I forgot to write about the NEW Tudor Fastrider Chronograph.
In 2011, Tudor partnered up with Ducati and released the Tudor Fastrider Chronograph in ceramic. They carried on this partnership with Ducati this year at Baselworld 2015 to release the NEW Fastrider Chronograph which is inspired by the Ducati Scrambler motorcycle.
This is the ultimate sports watch which is not just a great watch to play with, its really well made and good looking. It’s available in three dial options of yellow, red and green. Yellow and Red are classic sporty racing colors. The Green Dial is not common but a nice balance between the yellow and red dials.
The case is 42 mm and constructed out of brushed stainless steel. The bezel is black ceramic, while the push buttons and crown are done in a black PVD treatment. This is a very nice contrast to the brushed stainless steel case. The dial has Panda subdials which are silver with black around it . There is a date function at the 430 position which I don’t think was necessary because it throws the balance of the dial off, not to mention, date windows really bother me.
Unlike the NEW North Flag and NEW Pelagos Blue which are equipped with a brand NEW in house manufactured Tudor MT5621 movement, the NEW Fastrider Chrono uses the reliable ETA 7753 movement. Fingers crossed we will see this watch in the future with an in house manufactured Tudor chronograph movement. This watch has a 46 hour power reserve and is water resistant to 150m (500 ft). The winding crown and caseback are screw down. The watch is fitted with a black leather or black rubber strap with folding clasp and safety catch.
All in all I am really impressed with this watch and how it was executed. The colored dials are done in a very sporty yet classy way. The best part is that this watch is priced at $3,900 CHF which comes in right under $4,000.
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