Tudor takes us for a spin in the seductive high-speed world of motorcycle racing with its evocatively named new line, Fastrider.
The sleek, bevelled design of the new 42 mm case gives the Fastrider chronograph a very sporty and technical look.
The date corrector at 9 o’clock is decorated with a black PVD-coated shield, a technical detail that alludes to the world of motorcycles. The chronograph pushers, which fit into the middle case through black PVD-coated cylinders, are reminiscent of engine pistons.
These direct-action chronograph pushers make it is easy to measure short periods of time with precision, a function indispensable to all speed-related disciplines. The bezel is engraved with a tachymetric scale and, like the top surface of the lugs, is satin-finished.
The dial has been specially designed for the Tudor Fastrider collection and is characterised by minute markers on the flange and by three vertical stripes, another reference to the racing world. The dial comes in three colours : black, white, or silver-sun, each featuring three black totalizers with red hands. Each version of the dial is available with either bevelled hour markers or double-layer Arabic numeral appliques. The design of the semi cut-out hands is sleek and precise. The inscription TUDOR GENEVE appears on a small satin-finished plaque below the brand’s red logo at 12 o’clock.
The new Tudor Fastrider chronograph is available with a satin-finished three-piece link steel bracelet with a polished centre piece, or a leather strap with a folding clasp and a new safety catch, or a black fabric strap featuring three sporty stripes that echo those on the dial. This fabric strap, which is characteristic of the Tudor brand, is modelled on the strap developed for the Heritage Chrono model in 2010.
|Case||:||42 mm steel case with polished and satin finish|
|Bezel||:||with engraved tachymetric scale|
|Movement||:||Self-winding mechanical chronograph movement|
|Power reserve||:||of approximately 46 hours|
|Crown||:||Screw-down winding crown, engraved with the Tudor logo|
|Chronograph pushers||:||with black PVD-coated cylinders 30-minute totalizer at 3 o’clock and 12-hour totalizer at 6 o’clock|
|Small seconds hand||:||at 9 o’clock|
|Date||:||at 4.30 |
Rapid date corrector with PVD shield motif at 9 o’clock on the middle case
|Waterproof||:||to a depth of 150 m (500 ft)|
|Bracelet||:||Steel or leather strap with folding clasp and safety catch, or fabric strap with buckle|