Tudor : Powerful character and Ducati power

Tudor Fastrider

Case : satin-finish polished steel, bezel with engraved tachometric scale Size : 42mm Movement : mechanical self-winding (Tudor Calirbe 7753, 46-hour power reserve) Dial : red or silver-toned grey  Functions : hours, minutes, small seconds, chronograph, date with fast-adjustment corrector at 9 o’clock  Water resistance : 150m Wristband : steel bracelet or rubber strap with folding clasp and safety fastening, or fabric strap with pin buckle.

Engaged for the past year in a profound process of transformation, the Tudor brand “wheelied” into the summer of 2011 by reinforcing its modern, sporty vocation with the June 30 announcement of its new status as “Timing Partner” of the legendary Italian motorbike manufacturer Ducati. The comparison between the acknowledged properties of resistance, reliability and precision inherent in Tudor watches, and the high-speed qualities of the powerful Ducati desdromonic-valve engines, also extends to the robustness of the frames on which they are mounted. This partnership has been naturally sealed by the launch of a commemorative edition of the self-winding Fastrider chronograph, distinguished by Ducati red accents on the vertical stripes on the wristband and on the dial of the Tudor Fastrider. Its pushers, which are inserted into the case middle by black PVD cylinders reminiscent of engine pistons, along with the tachometric scale engraved on the bezel, set the finishing touches to this high-octane mechanical blend.

Brice Lechevalier is editor-in-chief of GMT and Skippers, which he co-founded in 2000 and 2001 respectively. He has also been CEO of WorldTempus since it joined the GMT Publishing stable, of which he is director and joint shareholder. In 2012 he created the Geneva Watch Tour, and he has been an advisor to the Grand Prix d’Horlogerie de Genève since 2011. Also closely involved in sailing, he has published the magazine of the Société Nautique de Genève since 2003, and was one of the founders of the SUI Sailing Awards in 2009 and the Concours d’Elégance for motor boats at the Cannes Yachting Festival in 2015.

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