Fastrider is a chronograph by Tudor, expressing its partnership with Italian motorcycle brand Ducati. The collaboration began in 2011, which is when the Fastrider was first introduced; this year’s version was inspired by one speciic model, the Ducati Scrambler (in the photo below), and its design and colours are tailored for a young biker audience. The watch, at 3,900 Swiss francs, costs half as much as the bike (which retails at about €8,200); the price of this chronograph is a good indication why Tudor’s North Flag and Pelagos are such good value, with their in-house Tudor movement.
Case and dial
The 42-mm case is in brushed 316L stainless steel, and the screw-down crown and solid caseback help give it a waterproofness of 150 metres. It has a matt black ceramic bezel with tachymeter scale, while the crown and pushers have a black PVD finish. At 9 o’clock there is a rapid date corrector in the form of a recessed pusher. The dial is in three colour variants, yellow, the model’s original colour, olive green, and red, with hour markers coated in black luminescent paint. Subdials are for continuous seconds at 9 o’clock, 30-minute chronograph counter at 3 o’clock, and 12-hour chronograph counter at 6 o’clock. The overall effect is very legible and attractive The watch is available with two straps: a biker-type black leather strap, or a matt black rubber strap.
The mechanical automatic movement, a Valjoux 7753 (made by ETA), has a power reserve of about 46 hours. It has the stop-second function for precision setting.
Reference and price
The Tudor Fastrider Chrono, reference 42010N, costs 3,900 Swiss francs.