Directly inspired by the distinctive sporting elegance of the new Ducati XDiavel, Tudor adds a third model to the existing Fastrider Black Shield collection with a new matte black and white version of the Fastrider Black Shield. Just like the other two models, the new watch is fitted with a 42 mm monobloc high-tech bead blasted black matte ceramic case, automatic chronograph and date function. The Tudor 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 Fastrider Black Shield Chronograph and its matte black monobloc ceramic 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 to create a new edition of its all-ceramic chronograph.
With the impressively XDiavel motorbike calling for a relaxed, feet-forward riding position, Ducati enters the cruiser category. This generally comprises 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. The new Tudor Fastrider Black Shield in all black with white accents is a perfect addition to a family of watches that in our opinion, offers the best matte ceramic case for the price.
The new Fastrider Black Shield ref. 42000CN is powered by the ETA based automatic chronograph movement Tudor Calibre 7753 with a power reserve of 46 hours. The watch features a screw-down crown in black PVD treated stainless steel and black PVD treated stainless steel pushers. The watch is available on black leather strap with white contrast stitching or on rubber strap both with folding clasp and safety catch in black PVD steel.
The watch is only available via special order in the U.S. through any Tudor authorized retailer
Sticker Price $4,925 USD. For more info on Tudor click here.