It’s been a big year for Tudor replica watch. 2015 saw the inclusion of the very first movement, in the brand-new North Flag as well as the hotly anticipated blue Pelagos. They produced their first unique piece for the Only Watch charity auction and, just a few weeks ago announced the internet-melting Black Bay Black. They also released a colourful triptych of sporty chronographs in collaboration with Ducati – the Fastrider Chrono. A welcome update to the Tudor technical Fastrider replica watch collection, this was somewhat overshadowed by all the other successes, receiving far less time in the sun than befits such a summery watch. Until now, that is.
The Ducati Diavel was the inspiration for the original model – the Fastrider Black Shield, a matte black ceramic watch released in 2013 that was an instant hit. Three years on, for this new offering, the muse is the revamped version of one of Ducati’s most iconic bikes – the Scrambler. The new Scrambler is a youthful and retro take on a simple, stripped-back ride – an energy captured perfectly by the Tudor Fastrider Chrono replica watch.
The dial on the Tudor Fastrider Chrono replica watch is the element that stands out most on the Fastrider, coming in poppy yellow and red, as well as an olive green, each bringing a dramatically different mood, and each with its own charms. Clearly green is the safest, most versatile option while the yellow is the most ‘out there’. The go-faster Ducati red sits somewhere in between.
While color is the most prevalent feature, there’s a myriad of other subtle details in the Tudor Fastrider Chrono replica watch at play, as we’ve come to expect with Tudor replica watch. Foremost among these is the surprisingly vintage vibe the dial gives off. Even though the Fastrider is a resolutely contemporary design, the matte dial, largely devoid of the detail that so often plagues chronographs, is reminiscent of the iconic Rolex ‘Paul Newman’ Daytonas. The square, ’70s-inspired counterweights to the chronograph hands add to that retro feel.
On the subject of hands, another great detail is how those on the subdial match the dial color – a nice touch. Meanwhile, all the hands are ruthenium, another small element that places Tudor Fastrider Chrono replica watch a cut above the competition. Modern indices and multi-level subdials keep the overall look and feel of the dial contemporary, and very much in keeping with the rest of the watch.
If the dial has touches of heritage, the case of the Tudor Fastrider Chrono replica watch is all about the now, its broad, sweeping lines executed with laser-like precision. More than anything, this speaks to the Tudor-Ducati partnership, the 42mm stainless steel case clearly inspired by the lines of the Italian motorcycle company, and finished with Tudor’s own exacting standards.