Swiss sports watch brands and Italian motorcycle manufacturers join hands again, continuing the cooperation that began in 2011. The new Tudor Fastrider Black Shield chronograph watch and the corresponding Ducati Diavel Carbon motorcycle are the testimony of this extraordinary cooperation.
The cooperation between Tudor and Ducati far surpasses the pure alliance between the brands, but the like-mindedness of values and empirical opinions, and the sympathy of acting style. To this end, the two sides continued the partnership established in 2011, which enabled them to cooperate more closely, thus sparking an unexpected spark. The new Tudor Fastrider Black Shield chronograph watch and the Ducati Diavel Carbon motorcycle, which embodies the spirit of the Tudor Sports Watch, will leave an important mark on this cooperation process to prove that the future is bright.
Andrea Ferraresi, Ducati Design Director— Davide Cerrato, Head of Marketing & Product
Development — Roberto Totti, Motorbike Designer.
The Tudor Fastrider series combines reliability and outstanding performance, which fully demonstrates the masculinity of the racing world. The Fastrider Chronograph’s 42mm stainless steel waterproof case is equipped with a Tudor Model 7753 self-winding movement with a power reserve of 46 hours. The button is mounted on the middle case through a black PVD coated sleeve, reminiscent of a motorcycle engine cylinder; in addition, the speedometer on the bezel reveals the sportsmanship of the chronograph. In 2011, Tudor and Ducati worked together to create a Fastrider series commemorative watch. In addition to having the same technical characteristics as other models, the vertical stitching of the strap and the surface are made of Ducati’s unique red. The embellishments contrast subtly with the strap and black timer.
FASTRIDER BLACK SHIELD Chronograph: Black and Flame
In 2013, Tudor launched the new Fastrider Black Shield chronograph watch. With its striking all-black design and neat aesthetics, it entered a higher level. The watch incorporates advanced technology and perfectly matches the source of power and high-speed pleasure emphasized in motorsport. The new Tudor Fastrider Black Shield chronograph debuts in a high-tech black matte ceramic case. This is not only an extraordinary all-black timepiece, but also a rushing chronograph.
The black matte ceramic case of the Tudor Fastrider Black Shield Chronograph has an integrated design and is scratch-resistant, which is a model of the same type. What makes it unique? First of all, the ceramic case is not only covered with a ceramic coating on another material, but is all molded by high-tech ceramics and integrated. As a result, the middle case is made into a single component, which is unique among similar watches. The chronograph watch not only shows the sophisticated aesthetic design, but also the result of exquisite professional technology. The brand’s extremely complicated manufacturing process ensures the reliable performance and durability of the middle case and outer ring.
The watch is water-resistant to 150 meters (500 feet), with direct push-buttons and a stainless steel screw-in crown with PVD coating. The 42 mm case is equipped with a self-winding mechanical chronograph movement with a power reserve of 46 hours. Its matte case highlights the beautiful radians and clean lines of the chronograph, while the outer ring of the tachymeter sets off the extraordinary atmosphere of the watch. The red decoration and luminous display make the dial stand out, highlighting the robustness of the case. The red sealing gasket under the sapphire glass mirror not only shows the brand’s meticulous attention to detail, but also pays tribute to the red representing Tudor. This chronograph combines extraordinary precision and performance with a choice of rubber strap or red stitched leather strap.
Ducati DIAVEL CARBON motorcycle: coincides with BLACK SHIELD
If you want to compare the Tudor Fastrider Black Shield chronograph to a motorcycle full of strength and passion, then Ducati Diavel Carbon motorcycle will be the best choice. Tudor strives to recreate the excellence of the Tudor Fastrider Black Shield chronograph in an innovative way. A Ducati Diavel Carbon motorcycle that cleverly matched the unique elements of the Tudor Chronograph was born. It is a unique masterpiece. In the past, Ducati’s Diavel Carbon motorcycles exhibited five different black tones based on different materials; today, special versions of motorcycles use graphite to present a single matte black, which echoes the matte black ceramic black shield.
In the design of the motorcycle, the balance between the matte black case of the watch and the red hands and hour markers is an important consideration. To this end, each side of the motorcycle is decorated with a delicate red line, and the red LED light is also installed in the all-black lamp holder, showing the masculine and tough lines. In addition, the red circle on the rim is exactly the same as the red halo on the outer ring of the Black Shield chronograph.
In the end, the incomparable Ducati Diavel Carbon motorcycle perfectly embodies the incomparable power and aesthetic essence of the Tudor Fastrider Black Shield chronograph. This watch not only interprets the mutual recognition of Tudor and Ducati’s style value, but also cooperates again in an unprecedented creative way to open up new miles.
Tudor and Ducati: go hand in hand
It is no accident that Tudor and Ducati can now share a broad publicity platform. As far as the development of the two sides is concerned, they have a lot in common. Among them, both were born in 1926. Perhaps this is just a coincidence, but the ideas that promote the flourishing development of Tudor and Ducati are very similar. In addition to the same year of establishment, the two sides are also committed to the pursuit of superior performance and original design, combining refined and unique sports style, the same philosophy.
Ducati motorcycles are equipped with an efficient and powerful engine with a controlled track valve speed regulation system, and are assembled in a sturdy frame. Its rugged performance and accuracy are comparable to Tudor’s timepieces. At the beginning of the 1950s, Tudor’s advertisements had already appeared as motorcycle riders wearing brand watches, highlighting the brand’s sporting style and outstanding performance. In 1946, the development of the confluence of the two major brands was not only a coincidence, but also an inevitable step towards an important milestone for both parties. Ducati launched the first motorcycle engine ‘Cucciolo’, which has gained worldwide reputation since its launch. At the same time, ‘Montres TUDOR SA’ (Tudor) was formally established in Geneva.
In the decades that followed, the two companies dedicated themselves to creating unique product lines. The Tudor Oysterdate chronograph, today’s Heritage Chrono chronograph, and Ducati Monster motorcycles, while showing outstanding sports style, also perfectly explain the brand spirit. In 2007, the two sides respectively set new milestones: Tudor repositioned to make the brand more noticeable today; Ducati won the first world championship of driver and manufacturer in the MotoGP Championship .
Judging from the many historical milestones of the two major brands, it can be seen that the two have close ties, so it is logical for the two parties to work together again now. Tudor and Ducati will stick to the same philosophy and move forward together.