TUDOR & Ducati
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The alliance between TUDOR and Ducati is anything but a classic partnership and extends far beyond a mere association of two brands. Rather, it represents common values, kindred spirits and a shared stylistic approach. So much so indeed, that the partnership which began in 2011 has just been renewed and will be intensified to encompass even more exceptional joint projects. The new Fastrider Black Shield chronograph by TUDOR and the Ducati Diavel Carbon customized in the spirit of the Swiss watch brand’s sportiest watches attest to a bright future.
Representing the ultimate expression of reliability and performance, the Fastrider line by TUDOR forcefully expresses the fiercely competitive virile world of motorcycle racing. These Fastrider chronographs, featuring a 42-mm steel waterproof case, are equipped with the TUDOR calibre 7753 self-winding movement boasting a 46-hour power reserve. The decidedly sporty spirit of these chronographs is accentuated by the pushers fitted into the middle case through black PVD-coated cylinders reminiscent of engine cylinders and by the tachymetric scale engraved on the bezel. In 2011, the partnership between TUDOR and Ducati gave rise to a commemorative Fastrider model endowed with the same technical characteristics as the other models, but enhanced by Ducati red accents in the vertical stripes of the strap and on the dial – thus creating a superb contrast to the black of the fabric strap and totalizers.
If the TUDOR Fastrider Black Shield were compared to a motorcycle throbbing with power and feeling, the Ducati Diavel Carbon would be the obvious choice. TUDOR has chosen to raise the bar by adopting an original approach: expressing the stylistic strength of the Fastrider Black Shield through another unique creation – a one-of-a-kind Ducati Diavel Carbon customized to match the specific design codes of the TUDOR chronograph. The Ducati Diavel Carbon, which normally features five different shades of black depending on the materials, was produced in a customized version in a monochrome graphite-based matt black – recalling the monochrome matt black ceramic exterior of the Black Shield chronograph.
The subtle work of customizing the motorcycle involved carefully echoing the balance between the matt black and the red highlighting on the hands and hour-markers of the watch. A thin red line on either side of the motorcycle – right the way through to the red LEDs built into the all-black headlamps – underscores its eminently masculine lines, while the red-outlined wheel rims mirror the red halo of the Black Shield chronograph bezel.
The result is a truly unique and extraordinary Ducati Diavel Carbon epitomizing the sheer power and the distinctive design of the TUDOR Fastrider Black Shield chronograph – a tangible confirmation of the stylistic kinship between TUDOR and Ducati as they celebrate the renewal of their partnership in a most dynamic way. New common ground in a story already brimming with parallels.