Last week, Ducati and Tudor announced a new partnership, with the introduction of the Tudor Ducati Fastrider Chronograph collection (Ref. 42000). The new Fastrider chronographs feature 42 mm steel cases with both polished and satin finishes. The bezel is fixed with a tachymetric scale. The hours and minutes hands are skeletonized. The movement is an ETA self-winding chronograph caliber.
One notable feature of Tudor’s sporty new collection is a rapid date corrector which allows push-button setting of the date. Instead of pulling out the crown, then turning it to the correct date, the way it is done on most mechanical timepieces. All you have to do is repeatedly push the date button, located on the case flank at 9 o’clock until the correct date is showing.
The chronograph pushers have black PVD-coated cylinders. The crown is screw-down and is engraved with the Tudor logo. The power reserve is 46 hours. Water-resistance is 150 meters. A steel bracelet or leather strap with folding clasp and safety catch are included, as well as an additional fabric strap with buckle (matching the dial theme).
Retail is $3,900-$4,150.