One of the most appealing Tudor watches to date, this new version of the Fastrider is similar to other versions in design, but it also has a more subtle appearance, with colors on the watch coming exclusively from the grayscale.
The watch has a 42mm ceramic monobloc case (it's only one piece). Other parts of the watch, such as the crown and pushers, are coated steel. The case protects the Valjoux 7753 movement. This is a movement that I have not seen in a new watch for quite some time. While this is probably a result of the fact that, of the companies I cover, Tudor is one of the only ones to not use in-house movements, but it seems it is not as commonly found in new watches as before. The Fastrider Black Shield is available on either a black leather or black rubber strap, both pictured above. In keeping with the rest of the watch, the buckle is also black. Coming in at just under $5,000 ($4,925USD to be exact) it is at the lower end of luxury watches, but certainly fits in with the rest of Tudor's offerings. It is available exclusively through special order from Tudor boutiques, possibly an attempt at making their watches more exclusive and I assume, more expensive as well. Perhaps they will attempt to become more competitive with companies such as Omega, whose watches are just barely more expensive than Tudor's and are the chief competitor with Rolex.
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