Friday, 26 April 2013

Baselworld 2013: Tudor Fastrider Black Shield ceramic chronograph (ref. 42000CR and 42000CN)

The Tudor Fastrider Black Shield is the brand's first all ceramic watch. It has a monobloc matte black ceramic case with the case and bezel being a single piece.



Equipped with a one piece black ceramic case made by injection moulding, the Fastrider Black Shield is Tudor's first all ceramic watch. The case construction makes it unusual as typically ceramic watches have multi-part cases. 

A one-piece case on the other hand means fewer gaskets are needed, meaning there is a lower chance of moisture or dust entering the case.



The crown and pushers are in black PVD coated steel, completing the all black look. For contrast the indices, hands and chapter ring are in red (ref. 42000CR). This is available with a rubber strap or a leather strap with red stitching.




Another model is available with khaki hands and indices, for a more casual look (ref. 42000CN), with the option of a khaki Alcantara strap or a black rubber strap.





Water resistant to 150 m ,the ceramic case has a diameter of 42 mm and the movement is the automatic Valjoux 7753.

- SJX