Tudor Unveils New FXD Watches in Collaboration with Alinghi Red Bull Racing
In an unexpected move, Tudor has introduced two new FXD watches as part of its partnership with the Alinghi Red Bull Racing team. These timepieces, the Pelagos FXD and Pelagos FXD Chrono “Alinghi Red Bull Racing Edition,” bring new materials and complications to the FXD collection, expanding on the success of the original reference released in 2020.
A New Look for the FXD Collection
The Alinghi Red Bull Racing Edition FXD watches maintain the distinctive fixed lug bar design and feature a new hook and loop strap created by Julien Faure. With a blue and red color scheme inspired by the racing team’s colors, these watches make a bold statement. The matte black bezel adds a sleek touch to the overall aesthetic.
The Pelagos FXD: Time-Only Excellence
The Pelagos FXD retains the dimensions of the original FXD, with a slim 42mm case that sits comfortably on the wrist. The black bezel complements the matte blue dial, which incorporates red accents in the seconds hand and Pelagos label. Powered by the reliable manufacture caliber MT5602, this time-only watch offers precise timekeeping.
Introducing the Pelagos FXD Chrono
A first for the Pelagos collection, the FXD Chrono features a larger 43mm case and Tudor’s MT5813 automatic movement. With the addition of a chronograph complication and a date window at 6 o’clock, this watch combines functionality with style. The red accents around the sub dials, timing seconds hand, and Pelagos label add a vibrant touch. The sleek design of the watch is enhanced by the snowflake hour hand and square hour markers.
Revolutionary Case Material
One of the most surprising aspects of these new FXD watches is the choice of case material. Both models feature black matte-finished carbon composite cases with steel backs and titanium components. Not only does this create an impressive and rugged appearance, but it also makes the watches relatively lightweight. This innovative use of materials opens up possibilities for future Tudor timepieces.
Alinghi Red Bull Racing Branding
To further emphasize the connection to the racing team, both watches feature an Alinghi Red Bull Racing label in the chapter ring under the crystal. While this may not hold much significance for the majority of potential buyers, it adds a unique touch to the design. The Alinghi mark can also be found on the caseback of the watch.
Pricing and Availability
The Tudor Pelagos FXD “Alinghi Red Bull Racing Edition” is priced at $3,675, while the Pelagos FXD Chrono “Alinghi Red Bull Racing Edition” is priced at $5,075. Both watches will be available from Tudor retailers starting this summer.
Tudor’s collaboration with the Alinghi Red Bull Racing team has resulted in a pair of impressive watches that combine style, functionality, and innovative materials. The inclusion of complications in the FXD collection expands its appeal to a wider audience. With their sleek designs and nods to the racing team, these timepieces are sure to make a statement on any wrist. So, whether you’re a sailing enthusiast or simply appreciate a well-crafted watch, the Tudor FXD “Alinghi Red Bull Racing Edition” watches are definitely worth a closer look.