To celebrate its partnership with Alinghi Red Bull Racing, TUDOR is unveiling two brand new Pelagos FXD models: a chronograph and a time-only watch inspired by yacht racing. With cases made from carbon composite, titanium, and stainless steel and fitted with manufacture calibers, these watches embody the daring spirit that is needed to be a contender in the most competitive yacht race in history.
Wearing the same hue of the hull of the AC75, the matte dials put legibility first and foremost. While both dials are finished in Alinghi Red Bull Racing Team Blue with a red-tipped second hand, the Chronograph model features red accents around the counters to further hint at the aesthetics of the AC75, namely the red stripes on the hull. On the 45° angled rehaut, between 10 and 2, a subtle “Alinghi Red Bull Racing” mention overarches the dial’s layout. The signature square hour-markers and “Snowflake” hands, designed back in the sixties by TUDOR to offer larger luminous surfaces and thus improve legibility, are fashioned from luminescent ceramic composite for optimal legibility in challenging conditions.
For the Pelagos FXD models, a highly technical strap construction was developed by TUDOR and Julien Faure. Made up of a 22 mm “Team Blue” jacquard-woven ribbon with red accents and a titanium “D” buckle with a self-gripping fastening system, it adapts to different wrist sizes and is very comfortable to wear.
The Manufacture Caliber MT5813, powering the Pelagos FXD Chrono, displays hours, minutes, seconds, chronograph and date functions. It also bears the matte finish typical of TUDOR Manufacture Calibers and comes complete with a signature tungsten openwork monobloc rotor. Boasting a “weekend-proof” 70-hour power reserve and a silicon balance spring, the Manufacture Chronograph Caliber MT5813 is certified by the Swiss Official Chronometer Testing Institute (COSC), with its performance exceeding the standards set by this independent institute at -2 and +4 seconds’ variation per day, tested on every fully assembled chronograph. A high-performance movement, it was crafted in the purest watchmaking tradition, with a column wheel mechanism and vertical clutch.
Case: 43mm black carbon composite case with matte finish and Alinghi Red Bull Racing logo engraved on the case back
Movement: Manufacture Caliber MT5813 (COSC): Self-winding mechanical movement with bidirectional rotor system
Power Reserve: Power reserve of approximately 70 hours
Winding Crown: Titanium screw-down crown with the TUDOR shield in relief
Waterproofness: Waterproof to 200m (660 ft)
Bezel: 60-minute bidirectional bezel in titanium with matte black carbon composite insert, 120-click
Dial: Blue, matte, red accents on the chronograph counters
Crystal: Flat sapphire crystal
Bracelet: Single-piece blue fabric strap
TUDOR's Guarantee: Five-year transferable guarantee with no registration or periodic maintenance checks required
TUDOR Style #: M25807KN-0001