Introducing the TUDOR Pelagos FXD "Alinghi Red Bull Racing Edition"

Introducing the TUDOR Pelagos FXD "Alinghi Red Bull Racing Edition" Introducing the TUDOR Pelagos FXD "Alinghi Red Bull Racing Edition"

Introducing the TUDOR Pelagos FXD "Alinghi Red Bull Racing Edition"

To celebrate its partnership with Alinghi Red Bull Racing, TUDOR unveils two brand new Pelagos FXD models: a chronograph and time-only watch inspired by yacht racing. With cases made from carbon composite, titanium, and stainless steel and fitted with manufacture calibres, these watches embody the daring spirit that is needed to be a contender in the most competitive yacht race in history.

Carbon Composite, Titanium and Stainless Steel

The Pelagos FXD "Alinghi Red Bull Racing Edition" models come with several firsts for TUDOR, that go beyond just the watches. Launched in 2022, the long-term partnership between the two brands was the first time TUDOR ventured into the world of competitive yacht racing. In this centuries-old sport, victory comes by fusing a resolutely daring human spirit with the most cutting-edge technology. Todays new releases were born out this philosophy, combining a high-tech carbon composite, another first for TUDOR, with titanium and stainless steel, just like on the AC75 (America's Cup 75) hydrofoil racing yacht. It's also the first time TUDOR has integrated a chronograph calibre into a fixed strap-bars case.

Utilising a proprietary blend of carbon; titanium and stainless steel, the Alinghi Red Bull Racing AC75 represents the very best in cutting-edge maritime engineering, to give shape to a hull that leaps out of the water at speed. This same pursuit of technical mastery is applied to the new TUDOR Pelagos FXD models, which similarly combine a high-tech carbon composite for the case and bezel insert, an extremely light and robust material, with titanium for the bezel, crown and direct-action pushers and 316L stainless steel for the case back and movement container.

Using the 200-meter water-resistant FXD case design, characterised by its fixed strap bars and initially developed with French navy combat divers, the new models both come with a bidirectional 120-notch rotatable bezel that utilises Swiss Super-LumiNova® Grade X1, a luminous material showing a performance increase of up to 60% after two hours compared to standard grades. These bezels are graduated from 60 to 0, to allow for easy tracking of countdowns, a key moment before the start of a regatta.

The above package results in distinctive, high-tech mechanical sports watches, and to further enhance the collaboration, the Alinghi Red Bull Racing logo engraved on the case back.

Race Ready Dials

Showcasing the same hue of the hull of the AC75, the matte dials of the new TUDOR Pelagos FXD models put legibility first and foremost. While both dials are finished in the 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.

A Seafaring Fabric Strap

The single-piece fabric strap is one of the hallmarks of TUDOR, which in 2010, became one of the first watchmaking brands to offer it with its watches. Woven in France on 19th century Jacquard looms by the Julien Faure company in the St-Etienne region, its manufacturing quality, robustness and comfort on the wrist are unique. 

For the new Pelagos FXD models, a highly technical strap construction was developed by TUDOR and Julie Faure. Made up of a 22mm "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.

Manufacture Calibres

The Manufacture Calibre MT5602, which powers the new Pelagos FXD, displays hour, minute and second functions. Offering the signature look and feel of TUDOR Manufacture calibres, its rotor in tungsten monobloc is openwork, and its bridges and mainplate have alternate sand-blasted and polished surfaces topped with laser decorations.

Powering the Pelagos FXD Chrono is the Manufacture Calibre MT5812. Displaying hours, minutes, seconds, chronograph and date functions, the movement also bears the matte finish typical of TUDOR Manufacture Calibres and comes complete with a signature tungsten openwork monobloc rotor.

Certified by the Swiss Official Chronometer Testing Institute (COSC), the performance of the MT5602 and MT5812 Manufacture Calibres exceeds the standards set by this independent institute at -2 and +4 seconds' variation per day, tested on a fully assembled timepiece, and is in keeping with the TUDOR philosophy of quality, robustness and reliability.

Both of the Manufacture Calibres in the new TUDOR Pelagos FXD models also boast a "weekend-proof" 70-hour power reserve, enabling the wearers to take the watch off on Friday evening and put it back on again on Monday morning without having to wind it. Even if you need a weekend away, your watch does not.

The daring an innovative spirit of TUDOR is on full display when it comes to the new Pelagos FXD and Pelagos FXD Chrono models. The watches are imbued with the spirit of TUDOR and Alinghi Red Bull Racing; two separate entities that share the vision of pushing traditional boundaries.

At Brufords we are proud to be an Official TUDOR Retailer. Visit us online or at our showroom situated in The Beacon, Eastbourne where our team of TUDOR watch experts are on-hand to help you choose a watch to last a lifetime.

For more information, or to book an appointment, contact us HERE.


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