A few hours before the start of the 2024 Giro d'Italia, TUDOR announced the launch of the Pelagos FXD “Chrono”, a completely new watch designed for the cyclists of the TUDOR Pro Cycling Team. This is a chronograph designed specifically for cycling, aimed at offering lightness and functionality.

A watch designed for professional cycling must be able to not only withstand the extreme conditions of the sport, but also be easily usable by cyclists. TUDOR chose carbon composite for the case of this new chronograph, as the bicycles that guarantee the best performance in terms of speed are made of carbon fiber. The addition of titanium elements gives the watch robustness, an essential requirement considering the multiple stresses to which a professional cyclist and... his watch is subjected.

The tachymeter scale of a chronograph is usually calibrated to the speeds of automobiles; however, the Pelagos FXD “Cycling Edition” features a recalibrated tachymeter scale to match the speeds sustained by cyclists. This scale is arranged in a spiral around the dial, allowing you to easily read the average speeds at which cyclists pedal. The speedometer function of the Pelagos FXD Chrono “Cycling Edition” was designed specifically for cycling.

THE DIAL

The matte black dial with red details recalls the colors of the TUDOR Pro Cycling Team. The “Snowflake” hands and square hour markers, emblematic features of TUDOR since the 60s, are made of luminescent ceramic composite to ensure optimal readability even in difficult conditions. Around the dial, the recalibrated tachymeter scale is printed on the 45° flange, with an inner ring adapted to cyclists' riding speeds.

THE FABRIC STRAP

The fabric loop strap is a signature element of TUDOR, who first introduced it in 2010. Made on the antique jacquard looms of the Julien Faure company in the St-Etienne region of France, it is known for its quality craftsmanship, robustness and comfort. For the Pelagos FXD models, TUDOR and Julien Faure have developed a highly technical strap, consisting of a 22 mm wide black jacquard fabric band and a traditional pin buckle.

THE MT5813 MOVEMENT

The heart of the Pelagos FXD Chrono is the MT5813 Manufacture movement, developed on the Breitling B01 caliber, which offers a wide range of functionality. This movement animates the chronograph, providing indications of the hours, minutes, seconds and the date function.

With an impressive 70-hour power reserve, making it “weekend-proof,” and a silicon balance spring, the MT5813 Manufacture chronograph movement has been certified “Chronometer” by the Swiss Official Chronometer Control (COSC). Its performance exceeds the standards defined by this independent body, guaranteeing an accuracy of –2/+4 seconds per day in a fully assembled watch.

This high-performance movement, featuring a column wheel and vertical clutch, represents the pinnacle of watchmaking tradition. Its design aims to guarantee maximum precision and reliability, ideal for cycling enthusiasts who require excellent performance even in the most extreme conditions.


The new Tudor Pelagos FXD Chrono “Cycling Edition” is on sale at a value of 5.400 Euros.