The inlaid markers make for a more three dimensional dial view and the white dial retains some of the military feel of the original Solo while offering a distinct appeal. The finishing of the dial is excellent and easily viewed through the distortion and glare-free sapphire crystal. Bremont has their own anti-reflective treatment for their crystals which consists of nine layers of treatment on each side of the crystal which is then hardened for increased scratch resistance.
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If you're familiar with the Tangomat lineup (our hands-on review is here), the new Ahoi will seem instantly familiar. The most noticeable change would be the inclusion of colors on the otherwise monochrome scheme, with blue luminous hands and a bright red seconds hand. You'll find additional lume in the indices around the edge of the dial, which we'll chalk up as inspired by the broader class of dive watches.
The Fastrider Black Shield (ref 42000) is powered by the Tudor calibre 7753, an automatic chronograph movement based on an ETA 7753, with 27 jewels and a power reserve of 46 hours. The crown and chronograph pushers are done in steel with a black PVD treatment. The Black Shield offers a total chronograph measure of twelve hours, a date display at 4:30, and is water resistant to 150 meters.