Chopard – Superfast Chrono Porsche 919 Jacky Ickx Edition
Chopard is the Official Timing Partner of Porsche Motorsport since 2014, when the German racing group returned to perseverance competition.
To celebrate the partnership, Chopard introduced the Superfast Chronograph, a 919 limited edition timepiece inspired by the Porsche 919 Hybrid competing in the World Endurance Championship LMP1 class.
This year, on occasion of the 24 Hours of Le Mans prestigious race, Chopard released a 100-piece special edition dedicated to Jacky Ickx, the legendary previous racing driver who won the 24 Hours of Le Mans six times, achieved eight wins and 25 podium finishes in Formula One, won the Can-Am Championship in 1979 and the Paris-Dakar Rally in 1983.
The Superfast Chrono Porsche 919 Jacky Ickx Edition maintains the 45 mm stainless steel case which houses the mechanical Chopard 03.05-M caliber, a 4Hz (28,800 vph) COSC-certified chronometer with a force hold of 60 hours.
Water-resistant to 100 meters, the case includes a bezel bearing a tachymetric scale and got by eight blackened screws. The crown is decorated with a black elastic molded steering-wheel motif.
The dial displays the colors of the racing helmet worn by Jacky Ickx: a silver-conditioned foundation with an inner bezel ring and counters in dim blue spotted with white contacts. The indications of the flyback chronograph function can be easily recognized for their red accents. The legibility is excellent in any light conditions on the grounds that the metallic black hours/minutes hands and hour-markers are treated with Super-LumiNova.
Differently from the 2014 edition, this new model dedicated to Jacky Ickx highlights a solid case back engraved with the inscriptions “Official Timing Partner Porsche Motorsport” and “Jacky Ickx Limited Edition”.
The Chopard Superfast Chrono Porsche 919 Jacky Ickx Edition (ref. 168535-3003) is coordinated to a black elastic tie with a slick tire track motif got by a polished steel folding clasp. Retail price is around Euro 10,900. chopard.com
Above and below: the 2014 edition of the Superfast Chrono Porsche 919