Chopard Superfast Chrono Porsche 919 Black Edition
“Official Timing Partner” of Porsche Motorsport since the beginning of the 2014 season, Chopard presents the Superfast Chrono Porsche 919 Black Edition timepiece..
Last weekend took place the most eagerly anticipated event of the World Endurance Championship season, the 24 Hours of Le Mans 2016. “Official Timing Partner” of Porsche Motorsport since the beginning of the 2014 season, Chopard was supporting the German team for this this key competition.
For this 84th edition of the 24 Hours of Le Mans, Chopard presents the Superfast Chrono Porsche 919 Black Edition, a 100-piece limited series. The powerful and sophisticated chronograph is inspired by the new Porsche 919 Hybrid – an evolved version of the speed machine that powered Porsche Motorsport to the very top of the 2015 podium.
Building on its close ties with Porsche Motorsport, Chopard presents the Superfast Chrono Porsche 919 Black Edition chronograph, produced in a 100-piece limited series and inspired by the new Porsche 919 Hybrid 2016. Exclusively available in Chopard boutiques, the limited Superfast Chrono Porsche 919 Black Edition flies high the banner of the new Porsche prototype by picking up its aesthetic codes. Witness the imposing 45 mm-diameter case made in titanium – an ultra-light material much favoured in the world of endurance racing – that is bead-blasted, blackened by a DLC treatment ensuring an extremely scratch-resistant coating, and water-resistant to 100 metres. Topping it is a bezel bearing a lacquered titanium tachymetric scale and secured by eight PVD-coated blackened screws. The matt black rubber-moulded screw-lock crown bears a steering wheel emblem, while the two pushers are respectively coated in red rubber at 2 o’clock and black rubber at 4 o’clock. The grooves on the case middle evoke the cooling fins of race-car engines, an exclusive finish reflected in the straight lines of the dial reminiscent of the Porsche 919 Hybrid’s rear diffuser. The red 919 logo appearing on the hours counter is identical to the numbers of the Porsche Hybrid competition cars.
Clothed in deep black, lit up by glowing white as well as vivid red accents, the new Superfast Chrono Porsche 919 Black Edition plays on the contrasts between the three colours of the new futuristic Porsche prototype. Its matt black dial features red counter hands, minutes markers and central sweep-seconds hand, while Superluminova-painted Arabic numerals, hours and minutes hands as well as metallic hour-markers stand out distinctly against the dial.
The Superfast Chrono Porsche 919 Black Edition is powered by the Chopard Calibre 03.05M. Entirely produced and assembled in Chopard’s Fleurier Ebauches workshops, this mechanical self-winding chronograph movement achieves remarkable precision certified by the Swiss Official Chronometer Testing Institute (COSC). The movement delivers a substantial 60-hour power reserve and features a flyback function. The sapphire crystal case-back, engraved with the inscription “Official Timing Partner Porsche Motorsport” as well as the team logo, provides a chance to admire this cutting-edge mechanism featuring slit bridges reminiscent of racing engines.
This timepiece is delivered with a black rubber strap inspired by slick competition racing tyres and secured by a folding clasp in DLC-coated titanium.
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