As part of its collaboration with Porsche Motorsport as Official Timing Partner, Swiss luxury watch maker Chopard presents the Superfast Chrono Porsche 919 Edition dedicated to the new Porsche 919 Hybrid. This sophisticated COSC chronometer-certified flyback chronograph, picking up the design codes of the racing car, is issued in a 919-piece limited edition.
Celebrating the partnership between Chopard and Porsche Motorsport in the FIA World Endurance Championship – which is welcoming back the German manufacturer after a lengthy absence – the Superfast Chrono Porsche 919 Edition is set to make a noteworthy debut.
The partnership agreement between Chopard and Porsche Motorsport once again turns the spotlight on the sophisticated nature of the Superfast collection, a watchmaking icon from Chopard. Every inch as outstanding as Porsche racing cars, the models in the Superfast collection embody a wealth of superlatives while featuring the distinctive codes of motor racing. They are also a test bench for constantly pushing limits and implementing new procedures or innovative materials.
The new Superfast Chrono Porsche 919 Edition with its 45 mm-diameter case and flyback function beats to the pace of a mechanical Chopard 03.05-M calibre, chronometer-certified by the COSC. This ‘engine’ and its oscillating weight may be admired through a sapphire crystal engraved with the inscription “Official Timing Partner Porsche Motorsport”.
Inspired by the new Porsche 919 Hybrid, the stripes on the dial evoke the racing car’s rear diffuser. Likewise, the “919” appearing in a red rectangle inside a 9 o’clock subdial is identical to the number of the Porsche racing cars. Finally, the rubber strap is inspired by slick tyres serving to negotiate bends at extremely high speeds.
Model: Superfast Chrono Porsche 919 Edition
Ref. 168535-3002 – 919 pieces limited edition
Total diameter: 45.00 mm
Thickness: 15.18 mm
Water resistance: 100 metres
Screw-locked crown with black rubber-clad steering wheel motif
Glare proofed sapphire crystal
Open case-back bearing engraved “Official Timing Partner Porsche Motorsport” inscription
Steel bezel with tachometric scale secured by eight PVD blackened steel screws
Mechanical self-winding chronograph Chopard03.05-M
Total diameter: 28.8 mm
Number of jewels: 45 jewels
Power reserve: 60 hours
Frequency: 28,800 vph
Dial and hands
Opaline silver-toned dial with red inner bezel ring transfers
“919” logo in the 9 o’clock counter
Metallic black hour and minute hands and hour-markers, enhanced with Superluminova
Arrow-tipped red sweep-seconds hand
Red hour and minute counter hands
Metallic black seconds counter hand
Functions and displays
Central display of the hours, minutes and seconds
Small seconds at 6 o’clock
Date window between 4 and 5 o’clock
Chronograph: seconds with flyback function, 30-minute counter at 3 o’clock,12-hour counter at 9 o’clock
Strap and clasp
Black rubber strap (slick tyre tread motif)
Polished steel folding clasp