Chopard extends its kind support to the sixth edition of Only Watch, the charity auction for research on Duchenne muscular dystrophy, by creating the Superfast Chrono Porsche 919 Only Watch 2015, a unique piece with a sleek and powerful style signed by Mark Webber, a racing champion with multiple victories to his name and brand ambassador for Chopard.
Launched to celebrate the partnership between Chopard and Porsche Motorsport in the World Endurance Championship (WEC), the Superfast Chrono Porsche 919 Edition made a serious impression. The new Superfast Chrono Porsche 919 Edition Only Watch 2015 symbolises the encounter between two pioneering companies in the avant-garde of their respective fields along with the support of a great champion for a good cause.
This titanium and DLC chronograph with its 45 mm-diameter case is equipped with a flyback function. It is powered by a mechanical Chopard movement: the 03.05-M calibre chronometer-certified by the COSC. Inspired by the Porsche 919 Hybrid, the stripes on the dial recall the rear diffuser of the racing car. Likewise, the “919” appearing in the red rectangle in the 9 o’clock counter echoes the Porsche models competing in the World Endurance Championship. Water-resistant to 100 metres, this watch is fitted with a rubber strap reminiscent of the slick tyre-tread serving to negotiate bends at extremely high speeds. As aesthetically fascinating as it is technically accomplished, this precious timepiece has a 60-hour power reserve and is signed by Mark Webber.
After 12 seasons on the Formula 1 circuit, 36 podium finishes, 11 pole positions and nine Grand Prix victories, Mark Webber joined the Porsche Motorsport team in 2014 to accompany the German manufacturer in its big return to competition in the World Endurance Championship (WEC). Strongly committed to automobile performance as well as to his various foundations, this great champion has chosen to share the driving seat with Chopard for this new edition of Only Watch.
In keeping with the spirit of Only Watch, which offers collectors a chance to acquire exceptional watches, this is the only model in the Superfast collection to made of titanium with a DLC treatment accentuating its understated and sporting nature, reflecting that of the incredible engine driving the vehicle that inspired it. Testifying to the excellence of Chopard’s in-house manufacturing approach, this timepiece is also extremely reliable. Certified by the COSC (Contrôle Officiel Suisse des Chronomètres), the Chopard calibre 03.05-M has been completely developed, designed and assembled in the Fleurier Ebauches workshops that belong to the Chopard group.
Model: Superfast Chrono Porsche 919 Only Watch 2015
Ref. 168535-3004 – Unique piece
Total diameter: 45.00 mm
Thickness: 15.08 mm
Water resistance: 100 metres
Black rubber-moulded steel screw-lock crown with steering wheel motif
Lugs and crown guards in monobloc DLC-coated titanium
Titanium bezel with tachymeter secured by blackened PVD-coated steel
Solid titanium case-back engraved with the inscriptions “Official Timing Partner Porsche Motorsport” and “Only Watch 2015”, as well as Mark Webber’s signature
Self-winding chronograph movement Chopard 03.05-M
Total diameter: 28.8 mm
Thickness: 7.60 mm
Number of jewels: 45
Power reserve: 60 hours
Frequency: 28,800 vph (4Hz)
Dial and hands
Opaline silver-toned dial with red transfers on the inner bezel ring
“919” logo in a counter at 9 o’clock
Metallic black hours/minutes hands and hour-markers painted with superluminova
Red central seconds hand with arrow tip
Red hands on the chronograph hours and minutes counters
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)
DLC-coated polished steel folding clasp