Chopard Superfast Chrono Porsche 919 Jacky Ickx Edition is a 100-piece limited series dedicated to Jacky Ickx, a driver with an impressive track record and a longstanding ambassador of Chopard and Porsche.
While the Chopard Superfast Chrono Porsche 919 Jacky Ickx Edition features the design codes of the German speed machine racing in the World Endurance Championship, its dial also displays the famous colours of the racing helmet worn by Jacky Ickx.
His victories in the 24 Hours of Le Mans earned him the famous nickname “Monsieur Le Mans”. In tribute to this exceptional driver, the dial of the Superfast Chrono Porsche 919 Jacky Ickx Edition features an inner bezel ring and counters in dark blue dotted with white touches, the colours of the helmet worn by Jacky Ickx during his illustrious career.
These contrasting shades stand out elegantly against a silver-toned dial echoing the metallic grey of the German manufacturer, while the dial stripes are reminiscent of the rear diffuser of the Porsche 919 Hybrid.
Water-resistant to 100 metres and topped with a bezel bearing a tachymetric scale and secured by eight blackened screws, the 45 mm-diameter case houses a high-precision mechanism featuring decorations inspired by car engines. Fitted with a crown adorned with a black rubber-moulded steering-wheel motif, the grooved sides of the case evoke the cooling fins found on air-cooled racing engines.
Superfast Chrono Porsche 919 Jacky Ickx Edition houses an engine entirely developed, produced and assembled in Chopard’s Fleurier Ebauches workshops: Chopard Calibre 03.05-M. This mechanical self-winding chronograph with a flyback function can also lay claim to chronometer-worthy precision certified by the Swiss Official Chronometer Testing Institute (COSC).
The back is engraved with the inscriptions “Official Timing Partner Porsche Motorsport” and “Jacky Ickx Limited Edition”. A black rubber strap with the smooth tread of slick racing tyres sets the perfect finishing touch to this watch symbolising Chopard’s wholehearted commitment to the world of racing.