Chopard has been the official timing partner of Porsche Motorsport since the 2014 season. This year, Chopard will continue to support the German team in the Le Mans 24 Hours. To pay tribute to the Porsche 919 Hybrid Race Car, the brand launched the Superfast Power Control Porsche 919 HF Titanium Special Edition (168593-3001), limited to 100 pieces, equipped with a new movement, showing pure performance.
The case is made of lightweight, comfortable and wear-resistant titanium, matte sandblasted and black DLC, giving the model better scratch resistance. Equipped with the Chopard L.U.C 01.11-M movement, the movement is made of brass and steel, equipped with a silicon oxide escapement, vibrates up to 57,500 times per hour (8 Hz), and can provide a power reserve of up to 60 hours.
This unique chronograph is 45 mm in diameter and designed for racing fans, enthusiasts and riders. The bezel is fixed by 8 black PVD-treated stainless steel screws, and the broad hour and minute hands are partially hollowed out for easy identification and added technical texture. As if the tachometer’s minute circle, orbital scale, hour hour mark, date and power reserve display, all are decorated with white, in contrast to the matte black dial.
The watch’s dial is decorated with four logos that define its extraordinary personality. The first is the Chopard logo, spelled out with neat and capable stick letters. The second is the word ‘Chronometer’, which means that this watch is equipped with a chronograph movement certified by the Swiss official observatory COSC. The third is the ‘H’ with an arrow pattern, indicating that this is a high-frequency watch. The fourth is the word ‘919’ in white on a red background, which points to the inspiration of the watch.
The sporty attributes of the new watch are reflected in every detail. The strap is made of black rubber, like the smooth tires of a 919 race car, with a uniform surface for enhanced grip. The retouching of the L.U.C 01.11-M movement is inspired by the 919 racing engine. The bridge and the rotor are hollowed out. The former also embellishes the parallel lines. The large crown is equipped with a special rubber sleeve and shoulder guards, which are both safe and easy to grasp.