Porsche was a no show at the Le Mans 24 hours for long 16 years before this weekend, so their return this year with the Porsche 919 Hybrid is worthy of a big celebration. As The Official Timing Partner of Porsche Motorsport at this year’s race, Swiss watch-maker Chopard has released a new Superfast Chrono model dedicated to the new Porsche 919 Hybrid. Named the Chopard Superfast Chrono Porsche 919, the timepiece is limited to 919 pieces.
Design elements borrowed from the car includes the stripes on the dial that reflects Porsche 919’s rear diffuser and the steering wheel motif on the screw-in-crown. The sporty dial has black hour and minute markers, black and white hour and minute hands with luminescent coating, red seconds hand and arrowheads and a red inner bezel ring. The date aperture is set between four and five o’clock. Sub dials for flyback, chronometer and hours are located at three, six and nine o’clock respectively.
Powered by the Chopard 03.05-M calibre, chronometer-certified by the COSC, watch offers a power reserve of 60 hours and water resistance up to 100 meters. Workings of the movement is visible through case back. The sapphire crystal case back of the 45 mm stainless steel case is engraved with the writing “Official Timing Partner Porsche Motorsport”. Sporty look of the Chopard Superfast Chrono Porsche 919 is enhanced by the black rubber strap with slick-tire profile and a stainless steel folding clasp.