Chopard actively participated in the OnlyWatch charity auction for the sixth time, and donated an extraordinary timepiece creation that pays tribute to the racing world: Superfast8HzPowerControlPorsche919OnlyWatch2017. This remarkable orphan with a high-vibration movement was specially designed for the OnlyWatch auction and also celebrates the outstanding racer JackyIckx. Chopard chose to join the racing legend and the ambassador of the Geneva watchmaking family to create this watch with him in order to raise medical research funds to fight against Qiu Xin’s muscular dystrophy. Therefore, this timepiece reflects the values shared by JackyIckx, Porsche Motors and Chopard: a love for racing, perfection and precision.
Design inspiration from racing world
Chopard’s Superfast8Hz PowerControlPorsche919OnlyWatch2017 reflects the seamless cooperation between the two major brands, combining Chopard’s outstanding watchmaking skills with the superb technology of Porsche Motors. We can clearly see the DNA of the Porsche 919 Hybrid from this race chronograph. The 45mm case of the bold and magnificent case allows the racer to enjoy perfect clarity and legibility. This titanium watch not only provides the most rugged performance, but is also compatible with lightweight characteristics. These two advantages are crucial for the racing world. Titanium’s shock-resistant and scratch-resistant durability is also the ideal material for timepieces that have to face the severe test of endurance racing. In the design of the dial, the time-marking design that shows the spirit of racing, with two new hands with faceted and hollow details, the pointer tip is covered with Super-Luminova luminous coating, allowing the wearer to quickly and intuitively read day and night Time; the top of the second hand is embellished with a delicate eye-catching red dot, which is particularly outstanding on the night blue dial.
JackyIckx: The champion driver with a big breast
This big-minded and versatile racing champion, an important figure in the racing world, and a close friend of Chopard’s co-president Karl-Friedrich Scheufele, he has won numerous races victory. For example, he won six times in the 24 Hours of Le Mans, so he was named ‘Mr. Le Mans’. The dial of the Chopard Superfast 8Hz PowerControlPorsche919OnlyWatch2017 uses night blue, because this is the legendary representative color of his helmet, and another characteristic element of him is clearly visible at the six o’clock position, which is also marked next to the driver’s lucky number ’20’ The number of Porsche 936 cars, because this champion is driving this car in the 1976 Le Mans 24-hour endurance race.
High-frequency movement certified by precision timepieces
In terms of movement, the Chopard Superfast 8Hz PowerControlPorsche919OnlyWatch2017 is driven by a self-made 01.11-M movement. This movement can be seen at a glance through the sapphire crystal back cover and has a 60-hour power reserve function. The skeleton rotor design of the movement follows the most representative engine finishing features of the Superfast series. The fine workmanship of the bridge is like a vent that allows the ultra-high-performance engine to breathe. This exclusive movement operates at a high frequency of 8 Hz, replacing the traditional 4 Hz frequency. The extremely high vibration frequency enables the movement to achieve more precise performance, and if it encounters shock or vibration conditions, as is often the case on the track, the movement can also re-run more accurately. 01.11-M movement with silicon escapement. And this is also a movement certified by the Swiss Official Astronomical Observatory’s Precision Timepiece (COSC). It is extremely rare to obtain this certification for a high-frequency movement equipped with 8 Hz, but it has also witnessed Chopard is determined to go hand in hand with the strictest precision timing certification system.
Chopard and OnlyWatch auction, long-term support and investment
The OnlyWatch auction is recognized as the world’s most important charity auction event in the world. This year’s 7th auction will be held in Geneva on November 11th. This event is hosted by Christie’s Christie’s auctioneer. Forty of the most important watch manufacturers will each donate a unique timepiece, created specifically for charity auctions, and the auction proceeds will be fully attributed to the Monaco Anti-Neuromuscular Disease Association to help fight Juchen’s muscular dystrophy Is funded by the Medical Research Organization of Canada because 250,000 children, adolescents, and young people worldwide suffer from this genetic neuromuscular disease, which gradually degrades and atrophizes the entire body’s muscles. Therefore, Chopard has long supported and actively participated in auction activities.
Chopard Superfast 8Hz PowerControlPorsche919OnlyWatch2017 technical specifications
Case: Bead-blasted titanium, Total diameter: 45.00 mm, Thickness: 12.4 mm, Water resistance: 100 meters, Screw-down stainless steel crown with tongue and shoulder: 8 mm, Covered with matte black rubber mold, Anti-glare sapphire crystal, transparent cover printed with ‘OnlyWatch’, engraved lacquered titanium bezel, fixed with 8 PVD blackened stainless steel screws, movement: automatic winding movement, Chopard01.11-M; Number of parts: 254, total diameter 28.8 mm, number of gems 37, rubies, power reserve 60 hours, vibration frequency 57600 times per hour (8Hz), Swiss Official Observatory Accredited Chronometer (COSC); dial and hands: matte blue Color dial with red and white padding inner bezel, second and quarter-second pad printing display, rhodium-plated hollow hour and minute hands, superluminous coating, red-plated rhodium-plated seconds hand, rhodium-plated Barton-type power reserve indicator hands, rhodium-plated hour markers coated with SuperLuminova luminous coating; functions and displays: hour, minute and central seconds display, quarter-second display, calendar display at 3 o’clock, power at 9 o’clock Display memory; strap with clasp: blue integrated leather strap, titanium folding clasp microbead blasting; Model: 168593-3002- only Pierre.