Three Porsche drivers won the final victory at the legendary Le Mans track after boarding the first and second places on the Spar circuit. This is also Porsche’s 17th crown in the history of Le Mans. This year’s win once again defends its dominant position in the unshakable field of endurance racing. Representing Porsche was the 919 Hybrid, which was driven in turn by three drivers Nico Hülkenberg, Mark Webber and Romain Dumas, and finally won the championship with the first outstanding overall result.
Chopard has launched a new watch, ‘the Superfast Chrono Porsche 919 Jacky Ickx’ limited edition, limited to 100 pieces worldwide. A tribute to Jacky Ickx, a legendary driver who has won six consecutive Le Mans races and is known as ‘Mr. Le Mans’, and he is also a long-standing brand ambassador for Chopard and Porsche.
Superfast Chrono Porche 919 Jacky Ickx Limited Edition 100 pieces worldwide
Extraordinary chronograph pays tribute to legendary driver Superfast Chrono Porsche 919
In 2014, when Porsche team returned to the endurance championship, Chopard became the ‘official timing partner’ for this legendary German team. To celebrate this special collaboration, Chopard launched a Superfast watch inspired by the Porsche 919 Hybrid in 2014, which represented Porsche in the World Endurance Championship (LMP1). This year, Chopard has once again launched a new work-the Superfast Chrono Porsche 919 Jack Exx Special Edition, and it is limited to 100 pieces. The new watch is designed to pay tribute to legendary driver Jack Aix, who has not only achieved great results, but also has been the image ambassador of Chopard and Porsche for many years. This timepiece uses the iconic colors of the legendary champion driver to pay tribute to his 6 wins in the 24 Hours of Le Mans.
The Superfast Chrono Porsche 919 Special Edition is designed with iconic colors. The Superfast Chrono Porsche 919 Special Edition is inspired by the famous German racing car participating in the World Endurance Championship. The dial also presents The iconic color of the Jack Ax helmet. The winning world champion is also a close friend of Chopard’s co-president Karl-Friedrich Scheufele. The racing legend has Bomberg’s record. He repeatedly dominated the Le Mans 24 Hours, so he was called ‘Mr. Le Mans’. To pay tribute to him, the inner edge and chronograph dial of the Superfast Chrono Porsche 919 Special Edition is accented with dark blue and white trim, which symbolizes the famous helmet that always accompanies Jack Exx. The elegant silver dial is reminiscent of the silver-gray of a Porsche racing car, making vivid color combinations come out, and the stripes on the dial are exactly like the rear radiator of a Porsche 919 hybrid racing car.
Jack Ex is one of the greatest drivers of the twentieth century. He started his career in motorsport and later became an icon in the history of racing. From 1967 to 1979, he participated in 114 Formula 1 Grand Prix races. At the age of 23 in 1968, he first tasted the joy of victory at the French Grand Prix. Jack Ecks is particularly well-known in the world for his outstanding performance in endurance races, especially in the Le Mans 24-hour endurance race. Four of the six wins have represented the Porsche team. This amazing record has not been broken for years. The most memorable victory is in 1969. At that time, all the cars stopped side by side on the track, and the drivers flexed their muscles, ready to rush to the car. There is only one exception-Jack Exx. The drivers were too late to fasten their seat belts in order to race against time. In protest of the way he believed to be extremely dangerous and unnecessary in the 24-hour endurance race, the Belgian driver decided to walk to his GT40 . He has fresh memories of last year’s Willy Mairesse accident. The driver’s Hunaudières raced into a skid and was eventually thrown out because of an unfastened seat belt and was seriously injured. At 1400 hours on June 14, 1969, other drivers raced towards the car, while Jack Ax walked firmly across the 24-hour endurance track. In the end, he won the Le Mans race with the smallest advantage in history: 120 meters. It turns out that you can complete a wonderful game without adopting the start method of others. Since then, the history of Le Mans endurance has entered a new stage. The following year, the rules of the game were completely revised. Drowsy Jack Axes risked losing important matches, leading to changes in the rules of the game.
His outstanding performance is not only the case, he also topped the 1983 Paris-Dakar Rally.
Excellence, extraordinary motivation
As a new model of the Superfast series, the Superfast Chrono Porsche 919 Jack Exx Limited Edition is fully motorsport-like. Water-resistant to 100 meters, the bezel is equipped with a speedometer and is fixed with 8 black screws. The 45mm diameter case is equipped with a highly accurate movement, and its decorative details are inspired by racing engines. The crown is decorated with a black rubber mold runner, and the side stripes are reminiscent of the heat sink of a racing engine. The unique decoration echoes the line pattern of the dial and the skeletonized bridge of the movement. The Superfast Chrono Porsche 919 Jack Exx Edition is like a real racing car, equipped with the extraordinary Chopard-made 03.05-M. Movement, which is entirely in the brand Fleurier Ebauches ) Completed development, design and assembly. This self-winding chronograph mechanical movement has a flyback function, is extremely accurate, and has been certified by the Swiss Official Observatory (COSC). This watch shows Chopard’s passion and commitment to motorsport.
Superfast Chrono Porsche 919 Special Edition
• Stainless steel
• Total diameter: 45.00 mm
• Thickness: 15.08 mm
• Water resistance: 100 meters
• Stainless steel screw-in crown with black rubber moulded runner
• Stainless steel bezel, the speedometer is fixed with 8 stainless steel black PVD processing screws
• Anti-glare sapphire crystal
• The back cover is engraved with the words ‘Official Timing Partner Porsche Motorsport’ and ‘Jacky Ickx Limited Edition’
• Self-winding chronograph Chopard 03.05-M
• Total diameter: 28.8 mm
• Thickness: 7.60 mm
• Number of gems: 45
• Power reserve: 60 hours
• Vibration frequency: 28,800 times / hour (4 Hz)
• Swiss Official Astronomical Clock Accreditation (COSC)
Dial and hands:
• Silver dial with matte blue inner rim
White and silver pad printing elements
• Black metal textured hour, minute and hour markers
Covered with Superluminova
• Central red arrow second hand
• Red minute and hour counter hands
• Black metal texture seconds counter hands
Function and display:
• Central hours, minutes and seconds display
• Small seconds at 6 o’clock
• Calendar display window at 4:30
• 30-minute counter at 3 o’clock and 12-hour counter at 9 o’clock
Strap and buckle:
• Black rubber strap (smooth tire pattern)
• Polished stainless steel folding clasp
Model: 168535-3003-Limited edition of 100 pieces