By Osheen Arakelian

Growing from their recent exploits together, Chopard and Porsche Motorsports have released a new wristwatch marking the collaboration between the 2 companies. Introducing the Superfast Chrono Porsche 919 Edition dedicated to the new Porsche 919 Hybrid car that is being used at this year 24hr Le Mans endurance race.

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The Superfast Chrono Porsche 919 Edition is crafted using elements from the Hybrid Porsche 919 in its design and takes those elements and incorporates them perfectly inside a 45mm case. The 45mm diameter makes it a great size when including Chopard’s mechanical self-winding chronograph Chopard 03.05-M movement. With 45 jewels and 60-hour power reserve it’s definitely clear that this watch means business! The movement is visible through a crystal caseback with an inscription highlighting the partnership between Chopard and Porsche.

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The watch utilizes an opaline silver-toned dial with red inner bezel ring transfers and small details that tie it to the Porsche Hybrid 919. This is seen with the stripes on the dial that are used to evoke the rear diffuser of the Porsche 919 along with the red rectangular “919” logo appearing inside the 9 o’clock subdial (the same number used on the Porsche 919 racing cars). Lastly, a rubber strap is used as homage to the slick tyres that help the Porsche navigate around the track with ease.

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This new timepiece by Chopard is the perfect match for the new Porsche 919 Hybrid and is produced in a strictly limited number of 919 pieces and is a great addition to Chopard’s already impressive CV.  For more info, please visit chopard.com

Technical Specifications

Ref. 168535-3002 – 919 pieces limited edition

Case

  • Stainless steel
  • Total diameter 45.00 mm
  • Thickness 15.18 mm
  • Water resistance 100 metres
  • Screw-locked crown with black rubber-clad steering wheel motif
  • Glareproofed sapphire crystal
  • Open case-back bearing engraved “Official Timing Partner Porsche Motorsport” inscription
  • Steel bezel with tachometric scale secured by eight PVD blackened steel screws

Movement

  • Mechanical self-winding chronograph – Chopard 03.05-M
  • ‘Total diameter 28.8 mm
  • Number of jewels 45 jewels
  • Power reserve 60 hours
  • Frequency 28,800 vph
  • Chronometer-certified (COSC)

Dial and Hands

  • Opaline silver-toned dial with red inner bezel ring transfers
  • “919” logo in the 9 o’clock counter
  • Metallic black hour and minute hands and hour-markers, enhanced with Superluminova
  • Arrow-tipped red sweep-seconds hand
  • Red hour and minute counter hands
  • Metallic black seconds counter hand

Functions and displays

  • Central display of the hours, minutes and seconds
  • Small seconds at 6 o’clock
  • Date window between 4 and 5 o’clock
  • Chronograph: seconds with flyback function, 30-minute counter at 3 o’clock,
  • 12-hour counter at 9 o’clock
  • Tachometric scale

Strap and clasp

  • Black rubber strap (slick tyre tread motif)
  • Polished steel folding clasp
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Osheen Arakelian – Contributing Writer

Drawing on a lifelong love of horology and a more recent introduction to appreciation of fine whisky, Osheen brought the two together with watch & whisky. He is proprietor of the site, which covers everything related to watches and whisky. In between completing a degree in commercial law and supporting a rich social life, he is out and about attending all the latest watch and whisky events Sydney has to offer. His passion has also taken him around Australia attending a number of events and he hopes to continue his career in the watch industry on a more serious level after he graduates. Read his articles here.

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