Watches: Chopard Superfast Flyback Chronograph Porsche 919 Jacky Ickx Edition
By Thierry Ané on July 16, 2015
Not too long ago, I presented the two Mille Miglia 2015 Race EditionWatches: Chopard Mille Miglia 2015 Race Edition models Chopard introduced to celebrate the legendary race the brand has been supporting for many years now. This week, Chopard hits the front page of Watch Agora again with another great-looking timepiece dedicated to the world of motorsport racing: the Superfast Flyback Chronograph Porsche 919 Jacky Ickx Edition!
The watch draws its inspiration from the Superfast Flyback Chronograph Porsche 919 Edition Edition presented last year. Both models are powered by the brand’s in-house 03.05-M calibre. This self-winding chronograph model boasts the highly sought-after flyback function and a generous power reserve of 60 hours when fully wound. It has been beautifully finished with decorations reminiscent of the world of racing and the movement is chronometer-certified by the Official Swiss Chronometer Testing Institute (COSC).
In addition to the movement, both creations share the sporty 45.00 mm stainless steel case with a thickness 15.18 mm. Very distinctive, this sophisticated frame mounted on black rubber sits perfectly on the wrist and presents a water resistance to a depth of 100 meters.
The first model, namely the Superfast Flyback Chronograph Porsche 919 Edition Edition is limited to 919 pieces and features an opaline silver dial with an inner flange and chronograph counters of the same hue. The chronograph hands are all red and a “919” inscription appears in the 12-hour register at the 9 o’clock position. The sapphire case back received a "Porsche Motorsport" logo transfer to recall the racing origin of the piece.
Although beautifully crafted, last year’s model remains less customised than the great-looking Superfast Flyback Chronograph Porsche 919 Jacky Ickx Edition. The latter plays on the contrast of a silver opaline dial with a blue striped inner flange featuring extremely graphic minutes markings and chronograph counters displaying the same “Porsche” blue. This 100-unit edition in tribute to Jacky Ickx bears the famous racing driver’s signature engraved on the case back together with the "Porsche Motorsport" logo.
With this new creation, Chopard proves one more time that they are equally at ease with classic-looking timepieces like the L.U.C model as they are with sportier timepieces. If the vibrant red of the two Mille Miglia 2015 Race EditionWatches: Chopard Mille Miglia 2015 Race Edition models was too daring for you, the new “Superfast Flyback Chronograph Porsche 919 Edition” is clearly a valid alternative if you are in the market for a sports watch that can be worn in almost all situations.
For more information please visit the Chopard web site.