Superfast Chrono Porsche 919

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For the sixth edition of Only Watch, the charity auction for research on Duchenne muscular dystrophy, Chopard unveils the Superfast Chrono Porsche 919 Only Watch 2015, a unique piece with a sleek and powerful style signed by Mark Webber, a racing champion with multiple victories to his name and brand ambassador for Chopard. 

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Launched to celebrate the partnership between Chopard and Porsche Motorsport in the World Endurance Championship (WEC), which witnessed the grand return of the German manufacturer after a 16-year absence and its double victory at the 24 Hours of Le Mans 2015 finishing first and second of the mythical race, the Superfast Chrono Porsche 919 Edition made a serious impression. Its new version for Only Watch symbolises the encounter between two pioneering companies in the avant-garde of their respective fields along with the support of a great champion for a good cause.

A stunning unique chronograph for Only Watch

The new Superfast Chrono Porsche 919 Edition Only Watch 2015 is entirely in tune with this context. This titanium and DLC chronograph with its 45 mm-diameter case is equipped with a flyback function. It is powered by a mechanical Chopard movement: the 03.05-M calibre chronometer-certified by the COSC. Inspired by the Porsche 919 Hybrid, the stripes on the dial recall the rear diffuser of the racing car. Likewise, the “919” appearing in the red rectangle in the 9 o’clock counter echoes the Porsche models competing in the World Endurance Championship. Water-resistant to 100 metres, this watch is fitted with a rubber strap reminiscent of the slick tyre-tread serving to negotiate bends at extremely high speeds. As aesthetically fascinating as it is technically accomplished, this precious timepiece has a 60-hour power reserve and is signed by Mark Webber.

After 12 seasons on the Formula 1 circuit, 36 podium finishes, 11 pole positions and nine Grand Prix victories, Mark Webber joined the Porsche Motorsport team in 2014 to accompany the German manufacturer in its big return to competition in the World Endurance Championship (WEC). Strongly committed to automobile performance as well as to his various foundations, this great champion has chosen to share the driving seat with Chopard for this new edition of Only Watch.

Mark Webber explains his commitment: “I didn’t hesitate when Chopard suggested I participate alongside the company for with Only Watch 2015. We have created a unique watch with materials identical to those of the automobile: titanium and carbon. I really hope that it will bring a concrete support for this association and that its future owner will be as happy as I am to help this cause. I invite all passionate fans of watchmaking and racing to fuel the bidding.”

In keeping with the spirit of Only Watch, which offers collectors a chance to acquire exceptional watches, this is the only model in the Superfast collection to made of titanium with a DLC treatment accentuating its understated and sporting nature, reflecting that of the incredible engine driving the vehicle that inspired it.  Testifying to the excellence of Chopard’s in-house manufacturing approach, this timepiece is also extremely reliable.

The resolutely in-house Chopard approach to watchmaking.

Chopard is a family-owned company imbued with a strong sense of independence. The various stages involved in making Superfast watches are conducted in-house. Movement development, product design, machining of cases, movement parts, decoration, surface treatment, polishing, assembly, adjustment and quality control: Chopard fully masters this entire range of watch manufacturing operations and applies them to the Superfast collection.
Certified by the COSC (Contrôle Officiel Suisse des Chronomètres), the Chopard calibre 03.05-M has been completely developed, designed and assembled in the Fleurier Ebauches workshops that belong to the Chopard group.

Only Watch 2015, a long lasting commitment

Considered the world’s most important charity watch auction, Only Watch will be holding it sixth edition on November 7th 2015 in Geneva, under the auspices of the Phillips auction house. This sale will mark the start of the week of exceptional watch auctions in Geneva. Forty of the world’s major watch manufacturers have each donated a unique timepiece specially created for the auction. The proceeds from this auction will be entirely donated to the Monaco Association against Muscular Dystrophy to help fund research on Duchenne muscular dystrophy, a genetic neuromuscular disease affecting 250,000 children, adolescents and young adults worldwide and provoking a progressive organism-wide degeneration of muscles.

Superfast Chrono Porsche 919 Only Watch 2015

Technical Details
·      Titanium
·      Total diameter                                                              45.00 mm
·      Thickness                                                                     15.08 mm
·      Water resistance                                                           100 metres
·      Black rubber-moulded steel screw-lock crown
 with steering wheel motif
·      Titanium pushers
·      Lugs and crown guards in monobloc DLC-coated titanium
·      Titanium bezel with tachymeter secured by blackened PVD-coated steel
·      Solid titanium case-back engraved with the inscriptions “Official Timing Partner Porsche Motorsport” and “Only Watch 2015”, as well as Mark Webber’s signature

·     Self-winding chronograph movement                              Chopard 03.05-M
·     Total diameter                                                             28.8 mm
·      Thickness                                                           7.60 mm
·      Number of jewels                                                45
·      Power reserve                                                     60 hours
·      Frequency                                                           28,800 vph (4Hz)
·      Chronometer-certified (COSC)

Dial and hands:
·         Opaline silver-toned dial with red transfers on the inner bezel ring.
“919” logo in a counter at 9 o’clock.
·         Metallic black hours/minutes hands and hour-markers painted with superluminova
·         Red central seconds hand with arrow tip
·         Red hands on the chronograph hours and minutes counters
·         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
·         Tachymeter

Strap and clasp:
·         Black rubber strap (slick tyre-tread)
·         DLC-coated polished steel folding clasp

Ref. 168535-3004 – Unique piece

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