A few weeks ago, Chopard unveiled its contribution to the Only Watch 2015 charity auction – the unique version of its Superfast Chrono Porsche 919, the only one ever crafted in titanium with a black DLC coating. Chopard Superfast Chrono Porsche 919 will be auctioned on 7 November 2015 in Geneva together with 42 timepieces from other watchmaking companies that took part at the sixth edition of Only Watch.
This unique Chopard timepiece is signed by Chopard’s famous ambassador, Mark Webber, the world’s famous racing champion with multiple victories. The watch also brings attention to the brand’s partnership with Porsche Motorsport in the World Endurance Championship.
This one-of-a-kind Superfast Chrono Porsche 919 is housed in a large, DLC-coated titanium case which measures 45mm in diameter. The watch’s crown is topped with a steering wheel which is yet another auto-racing inspired element.
The beating heart of the watch is the in-house manufactured 03.05-M caliber with a flyback function. The impeccable chronometer movement is officially certified by COSC (Contrôle official Suisse des Chronomètres). It oscillates at the rapid frequency of 28,800 vibrations per hour (4 Hz) and provides 60 hours of power reserve.
Chopard Superfast Chrono Porsche 919 Mark Webber features an opaline silver-toned dial. The watch face reveals an original stripe décor which is inspired by the Porsche 919 Hybrid which recalls the rear diffuser of the racing car.
The “919” inscription is shown in the red rectangle inside the 9 o’clock counter, thus symbolizing the Porsche cars competing in the World Endurance Championship. Besides the usual central display of the hours, minutes and seconds, the new Chopard also features a small seconds counter, a date display, a complete flyback chronograph function, as well as a tachymeter.
The watch comes with a rubber strap which is designed to mirror the slick tire-treads from negotiating bends at extremely high speeds.
From the rear, the titanium case back is engraved with Mark Webber’s signature. As he explained: “I didn’t hesitate when Chopard suggested I participate alongside the company for with Only Watch 2015… 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.” The Australian professional racing driver invited all fans of watchmaking and racing to fuel the bidding this November.
All proceeds from Only Watch 2015 charity auction will be transferred to support the research on Duchenne muscular dystrophy.