Monday, July 17, 2017

CHOPARD – SUPERFAST Power Control Porsche 919 HF Edition – Only Watch 2017














CHOPARDSUPERFAST 8 Hz Power Control Porsche 919 HF Edition – Only Watch 2017


​A UNIQUE CHRONOMETER FOR 
THE MONACO ASSOCIATION AGAINST MUSCULAR DYSTROPHY, SIGNED BY JACKY ICKX

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For the sixth time, Chopard commits to supporting the Only Watch charity auction by donating an exceptional creation in tribute to the world of motorsports: the Superfast 8 Hz Power Control Porsche 919 Only Watch 2017.

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This one-of-a-kind model equipped with a high-frequency movement has been specially created for Only Watch. It honours an exceptional driver: Jacky Ickx.

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Chopard has chosen this motor-racing legend and ambassador of the Geneva-based Maison to collaborate in creating this watch which aims at raising funds for muscular dystrophy research.

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This timepiece reflects the values shared by Jacky Ickx, Porsche Motorsports and Chopard: a passion for racing, backed by excellence and precision.

 

Racing inspiration

The Superfast 8 Hz Power Control Porsche 919 Only Watch 2017 embodies the alliance between Chopard’s watchmaking excellence and the expertise of Porsche Motorsport. This competition-friendly timepiece picks up the DNA of the Porsche 919 Hybrid.

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Its 45 mm case provides ample space for impeccable readability, while the use of titanium delivers outstanding results in terms of both resistance and weight – two key issues shared by the racing world.

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Its resistance to shocks and scratches makes it an ideal material for timepieces subjected to the stresses and strains of endurance racing.

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On the dial side, the hour-markers flaunting a racing-style design are swept over by facetted cut-out hands featuring tips enhanced with Super-LumiNova®, thus enabling swift and intuitive read-off by day or night.

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The seconds hand also carries a slim red tip standing out perfectly against the midnight blue dial.



Jacky Ickx: a big-hearted champion

A champion with a big heart and multi-facetted personality, this well-known figure in motor-racing and great friend of Chopard co-president Karl-Friedrich Scheufele has a rich and varied track record.

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His six victories at the 24 Hours of Le Mans earned him the nickname “Monsieur Le Mans”.

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The dial of the Superfast 8 Hz Power Control Porsche 919 Only Watch 2017 is midnight blue, the legendary colour of his racing helmet, and bears his signature,

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visible at 6 o’clock along his favourite number 20: the one painted on the Porsche 936 with which the champion won the 24 Hours of Le Mans in 1976.


A chronometer-certified high-frequency movement

The Superfast 8 Hz Power Control Porsche 919 Only Watch 2017 is powered by a Manufacture movement: Calibre 01.11-M, visible through a sapphire crystal dial and delivering a 60-hour power reserve.

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It picks up the characteristic engine-type finishing of the Superfast collection with its openworked oscillating weight. The bridges are worked out like the air vents of a high-performance engine. This calibre operates at 8 Hz instead of the traditional 4 Hz.

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This particularly high frequency enables greater precision as well as faster running resumption in case of shocks or disturbances that are frequent in motorsports. Calibre 01.11-M is equipped with a silicon escapement.

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It is also an authentic chronometer certified by the COSC (Swiss Official Chronometer Testing Institute), a particularly rare achievement for an 8 Hz movement and which testifies to Chopard’s ongoing dedication to maintaining the most demanding levels of precision




Chopard and Only Watch, a long-term commitment

Considered the world’s most important charity watch auction, the 7th edition of Only Watch will be held on November 11th 2017 in Geneva under the auspices of the Christie’s auction house. Forty of the world’s finest watch manufacturers have each gifted a unique timepiece specially created for the occasion. Proceeds from this sale 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.

Only Watch Partnership

Now presenting its 7th Edition, Only Watch is a biennale auction of unique timepieces that has raised over 25 million Euros to date. Under the patronage of HSH Prince Albert II of Monaco and following the initiative of Luc Pettavino, President of the Association Monégasque contre les Myopathies, Only Watch is an international watchmaking charity event.




All of the funds collected from the sale of the watches are donated in their entirety to scientific and medical research. The exclusive watches will embark on a world tour starting in the charity’s hometown of Monaco, and then continuing to Asia, the Gulf, the United States and Europe, before the final auction in Geneva on November 11th 2017.


WHERE CAN I SEE
THE
ONLY WATCH COLLECTION
BEFORE THE
AUCTION?


  • HONG KONG: 23-24 OCTOBER
Christie’s Hong Kong
22nd Floor Alexandra House
18 Chater Road Central, Hong Kong
Opening hours: 10:30 am - 5:30 pm
Contact: Cissy Ngan
cngan@christies.com
(+852) 2978 6711
  • TAIPEI: 26-27 OCTOBER
Christie’s Taiwan
13f, Suite 1302, No. 207, Sec. 2,
Tun Hua South Road, Taipei 106
Opening Hours: 11 am - 6 pm
Contact: Teresa Hsu
thsu@christies.com
(+886) 223 220 008
  • NEW YORK: 29-30 OCTOBER
Christie’s New York
20 Rockefeller Plaza,
New York, NY 10020
Opening hours: 10 am - 6 pm
Contact: Elisa Catenazzi
ecatenazzi@christies.com
(1)212 636 2329
  • LOS ANGELES: 1-2 NOVEMBER
Westime Sunset
8569 Sunset Boulevard
West Hollywood, CA 90069, USA
Opening hours: 10 am - 6 pm
Contact: Laura Q. Hughes
laura@westime.com
(+1) 310.205.5555
  • GENEVA: 9-11 NOVEMBER
Four Seasons Hôtel des Bergues
Quai des Bergues 33
1201 Geneva Switzerland
Opening hours: 10 am - 6 pm
Contact: Charles-Henri Gounod
cgounod@christies.com
+41 (0)22 319 17 26





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TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS

Model : Superfast 8 Hz Power Control Porsche 919 Only Watch 2017

Case
Titanium
Diameter:     45.00 mm
Thickness:     12.4 mm
Water resistance: 100 metres
Matt black rubber-moulded screw-locked crown with steering wheel in stainless steel 8 mm
Glare proofed sapphire crystal
Inner bezel ring engraved with white lacquered engraving
Engraved and lacquered titanium bezel, 8 PVD-coated black steel screws
Open case back bearing the logo Only Watch 2017
Calibre
Chopard high-frequency automatic caliber 01.11-M
• Total diameter 28.8 mm
• Number of jewels 37
• Power reserve approx. 60 hours
• Frequency 57,600 A/h (= 8Hz)
• Chronometer-certified by COSC
• Escapement (impulse-pin, pallet-lever and escape-wheel) in silicon 
Functions and displays
  • Display of the hours, minutes and centre seconds
  • Quarter-second indication
  • Date window at 3 o’clock
  • Power-reserve indicator at 9 o’clock
Dial and hands
Mat midnight blue dial inspired by the colour of Jacky Ickx helmet
Transferred seconds and quarter-seconds graduations
Rhodiumed, hollowed-out, Super-Luminova-enhanced hours and minutes hands
Red-tipped rhodium-plated central sweep-seconds hand
Rhodium-plated baton-shaped power-reserve indicator hand
Rhodium-plated Super-Luminova-enhanced hour-markers
Strap and buckle
Blue leather strap with beige stitching
Folding clasp in titanium

Specificities:
One off model inspired by the legendary pilot Jacky Ickx who accepted to join

Estimate:
CHF 18,000 - 25,000
17,000 - 23,000
19,000 - 26,000 $


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