On May 6th 2017, Chopard continued to support Porsche Motorsport LMP1 team as official timing partner during the 6 Hours of Spa-Francorchamps. In the last race before the Le Mans 24-Hours, the Porsche 919 Hybrids finished third and fourth in front of 61,000 spectators.
The trio of Earl Bamber, Timo Bernhard and Brendon Hartley lost time due to a slow puncture and ended the race in third position. The sister car of reigning world champion Neel Jani, André Lotterer and Nick Tandy started from pole position but was unfortunate with the timing of two “Full Course Yellow” periods that neutralized the race. They finished just behind their team mates. Chopard ambassador, Brendon Hartley set the overall fastest race lap that underline the 919 Hybrid’s potential. Chopard and the whole Porsche LMP1 Team are ready for the fight of the race at the 24 Hours of Le Mans and will campaign for victory.
After the second of nine rounds in the FIA World Endurance Championship, Porsche ranks second in the constructors’ standings. In the drivers’ world championship, the Porsche crews are currently second and third.
Superfast Chronograph: a unique timepiece concentrating timing, precision and performance.
Perfectly in line with the mindset of the Superfast watch collection, this prestigious partnership is an extension of Chopard’s enduring passion to automotive sports. In 2014, for the grand comeback of the German team to endurance racing, Chopard partnered Porsche Motorsport and became the “official timing partner “ of the team. At Le Mans 2014, in honour of this exclusive partnership, Chopard crafted a Superfast chronograph inspired by the Porsche 919 Hybrid competing in the World Endurance Championship LMP1 category: the Superfast Chrono Porsche 919 Edition watch.
In 2016, at Le Mans, Chopard unveiled a new watch, the Superfast Chrono Porsche 919 Black Edition, a 100-piece limited serie. Exclusively available in Chopard boutiques, this model proudly flies high the banner of the Porsche prototype 2016 by picking up its aesthetic codes and colours. The imposing 45 mm-diameter case is made in titanium – a material often used in the world of endurance racing for its ultra-light properties. With its sleek and sporty lines, it houses a ‘motor’ entirely produced and assembled in Chopard’s Fleurier Ebauches workshops for ultimate performances combining cutting-edge technologies and respect for the art of watchmaking: the Chopard Calibre 03.05-M. This mechanical self-winding chronograph movement delivers a substantial 60-hour power reserve and features a flyback function.