Blancpain Super Trofeo Chronograph Inspired by Lamborghini Gallard

Apr 15, 2009
Blancpain, the oldest in the world and highly-respected watch brand, and Lamborghini, the legendary car manufacturer, have partnered in creating a one-of-a-kind automobile championship - the Lamborghini Blancpain Super Trofeo.

This year, the championship includes six European events to be held from May through October. The first Lamborghini racing series will be joined by 30 Lamborghini Gallard LP560-4 cars, each bearing Blancpain’s colors and able to reach top speeds of over 300 km/h. The car, with the brand’s President and CEO, Marc A. Hayek, at the wheel, is fully dedicated to Blancpain.

To celebrate the exceptional racing championship, Blancpain has created a Super Trofeo Chronograph watch with the flyback function. The timepiece, with a powerful sporty appeal, inspired by the ardent character and taut, sophisticated lines of the Lamborghini car, will be available in a limited edition of 300 pieces. It was unveiled at Baselworld 2009.

The case of the Super Trofeo Chronograph reflects the sleek profile of the Lamborghini Gallardo. It measures 43.5 mm in diameter and is sculptured in steel and provided with a DLC-treatment. The case construction is 100-metre water-resistant and demonstrates alternating satin-brushed and polished surfaces. The case-back is engraved with an individual number of the watch.

As found out, DLC treatment is highly appreciated for its hardness, its anti-allergenic properties, and remarkably intense color. Moreover, DLC is characterized by an extremely low friction coefficient and outstanding chemical inertia, resulting in excellent to wear-, corrosion- and friction-resistance.

The Blancpain Super Trofeo Chronograph is powered by a mechanical self-winding movement - Calibre F185. The movement has been coated by NAC – an innovative electroplating treatment that blackens the bridges and the main plate. The 308-part movement gives an advantage of a 40-hour power reserve. The movement provides a range of useful functions - hour, minute, small seconds and date, as well as the flyback chronograph.

The date is displayed via a window at 6 o’clock, while the chronograph function is presented via a central sweep seconds hand, 30-minute counter at 3 o’clock and 12-hour counter at 9 o’clock.

The black dial of the Blancpain watch features oversized 9 and 12 o’clock numerals in red and white reminding the numbers painted on the 30 Lamborghini Gallardo LP560-4 cars. It is also remarkable that the gold oscillating weight is engraved with the inscription Super Trofeo 2009.

The Blancpain Super Trofeo Chronograph watch goes on a strap in alcantara, the same as the seats in the Lamborghini Gallardo. The strap is equipped with a steel folding clasp.

The exceptional Blancpain watch comes in a presentation box inspired by the taut, opulent lines of the Lamborghini Gallardo car.

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