The watchmaking house has created classic yet sporty watch collections highly appreciated among men who opt for an extremely active lifestyle. The 1000 Miglia, Jacky Ickx and Grand Prix de Monaco Historique watches are found on the list of Chopard’s best-sellers.
The watches mentioned above belong to the Chopard Classic Racing collection that comprises models characterized by technical and aesthetic innovations suggested by the automobile field. The highlight of the collection is the Classic Racing watch.
The heart of the timepiece is a mechanical self-winding chronograph movement that animates the hour and minute functions, as well as small seconds at 3 o’clock and an instant-jump date display that is presented in a window at 6 o’clock. It also provides the chronograph function operated with help of two push-buttons found at 2 and 4 o’clock. The chronograph function is presented via the central seconds hand, a 12-hour counter at 6 o’clock and a 30-minute counter at 9 o’clock.
The 37-jewel movement, beating at 28,800 vibrations per hour, also offers a 42-hour power reserve. Its precision is crowned by the COSC-chronometer certification.
The frosted black dial features black rhodium-plated vertical lines. The hour-markers are inspired by the markings found on classic car dashboard instruments, including rev counters and speedometers. The screw-down bezel demonstrates an engraved tachometric scale.
The hours and minutes are indicated by golden hour and minute hands. The central chronograph seconds hand is distinguished by a red arrow tip. The dial is shielded by a glare-resistant sapphire crystal.
The case of the Chopard watch, sculptured in 18K rose gold, is coupled with the signature Chopard rubber strap with the 1960s Dunlop Racing tyre motif. The strap is fitted with a rose gold folding clasp.
The case construction incorporates rectangular pushers in black rubber-moulded stainless steel and a screw-lock crown that looks like a tyre. The crown features a metal applique with the steering-wheel emblem of the Classic Racing collection.
The rose-gold sides of the case have engraved lines that will make you think of the cooling fans featured by the engine block of classic cars, the same as the motif demonstrated by the dial.
The solid case-back reveals an engraving of the “Classic Racing” inscription. The timepiece is 100-meter water-resistant. As Watches.InfoNIAC.com is limited to 500 pieces.
The Chopard Classic Racing watch is a nice reflection of the sporty elegance and supreme technical performance accumulated by the brand throughout the two decades of its association with the field of classic car racing.
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