Blancpain CEO Achieves Top Podium Finish at Silverstone

Aug 25, 2009
The universally famous watchmaking house Blancpain continues its steady march of excellence on European racetracks.

Over the dates of August 16th and 17th, the companys president & CEO Marc A. Hayek achieved the top podium at Silverstone, the famous British F1 track with the exciting 4th leg of the Lamborghini Blancpain Super Trofeo championship held within its framework.

Mr. Hayek and his experienced co-driver Peter Kox successfully steered the Lamborghini Gallardo LP560-4 No. 24 around Silverstone's high-speed curves, which every year bid the defiance to the world's top car and MOTO GP racers. They came in first, making their worthy competitors lag behind.

Mr Hayek was particularly happy about the victory at Silverstone, for he dedicated much of his spare time to improving his skills behind the wheel. The energetic CEO of Blancpain truly enjoyed the competitive spirit of the championship. He also considered a fast and demanding race course to be very stimulating.

In the course of the event both men exposed on their wrists the elegant novel Blancpain Super Trofeo Chronograph watch, which made its original appearance at Baselworld 2009. This watch adapts its sporty shape and design attributes from the shape and interior features inherent to a Lamborghini Gallardo car.

The hidden bridges of the extremely slim F185 chronograph movement coordinate well with the black DLC finishing of the case. The backside of the watch reveals a sapphire crystal exhibition window with a view into the movement.

This acclaimed chronograph caliber is controlled by a friction-reducing vertical clutch in conjunction with an iconic column wheel. The chronograph function with its efficient flyback mechanism enables the wearer to record successive intervals of elapsed time.

The final legs of the 2009 Lamborghini Blancpain Super Trofeo Championship will occur at Catalunya in Spain on September 18th through September 20th, as well as on the Paul Ricard track in France from October 2nd through October 4th.


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