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  • Manufacturer: Chopard
    Reference No: 168535-3004
    Model Name: Superfast Chrono Porsche 919 Only Watch
    Material: Titanium
    Calibre: Chopard 03.05-M
    Bracelet/Strap: Black rubber strap - slick tyre tread motif
    Dimensions: 45 mm. Diameter

  • Catalogue Essay

    The new Superfast Chrono Porsche 919 Edition Only Watch 2015 is entirely in tune with this context. This titanium and DLC chronograph with its 45 mm-diameter case is equipped with a flyback function. It is powered by a mechanical Chopard movement: the 03.05-M calibre chronometer-certified by the COSC. Inspired by the Porsche 919 Hybrid, the stripes on the dial recall the rear diffuser of the racing car. Likewise, the "919" appearing in the red rectangle in the 9 o'clock counter echoes the Porsche models competing in the World Endurance Championship. Water-resistant to 100 metres, this watch is fitted with a rubber strap reminiscent of the slick tyre-tread serving to negotiate bends at extremely high speeds. As aesthetically fascinating as it is technically accomplished, this precious timepiece has a 60-hour power reserve and is signed by Mark Webber.

    Mark Webber explains his commitment: "I didn't hesitate when Chopard suggested I participate alongside the company for with Only Watch 2015. We have created a unique watch with materials identical to those of the automobile: titanium and carbon. I really hope that it will bring a nice contribution for this association and that its future owner will be as happy as I am to support this cause. I invite all passionate fans of watchmaking and racing to fuel the bidding."

  • Artist Biography

    Chopard

    Swiss • 1860

    At the age of 24, Louis-Ulysse Chopard started his company L.U.C. Chopard in Sonviller, Switzerland. Since the brand's inception in 1860, Chopard understood the need for thin and accurate pocket watches to be functional for daily wear. The brand gained world recognition in 1912 after Tsar Nicolas II became a client.

    Following Louis-Ulysse's death in 1915, his sons Paul-Louis and Paul André took over the business and moved their headquarters to La Chaux-de-Fonds. In 1963, the company was taken over by Karl Scheufele, who remains the brand's owner. Arguably Chopard's most recognizable design, the "Happy" line, was inspired by Scheufele's daughter Caroline. In 1996, his son Karl-Friedrich established Chopard as a manufacturer of its own range of in-house movements under the name L.U.C., creating groundbreaking, exquisitely finished watches that have earned the brand worldwide acclaim.

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Lot offered with No Reserve

Ref. 168535-3004
The Superfast Chrono Porsche 919 Only Watch 2015 is a unique piece with a strong racing style signed by Mark Webber, a racing champion with multiple victories to his name and brand ambassador for Chopard.

45 mm. Diameter

Estimate
CHF10,000 - 20,000 

Sold for CHF20,000

Contact Specialist
Virginie Liatard-Roessli
+41 22 317 81 82

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Geneva Auction 7 November 2015 3pm