Hands-on with the Chopard Superfast Chrono Porsche 919 Jacky Ickx Edition
Finally, I had the opportunity to try out this timepiece in person and it was pretty great experience. As I mentioned before, the previous model didn’t appeal to me at all and generally I’ve been rather skeptical about this collection. But, when I saw the Jacky Ickx edition watch, my point has been changed. Chunky stainless steel case with a sporty spirit, complemented by the blue hues, which look stunning on the ‘raw’ steel dial.
The dimensions of this watch, makes it quite massive and heavy. The case has a 45mm of diameter and 15,08mm of thickness. A design holds a reference to the world of racing vehicles. Like for example the case with its grooved sides evoking an engine part. The tachymeter scale with the eight blackened PVD-coated steel screws give this watch an additional racing touch, along with the black rubber-moulded screw-lock crown with the characteristic steering wheel motif on. The blue inner bezel ring bears the time scale with a clearly legible race-inspired numerals.
Chopard Superfast Chrono Porsche 919 Jacky Ickx edition watch is equipped with the in-house Calibre 03.05-M movement. It is a self-winding chronograph movement with the COSC certification. A mechanism operates at 28,800 vph and the power reserve enables the watch to work for about 60 hours constantly, when fully wound.
In terms of complications, this watch features hours, minutes and central seconds with the flyback function. Besides these complications, we get a chronograph presented in the three separate subdials. Small seconds are in the slight subdial at 6 o’clock. 12-hour indicator and 30-minute counter are situated at 3 and 9 o’clock in a two bigger contrasting subdials. A date is displayed in the aperture at 4-5 o’clock.
The front of the watch is covered with the glareproofed sapphire crystal. As the attachment to the wrist, we get an extra sturdy black rubber strap, which complements really well the rest of black details like eight blackened screws, easy to grip crown and the tachymeter scale. A case back is engraved with the characteristic for that edition inscriptions : “Official Timing Partner Porsche Motorsport” and “Jacky Ickx Limited Edition”. This Superfast Chrono Porsche 919 Jacky Ickx edition watch is limited to 100 pieces.