Chopard Watch Pays Homage to Racing Legend

By Paul Joseph

Swiss jewellery house Chopard has created a new limited edition timepiece that pays homage to a legendary race car driver and Chopard ambassador.

The Superfast Chrono Porsche 919 Jacky Ickx Edition honours the former Porsche driver Jacky Ickx, who boasted a hugely impressive show-reel of racing honours.

Among his achievements were a grand total of six 24 Hours of Le Mans titles, four of which were won with Porsche.

The commemorative watch boasts several design nods to the famous driver, including a silvered dial featuring galvanic blue chronograph counters and flange, inspired by his racing helmet.

Furthermore, Jack Ickx’s signature is transcribed across the case back of the exclusive timepiece.

The Superfast Chrono Porsche 919 Jacky Ickx Edition by Chopard is strictly limited to 100 numbered pieces.

Founded by Louis-Ulysse Chopard in 1860, Chopard has grown to become one of the world’s most famous luxury brands.

By Paul Joseph