When the best in innovation and technology encounter men who love a challenge, the result is a partnership as prestigious as that which unites the Maison Chopard and Porsche Motorsport. In even greater celebration of this happy partnership – studded with feats and success since 2014 – both are delighted to announce the accomplishment of a new feat today. On the legendary Nordschleife (North loop) track of the Nürburgring, German driver Timo Bernhard, two-times winner of the “24 Hours of Le Mans” set a new speed lap record. At the wheel of the legendary and super powerful Porsche 919 Hybrid Evo, he drove the 20.832 km of this fabled route in just 5 minutes and 19,55 seconds. On his wrist in accomplishing this feat was a Superfast Power Control Porsche 919 HF Edition watch by Chopard. The previous record established at the Nürburgring track was in 1983, with Porsche already the victors at this time.
The Porsche 919 Hybrid Evo is an evolution of the prototype developed by Porsche Motorsport for its entries to the FIA World Endurance Championship (WEC) in the LMP1 category and with which the German team enjoyed a larger number of wins. These include three successive victories for driver and manufacturer titles at the “24 Hours of Le Mans” won between 2015 and 2017. In 2017, Porsche Motorsport announced its retirement from LMP1 competitions, taking this legendary car on an incredible Porsche 919 Tribute Tour, a farewell trip through various equally legendary circuits all over the world.
No longer obliged to comply with the regulatory constraints imposed by taking part in the WEC championships, the prototype underwent a large number of technical improvements paving the way for unparalleled performances. More than ever inspired by the promise of new exploits, Chopard continues to partner the different phases. One example of this is the Superfast Collection within which Chopard produces a special edition of the Superfast Power Control Porsche 919 HF Edition watch. A chronometer picking up the aesthetic codes of the German manufacturer’s speed machine, it is produced as a 100-piece limited edition with a high-frequency COSC-certified movement, Calibre 01.11-M.