A brand that seeks its inspiration in every field of activity can only be a winner in this over-competitive industry of watch manufacturing and the fact that racing has always been a constant theme for the designers from Chopard in the process of elaborating their timepieces can only prove Chopard’s attachment to this field. Racing cars have become a symbol of competition, of speed and glory and so brands of watch manufacturing all over the world have associated their name with such sport events meant to propel their popularity.
This year, Chopard presents its new creation dedicated to racing cars, a timepiece that goes by the name of Chopard Classic Racing Watch belonging to the collection with the same name. A very successful collection, the Classic Racing Watch is still considered amongst the best-selling collections ever introduced by this brand, with unique and sporty timepieces that defy the boundaries of traditional technical performance.
Inspired by cars, the new Chopard Classic Racing Watch embraces a sporty design characterized by massive proportions, a highly functional mechanism and also an amazingly realized strap that adds originality and distinction to the whole design. The watch features a massive case measuring 45 mm in diameter that was crafted entirely from 18 carats rose gold, manufactured to resist accidental falls or deep diving. Equipped with shock absorption system, this watch protects 100% the mechanism from damages and also, the construction of the case generates a resistance to water of up to 100 meters.
The bezel of the new Chopard Classic Racing Watch is inscribed with a tachymeter scale, making it appropriate for diving. The dial is very appealing and uses a vertical pattern, while providing the main functions of the watch neatly. The functions of hour, minute and seconds are displayed from the center of the dial through luminescent coated hands. The minutes are marked with Arabic numerals from 5 to 5, while the only Arabic numeral employed for the hour function is located at 12 o’clock, the other hour markers being just indices. The functions of the chronograph are displayed through sub-dials that overlap a bit, in the lower part of the dial.
What sustains the working of all these functions is the mechanical self-winding chronograph movement, a movement created by Chopard in the brand’s ateliers. Just like the other Chopard timepieces designed to satisfy the taste of a special category, such is racing; the new Chopard Classic Racing Watch comes accompanied by a rubber strap imitating a tyre.
The watch guarantees 100 meters of water resistance and will be produced in a limited edition of 500 timepieces.