Chopard has always sought its inspiration in every field of activity, but it has found its real passion in racing. Being a constant theme for the designers from Chopard and since racing has always been a symbol of competition, of speed and glory, these values have become the brands’ core values as well.
The Jacky Ickx watch is back this season with the release of its fourth edition meant to celebrate for one, the success of the previous editions and secondly, to honor the well-known motor-racing champion for its outstanding career involving racing. The number of pieces produced under this line has already been established to 1000, so fans of racing all over the world and loyal customers of Chopard won’t have to feel restrained by a limited number of only 100 pieces or even less, like Chopard has familiarized us with.
The case of the new Chopard Jacky Ickx Edition IV Watch measures 42.5 mm in diameter and embraces a masculine –sporty design. The material employed in the case’s manufacturing was stainless steel, the case being extremely resistant and equipped with shock absorption system in case of accidents.
The dial is silvery and follows the pattern of the other watches introduced by Chopard that were inspired by racing. The main functions of the watch are displayed traditionally through hands and the chronograph’s functions are displayed in the lower part of the dial. A sub-dial located at 3 o’clock displays the seconds of the chronograph, another one located at 6 o’clock displays the hours, while the one located at 9 o’clock takes care of the minutes of the chronograph. A date function is assured and expressed through a small and discreet window just under 12 o’clock.
The mechanism of this new Chopard Jacky Ickx Edition IV Watch is based on a self-winding chronograph movement that has been, like most mechanisms introduced by Chopard on the market, COSC certified. Apart from the already mentioned functions displayed on the dial, we can also add up to its functionality the 24 hour counter and the tachometric scale speed display.
Other useful information regarding the functions of the new Chopard Jacky Ickx Edition IV Watch is that it can guarantee 40 hours of power reserve and the ability to measure up the speed up to 1000 m.
The Chopard Jacky Ickx Edition IV Watch makes no exception regarding the strap and just like the other Chopard timepieces, this one too comes accompanied by a rubber strap imitating a tyre. There is also another version, which is quite popular amongst the buyers and that involves a more classy-elegant strap made of black leather, to assure a more serious and modern appearance to the whole design. Regardless the choice for the strap, you are sure to acquire for yourself an extremely functional watch that will most definitely draw some attention upon you.