Written by Chaz Nash
What’s better than the virile sounds of vintage race cars revving their engines, full tanks of petrol and the aromatic scent of burning rubber wafting in the air as race cars speed off for an anticipated win at Grand Prix de Monaco? Three new rose gold Chopard Superfast – Chrono, Automatic and Power Control watches of course!
Chopard has fired up its creative watch design engines and produced three new sporty gold watches for its Classic Racing Collection ready for both BaselWorld 2013 and a phenom win at Grand Prix de Monaco 2013!
Chopard, an avid sponsor and active participant of rallies and circuits around the globe, meticulously captures the spirit of these thrilling amped up sport events and brilliantly articulates this ambiance in its Classic Racing Collection. Superfast Chrono, Superfast Automatic and Superfast Power Control delivers this full-blown need-for-speed racing experience with openworked engine design details and Chopard first exclusive watch movements – all of which are COSC certified.
Superfast Chrono (Reference 161284-5001) dazzles with a powerful 18-carat rose gold case with an engraved tachymeter on the bezel. The dial sports vertical anthracite stripes on a black background, hours/minutes hands with chrono seconds, 30-minute counter and 12-hour counter chrono dials with sporty red indicators. It revs its engine with Chopard’s caliber 03.05M mechanical self-winding movement which is built for speed and accuracy. $33,190
Superfast Automatic (Reference 161290-5001) stuns in an 18-carat rose gold case and same engraved tachymeter bezel . The dial better reveals the anthracite striping on black background, same hours/minutes hands and sporty red sweeping seconds. A date aperture is located at 6 o’clock and numeral 12 is displayed at high noon. Superfast Automatic turns over its self-winding movement engine with a Chopard caliber 01.01-M. $22,280
Superfast Power Control (Reference 161291-5001) presents the familiar features of the Superfast Automatic with the exception of the sweeping seconds, instead it displays a 60 seconds chrono and an elaborate 60-hour power reserve indicator cleverly designed to like that of a petrol tank indicator! This watch revs it engine with Chopard’s 01.02-M self-winding mechanical movement. $28,690
All three watches steer (complication settings) with Chopard’s signature steering wheel crown embellished in 18-carat rose gold and/or shift gears with pushpiece buttons, particular to the Superfast Chrono. The openworked sapphire crystal case-back reveals the vintage race car inspired engine design and each watch is adorned with a black rubber strap.
Chopard delivers the full vintage race car experience with their phenomenal watch design and exclusive manufactured movements. Eyes and ears will be all-a-buzz from clearing the smoke to view these sports driven timepieces at BaselWorld 2013, April 25 through May 2.