The Classic Racing collection, bringing together a number of models inspired by motor racing, It is enriched with three extraordinary watches, Chopard with which a new era.
The new models, Superfast Automatic, Superfast Power Control y Superfast Chronograph son, indeed, the first watches of this emblematic collection motion be equipped with Chopard, completely designed, developed and assembled at the house, in the workshops of Fleurier Ebauches.
Chopard marks a new milestone in his already rich history. The Classic Racing collection, bringing together a series of watches that pay homage to the world of motorsport, welcomes three new models Superfast very special. Sports, Elegant, powerful and impressive, los Superfast Automatic, Power Control are equipped Chronograph, por primera vez, Chopard movements, produced in the workshops of Fleurier Ebauches. These three new exceptional creations are a further step on the road to independence, which attaches so much importance Chopard.
Since many years, Chopard House is closely linked to a number of legendary motor racing classic. Among the Historic Grand Prix of Monaco or are A Thousand Miles, the rally that develops along the 1000 miles, (1600 km) linking Brescia and Roma return. If the second brings together the cars that have marked an era, as the Alfa-Romeo, The Maserati, Porsche or Ferrari -, the first also attracts antique cars Formula 1, models that were built before 1979, with Brabham, Lotus o Williams a la cabeza. It is extraordinarily powerful cars, which they are recognized at first sight, and whose wheel enthusiasts while drivers enjoy the pleasure of the challenge and thrills.
Elegant and imposing
The Superfast models are all at the same time. Imposing, assume unapologetic spacious dimensions that give them a decidedly masculine design. Equipped with an internal movement, specially decorated, They are designed for lovers of fine watchmaking, you know the inevitable capture feeling of power they provide.
These three new models Superfast are numerous references to the world of racing. Para empezar, in the field of all vertical lines they stand anthracite on black background, reminiscent of the famous "racing stripes", the colored bands that are painted on the roof and hood of the cars racing to distinguish. On the enhancement of the new Superfast, the minute figures acquire the appearance of the markers that adorned the tachometer and speed indicators. Hour counters, the minutes and seconds, also evoke the paintings of the old board fireballs.
With its steel folding clasp, natural rubber strap is inspired by the sleek profile of the tires slick, so close to F1. Another series of elements, such as steering wheel racing rubber overlay on gold crown, the grooves engraved on the sides of the handles and buttons as a cooling fins, or even the screws are inserted in the bezel and that have inspired tire, are details that recall the world of motorsport.
Bridges drafts to offer some unusual finishes
Even gauges have benefited from a special preparation. All bridges have been worked into a series of delicate parallel lines, in order to give the movement a look inspired by the grids of the radiator grille of vintage cars. This is an unprecedented finish that will not get tired of admiring through the open bottom of the box.
Presenting the functions of hours, minutos, seconds and calendar in a window at 6 o'clock, the new Superfast Automatic is equipped with the automatic caliber Chopard 01.01-M, fully conceived, developed and realized in the workshops of Fleurier Ebauches. Certificado cronómetro PREVENTION, It has a power reserve 60 horas. His box 41 mm diameter steel is waterproof up 100 metros.
Another version of this exceptional movement equips the model Superfast Power Control. Dubbed Chopard 01.02-M, this evolution proposes functions hours, minutos, small seconds at 6 o'clock, calendar in a window at 3 o'clock and power reserve indicator in a section at 9. Even more impressive, the steel case has a diameter of 45 mm.
Equally powerful and equipped with a box 45 mm diameter, Superfast Chronograph model houses the caliber Chopard 03.05-M, an automatic mechanical movement which has the functions of hours, minutos, small seconds at 6 o'clock, calendar window at 4:30, tachymeter scale engraved on the bezel and chronograph seconds in the center, minute counter at 3 o'clock and hours at 9.
A further step towards independence
These movements, equipping first models of the Classic Racing collection, come from the workshops of Fleurier Ebauches. Chopard property group, The company was founded in July 2008 in Fleurier, in the Val-de-Travers (NE). A few months earlier, in December 2007, Chopard had carried out the acquisition of land 6.000 m2, on which I was already built an industrial building with a capacity of 5.100 m2 production area. Building, completely renovated and equipped with a host of cutting-edge machines, It opened in February 2009.
With an annual manufacturing capacity 5.000 movements 2012 (For 2015 is scheduled production is reached 15.000 movements per year), Fleurier Ebauches reflects the will of Karl-Friedrich Scheufele, co-presidente de Chopard, to strengthen the verticalization of group, to ensure its long-term independence through increased production. Ya en 1996, the group had created Chopard Manufacture. Located in the vicinity of Fleurier Ebauches, society is the high-tech center dedicated to development, the realization and assembly LUC calibres. Actualmente, in Fleurier, the Chopard Group employs about hundred people, doing about fifteen different trades.