A black edition of the Superfast Chrono Porsche 919 has been revealed, featuring a Chopard chronograph made to deliver the optimum performance of a Porsche Motorsport.  Starring in this 2016 edition of the 24 Hours Le Mans, Chopard, the official timing partner for Porsche Motorsport since 2014, is this one of a kind chronograph, made with a hefty yet avant-garde suit inspired from the new Porsche 919 Hybrid. This German-made auto has raised the winning flag after winning the 2015 season, and has already set its eyes on the 19th world championship to be held this year. Inspired from this victorious quest, the Superfast Chrono Porsche comes with an intense black, white and red detailing, all wrapped up in a modern style and a chronometer-certified movement by the COSC.

Porsche and Chopard are two names which unites the passion for performance and adventure. As a result, Chopard has been chosen as the Porsche Motorsport World Endurance Championship partner since the Prix’s comeback in 2014. As the official timing partner to this legendary team, the Swiss watchmaker has thrown in a grand 2015 season that marked the "Manufacturer's World Championship", coupled with the historical top spots in the 24 Hours of Le Mans.

In this 84th edition of the endurance race, Chopard offers the Superfast Chrono Porsche 919 Black edition, an exclusive, 100-piece series that evokes the beauty of the 919 hybrid. It comes in a 45mm diameter case made in titanium, whose ultra-light material has been much favored in the world of racing and endurance. The facade is blackened by DLC and is treated with a scratch-resistant, bead blasted coating. A lacquered titanium tachymetric scale is furnished on the bezel and is securely gripped by 8 PVD-coated screws. The wheel emblem stars in the black molded screw lock crown, while two other pushers are coated in delightful colors: the chronograph in red, found at the 2 o'clock position, and the reset function in black, found at 4 o'clock.

Fully dabbed in deep black, the watch is lit by the glowing red and white accents, creating a beautiful play of contrast. The matt black dial showcases red counter hands, minutes marker and a central sweep-seconds hand, where the rest of the indices are covered in Superluminova to stand out against the dial. Its inner movement houses the Chopard Caliber 03.05M, which is designed like a genuine engine. This mechanical, self-winding chronometer movement has been certified by the COSC and comes with a power reserve of 60 hours, coupled with a fly-back function.

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