Chopard present a new chronograph piece to add to their 150th Anniversary releases - the Classic Racing Superfast Chrono. Fans of the brand will be aware of their connections with the world of classic cars, which not only inspire their sporty pieces, but also keep the boss content with a diary full of vintage car events, races, lunches and casual get-togethers with old friends. The Superfast Chrono is part of the successful Chopard Classic Racing collection and quite a sizable collection it is too, including the Grand Prix de Monaco Historique watches, the Jacky Ickx pieces and the Mille Miglia series. I am a fan - I love the blatantly car-inspired styling, a white dial 1000 Mille Miglia GMT Chrono was the best watch I never owned - I was outbid and it still hurts, ok it would quite possibly have looked ridiculous on my girly wrist but I would have made that chunky rubber strap fit... somehow.
The Chopard Classic Racing Superfast models are the ones with the large Arabic number 12 and the vertical go-fast stripes on the dial. This one has a frosted black dial with rhodium-plated stripes and these lines also feature on the case sides.
The counters overlap to pleasing effect allowing that outsize number 12 the whole upper part of the dial for added impact, the hour counter at the 6 o'clock position also has an integrated date window. The rectangle pushers integrate into the case at 2 and 4 o'clock and are black rubber-moulded for added grip. The Classic Racing Collection's vintage steering wheel emblem appears on the crown.
The piece features an ETA Calibre 2894.2 self-winding Chronograph with COSC certified accuracy and power reserve of 42 hours and is sure to appeal to a wide spectrum of car nuts from vintage veterans to would-be racers.
The Chopard Classic Racing Superfast Chrono comes presented on the iconic Dunlop tyre tread rubber strap.