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There are so many amazing auto-inspired watches being launched, it’s hard to keep up. But here’s another we just had to share with you – Chopard’s Classic Racing Superfast Chrono Split Second timepiece.
Another model added to the Swiss watchmaker’s long history of paying tribute to the world of historic cars, the Classic Racing Superfast Chrono Split Second timepiece does them justice. Fastened on the wrist by a strap that sports the famous 1960s Dunlop Racing tire tread (made from natural rubber and comes fitted with a folding clasp), this watch features a split-second chronograph movement that measures “split” times. Its self-winding movement is chronometer-certified by the COSC and on the back, you’ll find the inscription “Superfast Split Second.”
Taking you back to a time of vintage automobile, the dial’s markers on the flange will remind you of the numbers found on rev counters and speedometers. Other features of note include a tiny racing steering-wheel in DLC blackened steel on the crown, the grooves on lugs’ sides, the cooling vents and the Allen screws on the bezel.
There’s only going to be 1,000 copies of the Classic Racing Superfast Chrono Split Second watch being made, so pick yours up soon.
[Source: Born Rich]
How do you celebrate a very special anniversary? Well, if you’re Chopard and Alfa Romeo, you commission a very special line of timepieces.
To mark their birthdays – 2010 sees Chopard celebrating 150 years and 100 years for Alfa Romeo – the two decided to join forces and to launch three new classic sport watches. And the two brands have an intertwined history together. For more than two decades, Chopard has had a strong presence in the World of Classic Racing, serving both as a sponsor and Official Timekeeper for the Mille Miglia race. It also turns out the Alfa Romeo’s cars have the honor of bringing in the most wins in this particular race, with a grand total of 11.
The anniversary line includes the GT XL Chrono Alfa Romeo and the Gran Turismo XL Alfa Romeo. The GT XL comes in stainless steel or black DLC-coated steel, while the Gran Turismo features a black dial with red hands and indexes as well as the logo of both brands. Both come equipped with COSC-certified in-house automatic movements, 46-hour power reserve, anti-reflective sapphire crystal, 44mm cases and Chopard’s signature vintage Dunlop-inspired rubber straps. Like any special occasion, these timepieces won’t last long. Only 500 of each of the three watches will be offered, along with a table clock in PVD-coated steel and a black leather, red-stitched case, and an additional travel alarm clock.