Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Chopard Classic Racing Jacky Ickx

When Jacques ¨Jacky¨ Ickx (Belgian) entered 24 Hours of Le Mans for the first time in 1969, his Ford GT40 seemed laughable next to the competitors: the Porsche 917, Porsche 908, not to mention the new 3-litres by Ferrari and Alfa Romeo.

But he won that year, by a hair, just 110 metres ahead of the 908.
Six Le Mans wins later, and with multiple other Formula 1 victories under his belt, Jacky is a legend in the racing world and now also in the world of fine horlogerie.

With signature racing elements, the Jack Ickx timepieces by Swiss watchmaker Chopard are instant winners. Highlights of the chronograph include the self-winding movement chronometer-certified by the COSC, tachometer scale, new flyback function and first-ever 24-hour counter.

The latest limited edition of this timepiece is engraved with the numbers 6/24 as well as Jacky Ickx’ signature. It is available in 18k rose gold or stainless steel, with a 42.4 mm diameter case and an alligator leather or Dunlop rubber tyre strap.  There are only 2000 steel models available and just 500 rose gold ones.


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