A new hattrick victory for Porsche at the 6 Hours of Nürburgring 2017


A new hattrick victory for Porsche at the 6 Hours of Nürburgring 2017

As Official Timing Partner, Chopard congratulates Porsche Motorsport for the double victory

After clocking up an outstanding and unexpected victory at Le Mans 2017, the Porsche Motorsport LMP1 teams came with confidence and strong expectations at the legendary race of the Six Hours of Nürburgring 2017 which took place on July 16th 2017. After a sensational race full of actions and a thrilling battle, the two Porsche 919 Hybrid crossed the line in the first and second positions at the checkered flag. Chopard is proud to be the official timing partner of the Porsche Motorsport team, winners of Nürburgring 2017 WEC race. Building on its close ties with Porsche Motorsport, Chopard presented the Superfast Power Control Porsche 919 HF Edition, produced in a 100-piece limited series and embodying pure performance thanks to a new Chopard movement, the high-frequency Calibre 01.11-M.

Porsche 919 Hybrid, Porsche LMP Team: Earl Bamber, Timo Bernhard, Brendon Hartley

Porsche 919 Hybrid, Porsche LMP Team: Earl Bamber, Timo Bernhard, Brendon Hartley

 

 After having achieved the third consecutive Le Mans victory, Porsche also managed a hat-trick in the six-hour race at the Nürburgring. Chopard ambassadors’ Timo Bernhard, Earl Bamber, and Brendon Hartley climbed on to the top step of the podium. It was the second race triumph for the Porsche LMP Team in 2017 and the 15th in total for the 919 Hybrid since its debut in 2014. The sister car with reigning world champion Neel Jani, André Lotterer and Nick Tandy finished second having led the race for a long time. This outcome marks the fifth one-two FIA World Endurance Championship (WEC) race result for Porsche.

High frequency for high performance – a new Superfast watch

This year, Chopard unveiled a new watch, the Superfast Power Control Porsche 919 HF Edition, a 100-piece limited series. Exclusively available in Chopard boutiques, the new Chopard high-frequency watch epitomizes pure performance lightness, efficiency, and technicality. The Superfast Power Control Porsche 919 HF Edition is a tribute from the Maison to its partner Porsche Motorsport’s success in the FIA World Endurance Championship (WEC). It has a lot in common with the car that has been monopolizing the podium at the latest championship events: the Porsche 919 Hybrid.

Superfast Power Control Porsche 919 HF Edition - 2 - Black - 168593-3001

The FIA World Endurance Championship will continue on September 1st 2017 for the 6 Hours of Mexico, the first overseas race of the season.