Chopard’s Speed Racer

Chopard’s fifth limited-edition Jacky Ickx watch was developed with input from its namesake racing legend to evoke the spirit of classic car racing. The Jacky Ickx Edition V ($11,140) pays tribute to Ickx’s six wins at the Le Mans 24 Hours with the numbers 6/24 engraved on the case back. Limited to 2,000 pieces, the watch delivers functions essential to competitive drivers, including a flyback chronograph, a 24-hour counter, and a tachometric scale that allows you to calculate speed over a 1,000-meter distance. In addition to a 60-minute counter at 9 o’clock, the chronograph has a 24-hour counter at 6 o’clock to keep track of remaining race duration and a flyback function that allows the wearer to instantly start a new timing operation without resetting to zero. The dial layout is balanced with a large date display at 12 o’clock and small seconds at 3 o’clock. Like the cars that endure Le Mans’ grueling 24-hour trial, the rugged steel watch is built to withstand shocks and extreme environmental conditions with screw-lock pushers and crown for enhanced water resistance. (www.chopard.com)

FREE PREVIEW: The Christophe Claret Maestoso is among Robb Report’s 2015 Best of the Best...
Thanks to its mind-blowing miniature movement, the thinnest of the new watches is less than a third...
The DB25 Quetzalcoatl’s dial features a solid-gold representation of the mythical serpent…
These watches prove that a simple design can be just as pleasing as a slew of complications…
The new timepiece has a fluid-based linear timekeeping display…
The new watch has multiple systems to ensure that its movement receives consistent power…
Computer-aided design is allowing watchmakers to push the boundaries of innovation...
The watchmaker puts its skill in guilloche and damaskeening on full display…
The two back-to-back auctions will offer hundreds of unique designs…
The new variation sports a dial crafted from a meteorite...