Chopard celebrates Porsche’s new record at Nürburgring


The Porsche 919 Hybrid Evo driven by Timo Bernhard

“Adversity causes some men to break; others break records”, these words ring true for one Timo Bernhard, who just obliterated the lap record at the Nurburgring’s Nordschleife.  Porsche Motorsports and its timekeeping partner Chopard, shared in this momentous record breaking feat by Timo Bernhard at the legendary track through the Eifel forests, also known as the “green hell”.

On board the Porsche 919 Hybrid Evo, Bernhard went about setting the a time of 5:19.55 seconds around the 20.832 km track, eclipsing the previous time set by Stefan Bellof.

Passion for achievement, glory of victory, innovation, and men who basically love a challenge, has brought forth the partnership that binds Maison Chopard and Porsche Motorsports, and since 2014, the union has spawned numerous successes.

On the north loop of the Nordschleife, German Timo Bernhard, a 2-time winner of the “24 Hours of Le Mans”, took the wheel of the super powerful Porsche 919 Hybrid Evo, driving the 20.832 km track in just 5:19.55 seconds. Bernhard took to the task while using a Superfast Power Control Porsche 919 HF Edition wristwatch by Chopard.

Chopard produced only 100 pieces of this limited edition watch

In a statement, Karl-Freidrich Scheufele, co- president of Chopard said – “Congratulations to the entire team at Porsche Motorsport and Timo Bernhard for today,s achievement. Porsche retains its Nurburgring lap record. Driven by the same quest for self-surpassing, our Maison is extremely proud to be part of this. I look forward to working on new technological achievements with the team”

With this latest achievement, Porsche’s reputation for excellence and record breaking feats remains intact. The Porsche 919 Hybrid, as its name would suggest, is an evolution of the prototype developed by Porsche Motorsport for the LMP1 category of the FIA World Endurance Championship (WEC). Porsche enjoyed multiple wins with its participation in the WEC, including there consecutive wins in both driver and manufacturer titles at the “24 Hours of Le Mans” (2015-2017)

Chopard is the official timing partner for Porsche Motorsports

Brought together by shared values of constant quest for performance, self surpassing, and excelling oneself. The union between Porsche Motorsport and Chopard was born. With innovation and reliability in its core, Porsche Motorsport and Chopard have etched their mark on their respective industries and retain its status as the benchmark in car racing and watchmaking.

Timo Bernhard wore this Superfast Power Control Porsche 919 HF Edition watch during the record-breaking lap.

The Superfast Power Control Porsche 919 HF Edition watch comes from the Superfast collection by Chopard. It is has the aesthetic codes of the German marquee’s speed machine and Chopard produced only 100 pieces of this limited edition watch, featuring a high frequency COSC-certified movement, Calibre 01.11-M

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