JACKY ICKX

A HISTORICAL RACER

 

Jacky Ickx is one of the most facinating racing drivers of the 20th century. His impressive career goes beyond his many victories, including the 24 Hours of Le Mans race, which he won six times, earning him the nickname "Monsieur Le Mans". Jacky Ickx is an exceptional sportsman who practised a large variety of disciplines that set him apart.

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24 heures du Mans, a legendary race
Jacky Ickx Edition V in stainless steel Discover
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Unique Sportive Achievements

Jacky Ickx is one of the very rare racing pilots that excelled in every challenge. Such a record remains unbeaten the world over and his name will echo as one of the greatest drivers of all time for years to come. In addition, he was a true competitor and gentleman, unafraid to flout convention.

Merckx Ickx The Race

 

A UNIQUE CHRONOGRAPH

FOR AN EXCEPTIONAL DRIVER

 

The Jacky Ickx collection is composed of watches combining high technology with sophisticated elegance. All are equipped with a mechanical self-winding calibre whose precision is certified by a chronometer rating issued by the Swiss Official Chronometer Testing Institute (COSC). These models feature an exclusive chronograph equipped with 60 minute and 24 hour counters, paying tribute to Jacky Ickx’s 6 victories in the 24 Hours of Le Mans race.

Jacky Ickx Edition V in 18-carat rose gold Discover
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The Legendary Anecdote

In 1969, 240,000 spectators are attending the start of « Les 24 heures du Mans ». The drivers rush to quickly hop in their speed machines. All, except one. To protest against this type of start, Jacky Ickx walks to his GT40. He remembers the death of Willy Mairesse, who neglected his safety belt to win a few seconds. At the end, Jacky Ickx wins the race by the narrowest margin in its history: 120 meters, and thus the rules were modified to feature drivers already seated in the lined-up cars.