February 02nd 2013

A closer look at the Chopard Superfast movements


Laying a new milestone in Chopard’s history, the Superfast Automatic, Superfast Power Control and Superfast Chrono are the first watches in the iconic Classic Racing collection to be equipped with in-house movements from our Fleurier Ebauches workshops.

The Fleurier Ebauches workshops were founded by Chopard in July 2008 in Fleurier, in the Val-de-Travers region, in order to produce in-house movements. Endowed with an annual production capacity of 5,000 movements in 2012, Fleurier Ebauches expresses the determination of Chopard Co-President Karl-Friedrich Scheufele to strengthen our vertical integration in order to ensure its long-term independence, while also increasing production. The workshops neighbour the Chopard Manufacture, established since 1996, which dedicates to developing, producing and assembling Haute Horlogerie L.U.C calibres.

The new Superfast models carry an exclusive design inspired by the automotive world, and even the movements have been specially prepared. All the bridges are openworked with thin parallel lines reminiscent of cooling vents on sports cars – an unusual finish which allows the inner workings of the movement to be admired through the transparent case-back.

Displaying hours, minutes and seconds, as well as the date through a window at 6 o’clock, the Superfast Automatic is equipped with the self-winding Chopard Calibre 01.01-M, a movement entirely designed, developed and produced in Chopard’s Fleurier Ebauches workshops. This calibre is chronometer-certified by the COSC and has a comfortable 60-hour power reserve.

Another variation on this exceptional movement also drives the Superfast Power Control model. This evolved version named Chopard Calibre 01.02-M offers a range of functions comprising hours, minutes, small seconds at 6 o’clock, the date through a window at 3 o’clock, and a power-reserve indicator in a sector-type display at 9 o’clock.

The Superfast Chrono houses Chopard Calibre 03.05-M, a mechanical self-winding movement powering hours, minutes, small seconds at 6 o’clock, a window-type date display between 4 and 5 o’clock, a tachometric scale engraved on the bezel, and a chronograph with sweep seconds hand, minute counter at 3 o’clock and hour counter at 9 o’clock.

Discover the sporty, sophisticated and powerful Superfast models with full technical details, and 360° view on www.chopard.com/intl/collectîons/classic-racing