MARC A. HAYEK UNVEILS THE SUPER TROFEO CHRONOGRAPH

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On the occasion of the 79th International Motor Show in Geneva, Marc A. Hayek and Stephan Winkelmann, the respective Presidents and CEOs of Blancpain and Lamborghini, set the seal on the exhilarating union of two legendary names. Just ahead of Baselworld 2009, Marc A. Hayek treated the press on the Lamborghini booth to a sneak preview of the new Blancpain Super Trofeo Chronograph, dedicated to the world’s fastest and most demanding automobile championship. The Lamborghini Blancpain Super Trofeo will roar into action on May 2nd and 3rd in Silverstone (UK), and this first race will be followed by five others in Italy, Germany, Belgium, Spain and France.

 

 

BLANCPAIN SUPER TROFEO CHRONOGRAPH

To celebrate these superlative races, the Manufacture in Le Brassus is presenting a Super Trofeo flyback chronograph. Limited to 300 per year, meaning 50 per race, this new Blancpain chronograph displays state-of-the-art design and all the attributes of cutting-edge technology. The case specifically designed for this prestigious line is inspired by the sleek profile of the Lamborghini Gallardo. Crafted in steel coated with a DLC (Diamond Like Carbon) treatment, the 43.5 mm-diameter case that is water-resistant to 100 metres features alternating satin-brushed and polished surfaces.

At this heart of this new sophisticated and performance-oriented case, the Blancpain Super Trofeo Chronograph lies its throbbing “engine”, Calibre F185. The mechanical self-winding Calibre F185 powers a range of functions including hour, minute, small seconds and date display at 6 o’clock, as well as the chronograph indications with a central sweep seconds hand, 30-minute counter at 3 o’clock and 12-hour counter at 9 o’clock. For instant-measurement enthusiasts, the Calibre F185 also drives a “flyback” function.

The unmistakable black dial is distinguished by two red and white 9 and 12 o’clock numerals stylised to evoke the numbers painted on the 30 Lamborghini Gallardo LP560-4 racing cars. Another exclusive feature of this exceptional model is its gold oscillating weight engraved with the inscription “Super Trofeo 2009”.

A sports model through and through, the Blancpain Super Trofeo Chronograph is teamed with a strap in alcantara – like the seats in the Lamborghini Gallardo – secured by a steel folding clasp.