Since 2009, celebrated Swiss watchmaker Blancpain has joined hands with renowned supercar manufacturer Lamborghini to present the Lamborghini Blancpain Super Trofeo, the fastest one-make motorsport series in the world. The Super Trofeo made its Asian debut in 2012, and this year, Blancpain and Lamborghini brought the final stage of the Super Trofeo Asia Series to the 60-year-old Macau Grand Prix from the 8th to the 10th of November, after five races held previously in China, Malaysia, Korea and Japan.
On 10th November, the final race day, Blancpain invited the brand’s guests to Macau to appreciate the exciting motor race, held at the world-renowned Guia Circuit, as well as to experience the outstanding watchmaking of Blancpain timepieces.
On the day, Blancpain invited its guests to a luncheon at the Mandarin Room of the Hotel Lisboa with an unobstructed view of the Lisboa Bend, one of the most dangerous and exciting curves of the Guia Circuit. The event was kicked off with a welcoming speech by Mr. Stephan Winkelmann, CEO of Lamborghini and was followed by presentations of the Super Trofeo Series and the latest Blancpain collections launched at BASELWORLD 2013 by Mr. Cristiano Inverni, Coordinator of Lamborghini Super Trofeo Asia Series and Mr. Alain Delamuraz, Vice President Head of Marketing of Blancpain respectively. After a sumptuous luncheon, the race began at 2:10pm, with Lamborghini Gallardo LP570-4 Super Trofeo race cars blazing on the track. After the exhilarating race, the PRO class was won by Max Wiser, with Hanss Lin and Toshiyuki Ochiai at second and third place. In the AM class, Michael Choi became the champion, followed by Keith Chan and Andrea Garbagnati in second and third.
The Prize Presentation Ceremony of the Lamborghini Blancpain Super Trofeo Asia Series was held in the evening at Robuchon au Dôme, Grand Lisboa Hotel. The champions of the Series, Jiang Xin and Max Wiser from the PRO-AM class and Zheng Ting and Steven Lin from the AM class all received a Blancpain Flyback Chronograph “Super Trofeo” (Special Edition) from Mr. Alain Delamuraz, Vice President Head of Marketing of Blancpain and Mr. Marc Junod, Vice President Head of Sales of Blancpain, marking the conclusion of the Lamborghini Blancpain Super Trofeo Asia Series 2013.
Mr. Cristiano Inverni, Coordinator of Lamborghini Super Trofeo Asia Series, Mr. Jiang Xin,
Mr. Alain Delamuraz, Blancpain Vice President Head of Marketing, Mr. Max Wiser
& Mr. Marc Junod, Blancpain Vice President Head of Sales.
Mr. Alain Delamuraz, Vice President Head of Marketing of Blancpain remarked, “Blancpain is very pleased to join hands with Lamborghini to present the Lamborghini Blancpain Super Trofeo for the fifth year, and bring the final stage of this year’s Asia series to Macau, a city with a rich motorsport heritage. Although we are producing different products, both Blancpain and Lamborghini represent the greatest technical performances and unique aesthetics of their respective fields. We believe our future collaboration with Lamborghini will continue to be a fruitful one.”
At BASELWORLD 2013, Blancpain introduced three new members to its L-evolution R collection, a family that perfectly blends impeccable Swiss watchmaking with the essence of motorsports: The dark carbon fibre background of the L-evolution R Grande Date provides great contrast and brilliant readability to the large date display at 6 o’clock. The L-evolution R Flyback Chronograph Grande Date combines a carbon fibre dial, a large date display and a chronograph in a satin-brushed steel case that provides accurate timing for quick-paced motorsports. An 88-piece limited edition is also available, endowed with a carbon fibre bezel and eye-catching orange tones on the outer rings of the chronograph subdials as well as the stitching on its Alcantara strap.