Interview: Racing Legend Jacky Ickx Reflects on Driving, Timing and Chopard

Legendary racecar drive Jacky Ickx. (Photo: R. Naas)

Being a car lover, I was thrilled when the opportunity arose not too long ago to interview the legendary Jacky Ickx. The 72-year-old racer is  one of the finest drivers of all time. In addition to winning the 24 Hours of Le Mans six times, he also achieved eight wins and 25 podium finishes in…

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Chopard Turns to Ancient Arts for “Year of the Monkey” L.U.C XP Urushi Watch

Chopard has been creating timepieces utilizing the ancient art of Urushi for several years now. This year, the brand brings the specialty paining technique to the forefront in its  L.U.C XP Urushi “Year of the Monkey” watch, with a dial created using Japanese decorative lacquer. The varnish, or lacquer, is made from sap that is harvested…

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Taking a Closer Look at the Chopard Sister Brand Ferdinand Berthoud FB 1 Chronometer

Recently, Chopard unveiled its sister (or brother) brand: Ferdinand Berthoud. The first watch in the brand’s collection, the FB1 Chronometer, was a long time in the making. Before we delve into the technical aspects of this incredible watch, we want to bring you a little background on the brand itself. Back in 2006 Chopard acquired…

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Vroom, Vroom …. Five Watches Inspired by Cars

  Summer. …  Time to take the tops down on those convertibles, visit the local racetracks, and basically enjoy the mechanics of great automobiles. For those who love the fine tuning of a car, the precision of its engine and the sleek beauty of its profile — it may please you to know that these…

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Las Vegas Watch and Jewelry Week Reveals a Roster of Well-Crafted Sports Watches

By Marie A. Picon Versatile, attractive and typically feature-packed, sport watches have been edging out dress watches as wardrobe essentials for years now. If your go-to daily wearer is more “garage” than “gala,” more “cockpit” than “conservatory,” then watchmakers had consumers like you in mind as they prepared for this year’s Couture and JCK trade…

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Chopard Raises the bar on Gold Mining with its Fairmined L.U.C Tourbillon

By Isaac Wingold In today’s world, most consumers of luxury goods are aware of the measures one must take when acquiring a precious stone. Due to the popularity of the “Blood Diamond” movement, we’ve learned to avoid purchasing a stone that may fuel conflicts, but what most don’t realize is that the issue goes beyond…

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