In May 2009, Swiss luxury watch company Blancpain and Lamborghini Manhattan teamed up for a special unveiling of the Blancpain Super Trofeo Chronograph and the Lamborghini Murcielago LP 670-4 SuperVeloce in New York.
An exclusive cocktail reception for 70 guests was held at the Blancpain Boutique at Madison Avenue, New York. Guests had the unique opportunity to “test drive” the 2009 Blancpain Super Trofeo Chronograph, a limited edition timepiece which celebrates the partnership between Blancpain and Lamborghini in the Super Trofeo race series. Directly in front of the Boutique, the Lamborghini Murcielago LP 670-4 SuperVeloce and LB715 Gallardo Spyder drew much attention from guests as well as passers by on prestigious Madison Avenue.
“The alliance between the world’s oldest watch brand and one of the most iconic car manufacturers has resulted in the creation of an exceptional automobile championship, the Lamborghini Blancpain Super Trofeo.” said Marc Junod, Blancpain USA Brand President. “As a crowning touch to this partnership, Blancpain is proud to introduce a new horological gem: the Super Trofeo Chronograph.”
About Blancpain Super Trofeo Chronograph
The Super Trofeo Flyback 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 profil eof the Lamborghini Gallardo. Crafted in steel – 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. This mechanical self winding calibre is endowed with a 40-hour power reserve and comprises 308 parts. 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 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”. 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. The Blancpain Super Trofeo Chronograph comes in a presentation box inspired by the taut, opulent lines of the ultra-dynamic Gallardo.