This week on the Superlative podcast, our host and aBlogtoWatch Founder Ariel Adams is joined by the six-time Le Mans winner and ambassador for Chopard, Jacky Ickx. To start the show, Ariel and Jacky reminisce over his career and the changes that have occurred in racing up to now. Ariel calls Jacky a professional risk-taker, as well as a professional driver, and Jacky describes what it is like to overcome the fear of risk in order to compete. Going through his career, Ariel brings up the legendary Le Mans 24-hour race that Jacky won six times, and they dive into what makes that race so special in the world of motorsports. Of course, they talk about Jacky’s ambassadorship with Chopard and what the company has done for him over the years. The two talk about the watches Chopard developed, which were three limited editions Chopard Mille Miglia Jacky Ickx Men’s watches, with a fourth Chopard watch designed with his help. Ariel talks about the influence on racing-inspired watches that Jacky and Chopard have had since their inception, and he asks Jacky what Chopard can continue to do that will maintain their connection to classic racing today.
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