Grand Prix de Monaco Historique celebrated by Chopard with three precision pieces
Here in Montreal we’re getting into the Grand Prix fewer and what better way to begin the F1 week than taking a look at the new Chopard Grand Prix de Monaco Historique collection launched a short while ago. The collection consists of an automatic, a power reserve and a chronograph model, crafted in stainless steel and titanium, or titanium, stainless steel and rose-gold.
The Grand Prix de Monaco Historique is a competition held every two years that brings together racing cars from the 1920s trough to 1950s. Chopard is a sponsor and official timekeeper of the event since 2002, it’s co-president Karl-Fridrich Scheufele is a keen aficionado of historical cars. For each edition, Chopard has presented a limited-edition chronograph, but this year they have launched an entire collection of pieces.
Equipped with various functions, the Grand Prix de Monaco Historique watches parallel the three main types of car engines: V6, V8 and V12.
The Grand Prix de Monaco Historique Automatic watch is the ultimate timekeeping instrument. Its COSC-certified self-winding calibre is very much like a V6 engine. It guarantees chronometric performance to match the demands of drivers and of Chopard itself.
Playing the role of a V8 engine, the Grand Prix de Monaco Historique Power Control features a power-reserve indicator placed at 6 o’clock. Its appearance is directly inspired by petrol or oil gauges.
Finally, the Grand Prix de Monaco Historique Chrono is the V12 of the family.
The chassis is a 44.5 mm titanium case chosen for its slightness, its hardness and its compatibility. Its case-back is engraved with the Automobile Club de Monaco logo and for this reason it is made of steel which is better suited to engraving. The lugs have been redesigned to ensure enhanced comfort. But the most significant modifications relate to the dial, which features a grooved and snailed surface, thus creating an impression of constant movement reminiscent both of the sheer speed of racing cars and of chicane kerbs.
G.P.M.H. Automatic titanium and stainless steel (Ref. Number: 168568-3001) $5,570
G.P.M.H. Automatic 18-karat rose gold, titanium and stainless steel (Ref. Number: 168568-9001) $8,950
G.P.M.H Power Control titanium and stainless steel (Ref. Number: 158569-3001) $8,680
G.P.M.H Power Control rose-gold titanium and stainless steel (Ref. Number: 158569-9001) $10,250
G.P.M.H Chrono titanium and stainless steel (Ref. Number: 168570-3001) $7,640
G.P.M.H Chrono rose-gold titanium and stainless steel (Ref. Number: 168570-9001) $11,590
We didn’t want you to check out without sharing a few pictures from the 2014 edition of the Grand Prix de Monaco Historique.