Chopard, the official timekeeper of the Grand Prix de Monaco Historique since 2002, introduces a new model dedicated to this prestigious classic car racing event. The Grand Prix de Monaco Historique collection welcomes two new limited edition chronographs designed in celebration of the 11th edition of the race. Two new Grand Prix de Monaco Historique editions are inspired by classic racing cars and powered by powerful COSC-certified movements.
Chopard Grand Prix de Monaco Historique 2018 Race Edition is available in two limited series – one of 250 in bead blasted titanium and steel, and the other of 100 in 18-carat rose gold, titanium and steel. The models are respectively issued in 250- and 100-piece limited editions.
Chopard Grand Prix de Monaco Historique 2018 Race Edition
Ref. 168570-3004 – in titanium and steel
Chopard Grand Prix de Monaco Historique 2018 Race Edition
Ref. 168570-9002 – in 18-carat rose gold, titanium and steel
Announced as the ideal driver’s partner, the exclusive new model is designed to support race competitors. Elegant, yet highly functional, Chopard Grand Prix de Monaco Historique is inspired by the design cues of classic cars. The chronograph pushers are shaped like engine pistons, while the bezel reveals a tachymeter scale that can be used for computing average race times.
The sporty 44.5 mm-diameter case is water resistant to 100 meters. Its reverse side reveals a solid case-back stamped with the Automobile Club de Monaco insignia covering the high-precision mechanical movement with automatic winding. The sophisticated mechanism is mounted on 25 jewels and it beats at a frequency of 28,800 vibrations per hour. In addition, it provides approximately 46 hours of power reserve, and powers the hours, minutes, seconds, chronograph and date functions.
In both of its variants, Chopard’s new Grand Prix de Monaco Historique 2018 Race Edition features a snailed silver-toned dial with blue and silver-toned chronograph counters. The arrow shaped hour-markers and oversized hands are painted with photoluminescent Super-LumiNova. The titanium/steel version is paired with a bright orange sweep-seconds hand, while the 18-carat rose, titanium and steel version has an orange-tipped blue hand.
The watch is available with two interchangeable straps: the blue Barenia calfskin strap with orange stitching; or the blue NATO strap enhanced with orange racing stripes for a sportier style. Price for the stainless steel and titanium model (ref. 168570-3004) is priced at $7,390 with the rose-gold option (ref. 168570-9002) retails for $11,200. More information available at chopard.com.
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