Introducing the Chopard Grand Prix de Monaco Historique Collection (Pre BaselWorld 2014)

Chopard's new Grand Prix de Monaco Historique collection opens with a Chronograph model.

Chopard’s new Grand Prix de Monaco Historique collection opens with a Chronograph model.

Bold, race-inspired and true to form, the new Chopard Grand Prix de Monaco Historique collection pays tribute to the world of vintage Formula 1 racing in a classic way. We all know how intimately involved with auto racing Chopard is. Not only has this brand sponsored and crated the Mille Miglia timepieces for years, but also its owners drive (and own) vintage cars in many rallies around the world.

The watch is a COSC-certified chronometer.

The watch is a COSC-certified chronometer.

Thus, it comes as no surprise that the brand would continue to develop the car/watch relationship. This year it moves forward with this all new collection. This year marks the 7th consecutive year that Chopard is the sponsor and official timekeeper of the Grand Prix de Monaco Historique rally, and so it has developed this line to mark that milestone.

It reflects classic racing in all its beauty.

It reflects classic racing in all its beauty.

The first model to be unveiled is the Grand Prix de Monaco Historique Chrono, with ergonomic and dynamic 44.5mm case design.  With a yellow-infused color code and racer style strap, the watch looks the part as well as plays it.  Design aesthetics include a brake-disc inspired hour marker ring with arrow-shaped markers and chronograph pushers that recall the surface of a piston. In terms of function- the watch is not only a precision chronograph, but also a COSC-certified chronometer.  It is powered by a self-winding movement and retails for  $7,640.

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