Since 2002, Chopard is principal sponsor and official timekeeper of the Grand Prix de Monaco Historique. A commitment synonymous with a collection of Chopard timepieces featuring refined details inspired by this universe and entirely in tune with the virtues of this Grand Prix: endurance, precision, sturdiness… and elegance. With each Grand Prix, two exclusive and original models further strengthen the racing spirit driving this collection of powerful and sophisticated timepieces. From the materials chosen to the construction principles and from mechanical reliability to legible functions: everything is designed to make this sports watch an instrument truly cut out for action.
Designed to support race competitors, the new Grand Prix de Monaco Historique 2018 Race Edition comes in two versions: one in bead blasted titanium combined with steel; and the other in 18-carat rose gold teamed with titanium and steel, respectively issued in 250- and 100-piece limited editions. Topped by pushers shaped like engine pistons and a blue bezel with a tachymeter scale that is ideal for calculating average race times, the 44.5 mm-diameter case is fitted with a screw-lock crown and a caseback stamped with the Automobile Club de Monaco logo. The latter is secured by screws reminiscent of automotive bolts.
Water-resistant to 100 metres, it houses a high-precision watch ‘engine’, chronometer-certified by the Swiss Official Chronometer Testing institute (COSC), an indispensable quality for a Chopard chronograph. This mechanical movement with automatic winding, endowed with 46 hours of autonomy, also powers the hours, minutes, seconds, chronograph and date functions. Two interchangeable straps set the perfect finishing touch to the sporting nature of these new timepieces: the blue Barenia calfskin strap with orange stitching for a vintage elegance look; or the blue NATO strap enhanced with orange racing stripes for a casually sporting style.