GRAND PRIX DE MONACO HISTORIQUE

ONE MAN, ONE MACHINE.

 

In 1997, the first Grand Prix de Monaco Historique was created to celebrate the 700th anniversary of the reign of the Grimaldi dynasty. As official timekeeper and sponsor since 2002, Chopard has created a collection of exceptional timepieces paying tribute to the competition. Inspired by these classic cars in terms of both their finishing and their performance, all are equipped with a caliber that is chronometer-certified by the Swiss Official Chronometer Testing Institute (COSC).

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  • The mechanic of the cars
  • At the time, the gearbox was very fragile and often broke under the strain when in use.
  • Some cars such as the Brabham BT26 from the 1970s feature the beautiful 8-cylinder Ford engine.
  • Without power steering, driving is a physical exercise for the drivers.
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Grand Prix de Monaco Historique cars

Like vintage cars on the grid of this legendary race, "Grand Prix de Monaco Historique" watches are a mixture of precision, beauty, craftsmanship and mechanics. Every two years, these racing-car enthusiasts invade the principality along with the cars that they have spent weeks assembling and dismantling, repairing and adjusting in preparation for this rigorous trial.

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  • Grand Prix de Monaco Historique 2002
  • 2002 edition, the official timepiece of the Grand Prix de Monaco Historique.
  • Grand Prix de Monaco Historique 2004
  • 2004 edition, the official timepiece of the Grand Prix de Monaco Historique.
  • Grand Prix de Monaco Historique 2006
  • 2006 edition, the official timepiece of the Grand Prix de Monaco Historique.
  • Grand Prix de Monaco Historique 2008
  • 2008 edition, the official timepiece of the Grand Prix de Monaco Historique.
  • Grand Prix de Monaco Historique 2010
  • 2010 edition, the official timepiece of the Grand Prix de Monaco Historique.
  • Grand Prix de Monaco Historique 2012
  • 2012 edition, the official timepiece of the Grand Prix de Monaco Historique.
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Chopard’s tribute to an exceptional race

2014 is the ninth edition of the Grand Prix de Monaco Historique, the vintage version of one of the most famous Formula 1 Grand Prix Races in the world. Every year, the Automobile Club de Monaco creates vintage-style posters to promote the event. Every two years since 2002, Chopard has presented a limited edition watch to celebrate this Grand Prix. From 2014, the G.P.M.H. collection will become a separate line within the Classic Racing collection.

 

GRAND PRIX DE MONACO HISTORIQUE

SPORTY EDGINESS

 

This event is the most prestigious of all classic car races, attracting collectors and enthusiasts from all over the world to compete in a fiercely contested series with the aim of winning. In this historical race, drivers take additional risks as their cars are less reliable than current race cars.

  • Chronograph pushers representing automobile components.
  • Typical  redesigned classic-racing hour markers and dial recalling speed and motion.
  • Traditional engine-turned silver dial recalling speed and motion.
  • Case inspired by car pistons.
  • Stitching in yellow to match dial.
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True Mechanical inspiration

The "Grand Prix de Monaco Historique" collection by Chopard has been designed with specific inspiration. To meet the standards of such an outstanding event, the new collection is specifically studied and drawn with the finest sports-car details in mind. The case, dial, markers and even pushers are just some of the many details that make the collection unique.

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