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 chronographs paying tribute to the competition. Inspired by these classic cars in terms of both their finishing and their performances, all are equipped with a calibre that is chronometer certified by the Swiss Official Chronometer Testing Institute (COSC).

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G.P.M.H. Chrono Titanium and stainless steel Discover
  • The mechanic of the cars
  • At the time, the gearbox was very fragile and often broke due to the constant pressure applied by the drivers.
  • On some cars such as the brabham BT26 from the seventies, we can admire the beautiful  8 cylinders Ford engine.
  • Without power steering, driving is a physical exercise for the drivers.
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Grand Prix de Monaco Historique cars

Like old cars on the grid of this legendary race, « Grand Prix De Monaco Historique » watches are a mixture of precision, beauty, human and mechanic performances. 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 order to prepare them for this stern trial.

G.P.M.H. Power Control Titanium and stainless steel Discover
The Spirit of the Grand Prix de Monaco Historique
G.P.M.H. Power Control Titanium and stainless steel Discover
  • 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. Vintage version of one of the most famous Formula 1 Grand Prix Races in the world, the Automobile Club de Monaco draws sketches of the event for its posters.

 

GRAND PRIX DE MONACO HISTORIQUE

SPORTY EDGINESS

 

This event is the most prestigious of all classic car races, attracting collectors and passionates from all over the world to compete in a fiercely contested series. Competitors participate in the race to win. Historical race, drivers take risks as their car are less reliable that the current race cars.

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

The « Grand Prix de Monaco Historique » watch by Chopard has been designed with a precise inspiration. To meet the standards of such an outstanding event, the 2014 model is specifically studied  and drawn with the finest details of sports cars. The case, the dial, the markers and even the pushers are so many details that make the watch unique.

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