Chopard has had a long and intimate relationship with the Grand Prix de Monaco Historique, which is sort of a vintage version of Formula1 racing. It was started and in 1998, and Chopard has been a part of it since 2002. To celebrate this marriage, Chopard has come out with a new chronograph for the year 2010.
This watch has a black aluminium body with a silver dial, and is also equipped with a COSC certified self-winding movement. The 42.50 mm diameter casing and water resistance of upto 50 metres, gives it ample protection. The case back has a beautiful “Grand Prix de Monaco Historique” engraving. The steel version comes with a perforated black barenia strap with a contrasting orange stiching, or a steel bracelet. The 18 carat rose gold model also has a black perforated strap. This is a limited edition with only 250 makes.
The Grand Prix de Monaco Historique started off as a celebration of the 700th anniversary of the Grimaldi family’s accession to the Principality’s throne. This race follows the same rote as the Monaco grand prix. The only difference is that only classic racing cars tread the race course in this one. It takes place every two years and witnesses over 200 cars, including pre1979 models of brands such as Bugatti, Delage, Alfa Romeo, Aston Martin, Jaguar, Maserati, Ferrari, and even Brabham, Lotis and Williams.
Via: Luxury Insider