Chopard has been tied to the motorsports industry for a number of years, partnering with Mille Miglia, Porsche’s 24 hour racing teams and of course the famous and historic Grand Prix at Monaco. The brand created lines of Race Edition timepieces, but certainly these two new chronographs, the Chopard Grand Prix de Monaco Historique 2018 Race Edition Watches will find their places among the finest in history.
In the world of watches races, with a partnership with one of the teams of Le Mans race – the owner of victorious cars Porsche, a new competitor, immediately after the models of TAG Heuer Nismo and Oris Audi Sport – there appeared a new watch Chopard Superfast Chrono Porsche 919 Jacky Ickx Edition with the ambition to take first a place on the podium.
Chopard has been creating racing inspired timepieces for several years, loving the sporty and clever designs. This black and yellow creation, the new Grand Prix De Monaco Historique Chronograph Watch is certainly a beautiful integration of exquisite watch making and classic racing. The collection showcases three timepieces, each elegant and unique piece in the Rose Gold group. The timepieces are similar in many ways, but the dial designs each clearly different.
The three specific pieces include a 3 hand model, one chronograph, and one three hand with a power reserve indicator. Each timepiece reflects horological excellence, an ingenious mix of modern and classic a leader for the brands future. Truly the brand is the only expert that can integrate the elements of racing and the intricate precision instruments that comprise these watches.
The official timekeeper for the F1 Monaco Grand Prix, Chopard as the 2014 edition of the Grand Prix de Monaco Historique Watches. The brand has a true love of classic car racing and has transformed that love into an amazing talent for designing racing-inspired chronographs. Each year the brand has crafted a new model, and they have evolved from very classic styles with polished bezels and rounded Arabic numerals, to these sportier pieces, more casual and featuring on-bezel tachymeter scales and other clever designs.
This latest design collection has a black and yellow aesthetic blend, and the titanium case showcases a beadblasted finish. The counters are created with a recess, that gives depth to the piece, features polished pushers along with a snailed decoration on the silver-toned dial. Striking metallic black hands define the piece with a decisive flair and the double digit numerals that combine with the hour markers give the timepiece a much clearer display.
Jeweler, watchmaker, both, Chopard has introduced the new collection of Imperiale watches and a complete line of jewelry to accompany the timepieces. The timepiece is a beautiful two-tone selection, and the entire collection is an exquisite blend of sophisticated and sensual pieces, simple but chic, designed for women with luxurious taste, and demanding personalities. Crafted of rose or white gold, these pieces have been created for everyone, young and old, with amazing shapes, rich colors and curves that make everyone envious.
The collection includes bracelets, ring, multiple length necklaces with pendants, and earrings that are all bear the signature motif for the series, a stylized four-sided flower shape that took inspiration from the traditional embroideries that adorned the gowns, and fabrics for majestic royalty from many countries. The timepieces within the collection also feature the flower motif on the dial and it has been used in various sizes, from delicate and soft to bold and striking.
Unveiling the world’s first timepiece using the precious metal from South America, Chopard introduces the L.U.C. Tourbillon Qualite Fleurier Watch with Fairmined Gold. This creation is a true testament to the brand commitment for ethical elegance and sustainable luxury through ‘The Journey’ project they support. The certification that accompanies the timepiece guarantees that the gold has been extracted responsibly and has provided the miners with fair payment and premiums to show that mining of gold can be done sustainably.
Using the precious metal to produce such an exquisite piece, the main parts of the piece, case-back, bezel and case are all crafted from the metal, and part of our Coodmilla cooperative support. The group located in the Narino region of Colombia is a certified cooperative that can train, souce materials and deliver the best practice procedures. The brand made a commitment to purchase a substantial part of the output form the cooperative and will maintain that support as long as the standards are upheld. In continuing efforts to support other cooperatives in South America we will make commitments to buy other stocks as well and keep up growing business.
Since 2002, the Chopard Grand Prix de Monaco Historique Chronograph collection has been issued every two years, bringing us to the 2014 edition. Certainly one of the most exquisite watches ever constructed, the latest version will have everyone begging for more. A titanium case, 44.5 mm, it also features a bead blasted finish, a nice contrast to the polished pushers and engraved case back.
Included on the back is the logo of the Automobile Club de Monaco, the organizer of the race and the inspiration for this collection of timepieces. This new model features a completely redesigned dial, a snailed silver-tone with 2 black subs sitting at 12 and 6, and the hour marker ring is accented by luminova filled arrow shaped markers. Finishing the timepiece to complete perfection is the black calfskin strap, highlighted with yellow stitching and a titanium folding clasp, or one can choose a nylon NATO-type black strap with yellow stripes.
Louis-Ulysse Chopard went into business making high-precision watches in 1860, at the age of 24. He set up his workshop in Sonvilier, Switzerland, and specialized in pocket-watches and chronometers. His timepieces quickly gained a solid reputation, due to their precision and reliability. In 1937 his son, Paul Louis, relocated the company headquarters to Geneva, which is the capical of fine watchmaking. The company was sold to Karl Scheufele III in 1963, by the founder’s grandson, when he was 80 years old. Since then, the company has experienced lasting success and is renowned for it’s technology, creativity, and excellent craftsmanship. It is now one of the leading names in the high-end watch and jewelry industry.