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.
Each dial design that graces these pieces reflects this integration. Chopard has designed these beauties with such detail, the geometry and contoured lines complimenting the timepiece like an engine under the hood. The unity of each of these pieces is apparent they are definitely as the brand says “one in spirit.” The COSC certified self-winding calibre inside the Grand Prix De Monaco Historique Chronograph Watch has been compared to a V6 engine, the ultimate in quality and precision of timekeeping.
Like the instrument panel of a superior race car, the appearance of the dials, pushers, bezels and the date sitting on the 3 o'clock are all important in their role. The brand taking to heart the three engine types used in the race cars, V6, V8, and V12 structured the three models in that inspiration. Taking the attributes and capturing them in these timepieces is remarkable. The case embodies the passion for speed, using titanium, steel and rose gold, and each a precision instrument demanded by the world of racing.
The caseback of each piece is made of steel, and bears the Automobile Club de Monaco logo. The straps that finish these Grand Prix De Monaco Historique Chronographs, the black barenia calfskin with cream stitching and a folding clasp in titanium, grip your wrist like a perfect set of tires grip the pavement. The largest of these models is 44.5mm wide, but doesn't overpower the wrist, and is not too thick or bulky. The domed sapphire crystal is great for reducing glare and adds to the sporty feel of the pieces, while keeping the luxury feel intact.
Chopard using the SuperLumiNova lume to make easy readability and the hour markers and hands contrast the opaline dial with stunning effects. The inner beauty of the racing watches is the Swiss ETA Valjoux 7750 automatic movement, offering reliability and precision without any fluff. The attention to detail for these pieces and the brand designs make these stunning timepieces a must for any collector or racing enthusiasts.