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.
This magnificent model of the Grand Prix de Monaco Historique has the engraved caseback with the recognized steering wheel decorated crown, which also for Chopard's first time is set with a sculpted crown guard. Certainly a more adventurous model than in the past, the brand has also increased to a 44.5 mm construction, delivering a lean timepiece that hugs the wrist like a beautiful snug bracelet. The COSC-certified chronometer houses the automatic ETA caliber 7750 with a power reserve of 46 hours and sealed to be both water resistant up to 100m.
The strap on this beauty is a calf-skin perforated style with yellow stitching and also a choice of a more casual selection with yellow and black NATO-syle nylon. These new timepieces provide comfort,This lightness, and a much more wearable presence. They are bold and certainly aesthetically gorgeous, adding not only the bright colors, but also the brand has completed these with three very desirable elements: quality, visual interest, and legibility.
Chopard delivers the quality through diamond-cut hour markers and hands, coupled with the precisely printed fonts that provide the luxury look that is easy to see. The visual aspect the brand has designed removes any area that is not picture perfect, the three-dimensional layering keeps flat from appearing anywhere and the textures and colors of the design are refined and elegant. Last, the legibility of this 2014 model is the best that the brand has ever delivered. The polish is exact in order to reflect light correctly, the hands are the perfect size, and the contrast of the hour markers and hands to the face of the timepiece is aesthetically matched. The dial reading jumps out and provides an ease of reading like no other, topped with a sapphire crystal that has zero glare.
These latest timepieces should be welcome on any wrist and inside any collection. Priced with the majority in mind, the brand has designed these new watches to fit any lifestyle and look at home with all fashion styles and settings. So live in the fast lane, and race to get your own piece of the action.