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.
Partnered for many years, the racing event and the Chopard brand brought about the 2014 Grand Prix de Monaco Historique Chronograph as a true inspiration for the historical race cars of the event, and in particular the sports cars of the 1970's. The timepiece is water resistant to 100 meters, and showcases a sporty but very classy look. Reshaped to present a much more sharper look with dynamic lines and the dial replaced the horizontal racing stripes on the matte dial from previous versions.
The Swiss-based luxury designer has always crafted the finest in timepieces, but these new creations are eye-catching, extremely reflective of the sport with the new yellow and black color combination. The restrained elegance of the watch goes without saying, and the crown has once again featured the steering wheel motif. Evolution of the timepieces through the years has been well worth the journey and never disappointed with the results.
The 2014 Chopard Grand Prix de Monaco Historique Chronograph is an easy to read with the mix of yellow, black, white and silver tones, and also the dial has a new flange ring that just enhances even more. The classic racing collection timepieces have always conformed to traditional rules in terms of legibility and proportion, but the refinement and classic elegance of the pieces are something that the brand insists on, and goes hand in hand with their reputation and true to the overall quality.
Some other interesting details of the latest timepiece in the collection, the bezel comes with a tachometer, and while the brand has stayed away from the ceramic bezels, there is an aluminum INSERT IGNORE that is reinforced with steel on the inside. If you are a race enthusiast, this collection is definitely for you, but if you are a collector of fine timepieces, then lucky for you it fits that bill as well.