In a hard-hitting mix of matte grey, neon pops of color and racing stripes on the dial, the Grand Prix de Monaco Historique 2012 watch is a sporty tribute to 1970s racing cars, as well as a celebration of the Grand Prix de Monaco Historique, for which Chopard serves as official timekeeper.
A passion for fine mechanics, extreme precision and rigorous standards have united the House of Chopard and the Grand Prix de Monaco Historique since 2002. This partnership has given rise to a prestigious eponymous collection dedicated to high-speed enthusiasts.
The new Chopard Grand Prix de Monaco Historique 2012 model's matt titanium case and anthracite dial provide an understated backdrop for bright colour accents – orange or blue – enlivening the hour-markers, the seconds hands. The contrast stitching on the grey Barenia calfskin strap also reference the bold graphic design of the 1970s.
Equipped with a COSC-certified mechanical self-winding chronometer, the Grand Prix de Monaco Historique 2012 model comes in a generous 42.4 mm-diameter case. On the reverse-side, you get to admire the mechanical movement through an exhibition back engraved with the inscription “Grand Prix de Monaco Historique”.
Another cool touch viewable through the back: an exquisite sapphire crystal bearing the insignia of the Automobile Club de Monaco. Specs-wise, the new model is water-resistant to 50 metres and comes with a strap featuring a titanium pin buckle. Available in titanium and rose gold, this sporty-luxe timepiece is issued in a limited edition of 500 pieces.
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