GRAND PRIX DE MONACO HISTORIQUE CHRONOGRAPH WATCH

Chopard - Grand Prix de Monaco Historique Chronograph

 
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Chopard - Grand Prix de Monaco Historique Chronograph 2012

Gentlemen, please start your engines…

The Grand Prix de Monaco Historique offers a retrospective of the car races held during the Golden Age of Monaco.
This year 221 drivers, from 20 countries took part in race.

Among them some celebrities such as Nick Mason, Tony Smith, Dieter Quester and Arturo Merzario and for the first time three female pilots, with their vehicles, all of which were legends in their time, including models by Lotus, Bugatti, Delage, Alfa Romeo, Aston Martin, Jaguar, Maserati and Ferrari, as well as Formula 1 cars built before 1979 by brands such as Brabham, Lotus and Williams.

This race is undoubtedly the most popular circuit race for vintage cars that makes beat hearts faster of all fans of historic motor sport.

This unique event that runs every two years is one of the top historic car races in Europe.

Chopard served as the official timekeeper at this top-class circuit car race for 6th time.

A passion for fine mechanics, extreme precision and rigorous standards have united the House of Chopard and the Grand Prix de Monaco Historique.

As a tribute to the race, Chopard created again a new exclusive chronograph that completes the Grand Prix de Monaco Historique collection:

Chopard Grand Prix de Monaco Historique Chronograph 2012

The collection have two new models:

Titanium (orange) edition
Two-tone titanium and rose gold (Blue) edition - limited and numbered edition of 500 pieces.

The colors of these splendid racing watches are fantastic.

The case with 42mm in titanium, or titanium and rose gold.

The dial layout is great with the horizontal racing stripes at mid-dial and the heritage is great.

Every detail is right without anything being over the top.

This is what Chopard is all about:
The racing watches.

And now … please start your engines …

And we'll see the engine of these race watches

TECHNICAL DETAILS of the GRAND PRIX DE MONACO HISTORIQUE CHRONOGRAPH Watch

REFERENCE:
Titanium (orange) edition - 168992-3032
Two-tone titanium and rose gold (Blue) edition - 168992-3032
500-piece limited edition numbered

MOVEMENT:
Mechanical self-winding chronograph caliber
Self-winding movement certified-chronometer by the COSC (Swiss Official Chronometer Testing Institute)
Guarantee of absolute precision
Total diameter 30.40 mm

VIBRATIONS:
28,800 vph (Hz)

POWER RESERVE:
48 hours

FUNCTIONS:
Hours, minutes, small seconds, date, chronograph, tachometer scale
Chronograph: 12 hour counter and 30 minute counter

Jewels:
25 jewels

CASE:
Titanium

BEZEL:
With tachometric scale

SIZE:
Measuring 42.40mm in diameter
Measuring 14.67mm in Thickness

CASE BACK:
Sapphire crystal with anti-reflective coating
Exhibition engraved with the GPMH initials and the Automobile Club de Monaco insignia

CROWN:
Crown adorned with a racing-car steering wheel

DIAL:
Dark grey dial with Monaco Historique inscription and snailed grey counters
Rhodiumed hour and minute hands
Hour-markers enhanced with Superluminova to ensure perfect night-night readability
Sweep seconds hand in orange, or in blue for the two-tone titanium and rose gold model
Hours, minutes, small seconds at 9 o’clock
60-second chronograph
30-minute counter at 12 o’clock/12-hour counter at 6 o’clock
Date window at 3 o’clock

GLASS:
Sapphire crystal glare proofed

WATER RESISTANCE:
5 Bar = 50 meters

STRAP:
Perforated grey Barenia leather strap with matching stitching

BUCKLE:
Titanium pin buckle

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