Monaco Historic with Chopard

"Gentlemen, please start your engines"… These words marked the official start of the 10th Monaco Historic Grand Prix on May 13th, under a sunny sky. This unique event - that runs every two years - is one of the best classic car races in Europe. Chopard served as the official timekeeper at this famous circuit car race, which attracted over 30 000 spectators and more than 500 journalists from all over the world. Karl-Friedrich Scheufele, Co-President of Chopard noted: “"We have a true passion for cars and classic racing and this is probably the best event you can find on the circuit anywhere in the world. I would like to congratulate the Automobile Club de Monaco on the tremendous work they do in the field of classic cars, and to salute the enduring quality of their organisation over the years. It is a true honour for Chopard to be associated with the Grand Prix de Monaco Historique." Monaco’s racing track is one the most renowned and demanding in the world. Each category in the race celebrated winners from all over the world. All these pilots won a Chopard Grand Prix de Monaco Historique 2016 timepiece given during the prize giving gala dinner by Karl Friedrich Scheufele.

Renowned pilots and Chopard ambassadors, Jacky Ickx, Mark Webber, Romain Dumas and Brendon Hartley also took part in the event. Jacky Ickx, Romain Dumas and Brendon Hartley had a fantastic experience driving the parades on the famous circuit of Monaco. They put their helmet on and gave two special runs in unique single-seater racing cars from the most prestigious car makers like Bentley, Bugatti and above all Porsche, truly classic racing legendary vehicles.

For each edition of the Grand Prix since 2002, Chopard has created dedicated timepieces. The Chopard Grand Prix de Monaco Historique 2016 watches, issued in limited editions of 500 in stainless steel and titanium and 100 in 18K rose gold, are authentic driver’s instruments created for gentlemen drivers. Available on a NATO or a leather strap, these COSC-certified chronographs are imbued with the technical spirit of classic racing and are designed to support drivers during this exceptional competition.

Chopard would like to thank its transportation partner, Volkswagen Group, for its outstanding support throughout the entire event.

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