By Jovan Krstevski
Official timekeeper of the Grand Prix de Monaco Historique, Chopard. is hitting the market again with a timepiece that combines silver-toned snailed dial finish with black snailed hollowed counters at 12 o’clock at 6 o’clock, silver-toned hollowed counter at 9 o’clock. The watch, named the Grand Prix de Monaco Historique 2014, is actually a tribute to the racing cars from the 70s.
The union between the Grand Prix de Monaco Historique and Chopard has come to life during 2002, and, thanks to high standards, top notch technology and dying passion for fine mechanics, it has lasted ever since. Thanks to this, a huge number of timepieces now form a collection entirely dedicated to everything that means racing and high speeds.
This new model boasts a 44.5 millimeter titanium case with an silver-toned dial, showing off an incredibly superb contrast with bright tones, black and yellow, almost like reviving the seconds hand and hour markers. As a reminder of the 70s traditions and technologies, the strapping is made of black Barenia leather with yellow stitching; optional black and yellow NATO strap.
The timepiece sports a Swiss ETA Valjoux 7750 automatic chronograph COSC-certified chronometer (highly decorated), enclosed in the entirely redesigned casing. Bearing a titanium and steel folding clasp on the strapping and 100 meter depth water resistance. Price: $7,640. chopard.com
Total diameter 44.5 mm
Thickness 13.9 mm
Water-resistant to 100 metres
Glareproofed sapphire crystal
Titanium crown and pushers
Steel bezel with black aluminium insert, silver transfer and yellow dots
Back stamped with the Automobile Club de Monaco logo
Total diameter 37.20 mm
Number of jewels 25
Power reserve approx. 46 hours
Frequency 28’800 A/h
Chronometer certified (COSC)
Dial and hands
Silver-toned snailed dial
Black snailed hollowed counters at 12 o’clock at 6 o’clock, silver-toned hollowed counter at 9 o’clock
Metallic black hour and minute hands
Yellow central seconds hand
Hours, minutes, small seconds at 9 o’clock
60-second chronograph, 30-minute and 12-hour counters
Date aperture at 3 o’clock
Strap and clasp
Black barenia leather with yellow seams; optional black and yellow NATO strap
Titanium and steel folding clasp
Titanium edition ref. 168570-3001
Jovan Krstevski – Founder, Proprietor & Executive Editor
Watch collector, aficionado and a Event profile in the Swedish nightlife. He launched Watchgeek back in 2011, which is now known as WristReview. He quotes ’WristReview is a site to help people find, explore, discover and enjoy wristwatches. ’ His passion jump started in his early teens, when he was given his first mid-range wristwatch which was an Omega Seamaster. Since then he has always been in love with wristwatches!