Motorsport has long been one of the leading inspirations behind some of the finest timepieces we have seen and Monaco Grand Prix Historique Series watches by Chopard with their relatively simple construction of the dial are great examples. The Swiss based luxury watchmaker has introduced the latest model in the series which sports major improvements from the previous versions. The 7th model of the series, which began in 2002, has an extremely appealing bumble bee black and yellow color combination. The 2014 Monaco Historique collection chronograph is a part of the watchmaker’s greater Classic Racing collection that debuts the new yellow theme of the product family.
As compared to the 2012 Chopard Model, the brand new 2014 Monaco Grand Prix Historique Chronograph has been reshaped to look sharper and have more dynamic lines than prior iterations. The case is still crafted out of titanium but it has been given a beadblasted finish which we must say looks quite good. The size of the case has also received a small increase of 2mm and now measures 44.5mm x 13.9mm. The logo of the Automobile Club de Monaco is engraved on the caseback just like the 2012 model. On the dial, the horizontal racing stripes on matte dial and homogenous chrono subs have been replaced by snailed silver-tone dial with circular grooving. Chopard will offer three different strap and bracelet options for the 2014 Monaco Historique Chrono in titanium and standard is the perforated black barenia leather strap with yellow stitching. A nylon NATO-type black strap with yellow stripes is also an option and the pricing starts at $7,640.
[Via – Ablogtowatch]