Keeping track of time is a vital aspect for a car race driver however it’s what they compete against and races for. For the third time, Chopard acted as the official timekeeper at this two day, vintage and classic car race which attracted over 25’000 spectators and journalists from all over the world. In tribute to the race, Chopard created an exclusive chronograph in a limited and numbered series: ‘Monaco Grand Prix Historique 2006’ – Series III. Karl-Friedrich Scheufele, Co-President of Chopard, had the great honour of presenting as a gift the series’ model number one to Prince Albert II. Precision, reliability, prestige and performance: the new “Monaco Great Historical Price” chronograph from automobile Chopard was designed to meet the demands of devotees of horological mechanical engineering. This limited series of 500 in steel and 100 in pink gold nurtures legitimate ambitions.
Movement is an automatic with a 40-hour power reserve. The sunburst charcoal grey dial displays the hours, minutes, seconds, chronograph functions and the date at 4:30. It is equipped with 30-minute and 12-hour counters and a small second’s counter at 6 o’clock featuring the prestigious emblem of the Automobile Club of Monaco. Embodying Chopard’s characteristic concern for details, the winding-crown is adorned with a raised steering-wheel motif. The stainless steel version is blackened by a high-tech process known as DLC (Diamond-Like Carbon). A more sporting-chic variation is available in 18-carat rose gold. The 40 mm-diameter case is water-resistant to 30 meters. Alligator strap with overstitching and a pin buckle in blackened steel or 18-carat rose gold. This collector’s object is available exclusively in Chopard Boutiques.