Since 2002, Replica Chopard continues to be the partner and official timekeeper from the Grand Prix de Monaco Historique, a biennial competition featuring classic cars in the pre-War period with the 1970s around the world-famous Monte Carlo circuit, across the same route because the F1 Grand Prix. With this year's race, which starts tomorrow, the Swiss brand has produced two new limited-edition Replica Chopard Happy Sports Chrono watches inspired through the historic cars.
The Replica Chopard Grand Prix de Monaco Historique Race Edition is provided either in a shotblasted stainless and titanium situation (restricted to 500 pieces) or perhaps an 18k rose gold situation (restricted to 100 pieces). The instances, which measure 44.5 mm across and 14 mm thick, are enlivened with classic-vehicle elements of design: the chronograph pushers are formed like engine pistons and also the grey bezel includes a tachymetric scale for calculating speeds. The solid caseback is engraved using the emblem from the Automobile Club of Monaco, which organizes the Grand Prix race, and it is guaranteed by screws that echo the feel of automobile bolts.
The silver-toned dial includes a snailed pattern, just like the chronograph counters - a half an hour around the 12 o'clock subdial and 12 hrs around the 6 o'clock - a that are grey-toned and hollowed. Small seconds are shown on another snailed-pattern, hollowed subdial at 9 o'clock, having a silver tone. The moment circle features the arrow-formed, applied markers sign of Replica Chopard Happy Sports collection. The central chronograph counter hands is blue around the gold model and vibrant orange around the titanium/steel version. The hour and minute hands are given Super-LumiNova. The white-colored-on-black date numeral seems inside a window at 3 o'clock.
The Replica Chopard Happy Diamonds movement is really a COSC-chronometer-certified automatic with 25 jewels, a 28,800-vph frequency, along with a 46-hour power reserve. Both versions from the Chopard Grand Prix de Monaco Historique 2016 Race Edition include two interchangeable straps: the rose-gold model (Ref. 161294-5001, costing $21,300) having a perforated, grey Barenia calfskin strap with blue stitching along with a grey NATO strap with blue racing stripe the titanium-steel model (Ref. 168570-3002, $6,890) by having an orange-stitched Barenia strap along with a NATO with orange racing stripe. Have folding clasps in materials matching those of the situation.