The prestigious Monaco Antique Car Race gathers outstanding drivers and precision machinery enthusiasts to drive extraordinary racing cars. CHOPARD has been the sponsor and official timekeeper of this event since 2002. For Chopard, a passionate pursuit of excellence, this cooperation is a perfect combination.
Chopard has been a sponsor and official timekeeper of the Monaco Antique Car Race since 2002
The Monaco Antique Car Race will empty Monte Carlo, the antique car race is the most exciting and respected of all car races. The event is held every two years and shares the same track with the Formula One Grand Prix. On this occasion, 50 years of racing have been concentrated in the city of Monaco to witness the fierce racing situation. The drivers went all out to drive the real race in seven race categories in a treasure car. Since 2002, CHOPARD has become the sponsor and official timekeeper of this event.
The oldest participating car was a model from the 1930s, when BUGATTI and ALFA ROMEO stood out. In the 1950s, 1960s, and 1970s, Formula 1 cars were the hegemons. LOLA, MCLAREN and other TYRELL cars have witnessed the history of aerodynamic development and the history of engine development. Finally, GT cars from FERRARI, MASERATI, JAGUAR, or even ASTON MARTIN during the 1960s were a symbol of the spirit of the gentleman. The Monaco Antique Car Race has allowed these legendary cars to regain their historic mission: let their engines roar, and lead the riders to perform well and win. The narrow Condamine curve, the legendary Rascasse curve, the acceleration tunnel, or the dreaded Sainte-Dévote curve will be experienced by drivers during the three days of the race. Both drivers and their vehicles face real danger. Competitors can reach a maximum speed of more than 240 kilometers per hour. On the narrow Monaco track, overtaking is a veritable battle. Real competition and fierce competition are the true meaning of the Monaco Antique Car Race.
CHOPARD has been the official timekeeper of the Mille Miglia race since 1988
Passion for precision machinery
CHOPARD has a unique relationship with antique car racing. Passion for precision machinery, precise and reliable, and rigorous philosophy closely link CHOPARD with the Monaco Antique Car Race. CHOPARD co-president Karl-Friedrich Scheufele said, ‘I would like to congratulate the Monaco Automobile Club for its extraordinary contribution to antique cars and to pay tribute to the organization of high-quality races over the years. Monaco Antique Car Race A wonderful event, CHOPARD is very proud to align with this car. ‘
Overtaking is a veritable battle on the narrow Monaco circuit
For CHOPARD, cars and clocks share the same goal and belong to the world of cutting-edge machinery. Indeed, CHOPARD shares the passion for precision machinery and excellence with the riders. However, this cooperation actually resulted from a more personal enthusiasm. Karl-Friedrich Scheufele is himself a racing collector and antique driver. He added: ‘This father, who loves his inheritance, is an antique car enthusiast. In 1987, I went to Italy to watch the Mille Miglia car race. I was shocked and realized that the connection between the antique car race and the CHOPARD watch It is an extremely valuable opportunity. ‘
The Monaco Antique Car Race is held every two years and shares the same track with the Formula One Grand Prix
Since 2002, CHOPARD has created a limited edition watch for each event. The Grand Prix de Monaco Historique 2014 is the first complete timepiece collection: a three-hand automatic, a power reserve or a chronograph, all of which embody the technical spirit of antique car racing. The case is made of stainless steel and titanium, or stainless steel is combined with titanium and rose gold. Its sophisticated features and materials are designed to help the driver to win in this extraordinary event.
CHOPARD co-president Karl-Friedrich Scheufele is a racing collector and antique driver himself.