Concours d'Élégance Suisse 2018

Reviving a Swiss tradition dating back to 1927 in Geneva, the Concours d'Elégance Suisse will celebrate again Automobile Heritage and the Art of mechanical engineering from Friday 22nd to Sunday 24th June 2018 in the exquisite setting of the grounds of the Château de Coppet, historic home of Madame de Staël, offering a panoramic view of the Mont-Blanc and Lake Geneva.

The Concours d'Elégance Suisse will display a selection of spectacular classic automobiles rarely seen in public. On this occasion, the "Future Classics" from 1970 to 1985 will be again featured as an official concours class.  The Concours d'Elégance Suisse will also pay tribute to precision engineering, a worthy ambassador of Swiss expertise, with an exceptional exhibition of fine timepieces from Breitling.

Breitling Joins Concours d’Elégance Suisse for its Third Edition

Car and watch enthusiasts are cut from the same cloth, we love craftsmanship, tradition, and most importantly, great design. For the third edition of Concours d’Elégance Suisse, these worlds will collide.

by Josh Shanks

Announced last week, Concours d’Elégance (CES) is partnering with Breitling for the third edition of their ever popular event. Since car and watch enthusiasts run in similar circles, this partnership feels very natural. In the midst of a turnaround led by George Kern, Breitling has a rich history and their vintage pieces are desired by collectors new and old. Recently, the brand introduced the Navitimer 8 series, which melds a neo-vintage look, sure to be a topic of the brand in the coming years.

Concours d’Élégance Suisse 2017: the big event

Smoking hot! The second edition of the Geneva-based show, partnered, once again, by Watchonista, saw temperatures and pulse rates rise as this major event devoted to the art of mechanical engineering and all things elegant showcased a number of rare and exceptional automobiles.

by Frédéric Brun

Karl-Friedrich Scheufele has got it absolutely right. Finding time between trips, Chopard's co-chairman made sure he was the one presenting the prizes to the winners of the 'Mille Miglia Classic Car' category at the Concours d’élégance Suisse. Barely off the plane, he literally jumped into the seat of one of his favourite pre-war Bentleys and headed for the splendid Château de Coppet. Madame de Staël's former home, langouring on the banks of Lake Geneva, played host to the second edition of the Concours d’élégance for automobiles, whose reputation is already well established.

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The Swiss Concours d’Elégance 2016

Perfect blast-off for the Swiss Concours d’Elégance. Mathias Doutreleau rejuvenated the elegance competition for automobiles in the Coppet Castle, giving it a modern and attractive spin. Watchonista was a partner of the event.

by Frédéric Brun

Ultimately, why do we have to choose? The visitors at Coppet Castle really hardly knew where to look first on Sunday June 19, between the big and beautiful pre-war sleds and contemporary supercars, or the very distinguished limos and muscle-mobiles. A subjective and ephemeral collection was brought together for a mere weekend, in the park of the historic residence of that famous Swiss-French woman of letters, Germaine de Staël, a residence that is just a stone’s throw from Geneva. Was it a museum? An exhibition? A competition? A party? The Swiss Concours d’Elégance is a little bit of all of this wrapped in one.

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