Concours d'Élégance Suisse

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.

A Look Back at the 2018 Concours d’Elégance Suisse

Breitling was the partner of the third edition of the Concours d'Elegance Suisse, which was held at Coppet Castle. The event, supported by Watchonista, turned out to be a genuine success! Further proving that the show is getting better and better. The happening has made it onto the calendars of all major competitions, right between the Villa d'Este and Pebble Beach.


by Frédéric Brun – Breitling dropped its wings, but it has found its wheels again. And the watchmaker's presence for the third edition of the Concours d'Elégance Suisse (Swiss elegance competition) is just another sign. Breitling is obviously seeking to reposition itself. In just under a year, the brand has brought on new owners and investors, and…

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Just Around the Corner, the Concours d’Élégance Suisse

This year’s Concours d’Élégance Suisse is shaping up to be an unmissable event. From classic automobiles to Breitling timepieces, come and celebrate with Watchonista, the art of fine engineering, style, and elegance while admiring classical cars and themed exhibitions.


by Benjamin Teisseire – Save the Date! The third edition of the Concours d’Élégance Suisse will take place from Friday 22nd to Sunday 24th of June 2018 at the gorgeous parc du Château de Coppet, the former residence of Madame de Staël. An exceptional setting which provides breathtaking views of the Mont Blanc and Lac Léman. For three days, participants will admire an extremely rare selection of Classic Cars. This year’s theme will highlight the best autos from 1920 to 1939, the ‘From Design to Modernity’ category will celebrate the 60 years of two automobiles myths: The Aston Martin DB4 and the Ferrari 250 GT Coupé Pininfarina.

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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