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 21st to Sunday 23rd June 2019 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.
Founder Mathias Doutreleau Talks About The Upcoming Fourth Edition
by Alexander Friedman – In just three years, the Concours d’Elégance Suisse has become one of the great meeting dates in all rare and racy vintage cars collector's agendas. The 4th edition taking place from June 21st to 23rd at the Chateau de Coppet in Switzerland will further confirm this reputation…
A Look Back at the 2018 Concours d’Elégance Suisse
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…
Just Around the Corner, the Concours d’Élégance Suisse
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
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
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.
The Swiss Concours d’Elégance 2016
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.