Concours d'Élégance Suisse 2017

Reviving a Swiss tradition dating back to 1927 in Geneva, the Concours d'Elégance Suisse will celebrate Automobile Heritage and the Art of mechanical engineering on Friday 23rd, Saturday 24th and Sunday 25th June 2017 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.

Concours d’Élégance Suisse: 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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