Start Your Engines: A Stylish Look Back At The 2019 Concours d'Élégance Suisse
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Start Your Engines: A Stylish Look Back At The 2019 Concours d'Élégance Suisse

Last June, the fourth edition of the Concours d'Élégance Suisse took place at the gorgeous Parc du Château de Coppet, in Coppet, Switzerland. An exceptional setting that delivered breathtaking views of the Mont Blanc and Lac Léman.

By Watchonista

For just a brief, wonderful moment, car collectors, petrol heads, and ever curious souls gathered in the idyllic Chateau de Coppet, bringing out amazing cars from all over Europe. It was the fourth Concours d'Elegance Suisse, and Watchonista was there to witness the unmissable Rendez-vous in all its splendor.

Swiss post card scenery

The Chateau de Coppet embodies in itself Swiss subtlety by mixing authenticity, humility, and elegance. The marriage of both worlds works perfectly as this year was the most attended yet with no shortage of horsepower!
 

Concours d'Élégance Suisse 2019
Concours d'Élégance Suisse 2019

This year, no less than 90 cars, divided into 15 categories were proudly showcased in the Chateau grounds. This edition also hosted a few iconic celebrations such as the 125 years of Delahaye, 100 years of Bentley, and the 100th anniversary of Citroen.
 

100 years of Bentley
Citroën 2CV Sahara from 1961

A precise and mechanical sponsor

Organized by Mathias Doutreleau, this show is the perfect way to preserve historic cars full of life, history, and soul. This year marked the second year where Breitling proudly sponsored the event. Part of the mechanical precision realm, the brand is very dynamic and highlights more and more her historical connection with the world of automobiles.
 

Alexander Friedman (Watchonista's co-founder), Mathias Doutreleau (Concours d'Él
Breitling Premier Bentley Centenary Limited Edition
Bugatti Type 46 from 1930
Porsche 356 SC 95 from 1964
Jaguar S.S. 90 Prototype from 1935
Alfa Romeo 6C 2500 SS Touring from 1942

Best of Show

Throughout the weekend, many awards were given, but there is only one that stands out amongst all the others. The coveted "Best Of Show" award. The 2019 prize went to the 1953 Ferrari GT Europa coachwork by Vignale. The car featured at the Paris Motor show was the first ever to be powered by the famous 250 GT engine.
 

Best of Show 2019: Ferrari 250 GT Europa by Vignale from 1953
Best of Show 2019: Ferrari 250 GT Europa by Vignale from 1953

Image Gallery

Discover Watchonista's recap photo gallery of the 2019 edition of the Concours d'Elégance Suisse!
 

Porsche 917 'GULF'
Lamborghini Countach LP 500 S from 1982
Bugatti Type 51 Grand Prix from 1936
Bugatti Type 51 Grand Prix from 1936
Alexander Friedman & Marco Gabella, Watchonista's founders


(Photography by Pierre Vogel)

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