Watches to wear in Monaco this weekend

Timothy Barber
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THE worlds of motor racing and stylish watches have always been a natural fit. Glamour and prestige, advanced engineering and pinpoint timing are their shared values, not to mention the fact that speed dials offer cool style inspiration to watch designers. In advance of this weekend’s Monte Carlo Grand Prix, we offer the pick of this year’s racing-inspired timepieces.

Grand Prix de Monaco Historique Chronograph 2010
In stainless steel, Chopard’s watch is both elegant and sporty. There’s also a rose gold version.

Tag Heuer
Monaco Twenty-Four
The latest version of the classic watch sported by Steve McQueen in the 1971 film Le Mans.

Audemars Piquet
Royal Oak Offshore Grand Prix
A chunky, ultra-masculine watch in a futuristic carbon case. Available to pre-order from William & Son and Harrods.