Half an hour north of Paris, in the spectacular and historic surroundings of one of France’s most renowned chateaux, this now two-yearly event has fast become a must in the social calendar for enthusiasts of beautiful cars and historical events.
Boosted by the success of the previous four editions, yet still on the lookout for improvements to enhance the excellence of the event, Peter Auto is enriching and refining the event’s famous competition to make it even more magical and captivating in the eyes of its public and partners. Five Concours d’Etat classes have already been selected for 2019 - Cars in their original condition, Japanese sports cars, ISO, Ballot and Facel-Vega.
Richard Mille has been a partner of the Chantilly Arts & Elegance event ever since its very first edition in 2014. Many members of the Richard Mille family have been spotted, relaxing in the very cool VIP enclosure - John Malkovitch, Benjamin Millepied, Mutaz Essa Barshim, Didier Drogba, Jean Todt, Michelle Yeoh to name but a few.
The unique and very relaxed atmosphere of a Sunday afternoon in the French countryside celebrates many different sectors such as the automotive industry, gastronomy, art and luxury.
Combined with the Art de vivre à la Française and the pleasure of receiving its guests at a lavish garden party in the Le Nôtre gardens in the Chantilly Château, Chantilly Arts & Elegance Richard Mille is quite simply the perfect Sunday outing, enjoying the countryside.
While the 4th Chantilly Arts & Elegance Richard Mille again met with unanimous success among the participants and the public (the spectator attendance registered a 20% increase compared to 2016, reaching a total of 16 300 visitors), Peter Auto and Richard Mille have decided to change its date.
Faced with the complexity of organizing an event of this scale at the beginning of September, (the start of school and the “rentrée” when all the French come back from their holidays), it was decided that Chantilly Arts & Elegance Richard Mille will now take place in summertime in odd-numbered years so as to alternate with Le Mans Classic, another must-do automotive event.
Amongst the highlights of the 2019 edition, one of the members of the Richard Mille family, Jessica von Bredow, will be present and giving a much awaited demonstration of the dressage skills that have already taken her to 2nd place at the World Cup Amsterdam and 1st GP and GP Special Vienna (AUT) Dalera equestrian events.
She will doubtless be showing the very unique combination of instinct and technical precision in her sport that are also the hallmark of the watch she will be wearing.