Concorso d’Eleganza Villa d’Este 2019 Corriere d’Eleganza XII
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Concorso d’Eleganza Villa d’Este 2019 Corriere d’Eleganza XII

Dear Friends of the Concorso,

In just a few days’ time, we will be privileged to admire some 50 automobile gems in the famous park of the Grand Hotel Villa d’Este. We can be certain that our pulse will then start beating just a little faster during some of the magic moments we are going to experience, whether our excitement is inspired by enthusiasm, reverence or temptation as a result of the treasures selected by the talented team of experts.

Each and every one of us will have to decide the extent to which the design of these automobiles reflects subtle, sometimes extraordinary or plain eccentric characteristics. Or is it the technical finesse of crafty engineers and genius weekend mechanics that stirs our emotions. Fascination takes many forms. Our heartfelt admiration goes out to those individuals who are extremely committed to maintaining these exquisite witnesses of automobile culture for the generations to come. They keep the treasures in running order, often with a great deal of expertise and experience, and also present them to the public so that the most beautiful of them all can gain the highest prize.

No other event is more ideally suited to staging the conceptual expression of this idea than the highly esteemed Concorso d’Eleganza Villa d’Este. The fact that the occasion has become established as the leading event in the world is due not simply to a tradition spanning 90 years, the exquisite quality of the vehicles and the incomparably wonderful surroundings on the shores of Lake Como. The reputation also owes a debt of gratitude to the event’s exceptional partners. Their individual, unique and incomparable creations empower them to highlight the unique nature of this weekend. We extend our sincere thanks for their valuable and steadfast support.

We wish you an enjoyable read.

Your Concorso d’Eleganza Villa d’Este Team

Maison Vranken-Pommery

This is the tenth occasion in succession that Maison Vranken-Pommery will be charging the glasses of the guests at the Concorso d‘Eleganza Villa d’Este with unique enjoyment.

The gourmet elegance of some surprising and exceptional champagne creations will act as a foil for the world-class rarity of the unique automobiles coming together at this outstanding event on the shores of Lake Como.

Vranken Pommery - the creative genius

Maison Vranken-Pommery will serve carefully selected and composed champagnes to suit each special moment. They offer many new nuances while the bubbles in the coupes always attain the very highest level.

A. Lange & Söhne

A. Lange & Söhne

With the establishment of his manufactory in 1845, Dresden watchmaker F. A. Lange laid the foundation for Saxon precision watchmaking. In 1990, the dream of his great-grandson Walter Lange came true: he re-opened the company after a break of more than 40 years. Relying on a unique heritage and an outstanding level of craftsmanship, Lange‘s experts are devoted to taking fine watchmaking to the next level every single day.

The winner of the “Best of Show” category will be presented with a one-of-a-kind mechanical wristwatch, the special model LANGE 1 TIME ZONE “Como Edition”. Its solid white-gold caseback displays the hand-engraved coat of arms of the Concorso d’Eleganza Villa d’Este. The rotating city ring on the side of the dial represents Como instead of CET – a tribute to the venue of the competition.

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Larusmiani

The traditional family company from Via Monte Napoleone in Milan supports the Concorso d’Eleganza Villa d’Este as a new sponsor for the 2019 edition with a long and distinguished history in bespoke and pret-à-porter since 1922.

This cooperation is based on fundamental shared values including tradition, style, the finest artisan skill and elegance. LARUSMIANI is a true ambassador of handmade in Italy. This synergy will culminate when the parade of the great automobile classics begins.

LARUSMIANI

This year, the presentation will be supported by models dressed by LARUSMIANI from the current collection and LARUSMIANI archives. There will also be a particularly exclusive award for the “Best Dressed Man” among the participants. The winner will receive a limited edition foldable tool kit from Larusmiani as a special award.

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Pirelli

Pirelli

Pirelli looks back on a long and very successful history. Pirelli Collezione is the name of the new line that offers owners of selected series of classic cars tyres which are designed to be as authentic as possible in their handling, look and structure.

At the same time, advanced production and material technologies mean that these tyres provide the same high standard of driving performance and safety as modern tyres.

The Italian tyre specialist has recreated its own classic products from the 1930s to the 2000s with the icons Stella Bianca, Stelvio, the very first P Zero and others. A tyre is currently being developed based on the historical model which has been exclusively configured for a number of outstanding BMW models. Approval is likely to be announced in the near future.

This year, Pirelli is celebrating its premiere at Concorso d’Eleganza Villa d’Este. The Italian tyre specialists are not simply making an appearance as the Official Presenter of the Villa d’Este Prelude Tour, they are also inviting you to visit the Pirelli Lounge on Saturday and Sunday. This will be located directly in front of Villa Erba.

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