Concorso d’Eleganza Villa d’Este 2021Corriere d’Eleganza IV
The Concorso d’Eleganza Villa d’Este - 01.03. October 2021

Concorso d’Eleganza Villa d’Este 2021Corriere d’Eleganza IV

Dear Friends of the Concorso,

We are delighted and proud of our loyal partners and sponsors. Over a period of many years, we have been supported by the watchmaker A. Lange & Söhne from Glashütte in Saxony. Wilhelm Schmid heads A. Lange & Söhne as CEO and he is passionate about the affinities between wristwatches and classic cars. Read the captivating resumé of his perspective on the connections:

Those who drive a classic car do not drive it merely to arrive at a destination, but for the sake of the journey itself. And those who wear a beautiful watch don’t wear it just so they always know the exact time, but also because they appreciate its beauty.

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CORRIERE D’ELEGANZA IV – The Concorso

While the actual function of both these items may be pushed into the background in each of these cases, it is the imagination of the engineers and designers that leads to the creation of something special and gives rise to that subtle difference. They create inspiring art objects for the road and wrist that move and touch us. I am drawn to both these worlds and know that I am in good company with my passion for cars and watches.

And it was from this idea that the partnership with the Concorso d’Eleganza Villa d’Este was born ten years ago. A host of unforgettable encounters and intensive discussions about design, technology, tradition, craftsmanship and style have led to more and more new friendships being forged here every single year.

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CORRIERE D’ELEGANZA IV – The Concorso

And I’m all the more delighted that the Concorso will take place once again this year at the Villa d’Este. Because the genius loci – that is, the incomparable aura of this magical place – can’t be beaten. The beauty of the cars gathered here, each of which is unique in its own way, can really unfold in this special environment.

We want to express our admiration for automotive works of art and our respect for the commitment of collectors who are dedicated to their preservation once again by presenting the winners of the ‘Best of Show’ category with a special watch.

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CORRIERE D’ELEGANZA IV – The Concorso

A one-of-a-kind timepiece that represents beauty, passion and uniqueness and is also reminiscent of the historic and growing connection between motorsport and timekeeping. It will be a special honour for me to present the owner of the ‘Best of Show’ car with this exceptional timepiece. Just as it will be such a joy for me to meet you in person again on the first weekend of October in Como.

Best regards,
Wilhelm Schmid

Together with you, we are looking forward to our rendezvous at the upcoming Concorso d’Eleganza Villa d’Este. Until then, we wish you enjoyable days in late summer – and stay healthy and safe!

Your Concorso d’Eleganza Villa d’Este Team