Saint Honoré, partner of Rallye Aïcha des Gazelles 28th edition

 

Rallye Aïcha des Gazelles, 28th edition

The Rallye Aïcha des Gazelles offers a new vision of automobile competition: it is not about speed, and no GPS is used, in favour of old-fashioned – exclusively off-road – navigation.

With no selection other than their own determination – since they may take part regardless of age, class, nationality or experience –, the participants of this rally take the wheel of a 4x4, crossover, quad, truck, motorcycle, or other type of vehicle. The competition does not involve speed, and it respects the local populations and the environment.

All the amateur and professional Rally participants, who are called "Gazelles", leave with an indelible memory: that of surpassing one's own limits and going in search of oneself, far from a woman's potentially difficult daily life; but also that of sharing and mutual aid with one's partners and the other "Gazelles".

 

Saint Honoré, an engaged partner

Saint Honoré has been supporting the Aïcha des Gazelles Rally since 2013, and this year two crews of the House will start Saturday, March 17th in Nice.

The first team will be Kiera Chaplin , SAINT HONORE's new face, grand daughter of Charlie Chaplin, and Jazmin Grace Grimaldi, daughter of Prince Albert II of Monaco. Both will compete with the watchmaker's colors in the electric vehicle category. The start of this category will take place in Monaco and will be given by Princess Stephanie of Monaco.

 

Rallye des Gazelles 2017 - Kiera Chaplin et Cindy Favre
Kiera Chaplin with her teammate Cindy Favre – Rallye des Gazelles 2017

Rallye des Gazelles 2017 - Kiera Chaplin et Cindy Favre
Crew 185 Kiera Chaplin and Cindy Favre – Rallye des Gazelles 2017

Rallye des Gazelles 2017 - Kiera Chaplin et Cindy Favre
Kiera Chaplin with her teammate Cindy Favre – Rallye des Gazelles 2017

 

The second team will be represented by Carole Montillet-Carles, skier and Olympic champion (15th participation) and Sylvie Godeau Gellie (6th participation) in the 4x4 "Expert" category. Already a winning team in 2016 and who intends to relive this beautiful story.

 


Carole Montillet and Sylvie Godeau Gellie – Rallye des Gazelles 2016


Crew 407 Carole Montillet and Sylvie Godeau Gellie – Rallye des Gazelles 2016


Carole Montillet – Rallye des Gazelles 2016

 

Opéra Coeur de Gazelles watch

Saint Honoré, partner of the 28th edition of the Rally Aïcha des Gazelles, creates a new Opéra watch "Cœur de Gazelles"..

This new watch is characterised by a bracelet with the same colour as the participants' vests and by a steel dial featuring a gazelle in the background adorned with the "Eclair" effect. For each watch sold, 100 € will be donated to the association "Cœur de Gazelles".

 

Cadran montre Opéra Coeur de Gazelles
Opera Coeur de Gazelles watch dial with its 3 diamonds and the gazelle head pattern

 

Cœur de Gazelles works in collaboration with the Moroccan government for the benefit of the local population. A medical caravan of 56 people perform paediatric, gynaecological, general medical, hygienic, ophthalmological or dental acts for the underprivileged.

Saint Honoré is committed to this 100% female rally, since it corresponds with the brand's essential values: surpassing one's own limits, sharing, team spirit and, of course, elegance!

 

Photos credits : Aïcha des Gazelles Rally