Chopard presents a new timepiece dedicated to the Mille Miglia classic car race, for which it has been serving as partner and official timekeeper since 1988. In 2015,
The model embodying the legendary spirit of the famous Italian competition is equipped for the very first time with a Chopard in-house movement certified by the Swiss Official Chronometer Testing Institute (COSC).
Inspired by the speed machines having taken part in “la corsa più bella del mondo” between 1940 and 1957,
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The Mille Miglia 2015 Race Edition bears a power-reserve indicator reminiscent of a petrol gauge, along with a flaming “Rossa Corsa” red dial and oversized numerals evoking typical 1950s dashboards.
The case, in stainless steel or in 18kt rose gold, 43mm x 11.4mm. The bezel has a black aluminium insert.
It has an AR-coated sapphire crystal, a sapphire display back with the inscription: “Mille Miglia” and “Brescia > Roma > Brescia”, and it is water resistant to 100 meters.
Movement is the Swiss automatic Chopard in-house caliber 01.08-C with 40 jewels, 28,800 vph and a power reserve of 60 hours. It is COSC-certfied as a chronometer.
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The dial is red varnish with white transfers, metallised black appliques and numerals painted with SuperLuminova,
power-reserve indicator with black and white transfers and a metallised black or gilt central sweep-seconds hand. It comes on a black Barenia leather strap with black stitching and a steel or 18kt rose gold folding clasp.