Chopard is one of the very famous watches brands that have designed a special edition luxury sports timepiece to commemorate its partnership with one of the world’s most popular classic car race, the Mille Miglia. This unique and well-known design has become over the years a very iconic and sought after watch.
Since 1988, Chopard is the official timekeeper and sponsor of the Mille Miglia race. Its watchmaking genius has been certified numerous times, but one of the greatest confirmations came with the creation of the instantly recognizable Chopard Mille Miglia. Each edition of this legendary race track is celebrated with the launch of a new Chopard masterpiece watch inspired by a well-known classic car. Due to this little detail, at this point the Mille Miglia line includes a rich range of variations that accentuate the core charm and appeal of this watches series.
There is a large variety of functions and dials that highlight the preciosity of the Mille Miglia collection. Of course, these models aren’t dedicated just to watches enthusiasts, but also to race fans and drivers. The useful functional complications, durability and power reserve of the Chopard Mille Miglia are invaluable assets in competitions. Over the years, the quality of this timepiece has delivered amazing performances.
The Mille Miglia Chopard watches are a blend of two styles, the meeting point for two different worlds. Legendary classic cars meet extremely complex time keeping devices. Chopard has created two sub lines for the Mille Miglia collection. Both series were inspired by the Mille Miglia race cars. The first sub line is called Mille Miglia Classic and it includes refined elegant watches with a vintage look, reminiscent for older cars which were built between 1927 and 1940. The second line is the Mille Miglia GTS which stands for the Grand Turismo Sport and it is defined by more modern and extravagant designed cars.
Chopard has always been a brand fascinated by exquisite craftsmanship so naturally its Automatic and Power Control models are powered by in-house Chopard movements that were created in its Fleurier Ebauches Workshops. For instance, the Mille Miglia GTS Power is equipped with a Chopard 01.08-C self-winding movement. These extremely precise and complex mechanisms are certified by the Swiss Official Chronometer Testing Institute (COSC) and it has a 60 hours power reserve. This in-house movement meets the highest quality standards of the entire Mille Miglia line and it reflects the creeds of the Chopard legacy.
In 2013, Chopard has unveiled a new collection of Classic Racing SuperFast watches that come with the exceptional Chopard in-house manufactured movements. Even though at the moment the Mille Miglia racing competition no longer exists, the watches collection has kept his fame and popularity among fans. The name lives on and it symbolizes one of the most elegant collections of race-themed watches within the industry. The thing that amazes most about the Mille Miglia series is its aesthetic ability of addressing both race car enthusiasts and conservative watch collectors. This versatile and complex set of timepieces is the most notable addition to the brand’s horological personality.
The particularity of the Mille Miglia models is that most chronograph versions come with a personalized Swiss ETA Valjoux 7750 mechanism that has been Chronometer certified. Usually, these pieces are also the most affordable ones from the entire line. The Chopard Mille Miglia watches that come with an in-house movement are considerably pricier.
Of course, Chopard is the type of brand that is continuously improving its products. So it is no surprise that the current Chopard Mille Miglia is also available with the GMT function. Those travellers who are addicted to super stylish GMT timepieces are now able to enjoy the numerous design and functional advantages of a Mille Miglia with a GMT hand that boosts the second time zone features.
The 44 mm wide case of the Chopard Mille Miglia is nicely crafted from solid stainless steel and has an elegant polished surface or is made from a beautiful 18 k rose gold. The overall look of the watches is quite simple and sleek, suitable for casual wear.
Race cars enthusiasts and watches fans will be delighted by the design and functional qualities of the legendary Chopard Mille Miglia collection. This unique and attractive line features a classic car inspired theme that encapsulates the elegance and luxury of contemporary race car watches.