A week ago the favourite classic cars took part in the legendary Mille Miglia race between Brescia and Rome. At this juncture, Chopard, whose sponsor from the event since 1988, revealed the brand new Mille Miglia watch.
Chopard’s representational sports watch originates to symbolise the world’s most well-known classic vehicle rally, the Winnie Miglia. The Mille Miglia Watch remains faithful to the annual event which has managed to get a vintage within the area of luxury the watchmaking industry. Immediately recognisable because of its natural rubber strap echoing the sixties Dunlop Racing tyre-tread motif, it seems this year inside a 44 mm-diameter steel or 18-carat rose gold situation housing a self-winding chronograph movement chronometer-licensed through the COSC.
The effectiveness of true classics is they simply won’t ever age, as long as they are constantly reinvented. The Mille Miglia watch, and legendary sports watch since 1988 when Choaprd started its partnership with this particular legendary race, became one from the great the watchmaking industry stories.
An legendary design
This Year’s model is unquestionably a match for that status established by its illustrious forerunners. A effective design coupled with sterling technical characteristics get this to another great vintage. The Mille Miglia GT XL Chrono 2011 is distinguished with a generous 44 mm situation in steel or 18-carat rose gold, framework a dial having a vintage-style design featuring elongated numbers which are nevertheless in sync using the spirit from the characteristic Mille Miglia numbers. The engine-switched dial finish is similar to vintage sports vehicle dashboards, while its black colour gives a resolutely contemporary touch that superbly highlights the silver-well developed snailed and hollowed counters at 12, 6 and 9 o’clock. The moment circle seems in black and red-colored – a jerk towards the hue of the race that yearly draws in the best classic cars towards the route running from Brescia to Rome.
The situation from the Mille Miglia GT XL Chrono 2011 is water-resistant against 100 metres and fitted having a bezel bearing a tachometric scale, in addition to a screw-lock crown embellished using the famous Mille Miglia arrow and broad chronograph pushers. The arrow symbol also seems within the center from the transparent situation-back, together with the inscriptions Special Edition and Brescia-Rome-Brescia. The general readability is further enhanced by glareproofed azure deposits on sides from the watch.
The Mille Miglia GT XL Chrono 2011 is every bit impeccable from the technical perspective. Its mechanical self-winding movement beating in a frequency of 28,800 oscillations each hour is seen with the transparent situation-back. Chronometer-licensed through the COSC, it provides a 46-hour energy reserve and drives the hour,
Minute, date, small seconds functions, along with the chronograph using its central second’s hands, and it is 30-minute and 12-hour counters. It’s also outfitted having a stop seconds mechanism enabling time-setting towards the nearest second.
A restricted edition for enthusiasts
The Mille Miglia GT XL Chrono 2011 will come in a steel 2,011-piece special edition or perhaps in a 250-piece limited 18-carat rose gold version. It’s fitted with a brand new integrated strap in natural rubber echoing the style of the famous sixties Dunlop Racing tyres. This Year’s vintage will once more be searched for-after by enthusiasts round the world….