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,
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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.
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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,
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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.