The power of limited edition Mille Miglia 2008 GT XL Chrono is expressed first and foremost through the contemporary sized (44 mm-diameter) steel case featuring sleek, resolutely sporting lines accentuated by integrated rectangular pushers and a tachometric scale. Confirming this forceful presence, the oversized “12” and “6” o’clock Arabic numerals are transferred beneath the sapphire crystal to create an even greater sense of strength.
In the background lies the silver-coloured dial with its 12-hour counter at 6 o’clock, small seconds at 9 o’clock and 30-minute counter at 12 o’clock, enhanced by Superluminova-coated hands and hour-markers to ensure perfect readability in the dark. Red accents, the colour symbolising the Mille Miglia, are to be found on the tip of the central sweep second hand as well as on the famous race emblem. Complete with a built-in sapphire lens the date display at 3 o’clock contributes to the overall balance of the design.
Equipped with a screw-locked crown, the generous 44 mm-diameter case – available in steel or in 18-carat rose gold – is guaranteed water-resistant to 100 metres. In keeping with the design codes of the watches in this collection, the case-back is engraved with the route map of the Mille Miglia, the legendary road rally of 1600 km taking vintage and classic cars from Brescia to Rome and back, with which Chopard has been associated since 1988.
The Mille Miglia 2008 GT XL Chrono beats to the rhythm of a mechanical self-winding movement, chronometer-certified by the COSC, a token of its reliability and accuracy. Beating at a frequency of 28,800 vibrations per hour, it has a power reserve of approximately 48 hours. This mechanical movement is also equipped with a stop seconds device enabling extremely accurate time-setting.
The Mille Miglia 2008 GT XL Chrono is available in steel on a natural black rubber strap, featuring the 1960s Dunlop Racing tyre-tread motif, (with steel folding clasp) or in 18-carat rose gold on a crocodile leather strap (with 18-carat rose gold pin buckle). The Mille Miglia 2008 model is issued in limited editions of 2008 in steel and 500 in 18ct rose gold.
Steel or 18-carat rose gold
Total diameter: 44 mm
Water-resistant to 100 metres
Glare-proofed sapphire crystal (with transferred black 12 and 6 o’clock numerals))
Rectangular integrated pushers
Screw-lock crown in steel or 18ct rose gold
Case-back stamped in relief with the Mille Miglia route map
Number of jewels: 25
Power reserve: approx. 48 hours
Frequency: 28,800 vph
Total diameter: 37.20 mm
Stop seconds during time-setting
Bridges adorned with “Côtes de Genève” motif
Dial and hands
Transferred large 6 and 12 o’clock Arabic numerals beneath the sapphire glass
Hour and minute hands and hour-markers coated with Superluminova
Central second hand tipped with a red arrow
Functions / Indications
Hours and minutes
Small seconds at 9 o’clock
Chronograph: minute-counter at 12 o’clock, hour-counter at 6 o’clock and central sweep second hand
Date window at 3 o’clock with magnifying glass integrated into the sapphire crystal
Strap and buckle
Natural black rubber strap (1960s Dunlop Racing tyre-tread motif)
Crocodile leather strap for the 18-carat rose gold edition
Steel folding clasp or rose gold pin buckle
Limited, numbered edition of:
2008 in steel (Ref: 168459 – 3009)
500 in rose gold (Ref : 161268 – 5003)