The Mille Miglia vividly symbolises Chopard’s sporting spirit and has become a watchmaking classic. Immediately recognisable thanks to its rubber strap featuring the 1960s Dunlop Racing tyre-tread motif, it is annually reinvented to the delight of collectors. In 2011, Chopard introduced Mille Miglia Racing in Pink, a stunning feminine version that sports a vibrant pink shade.
The first Mille Miglia watch was presented in 1988, marking the birth of one of the most iconic watch collections from the House of Chopard. Since then, every year at the time of the race, collectors and enthusiasts eagerly await the launch of the “new” Mille Miglia. The successive models enchant admirers by their innovative design and the materials used in making them. Like classic cars, Chopard watches embody fine craftsmanship through exceptional mechanisms and outstanding performances.
Equipped with a steel case as generously sized as that of its masculine alter ego (44 mm in diameter), this model brings a fanciful yet controlled touch to the Mille Miglia collection.
While delightfully flashy and resolutely feminine thanks to its varnished pink dial, the Mille Miglia Racing in Pink nonetheless faithfully reflects the world that inspired it through a variety of nods to the racing theme. These include maintaining the collection’s signature features such as the red colour of the central sweep-seconds hands and the minute markings, along with the famous red and white arrow-shaped Mille Miglia emblem.
It houses a mechanical self-winding movement visible through the open case-back and beating at a frequency of 28,800 vibrations per hour. Chronometer-certified by the COSC, this calibre has a 46-hour power reserve and drives the hour, minute, seconds and date functions. The Mille Miglia Racing in Pink is water-resistant to 100 metres. The Mille Miglia Racing in Pink steel watch is issued in a limited edition of 1,000, and a version with a diamond-set bezel is also available in a 250-piece limited series.
Model: Mille Miglia Racing in Pink
Total diameter: 44.00 mm
Thickness: 14.36 mm
Water resistance: 100 metres
Glare-proofed sapphire crystal with integrated magnifying lens on front
Steel crown with Mille Miglia arrow logo
Glare-proofed sapphire crystal with Racing In Pink transfer on back
Plain or diamond-set bezel
Mechanical self winding movement
Total diameter: 37.20 mm
Number of jewels: 24
Power reserve: 46 hours
Frequency: 28,800 vph
Dial and hands
Pink varnished dial
Superluminova-enhanced rhodiumed hour and minute hands and hour-markers,
Rhodiumed central seconds hand, red arrow
Functions and displays
Central hour minute and second display
Date window at 3 o’clock
Strap and buckle
Pink rubber strap (1960s Dunlop Racing tyre-read motif)
Steel pin buckle
Ref. 178997-3001 – Diamond-set 250-piece limited edition
Ref. 168997-3024 – 1,000-piece limited edition