Chopard Mille Miglia 2018 Race Edition Watch Collection – 1000 Piece Steel Limited Edition and 100 Piece Limited Edition in Steel and 18-Carat Rose Gold

To celebrate the 30th year of partnership with famous Mille Miglia classic car rally, Chopard has created a special limited, numbered and COSC-certified Mille Miglia 2018 Race Edition. There are two models available: 1,000-piece steel limited edition and 100-piece limited edition in steel and 18-carat rose gold.

In 1988, Chopard became partner and official timekeeper of the famous Mille Miglia classic car rally thanks to the keen interest took by Karl-Friedrich Scheufele, Chopard co-president and a keen collector’s car driver. This partnership was the starting point for the popular Mille Miglia watch collection that is renowned for virile, sporty models featuring high-precision mechanics with a chic exterior embodying the spirit of the legendary Italian competition.

Created over 30 years ago by the master-watchmakers of the Manufacture in accordance with rigorous procedures, the Mille Miglia collection now welcomes the Mille Miglia 2018 Race Edition. The engine-turned dial, the details of the pushers and crown, as well as the sapphire crystal case-back bearing markings celebrating 30 years of passion, all testify to the superlative degree of finishing lavished on this chronograph.

The layout of this 44mm-diameter chronograph enables the driver to keep track of time with one eye on the peripheral tachymeter scale, while the other looks out for any pitfalls the road may bring. This paragon of ergonomics highlights the three dashboard-inspired counters and their graduations displaying seconds, minutes and hours.

Water-resistant to 50 metres, the Mille Miglia 2018 Race Edition watch not only handles extreme conditions during the racing, but also slides neatly under a jacket when it’s time for cocktails. The strap with its short lugs is particularly suitable, with the perforated red lined leather on top evoking vintage racing driver bucket seats and the legendary Dunlop racing tyre tread below providing the perfect grip. The analogies continue with a notched crown resembling a petrol-tank cap and pushers shaped like engine pistons.

The dashboard-inspired engine-turned dial boasts the red Mille Miglia logo at 12 o’clock, date at 4 o’clock, as well as the subtle touch of Super-LumiNova®-painted hands.

The engine powering this watch is a COSC certified, self-winding mechanical chronograph movement bearing 37 jewels and this Swiss calibre has a power reserve up to 42 hours.

Technical details
Mille Miglia 2018 Race Edition

Model: Ref. 168589-3006 (1,000-piece steel limited edition)

Case
Steel
Total diameter: 42.00 mm
Thickness: 12.67 mm
Water resistance: 50 metres
Steel screw-lock crown with steering wheel motif: 7.50 mm
Polished steel bezel
Glareproofed sapphire crystal
Steel pushers
Exhibition back with screws bearing Mille Miglia logo around its rim and special transfer-printed inscription reading “Chopard & Mille Miglia 30 anni di passione”

Movement
Mechanical self-winding chronograph movement
Total diameter: 28.60 mm
Thickness: 6.10 mm
Number of jewels: 37
Frequency: 28,800 vph (4 Hz)
Power reserve: approx. 42 hours
Chronometer-certified (COSC)

Dial
Engine-turned anthracite dial with white transfer-printed railtrack markings and tachymeter scale
Red Mille Miglia logo
Metallic black Arabic numerals painted with Super-LumiNova®
Azure silver-toned counters at 3, 6 and 9 o’clock
Rhodium-platedfacetted hours and minutes hands
Rhodium-plated counter hands at3, 6 and 9 o’clock
Rhodium-plated sweep-seconds hand

Functions
Hours, minutes, seconds
Hours counter at 6 o’clock, minutes counter at 9 o’clock, seconds counter at 3 o’clock
Date window between 4 and 5 o’clock

Strap
Black calfskin leather strap with red stitching
Rubber lining inspired by 1960s Dunlop racing tyre tread
Polished steel pin buckle

Model: Ref. 168589-6001 (in steel and 18-carat rose gold with calfskin leather and rubber strap – 100-piece limited edition)

Case
Steel and 18-carat rose gold
Total diameter: 42.00 mm
Thickness: 12.67 mm
Water resistance: 50 metres
18-carat rose gold screw-lock crown with steering wheel motif: 7.50 mm
Polished 18-carat rose gold bezel
Glareproofed sapphire crystal
18-carat rose gold pushers
Exhibition back with screws bearing Mille Miglia logo around its rim and special transfer-printed inscription reading “Chopard & Mille Miglia 30 anni di passione”

Movement
Mechanical self-winding chronograph movement
Total diameter: 28.60 mm
Thickness: 6.10 mm
Number of jewels: 37
Frequency: 28,800 vph (4 Hz)
Power reserve: approx. 42 hours
Chronometer-certified (COSC)

Dial
Engine-turned anthracite dial with white transfer-printed railtrack markings and tachymeter scale
Red Mille Miglia logo
Metallic black Arabic numerals painted with Super-LumiNova®
Azure silver-toned counters at 3, 6 and 9 o’clock
Gilded facetted hours and minutes hands
Gilded counter hands at 3, 6 and 9 o’clock
Gilded sweep seconds hand

Functions
Hours, minutes, seconds
Hours counter at 6 o’clock, minutes counter at 9 o’clock, seconds counter at 3 o’clock
Date window between 4 and 5 o’clock

Strap 
Black calfskin leather strap with red stitching
Rubber lining inspired by 1960s Dunlop racing tyre tread
Polished steel pin buckle

 

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