Chopard Mille Miglia 2015 Race Edition

Chopard presents the sporty watch dedicated to the Mille Miglia classic car race, which it has been serving as partner and official timekeeper since 1988, this year held from 14 to 17 May 2015. in 2015, the model representing the legendary spirit of the famous Italian competition is powered by a Chopard in-house movement for the first time, certified by the Swiss Official Chronometer Testing Institute (COSC). Inspired by the racing cars that competed in “la corsa più bella del mondo” between 1940 and 1957, the Mille Miglia 2015 Race Edition has a power-reserve indicator reminiscent of a petrol gauge, along with a flaming “Rossa Corsa” red dial and oversized numerals evoking typical 1950s dashboards. This exclusive edition is issued in limited series of 1,000 pieces in steel and 100 pieces in rose gold.

On the varnished dial, a powerful shade of red reigns supreme. This “Rosso Corsa” is one of the famous “racing colors”, the color codes for cars that served to identify competitors’ nationality from the early 20th century through to the late 1960s. Red was chosen as the competition color of an entire nation: Italy. This captivating red watch face with its black and white touches is a variant of the new Mille Miglia GTS watches presented by Chopard at Baselworld 2015.

The power-reserve indicator is reminiscent of typical 1950s petrol gauges, while the oversized 6 and 12 o’clock Arabic numerals echo the dashboards of vintage cars. As a nod to the participant numbers placed on the doors and bonnet of the racing cars, the date window appears clearly on a white background in the Mille Miglia red arrow-shaped logo.The facetted hands and the hour-markers are painted with a luminescent coating and enhance the readability as well as the sporting character of this timepiece. The Mille Miglia 2015 Race Edition comes in a sturdy 43 mm-diameter case in 18-carat rose gold or steel, topped by a bezel with a black aluminum graduated insert. Its short, streamlined lugs have been designed to perfectly mould the curve of the wrist, ensuring optimal comfort and style further enhanced by the black Barenia leather calfskin strap secured by an 18-carat rose gold or steel folding clasp.

The screw-down back guaranteeing water resistance to 100 meters is engraved with the inscriptions “Mille Miglia” and “Brescia > Rome > Brescia” and fitted with a transparent sapphire crystal pane revealing the Chopard movement and its open-worked oscillating weight. Endowed with a generous approximately 60-hour power reserve, the Mille Miglia 2015 Race Edition embodies the exclusive spirit of the race with its blend of Italian elegance and sporting prowess.







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