The Chopard Mille Miglia 2019 Race Edition Watch, The Sweet Enjoyment Of The Modern Gentleman

In 2018, Chopard celebrated the 30th anniversary of its cooperation with Mille Miglia, the world’s most beautiful car race (la corsa più bella del mondo). The race runs between Brescia and Rome for a total distance of 1,600 kilometers. The unique partnership between the brand and the world of antique racing comes from the co-president Karl-Friedrich Scheufele’s love of antique cars. Chopard launched the Mille Miglia 2019 Race Edition Limited Edition this year. This chronograph full of personality, sturdy and accurate, shows the modern gentleman’s style while incorporating the retro spirit and style of racing lovers!

Chopard Mille Miglia 2019 Race Edition watch

The hedonic life of Italy and the charm of the Tuscan hill villages, with the Mille Miglia car race, overflowing the 1600 km winding Lombardy road. Enzo Ferrari praised this event as ‘the world’s most beautiful car race’. More than 400 antique cars and their drivers gathered here, demonstrating the passion of the machine and its unique elegance. This four-stop race between Brescia and Rome fascinated Chopard’s co-president Karl-Friedrich Scheufele. He himself is a big fan and driver of antique racing cars. This race, which originated in the 1920s, has been rejuvenated since 1977, reminiscent of the golden age of racing activities-the real ‘Dolce vita’.

A masterpiece of a race car

Chopard Mille Miglia 2019 Race Edition watch

   Since 1988, Chopard has been an important partner of this legendary car race. The Mille Miglia series watch is the manifestation of close cooperation. It draws inspiration from the car race. With its clear sportsmanship and retro style, it occupies an important position in the brand’s works. The GTS series can be regarded as a symbol of modern vintage watches, with classic design and modern quality ingeniously blended. The Mille Miglia 2019 Race Edition watch has a stainless steel case and is limited to 1,000 pieces. This timepiece is made for the modern gentleman who sees life as a challenging hairpin curve, showing elegance and fearlessness.

Mille Miglia 2019 Race Edition limited edition watch is first and foremost a masterpiece of watches created for racing. The robust 44 mm case has a screw-in caseback and is water resistant to 100 meters. The caseback is engraved with the Mille Miglia logo, and the black PVD-treated checkered pattern is reminiscent of a flying flag. This watch is of exceptional quality and features a self-winding chronograph movement that has been awarded the Contrôle Officiel Suisse des Chronomètres (COSC) by the Swiss Official Observatory and has a power reserve of two days. With a vibration frequency of 28,800 times per hour, it can measure 1/8 of a second, making it an excellent companion for antique racers on the track. For racers, the engraved speedometer on the black aluminum inner ring of the bezel can help them calculate the average speed during the race. This information is critical for players, as maintaining a steady rhythm is critical in endurance events like Mille Miglia.

Extreme elegance

Chopard Mille Miglia 2019 Race Edition watch

The outstanding Mille Miglia 2019 Race Edition is a limited edition watch belonging to the Mille Miglia GTS series born in 2015. It is practical and thoughtful, and it also has two ergonomically designed chronograph buttons. The hands and hour markers are coated with Super-LumiNova®, which is clearly visible day and night. This is essential for riders in bad weather or driving at night. To make the dial as clear as possible, the second hand number is moved to the inner edge of the bezel. The minute dial at 12 o’clock and the hour dial at 6 o’clock are on the same vertical axis. The charcoal gray background and white transfer pattern contrast with the silver dial and the small second hand at 9 o’clock. The red hands, the black chronograph dial and the hue of the inner edge and bezel make the timing function more prominent. The curved mirror for the first time with the calendar function makes the dial clear.

This Mille Miglia 2019 Race Edition limited edition watch is both an outstanding chronograph and an elegant symbol of the essence of the collection. The case lines have been redesigned to give the watch a new look, and the curved mirror echoes the overall round shape. The camel-perforated calfskin strap with the same color stitching highlights the watch’s power and classic beauty as a racing assistant. To pay tribute to the adventurous world of racing, the strap is lined with Dunlop tyres from the 1960s, ensuring a comfortable fit while reminiscent of the exciting experience on the asphalt road. Mille Miglia’s charm is here: wear watch masterpieces, drive antique racing cars, and enjoy Italian sweet pleasure. On May 15, 2019, the race set off again, continuing the spirit of racing.