The collaboration between Chopard and Miller Miglia is celebrating its 30th anniversary. The famous open-air endurance race of Italian classics and classic cars continues its annual competition and has inspired Geneva’s high-end watchmakers. Launched a new limited edition “Chopard Mille Miglia GTS Power Control Grigio Speciale“.
This timepiece embodies the gentleman-style Chopard spirit that the “Mille Miglia” series tends to adopt, but Chopard tries to develop it further with some obvious details in this new release. For example, the use of sporty red decorations and the choice of material used for the strap, this material is a trademark fabric of cordura®, which is famous for its use in motorsports and military-grade products.
We have reviewed other watches in the “Mille Miglia” series, such as: “His & Hers” edition, which includes: “Chopard Mille Miglia Men’s Classic Chronograph” (reference number: 168589-3002) and “Chopard Mille Miglia” in 2017 The “Ladies Classic Chronograph” (No. 178588-3001) released at the Basel International Watch and Jewellery Fair in 2009.
Or, “Chopin’s Mille Miglia Master XL 90th Anniversary” (reference number: 161299-5001), this is to celebrate this mythical sporting event now motorized, it has its first game that took place in 1927 with this new Since the anniversary, 1988 Chopard sponsored the work of the “Mille Miglia” watch.
Now, the new “Grigio Speciale” uses a 43 mm case, which is made of ultra-light sandblasted grade 2 titanium alloy with a transparent case back to view the internal structure of the mechanical movement.
The following engravings can be seen on the titanium frame on the back of the case: “BRESCIA> ROMA> BRESCIA” and “LIMITED EDITION 1000”. The back of the exhibition box is also equipped with visible red gaskets and colored crystals.
Mounted on the case is a titanium bezel with a matte black aluminum case inlaid with a 60-minute scale and shiny numbers on it. It has been carefully designed to shape the curve of the wrist to perfection and ensure a comfortable fit. It is also equipped with a screw-in crown and sapphire crystal, which help make this fake watch waterproof to 100 meters (330 feet).
The time is displayed on an anthracite grey ruthenium alloy dial with matte black hour markers and Arabic numerals: 6 and 12. On the flange hovering near the bezel is a black ring with white minute markers printed on it, followed by slightly larger markers every 5 minutes.
It has a date hole at 3 o’clock and a power reserve indicator extending from 8 o’clock to 10 o’clock. There are also some scattered red tones, in the form of: frame the Mille Miglia logo on the date hole;
The tip of the central seconds hand; and the hand of the power reserve indicator, plus the “E” of the power reserve indicator (for the “empty” part).
This “Chopard Mille Miglia GTS Power Control Grigio Speciale” (reference number: 168566-3007) is powered by a self-winding mechanical movement, internal movement 01.08-C, equipped with 40 jewels, 251 parts and 28,800 Vph. When fully tightened, the power reserve of this watch can be as long as 60 hours.
The aforementioned black cordura® fabric strap is mounted on the watch. The strap is a material used in high-performance motor sports apparel and is secured to the wrist with a folding clasp made of sandblasted steel.