Racing inspiration all the way!
To celebrate the 30th anniversary of the collaboration between Chopard and Mille Miglia-Italy’s famous classic and classic car open road endurance race begins today-this Geneva-based manufacturer has launched the latest watch designed specifically for this race. Mille Miglia series. As you can see, this new Chopard Mille Miglia GTS Power Control Grigio Speciale has always been inspired by racing.
In view of the close connection between the brand and the world of motorsports, it is not surprising that Chopard has launched a new watch inspired by racing cars-Le Mans and Porsche, Monaco Historic Grand Prix, Mille Miglia, Jacky Icks as ambassadors. For 30 years (since 1988), Chopard has been the official timekeeper and sponsor of the Italian racing car Mille Miglia Classic Car Edition, and since then, it has created watches under its watch series of the same name. In addition, Chopard co-president Karl-Friedrich Scheufele (Karl-Friedrich Scheufele) personal enthusiasm for collectors cars is also well known to collectors. All this explains the legal racing background behind Chopard Mille Miglia GTS Power Control Grigio Speciale.
This new model is based on the Mille Miglia GTS watch introduced at Baselworld 2015-and comment here. These timepieces exhibited a more modern design, mainly equipped with internal movements, bringing the Mille Miglia collection (often relying on ETA-based ébauches) into another alliance. The black dial, the “Rosso Corsa” decoration and the design inspired by the instrument panel make it easy to identify the connection with classic cars. The new Mille Miglia GTS Power Control Grigio Speciale enhances and emphasizes this racing connection.
This new single product is dynamic and durable, with gray tones, creating a more modern and hidden style. The 43 mm case of the Mille Miglia GTS Power Control Grigio Speciale is made of sandblasted titanium with a matte, dark effect. On the top is a black aluminum inlay with graduations and a 60-minute (or 60-second, depending on the hand you use) bezel. The case retains its short and streamlined lugs, although the case diameter is relatively large, but still can provide great comfort. With Cordura one-piece strap, high-performance fabrics for the drivers’ racing suits, and sandblasted stainless steel folding buckles.
The invisible all-gray style does not stop there, because the dial also uses the same design specifications. The matt grained anthracite dial has multiple Rosso Corsa decorations (at the tip of the second hand, around the date window and the power reserve meter), the wide-cut sword-shaped hands and the metal applied hour markers are coated with black luminescent material. The power reserve indicator is shaped like a fuel gauge and is a tribute to the racing world. watches online shop
Under the tinted sapphire crystal cover framed by bright red washers, we found the interior Calibre 01.08-C. This movement has been certified by the COSC Observatory, ensuring extremely high accuracy and a comfortable power reserve of 60 hours. The decor is pleasant, but in an industrial/functional style, without the usual Geneva stripes and gilded carvings.
Technical specifications-CHOPARD MILLE MIGLIA GTS POWER CONTROL GRIGIO SPECIALE
Case: diameter 43 mm x 11.43 mm high-sandblasted grade 2 titanium-titanium bezel with matte black aluminum inlays and shiny numbers-anti-glare sapphire crystal-red gasket and colored crystal on the back-100 meters water proof
Dial: Dotted anthracite grey ruthenium gold dial-Matte black hour markers and Arabic numerals treated with Super-LumiNova-Black faceted hour and minute hands
Movement: Chopin 01.08-C, self-produced, COSC certified-automatic-4Hz frequency-60 hours power reserve-40 jewels-251 parts-hours, minutes, central seconds, 9 o’clock power reserve, 3 o’clock position Date display clock
Strap: Cordura fabric for high-performance racing apparel-sandblasted steel folding clasp
Reference: Reference. 168566-3007