The annual Mille Miglia cheap is one of the most famous and iconic events in motorsport, and Chopard has been the official timekeeper for 25 consecutive years.
From May 16 to 19, 2013, the racing community in Italy and around the world came to a standstill to witness one of the greatest road races in history.
Only 375 cars are accepted each year; in the historic Mille Miglia race between 1927 and 1957, the cars entered must have been driven at least once. Between 1927 and 1961, the Mille Miglia was a speed test on the open roads of Italy. The first race only had 77 cars, but now the race welcomes cars and their drivers from all over the world to what is now basically a rally. www.chrono4usale.co
Not that this rally is less competitive than in its original form – the route twists and turns through the Italian countryside as the cars make their way to the finish line. These cars are as powerful and unpredictable as ever, and drivers have to stay focused and vigilant. Timing is obviously a big part of this game. Teams can only rely on their driving skills, the instructions given in the road books and their time measuring instruments, so sponsor Chopard has developed their own line of dedicated timepieces designed for the race.
The competition lasts three days, starting in Brescia in northern Italy. The drivers have until the next day (Friday) to arrive in Rome, then they have to return to Brescia on Saturday to get ready for Sunday night’s awards and festivities.
In 2013, Chopard cheap completely redesigned and redesigned the Mille Miglia watch and released two limited editions in steel and rose gold. The watch is designed to play a key role in the Mille Miglia – “like a car’s engine or suspension system”.
The limited edition Chopard Mille Miglia Chronograph for 2013 is a self-winding chronograph with a 24-hour dual time display and a date display with the iconic red arrow at 3 o’clock; the arrow depicts the display from Brescia to Rome and back Route signpost. With a 42.9mm case, this watch fits perfectly on even the slenderest wrists. The imposing 44mm bezel gives the illusion of a much larger watch without compromising on comfort and wearability. However, in the “pursuit of optimal ergonomics”, Chopard continued to make improvements to the watch, improving the lugs, making them shorter and tapering to hold the watch more securely on the wrist. The smooth mushroom-shaped pushers feature a non-slip etched grid pattern for ease of use, further underscoring Chopard’s desire to create the perfect timepiece for the rigors of racing high-pressure situations.
In keeping with the theme of ease of use, Chopard designed the dial with a primary focus on readability; the red seconds hand has a white tip to ensure the wearer doesn’t miss it, and the anthracite dial is the perfect backdrop for the light grey hour markers. The bezel features a tachymeter scale, and the dual time readout is located between the hour markers on the dial.
The hour markers and hands are enhanced with an ultra-luminous coating to ensure that the time can still be seen in low light and at night. The red highlights on the dial are a color that symbolizes Italy’s passion for cars and classic racing. Surrounding the inner bezel ring with the chronograph and chronograph hands, this red colour is striking and only underlines Chopard’s commitment to this prestigious Italian heritage.
Enhance the sporty look of this watch with an integrated rubber strap featuring a 1960 Dunlop racing tire pattern.
“The Chopard Classic Racing collection was born out of co-president Karl-Friedrich Scheufele’s passion for historic cars and motorsport in general. A love of performance and speed, a passion for machinery and tradition, a love for detail and fine craftsmanship all guided His key character traits in creating this captivating series.