The partnership between Chopard and Mille Miglia is celebrating its 30th year anniversary. The famous Italian open-road endurance race for classic and vintage cars continues its annual competition and inspiring the Geneva-based manufacture of haute horlogerie. Introducing the new limited edition “Chopard Mille Miglia GTS Power Control Grigio Speciale”.
This timepiece embodies the Chopard spirit of the gentleman driver as the “Mille Miglia” collections tend to do, but Chopard have tried to take it a little bit further with small noticeable details on this new release. Such as the use of sporty red accents and the choice of material used for the strap, which is cordura® a trademarked fabric renowned for its use in motor-sport events and military grade products.
We’ve reviewed other watches from the “Mille Miglia” collection such as the: “His & Hers” editions that were the: “Chopard Mille Miglia Classic Chronograph for Men” (Ref#: 168589-3002) and the “Chopard Mille Miglia Classic Chronograph for Ladies” (Ref#: 178588-3001) that were released at Baselworld 2017, which you can check out here.
Or, the “Chopard Mille Miglia Classic XL 90th Anniversary” (Ref#: 161299-5001) which was made to celebrate the inception of this now mythical motor-sports event, which had its first race occur in 1927. Unlike this new anniversary piece which celebrates the sponsorship of “Mille Miglia” by Chopard, which began in 1988. More details on this limited edition 18k rose gold timepiece can be read here.
Now the new “Grigio Speciale” comes in a 43mm case made out of ultra-light shot-blasted grade 2 titanium with a transparent case back, which allows to view the inner workings of the mechanical movement.
On the titanium rim portion of the case back can be read the engravings: “BRESCIA>ROMA>BRESCIA” and “LIMITED EDITION 1000”. The exhibition case back is also fitted with a visible red gasket and tinted crystal.
Mounted to the case is a titanium bezel with matte black aluminium inlay that has a 60-minute scale with shiny numbers. It’s been crafted to mould the curve of the wrist to perfection and assure a comfortable fit. Also comes equipped a screw-down crown and is topped by a sapphire crystal, which all assist to keep water-resistance on this watch able to reach up to 100 meters (330 feet).
Time is exhibited on a stippled anthracite grey ruthenium dial with matte black hour index markers and the Arabic numerals: 6 and 12. While on the flange circling around near the bezel is a black ring with white printed minute index markers, followed by slightly bigger markers for each 5-minute increment.
It features a date aperture at the 3 o’clock position and a power reserve indicator stretching from the 8 to 10 o’clock positions. There are also some scattered red accents in the form of: the Mille Miglia logo which is framing the date aperture;
the tip of the central second’s hand; and the sub-hand for the power reserve indicator, plus the “E” (for “Empty” portion) of the power reserve indicator.
Chopard Mille Miglia GTS Power Control Grigio Speciale
This “Chopard Mille Miglia GTS Power Control Grigio Speciale” (Ref#: 168566-3007) is powered by a self-winding mechanical movement, in-house caliber 01.08-C with 40 jewels, 251 parts and 28,800 Vph. Power reserve on this watch can last up to 60 hours, when fully wound.
Mounted to the watch is the aforementioned black cordura® fabric strap, which is a material used in high-performance motor-sports apparel, while secured to the wrist by a folding clasp made in shot-blasted steel.
This is a limited edition watch with only 1,000 manufactured pieces. For more up to date information visit the official Chopard website here.
MSRP: $8,220.00 USD
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