Chopard might not be the first brand to come to mind, when one thinks about racing watches, but they’ve designed some of the nicest one’s. Their collections devoted to automobiles: Mille Miglia, Classic Racing, or Grand Prix de Monaco Historique, have all been quite successful and very detail oriented.
The latest Mille Miglia, dubbed the: Chopard Mille Miglia GTS Power Control, is the first to feature an in-house made movement by Chopard. The brand became an official sponsor of the Mille Miglia back in 1988. They choose to celebrate this open-road race held in Italy for its homage to another era of racing, for this competition was reborn as a race for classic and vintage cars, since 1977.
The case of the Chopard Mille Miglia GTS Power Control is 43mm wide, with short lugs and a simple but appropriate design. Its dial features a rethought retro-design with a sports vibe. Boosting an index dial, except for the Arabic 12 o’clock and 6 o’clock positions. Bright hands and accents discreetly highlight the predominately black color of the dial. There is a day-date at the 3 o’clock position. And the dial also features the fuel gauge-style power reserve indicator at the 9 o’clock position, maintaining the racing-car motif.
Chopard Mille Miglia GTS Power Control
This line of watches has always been inspired by racing-car elements, such as: rubber straps with tire patterns or displays inspired by dashboards. But this new Mille Miglia edition has Chopard going the extra mile, by finally including it’s on in-house movement. The Chopard Mille Miglia GTS Power Control has a self-winding movement, caliber 01.08-C, with 40 jewels, certified by COSC and with 60 hours of power reserve. The watch movement is also visible thru its sapphire crystal caseback.
Chopard Mille Miglia GTS Power Control in Stainless Steel on Rubber Strap, reference#: 168566-3001
MSRP – $6,640.00 USD
Chopard Mille Miglia GTS Power Control in Stainless Steel on Steel Bracelet, reference#: 158566-3001
MSRP – $8,250.00 USD
Chopard Mille Miglia GTS Power Control in 18k Rose Gold on Rubber Strap, reference#: 161269-5001
MSRP – $22,390.00 USD
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