Further pushing the competitive limits for a racing chronograph watch, Chopard presents an iconic new design in its exclusive Lucent Steel™.
For the past 35 years, Chopard has been closely associated with the automobile world, serving as the world sponsor and official timekeeper of Italy's celebrated 1000 Miglia race since 1988.
This long-standing partnership has given rise to 35 watches in the Mille Miglia collection, each one capturing the essence and spirit of what Enzo Ferrari fondly referred to as "the most beautiful race in the world."
Each new iteration of the Mille Miglia Collection retains a timeless yet subtly distinctive character, reflecting the elegant principles inherited from its sporting heritage.
The watches in this collection showcase a deep appreciation for fine mechanics and are all bound together by three technical pillars - legibility, precision, and grip - embodying the ultimate expression of racing prowess.
Featuring a 40.5 mm case, bezels, crowns and pushers made from Chopard’s exclusive Lucent Steel™, an ultra-legible dial with prominent white minute tracks and tachymeter scales in a selection of colours inspired by automotive bodywork, and a ‘glass box’ crystal for a magnificently retro appeal, the new Mille Miglia Classic Chronograph luxury watch looks just as elegant for evening wear as it does with a race suit.
Knurled pushers recall the slip-resistance of brake pedals, while the crown features additional notches to enhance the grip. On either end of the case, welded lugs further exemplify the Maison’s exceptional craftmanship.
Alongside the three Lucent Steel™ models, a bi-material model offers a distinctive composition of bezels, crowns and pushers in stunning, ethical 18-carat rose gold. The new Mille Miglia timepieces come in rich brown calfskin leather and a black rubber strap with moisture-wicking lining and Dunlop tread pattern. The pin buckles have been redesigned in Lucent Steel™.
Preserving strong cues from the automotive world, the 2023 Mille Miglia Classic Chronograph watches are available with dials in four colours inspired by the paintwork and interiors of classic cars: Verde Chiaro (light green), Rosso Amarena (cherry red), Nero Corsa (racing black) and Grigio-Blue (grey blue).