Chopard Video. The 2016 Mille Miglia - presented by Chopard
Chopard and the Mille Miglia on the road for “the world’s most beautiful race”.
In 1988, Chopard supported the famous Mille Miglia race for the first time and launched the Chopard Mille Miglia collection the same year.
This year, 450 competing cars took off from the famous ramp on Viale Venezia in Brescia. All cars constructed between 1927 and 1957 belonging to 71 different brands, are of inestimable value and challenge each other along an ancient and picturesque route, which is precisely a “Thousand Mile” long. Chopard is – as World Sponsor and Official Timekeeper – a long standing and loyal partner of this legendary race, „la corsa pìu bella del mondo” - the world’s most beautiful race.
This longstanding partnership has given rise to the Mille Miglia watches. Each new year sees the creation of a limited numbered series dedicated to the fabled race. They enrich the emblematic Chopard collection. With its sporty, masculine design and its high-precision movements, this iconic collection has become a grand classic on the contemporary watchmaking scene. Issued in two limited editions of 1,000 pieces in stainless steel and 100 pieces in 18-carat rose gold, the Mille Miglia 2016 XL Race Edition throbs to the tune of a unique ‘engine’: the new Chopard calibre
03.05-C, a chronograph movement with COSC-certified precision. Surrounded with a tachymetric scale, the dial revives the aesthetic of vintage dashboards and ensures maximum readability thanks to its large numerals and luminescent hands. Water-resistant to 50 metres, its sturdy 46 mm-diameter case makes it the largest of the Mille Miglia wrist chronographs created by Chopard. Inspired by the leather tie-down straps on the bonnet of a racing car, the finely weathered strap in “Suportlo®” calfskin leather recalls the spirit of the mythical Italian race.
Maison Chopard epitomises the alliance between watchmaking and jewellery. It has always known how to meet the expectations of its day, relying on four essential values: expertise, tradition, innovation and commitment to philanthropy, whilst working hard to pass on knowhow and skills to future generations.Find out more
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