Category: Chopard Watches

Chopard Happy Sport Métiers d’Art

2022 Chopard Happy Sport Métiers d’Art by Chopard is a collection of three exceptional watches honoring three animal species- the hummingbird, polar bear, and sea turtle. The hand-decorated timepieces are crafted from ethical gold and create fascinating miniature ecosystems in their dials achievable only for skilled artisans in Chopard’s workshops. Limited to only eight pieces, these watches are equipped with a Chopard Calibre 96.23-L with a 65-hour power reserve.The collection is a colorful and enchanting testimony to Chopard’s Co-President and Artistic Director Caroline Scheufele’s love for nature and animals and Chopard’s commitment to sustainable development. Chopard Happy Sport Métiers d’Art focuses on three endangered species with its eye-catching watches made with precious, semi-precious stones, mother-of-pearl marquetry, and precise gem setting.
The hummingbird watch invites you to the Amazonian forest effectively created using a malachite background, four different levels, and hues of mother-of-pearl. A pretty hibiscus flower made of four heart-shaped diamonds stands out as a burst of color against the green dial. Three heart-shaped dancing diamonds surround a flitting hummingbird. The dial of the sea turtle Happy Sport Métiers d’Art watch e exudes unmatched playfulness and animation. A stylized sea turtle poses with three pear-shaped dancing diamonds in a miniature aquarium created with protective mother-of-pearl and green opal arborescence. This soothing scenery is framed by a bezel paved with Chaton-set diamonds. Last but certainly not least is the polar bear-themed watch. The Chopard Happy Sport Métiers d’Art watch is a reminder that sea turtles have diminished in numbers over the past century due to beach development, climate change, and marine pollution.
It exudes an aura that matches the beast’s gigantic size. Representing the ice of the Arctic region to the T are the textured mother-of-pearl and invisible-set triangle-cut diamonds. An adorable polar bear graces the dial at 9 o’clock, wholly clad in diamonds and holding a pear-shaped diamond in its arms. A blue satin-finished alligator leather strap complements the watch perfectly.

Chopard Happy Sport Chrono watch

Chopard unveiled the Chopard Happy Sport Chrono at Watches &Wonders 2022, and women lived happily ever after. That’s the truest, shortest love story ever! Caroline Scheufele has served today’s modern women an ultra-chic icon in the form of Chopard Happy Sport Chrono . This 40 mm masterpiece has everything from making a statement in a fashionable sense to being ethical in essence. Seven dancing diamonds add a feminine touch to the watch that’s inherently sporty by nature.
Chopard keeps in mind its pledge of sustainable luxury and uses ethical gold to create this bold and beautiful watch. The Chopard Happy Sport Chrono is driven by a chronograph movement with a 54-hour power reserve and COSC-certified chronometer perfection. The dial features a sunburst satin-brushed and guilloché center, the hours and minutes counters required for the timekeeping functions are likewise harmoniously integrated, with blue transfers ensuring perfect legibility of the information. It’s finished with a midnight blue leather strap that adds to the stylish yet laid-back vibe.
The Super-LumiNova coating on the hour-markers and hands ensures the time can be read in the dark. The 40 mm automatic Chopard Happy Sport Chrono with diamonds is available on the official Chopard website for approximately $33,500. Similarly, Chopard’s Happy Sport Métiers d’Art paid homage to the animal kingdom with a limited edition line in ethical gold and dancing diamonds.

Chopard L.U.C XPS 1860 OFFICER

For a quarter of a century, the L.U.C collection has represented a pinnacle of watchmaking at Chopard, and this year it celebrates its 25th anniversary. To mark the occasion, the family-owned firm has released a trio of new watches, two of which are magnificent in their complexity, and the other which neatly articulates Chopard’s capacity for truly elegant watchmaking. The Chopard L.U.C XPS 1860 Officer is both traditional and (relatively) simple, and gets better the closer you look at it.
As a considered, three-handed time-only watch, there’s a lot going on with the Chopard L.U.C XPS 1860 Officer . Featuring an “officer-style” case construction with a hinged door to see the movement, it offers direct reference to the 1920s of Louis-Ulysse Chopard, whom the collection is named after.
The case is crafted from ethically sourced 18K yellow gold, measuring 40mm in diameter and just 7.2mm thick. Keep in mind, that case width includes the hinged door to view the sapphire crystal caseback, which speaks to the razor-thin calibre within. Chopard’s attention to detail and technical sophistication is on full display in the crown, which features an integrated button to open and lock the honeycomb pattern decorated caseback door.
Arriving at the deep olive green dial, we have a railroad minute track that gives way to a ring featuring the applied yellow gold hour markers. At the very centre of the dial, you’ll see a wonderful guilloché engraving, in the same honeycomb pattern as the caseback of the watch.

The hands are instantly recognisable as from Chopard, with a distinctly tapered shape, while at 6 o’clock you’ll find a seconds sundial and date window. Just like the case, the dial is a masterclass in the various elements of watchmaking that Chopard is so proficient in.
Just because it’s hiding behind a locked door, doesn’t mean the movement of the Chopard L.U.C XPS 1860 Officer isn’t the star of the show. The watch is powered by the automatic L.U.C 96.01-L calibre, which features no less than 208 components despite being a wafer-like 3.3mm thick. It also features a 22K yellow gold micro-rotor that can wind up to 65 hours of power reserve, while the bridges of the movement are finished with perfect côtes de genève. This stunningly executed dress watch arrives on a brown alligator leather strap, which only adds further warmth to the yellow gold hues of the case. The strap is secured with a matching gold pin buckle.
All considered, the Chopard L.U.C XPS 1860 Officer demonstrates exactly why Chopard is one of the best watchmakers in the world, especially when compared to other traditionally focused and family-owned brands on a much larger scale. It’s a classically inspired timepiece that still manages to feel modern on the wrist, thanks to a number of design cues including the blend of green and gold. The only shame about this watch is that it’s limited to just 50 pieces worldwide, meaning only a few collectors will enjoy the pleasure of ownership. It is currently available and comes with an RRP of CHF33,500.

Chopard New L.U.C Flying T Twin And L.U.C Full Strike

The glamour-studded jewellery and watchmaking house showcases its full suite of capabilities with a selection that runs the gamut from playful ladies’ watches with dancing diamonds, to serious chiming complications primed for this year’s technical watchmaking awards.

Chopard’s beloved Happy Sport collection has thrilled generations of women with its ingenious two-piece sapphire dial that allows for free-sprung diamonds to slide freely in between, across the surface of the watch. This year, we are treated to two new iterations in ethical 18K rose gold. Bathed in a luxurious warm glow, the Happy Sport 33mm and Chopard Happy Sport Chrono are unabashedly fun and showy.
Paired with a rose gold bracelet and dial, the Happy Sport 33mm with automatic movement makes a statement on the wrist, with the dancing diamonds adding lively, effervescent sparkle. The Happy Sport Chrono (below), on the other hand, is the more serious looking of the two. Despite its testosterone charged complication, the 40mm automatic chronograph is decidedly feminine, framed by a polished gold case with soft curves and, interestingly, totalisers that spell out the counter indications in full cursive script.
Meantime, fans of Chopard’s upscale complications are truly pampered this year. The sports-inspired Alpine Eagle collection gets seriously up-luxed with a tourbillon model for 2022. Housed in 41mm Lucent steel (a proprietary Chopard steel alloy that is antiallergenic, more pristine and 50 per cent harder than regular steel), the Alpine Eagle Flying Tourbillon is the first model in the collection to feature the tourbillon complication, and to bear the Geneva Hallmark. Also COSC-certified, the watch features an in-house automatic Calibre L.U.C 96.24-L with flying tourbillon that brims with technical highlights, such as an ultra-thin 3.30mm profile, and a tourbillon held only by a lower bridge to give the complication the appearance of rotating freely with an unobstructed view.
And that’s not all. Chopard L.U.C, the brand’s high-end watchmaking division, has also introduced a trio of limited edition chiming complications to complete its bumper technical harvest. First up, the Strike One in 18K ethical rose gold that sounds out a chime at the top of every hour, which is limited to 25 pieces. Then, there is the Full Strike Tourbillon, a dual-complication powered by a new in-house, hand-wound movement, the Calibre L.U.C 08.02-L that is limited to 20 pieces. Last but not least, we have the Full Strike Sapphire, which is limited to just five pieces. As its name suggests, the watch is clad in a totally transparent sapphire case that grants one full access into the inner workings of the minute repeater movement.

Chopard L.U.C Flying T Twin

In 2019, Chopard debuted the Chopard L.U.C. Flying T Twin watch, which housed the calibre 96.24-L, the brand’s first automatic flying tourbillon. Now, we see a follow-up to the original, this time in a white-gold case with solid gold dial done in blue with honeycomb guilloché. Not just an aesthetic triumph, the Flying T Twin features an ultra-thin stop-seconds tourbillon and a movement that is both COSC-certified and bears the Geneva Seal. Limited to 50 pieces, this watch is a testament to the Scheufele family’s investment in Chopard’s L.U.C division.
For anyone unfamiliar, L.U.C is the initials of founder Louis-Ulysse Chopard and is the designation given to watches produced at the brand’s high-end manufacture in Fleurier that opened in 1996. While I admire the more recent releases, I personally have a deep love for some of the earliest L.U.C pieces Chopard released. I would place the first two Chopard L.U.C. Flying T Twin watch calibers (the 1.96 and 1.98 Quattro) amongst offerings from the finest watchmakers out there. So, while I find this new Flying T Twin to be well-sized for the contemporary buyer at 40mm, I can’t help but be even more drawn to the limited-edition model Chopard did with Revolution in the 36.5mm case. Why?
Because the 96.24-L is based on, and is the same size as, the first L.U.C Calibre 1.96, which measures 27.4mm-wide and 3.3mm-thick. My personal taste will always prioritize a movement that fits snugly in its case rather than sizing up the case to fit consumer tastes. But…Chopard is a business, and I understand why they would choose not to limit a six-figure offering to a 36.5mm case in 2021.
Released in 2019, the L.U.C Calibre 96.24-L was Chopard’s first automatic flying tourbillon. The “flying” refers to the fact that there is no upper bridge supporting the tourbillon in place (such as you’d find in a manual-wind tourbillon like this one) and, due to it being a one-minute tourbillon, it serves as a seconds counter as well. It is also COSC-certified (not common for tourbillons) and is a stop-seconds tourbillon, which is not something I’ve seen other than a handful of times by brands like A. Lange & Söhne, Gronefeld, Moritz Grossmann, and one or two others. The lion’s share of tourbillons out there will not stop when you pull out the crown to set the time, sacrificing the kind of accuracy one would have with any watch with a hacking seconds function.
The 96.24-L bears the Geneva Seal, so we know that the finishing on the movement is excellent. The “twin” part of the T Twin designation refers to the fact that this movement has two stacked barrels, thanks to Chopard’s patented Twin technology. This allows the modestly sized movement to achieve an impressive 65-hour power reserve. Just like the Michel Parmigiani-designed original L.U.C Calibre 1.96, the 96.24-L has that beautifully finished 22k-gold micro-rotor serving as the visual centerpiece on the caseback.
While the tourbillon and movement will initially garner the most attention, the dial warrants praise of its own. Since its inception, Chopard L.U.C. Flying T Twin watch has been making dials out of solid gold for select pieces by partnering with Metalem, who is among the top dial makers out there (they make Philippe Dufour’s dials). The dial for this Flying T Twin is done in a solid gold that is galvanized in order to achieve the blue color. Sadly, much of the guilloché we see done nowadays is stamped by a machine, which is certainly not the case here.

The dial of this L.U.C (like many before it) is done using guillochage, AKA hand-done engine turning. The intricate, non-uniform honeycomb pattern here is drop-dead gorgeous, as is the very finely done circular pattern around the dial’s exterior circumference.
Done in “Fairmined” 18k white gold, the case of the Chopard L.U.C. Flying T Twin watch measures 40mm-wide and 7.7mm-thick and has 30m of water resistance. Where the first model in 2019 came in a rose-gold case with a gray ruthenium galvanized gold dial, this new iteration opts for white gold with the aforementioned blue galvanized gold dial. Chopard uses “100% ethical gold,” which is a legitimate and admirable move toward sustainability and human rights.

Chopard Alpine Eagle Frozen

Inspired by the grace of the eagle and the majesty of the Alps, Chopard‘s sporty-chic collection welcomes the Alpine Eagle Small Frozen timepiece. Crafted in ethical 18-carat white gold, its 36 mm-diameter case, bezel and integrated bracelet are entirely set with diamonds. Endowed with technical expertise entirely on a par with its impressive aesthetics, this jewelled version of the watch for “contemporary eagles” is equipped with the Chopard 09.01-C movement with automatic winding and a 42-hour power reserve. Thanks to its abundance of diamonds, reminiscent of tiny snowflakes glistening on Alpine peaks, it shines with an ethical and responsible aura.
Alpine Eagle Small Frozen is joining Chopard‘s sporty-chic collection, while adding a majestic touch thanks to the richness of its diamonds magnificently highlighting the art of gemsetting. This expertise is faithfully cultivated by the in-house Artisans, who have patiently paved the entire 36 mm diameter case, as well as the bezel, dial and each bracelet link with 765 diamonds (totalling 8.28 carats) in ethical 18-carat white gold. A challenge that requires no less than 20 hours of meticulous work for each timepiece. This is the first entirely gemset watch in the Alpine Eagle collection, which was successfully launched in 2019 based on the legacy of Chopard’s iconic St. Moritz model.
Thanks to the sparkle of the precious stones, Chopard confirms the profound inspiration the collection draws from Nature, duly celebrated as the greatest architect. In this instance, the design was guided by the everlasting snows of the immaculate and glistening Alpine peaks: “This watch is directly inspired by the Alpine glaciers and the way they brilliantly reflect the sunshine. Each diamond used on this timepiece sparkles like a snowflake that has settled on the mountain tops”, said Karl-Friedrich Scheufele, Co-President of Chopard as well as Co-Creator of the collection with his son and his father.

The Chopard Alpine Eagle Small Frozen timepiece features the emblematic elements of the collection’s pure and assertive design: the eight indexed screws that secure the bezel to a round case with stylised flanks; the integrated bracelet; along with the compass rose which has been guiding adventurers since antiquity which engraved on the gold crown. The hours and minutes can be read off on the dial by day and night thanks to facetted hands and rhodium-plated Roman numerals enhanced with Grade X1 SuperLuminova.
Whether in the city or in the mountains, the Chopard Alpine Eagle Small Frozen timepiece can also count on the reliability of its mechanical movement with automatic winding, visible through a sapphire crystal on the back of the watch. The 148-component Chopard 09.01-C calibre is meticulously crafted by the Artisans of the Maison. It is subject to strict specifications, guaranteeing a power reserve of 42 hours as well as excellent reliability.

Chopard’s commitment to ethics is a reality that necessarily translates into the creations emerging from its workshops. Like all gold timepieces and jewellery bearing the Maison’s emblem since July 2018, the Alpine Eagle Small Frozen watch is made entirely from ethical gold. The diamonds used to adorn it are sourced from suppliers certified by the Responsible Jewellery Council (RJC). Offering living proof that it is always possible to orchestrate an encounter between ethics and aesthetics: the Scheufele family at the helm of Chopard from generation to generation works with conviction to invent objects endowed with both inner and outward beauty.
Inspired by the grace of the eagle and the majesty of the Alps, Chopard‘s sporty-chic collection welcomes the Alpine Eagle Small Frozen timepiece. Crafted in ethical 18-carat white gold, its 36 mm-diameter case, bezel and integrated bracelet are entirely set with 765 pavé diamonds. Endowed with technical expertise entirely on a par with its impressive aesthetics, this jewelled version of the watch for “contemporary eagles” is equipped with the Chopard 09.01-C movement with automatic winding and a 42-hour power reserve. Thanks to its abundance of diamonds, reminiscent of tiny snowflakes glistening on Alpine peaks, it shines with an ethical and responsible aura.

Chopard Mille Miglia Race Edition

The world of historic auto racing is as much about channeling the style and atmosphere of racing’s glamorous past as it is about on-track competition, and few such events demonstrate this principle as dramatically as the Chopard Mille Miglia Race Edition in Italy. Originally run as a flat-out road rally on a 1,000-mile loop of public roads stretching from Brescia to Rome and back through the heart of Italy from 1927 to 1957, the modern Mille Miglia is more of a celebration of motoring and the Italian countryside with an annual four-day jaunt through major Italian landmarks in some of the world’s most desirable classic automobiles. Chopard has been part of the revived Chopard Mille Miglia Race Edition story since 1988, and to commemorate the 2021 edition of the event beginning on June 16, the brand has announced two new limited edition iterations of its vintage-inspired Mille Miglia chronograph. With graphical touches inspired by vintage Italian road signage and a wealth of unique and intriguing finishing, both versions of the new Chopard Mille Miglia 2021 Race Edition deliver an intricate and charismatic retro-modern feel.
Like many iterations of the Mille Miglia, the 44mm case of the Chopard Mille Miglia Race Edition appears to have a bold wrist presence in initial images. Available in either stainless steel or two-tone stainless steel and ethically sourced 18K rose gold, this case’s narrow tachymeter bezel and sizeable 13.8mm thickness contribute to a wide and imposing overall stance. That said, the wide-set short lugs should help to mitigate this size on the wrist somewhat. While the overall form is sporty and simple, where the design of the Chopard Mille Miglia Race Edition truly shines is in the details. The main case body is fully brushed, allowing the polished surfaces of the crown, wide-knurled piston pushers, and bezel (all in rose gold on the two-tone model) to stand out starkly. The polished black ceramic bezel insert adds a healthy dose of personality to the mix, with a lacquered tachymeter scale with light, rounded typography lifted directly from midcentury Italian highway signs. While not strictly accurate to the ‘50s era the Mille Miglia event reminisces about, touches like this bathe the more modern profile of the Mille Miglia 2021 Race Edition with a warm layer of nostalgic charm. The etched solid caseback continues this graphic style for the “Brescia > Roma > Brescia” text flanking the engraved checkered flag and Mille Miglia logo motif. The Mille Miglia 2021 Race Edition boasts 100 meters of water resistance, which should be more than adequate for the sporting rigors of the event itself.
Both versions of the Chopard Mille Miglia 2021 Race Edition share the same low-contrast reverse panda dial design, with the pointed applied hour indices, baton handset, and red-tipped chronograph hands finished in either stainless steel or rose gold depending on the model. The dial design carries on the rounded, retro typography of the bezel as well, with numerals in the rehaut, chronograph subdials, and the dial text showing off a vintage Italian flair. Perhaps the most interesting element of this dial design, however, is the main dial surface itself. With a graphite gray galvanically treated color, this muted surface sports a deep radially brushed finish. While radial brushing has become a popular alternative to sunburst finishing in recent years, the Mille Miglia 2021 Race Edition stands out from the crowd with its execution. Rather than centering the radial brushing in the middle of the dial beneath the main handset, the brushing instead radiates outward from the running seconds indicator at 9 o’clock. This asymmetrical look is immediately eye-catching in images, and cleverly continues the azurage pattern of the subdial itself. It’s an interesting and individualist choice, one which goes contrary to the common practice among 7750-based chronograph dials to de-emphasize the running seconds indicator as much as possible.
Chopard does not elaborate on the powerplant inside the Chopard Mille Miglia Race Edition beyond stating that it is an automatic chronograph movement and that it has been COSC chronometer-certified for accuracy. That said, based on the subdial layout, likely dimensions, and beat rate, it’s more than likely that this movement is an ETA/Valjoux 7750 or one of its many derivatives. The 7750 is a true stalwart of the watch industry, powering chronograph designs from a myriad of brands since 1974. Despite its age, the 7750 platform is still more than capable of reliability and accuracy, and in this application sports a serviceable 48-hour power reserve at a 28,800 bph beat rate. That said, some purists may be put off by the movement’s use at this price range, where many competitors use in-house chronograph movements. Chopard completes the Mille Miglia 2021 Race Edition with a black calfskin rally strap with red or black contrast stitching and a textured rubber inner lining with a pattern inspired by ‘50s Dunlop racing tires.
By adding unique finishing, vintage-inspired graphical touches, and a cool white-on-gray look to the brand’s Mille Miglia chronograph series, the limited edition Chopard Mille Miglia Race Edition brings together a handsome and evocative tribute to one of the world’s most stylish races. Only 1,000 examples of the stainless steel Chopard Mille Miglia 2021 Race Edition will be made, while the two-tone steel and 18K ethical rose gold model will be limited to 250 units. The Chopard Mille Miglia 2021 Race Edition is available now through authorized dealers at an MSRP of $7,610 in stainless steel and $11,000 in two-tone. For more details, please visit the brand’s website.

Chopard Mille Miglia GTS

On September 10th, Chopard partnered with Luftgekühlt, an annual event at Bottleworks District in Indianapolis for car and Porsche aficionados founded by race car driver and two-times Le Mans class winner Patrick Long and Southern California’s Howie Idelson. To celebrate, Chopard unveiled a new watch collaboration: the 50-piece limited edition Chopard Mille Miglia GTS Luftgekühlt Edition. The watch, an auxiliary navigation instrument, is reminiscent in color of the Porsche 550 Spyder and designed in the spirit of the 1000 Miglia, Italy’s iconic race for classic and vintage cars. Chopard became the event’s principal timekeeper in 1988, and this new addition to the Chopard Mille Miglia GTS collection builds on a tradition of sporty elegance.

The Mille Miglia GTS Luftgekühlt Edition is modeled after the Chopard Mille Miglia GTS Power Control and features a satin-brushed silver dial—the first for this collection. This timepiece is all about subtle details: the power-preserve indicator at 9 o’clock evokes petrol gauges of the 1950s; its red white accents, the aesthetics of old dashboards. The date aperture found in the Mille Miglia red-arrow race logo was inspired by the numbers on the doors and bonnets of competing cars.
Turn the watch over, and you find a clear view of Chopard’s thoughtfully decorated 01.08-C technical self-winding movement. Made in-house, the 251-part mechanism offers 60 hours of power reserve and is driven by a tungsten oscillating weight. The caseback is engraved with the Luftgekühlt logo and surrounded by a steel ring marked with the ‘Brescia > Roma > Brescia’ route of the Mille Miglia; the dial is encircled by a varnished black aluminum bezel marked in 12 increments of 5, to facilitate elapsed time recording. Each timepiece is engraved with the edition number.

The watch comes on a classic black calfskin leather strap with silver stitching and black rubber lining, inspired by the perforations in racing gloves and 1960s Dunlop racing tires. The timepiece comes in a special box featuring a grill badge designed by the Luftgekühlt team and their artists.
Inspired by Italy’s classic 1000 Miglia, Brescia to Rome and back, the Chopard Mille Miglia GTS line is popular among watch collectors and car enthusiasts. The Maison was founded in 1860 and is a Swiss family-run independent company known for high-end quality. The Mille Miglia GTS is a result of a unique collaboration: Chopard, a classic; and Luftgekühlt, very hip. This is a watch you can wear anywhere. It is cool and elegant, not an easy balance—the Mille Miglia GTS gets it right.

Chopard Mille Miglia Classic Race

Chopard is a Swiss manufacturer that deals with luxury watches and jewellery pieces. This brand of exquisites was founded back in the year 1860 in Sonvilier. However, since the year 1963, Chopard has been owned by Germany based Scheufele family. This brand is most importantly revered for Chopard ladies watches and jewellery pieces that promise the utmost level of quality assurance. The headquarter of this renowned company is situated in Geneva and a site in Fleurier that produces watch movements.

The Chopard Classic Racing collection is an assemblage of watches for men. This Chopard Classic Racing collection serves as a bridge between automotive engineering and mechanical watchmaking. Chopard is also renowned for its sports watch collection along with the femme-oriented collection.
Chopard is amongst the world’s most popular Swiss manufacturer of luxury watches as well as jewellery. In a partnership with Mille Miglia which is a car rally, the Chopard brings in the best of both the worlds. It all started in the year 1989, and since then Chopard has been the official timekeeper and sponsorer of this historic race.

Inspired by the race car design, the Chopard Mille Miglia watches are regarded as prestigious, classic and elegant racing watches that embody passion and charm of vintage motorsports.
Chopard is a watch brand which holds substantial stature across the globe. The brand has a classic and revered collection of men’s sports watches. The men’s Classic Racing collection is a much talked about a deal in the sports racing watch market.

The Chopard Classic Racing collection by Chopard takes deep inspiration from the world of car racing and related components.

With the launch of its sports watch collection that is racing inspired, Chopard has opened the gates of new marts for its glory to prevail across. The entire assemblage consists of sporty looking, fast and sophisticated watches that are commendably done to meet the inspiration that they have derived from the world of car racing and sporty automobiles. Each member of this astounding collection pays an uninterrupted tribute to the world of automobiles by incorporating tremendous features and inspiration-driven designs that hold a sporty and raw look. The distinctive and superfast watch models in Chopard Classic Racing watch collection have brought an entirely differentiated trend in the racing watches’ cluster.

Chopard has always, immensely cherished the idea of production independence wherein the aim has been to completely produce every part used in watchmaking. The Chopard racing watch collection has superfast automatic, power control and Chrono which have all aided in making this idea come to life. Three of these watches, in the Chopard Classic Racing collection have brilliantly added gems of worth to their overall stature.

Over years, Chopard has been a loyal partner of legendary and classic car races marking the fact that they are not new into the entire car racing scenario. The only point now is there involving in the watches that take inspiration from car racing and the automobile world. With precision and remarkable resemblance to automobiles, the Chopard watch collection has taken the thrill to another level.

The Chopard racing chronographs are immensely sleek and imposing in their appearance pertaining to mindful designing. The models are aptly sized and possess a masculine design which compliments the overall purpose and theme of the watch collection. They generously serve to the devotees of flawless watchmaking and watches with substantial looks.
The journey of Chopard watches began in the year 1860 when Louis-Ulysse Chopard – a Swiss watchmaker – decided to establish a watch manufacturing company. Initially, he was involved in the building of mechanical movements, but in order to gain more profit, he founded his own company Chopard in Sonvilier, a town near Bern.

After the death of Louis-Ulysse in 1915, the Chopard company was acquired by his son and grandson – Paul-Louis and Paul-André respectively. For many years this business was passed on to amongst the family members until 1963 – when it was handed over to Karl Scheufele III, who was a renowned German goldsmith looking for a watch movement manufacturer exclusively for his own business.

The Chopard has been releasing its innovative timepieces since forever, one such exceptional collection by the brand is its Chopard Mille Miglia. It is a collection which is inspired by historic automobiles. Chopard is amongst that renowned brands which – since 1988 – has been the official timekeeper as well as sponsorer of the esteemed Milli Miglia race. The timepieces that the Milli Miglia collection holds simply reflects the passion and charm of vintage motorsports.

These Chopard racing watches comprise of two sub-line – one being the Chopard Mille Miglia Classic line and the other known as the Chopard Mille Miglia Gran Tourismo XL. Although both of these lines hold the automobile watches, the Classic line brings alive the vintage race cars that participated during the period from 1927 to 1940 whereas the Gran Tourismo XL has taken its influence from the latest automobiles that have been integrated with modern technologies.

Each year the brand adds a new member to its family which takes the world off its feet. What sets the Chopard Mille Miglia watches aside is its exceptional feature of continual development of designs. Year after year, Chopard draws inspiration from the exquisite race cars and bring them alive in the design and style of its Chopard racing watches. It offers an extensive range of collection comprising of elements that not only will leave your heart pounding but will also captivate your entire attention. It is one of the favourite picks by the automobile enthusiasts and also successfully becomes a spotlight amongst the watch aficionados who have a taste for technical precision. The watch has been beautifully created with attention to detail.

Chopard Mille Miglia Bamford Edition

The Mille Miglia first happened in 1927 and was the brainchild of two young Italian Counts, Francesco Mazzotti and Aymo Maggi. The race was a one thousand mile run from Brescia to Rome and back. The race happened 24 times over the three decades between 1927 and 1957, when it was banned due to two fatal crashes in its final year. However, in 1977 the race was resurrected to celebrate its fiftieth anniversary. Since 1988, car fanatic and Co-President of Chopard, Karl-Friedrich Scheufele, has produced a watch each year to celebrate the brand’s partnership with the Mille Miglia.
This year Bamford Watch Department has worked on the watch and has created a classic twist on the classic three-register 42mm steel chronograph. As you might expect from GB, the watch has a cool grey DLC coating in grey that has been bead blasted. Scratch-proof and in a similar hue to a number of prominent vintage sports cars, the 2021 Mille Miglia looks the driving business and is robust enough to walk the talk; albeit at high speed in a vintage Ferrari…
The dial is also in matte grey and has ‘flame orange’ accents on the chronograph hands and accents on the sub dial. This isn’t just an aesthetic touch, one which admittedly I’m very fond of, but also enables one to quickly reference the timing on your wrist. You really don’t want to spend too long figuring out the time when your racing along the Italian roads in your multi-million-dollar vintage car. The black cordura-effect rubber strap has vibrant orange stitching and is lined with orange calf skin.
Under the hood purrs a COSC-rated high precision automatic movement with a 42-hour power reserve that can be seen through the sapphire caseback. The caseback features the Mille Migila signature arrow and highlights the fact that this edition is limited to 33 pieces.
And George Bamford is rightfully very proud of this latest release. “When designing this watch with Chopard, I wanted to reminisce on the racing connection but also give it a different aspect. The colour combination of dark grey and one of our signature colours, flame orange, is almost a juxtaposition to the traditional red and white colours of the Mille Miglia. The orange accents ensure the dial is popping and eye catching, clear to read the time and speed. It has a beautiful chic feeling to it and I just love its connection with the automotive world, it is a great watch for any vintage or modern car enthusiast.”

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