Tag: CHOPARD Mille Miglia Classic Chronograph French
On the occasion of Salon Rétromobile dedicated to classic cars, held in Paris from January 31st to February 4th, Chopard reinterprets its Chopard Mille Miglia Classic Chronograph French Limited Edition with an exclusive edition for French ‘gentlemen drivers’. The Swiss Maison has been associated with Italy’s 1000 Miglia since 1988, becoming the world sponsor and official timekeeper for the race. The Mille Miglia collection captures the essence of what Enzo Ferrari deemed ‘the most beautiful race in the world’. Issued as a numbered 100-piece limited edition and available in France, the new Chopard Mille Miglia Classic Chronograph French Limited Edition features a 40.5 mm x 12.88 mm case made of Lucent Steel, Chopard’s high-quality alloy with a recycling rate of at least 80%.
Lucent Steel, named for its luminous appearance, is surgical-grade and 50% harder than conventional steel. The bezels, crowns, and pushers share this material, showcasing contrasting polished and satin-brushed finishes. The pushers are knurled, reminiscent of brake pedals, and the crown features additional notches for an enhanced grip.
The silver-toned dial incorporates midnight blue, white, and red transfers, serving aesthetic and technical purposes. These transfers symbolize national colors and enhance legibility. The white minutes track and tachymeter scale remain prominent for speed and distance calculations. Grade X1 Super-LumiNova coating on hour-markers and hands ensures night-time readability. The red chronograph seconds hand complements the iconic 1000 Miglia logo. Protected by a glass-box sapphire crystal and a slim bezel, the dial gains perspective and depth, creating shimmering effects with incoming light.
The sapphire crystal case-back is adorned with crossed flags, one a black and white chequered racing flag and the other in the French national colors. It showcases the self-winding chronograph movement certified by the Official Swiss Chronometer Testing Institute, operating at a frequency of 4 Hz (28,800 vibrations per hour), with a 42-hour autonomy. The watch is water-resistant to 50 meters / 165 feet. Fitted with a perforated calfskin strap matching the blue hues of the dial and reminiscent of traditional driving gloves, the new Chopard Mille Miglia Classic Chronograph French Limited Edition