Chopard has been the associate and official timekeeper of the favored Mille Miglia open-road endurance race for over 30 years now. All through that point, it has develop into one thing of a convention for the model to launch a brand new mannequin for the race annually. This 12 months isn’t any exception, and the Chopard Mille Miglia 2019 Race Version makes its unofficial debut this morning forward of an official launch at Baselworld. We’ve acquired all the main points you want, together with availability and pricing, so carry on studying.
The Mille Miglia is a traditional automobile race in Italy, with greater than 400 historic automobiles collaborating annually. It’s a four-stage rally pushed from Brescia to Rome and again, and it’s a rattling elegant affair. But it surely’s additionally a severe race. Drivers don’t partake within the Mille Miglia just because they need to cruise by the Tuscan countryside (though that could be a good added bonus). They participate as a result of they need to win, and so they need to do it in type.
The Chopard Mille Miglia 2019 Race Version displays this distinctive mix of dogged willpower blended with a touch of panache. The beneficiant 44mm case in metal encompasses a specifically engraved screw-in case again with the Mille Miglia emblem on a black PVD-treated checkerboard sample. It’s assured waterproof to 100 metres. The bigger case dimension permits for extra dial actual property, which means the watch simpler to learn at a look.
Chopard has additional enhanced this legibility through the use of a really clear, 6-9-12 format, with the chronograph hours and minutes proven on the sub-dials at 6 and 12 o’clock respectively. The snailed black chronograph sub-dials with white transfers stand out clearly towards the snailed gray primary dial, and have contrasting purple arms. Likewise, the chronograph seconds numerals pointed to by the central red-tipped sweep-seconds hand, have been built-in into the internal bezel ring – additionally in contrasting black with a white switch – to avoid wasting house on the dial.
The time is proven centrally by facetted rhodium-plated hours and minutes arms crammed with Tremendous-LumiNova, whereas operating seconds are displayed on the snailed gray sub-dial at 9 o’clock. The hours are marked across the periphery of the dial by Tremendous-LumiNova-painted appliques and the date seems by an aperture at three o’clock, proven for the primary time beneath a domed crystal. Once more, all within the identify of elevated legibility. Framing the dial is a sophisticated stainless-steel bezel with black aluminium inlay, full with engraved tachymeter scale.
Inside is a self-winding chronograph motion, licensed as a chronometer by the COSC. Working at a frequency of 28,800 vibrations per hour, it gives a two-day energy reserve and quick time measurements correct to an eighth-of-a-second. Finishing the look is a perforated, Cognac-coloured calf leather-based strap with tone-on-tone stitching. In an extra refined nod to its racing heritage, the rubber strap lining encompasses a Dunlop 1960s tyre-tread motif.
Provided as a 1000-piece restricted version, the Chopard Mille Miglia 2019 Race Version will retail for CHF 7,170 or EUR 6,800. Extra particulars at chopard.com.