|Quick specs Chopard Mille Miglia 2017 Race Edition
Price: $ 6,840 | € 6.600 | £ 5,260
Size: 44 mm
Since 1988 Chopard is the official time keeper of the Mille Miglia. The legendary Italian race that is a parade of pre-1957 cars nowadays. This year the race celebrates its 90th anniversary for which Chopard created a special edition: the Chopard Mille Miglia Classic XL 90th Anniversary. In that article, you can read a little more about the history of the Mille Miglia. Now let’s zoom-in on the Chopard Mille Miglia 2017 Race Edition.
Every year Chopard launches a new Mille Miglia model, the last few years even a couple of models per year. Sponsoring a big event like the Mille Miglia costs a fortune, which is probably why Chopard wants to sell as much watches around that theme as they can. Okay, not as much, as this model is limited to 1,000 pieces. But still.
The Chopard Mille Miglia 2017 Race Edition is limited to 1,000 pieces
It is not easy finding inspiration around the same theme year after year but Chopard did it again. The Chopard Mille Miglia 2017 Race Edition has the same design elements as its predecessors. Clear roots. And it also has an original and likable design focusing on the engine-turned finish of the dial with silver, red and black elements. Which appeals to (classic) racing cars. Thus, to the Mille Miglia. With a black rubber strap with 1960s Dunlop racing tyre-tread motif.
The price of the Chopard Mille Miglia 2017 Race Edition is pretty serious if you consider it has a 44-millimeter steel case, rubber strap and a regular chronograph movement. However we think every classic car and watch lover should have at least one Chopard Mille Miglia model in its collection.
technical data Chopard Mille Miglia 2017 Race Edition
ETA 7750 (aka ETA Valjoux 7750) | Automatic | Diameter: 30.4 mm | Thickness: 7.9 mm | Frequency: 28,800 vph (4 Hz) | Jewels: 25 | COSC certified | Hours, minutes, small seconds, date, chronograph | Power-reserve: 48 hours
|Case & dial:
44 mm | Steel | Thickness: 13.79 mm | Steel crown, pushers and bezel, bezel with aluminium insert | Steel case back with stamped Mille Miglia logo | Glare-proofed sapphire crystal | Silver-toned dial with engine-turned finish | Black and grey varnished inner bezel ring with white transfers | Galvanic-treated silver-toned snailed counter at 6, 9 and 12 o’clock | Metallic black appliques | Metallic black facetted hours and minutes hands | Red or metallic black counter hands | Metallic black red-tipped central sweep-seconds hand | Water-resistance: 10 ATM / 10 bar / 100 meters / 330 feet
Rubber strap inspired by 1960s Dunlop racing tyres | Steel folding clasp
|Price Chopard Mille Miglia 2017 Race Edition:
$ 6,840 | € 6.600 | £ 5,260