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The Mille Miglia race turns 90 in 2017! In its role as historical partner of “la corsa più bella del mondo”, Chopard is celebrating the event by issuing a 90-piece Mille Miglia Classic XL 90th Anniversary Limited Edition. Attired in a rose gold case, this sporty and elegant collector’s model pays tribute to the spirit of this vintage race that has endured for 90 years. Its unmistakable presence on the wrist, its L.U.C chronograph movement and its wealth of details make it the most prestigious Mille Miglia watch ever introduced by Chopard.
Born in 1927, the Mille Miglia has over the years become the ultimate classic rally and doubtless the most prestigious and coveted of them all. After starting out as a speed trial in which some of the greatest ever drivers distinguished themselves by their accomplishments, the Mille Miglia became a regularity race while maintaining its 1,000-mile —1,600 km— route from Brescia in Lombardy to Rome and back. The new Chopard Mille Miglia Classic XL 90th Anniversary Limited Edition is the most exclusive watch of the Mille Miglia collection. With a generous 46 mm 18K rose gold case and its piston-inspired chronograph pushers this new watch is the ultimate tribute to one of the most legendary car races.
Endowed with a supple brown leather strap with dark brown contrast stitching that is reminiscent of the classic color of driving gloves, the strap is equipped with a matching 18K rose gold double folding clasp with deployant and pin buckle-look.
The new Baselworld 2017 Chopard Mille Miglia Classic XL 90th Anniversary Limited Edition is powered by the manual wound L.U.C Calibre 03.07-L. This flyback chronograph movement entirely designed, developed and produced in the Chopard workshops, has been borrowed for this tribute piece from Chopard’s haute horlogerie L.U.C collection and is made of nickel silver. Composed of 300 parts and 38 jewels, the movement beats at a frequency of 28,800 vph to provide a power reserve of 60 hours. The movement is COSC certified and it bears the Poinçon de Genève.
On the wrist, the new Chopard Mille Miglia Classic XL 90th Anniversary Limited Edition wears true to its size and with impeccable wrist presence. If you like classic car racing and you are a fan of legendary races like the Mille Miglia, this watch is a must have. An exceptional in-house chronograph that can compete with the best of the best but with a price tag that is quite steep when compared to other solid gold watches out there. Available in a limited edition of 90 pieces.
Sticker Price $43,880 USD. For more info on Chopard click here.