At the latest 2018 Rennsport Reunion Gathering in Laguna Seca, California, this is the world’s largest Porsche racing gathering. The fine watch brand Chopard fully believes that this event is an excellent time to release new watches with Porsche’s special era characteristics. Let’s take a look at their “Chopard Mille Miglia Classic Chronograph Racing Stripes Edition” with the theme of motorsports.
Chopard has been celebrating the festive atmosphere, celebrating their 30th anniversary with the Italian Mille Miglia race. They first launched five brightly colored limited edition watches, named “Chopard Mille Miglia Racing Colors”, to celebrate this holiday. These selected colors are all inspired by the 1930s tones, and each of the five national teams in the competition is assigned one: “Rosso Corsa” (red) from Italy, “Speed Silver” (gray) from Germany ), “Vintage Blue” in Germany, “Speed Yellow” in Belgium, “British Racing Green” in the UK.
Although the origin of the blue and white racing stripes seen on this newly released timepiece can be traced back to 1951. At that time, the rules set by the FIA stipulated that all racing teams must use colors to represent their country. The blue and white colors on this Chopard watches have something to do with the United States, especially the millionaire automaker and pilot Briggs Cunningham, who dreams of winning the “24 Hours of Le Mans.” Although he will continue to participate in the race, he has never actually won the championship, but the “Cunningham Stripe” failed in racing history.
The 42mm case is made of stainless steel, with a transparent sapphire display case on the back, allowing you to view the internal structure of the mechanical movement. You can see the words “RACING STRIPES” engraved in blue on the sapphire crystal.
It is equipped with two steel buttons, and a crown can be set between them to operate the timing function. You can see that the racing wheel is carefully crafted. All crowns are made of sapphire crystal, which can help express the waterproof function, up to 50 meters (164 feet).
The time is displayed on the silver dial, with large open-cut wide font printed Arabic numerals in retro fonts, followed by a smaller black printed second index mark, and a larger minute index mark, incremented by one or two every five minutes Arabic numerals. It can also be seen that the tachymeter dial is hovering around the circumferential flange of the dial.
The three sub-dials after completion are located: the sub-second hand at 3 o’clock, the 12-hour counter at 6 o’clock and the 30-minute counter at 9 o’clock. The red hands of the central seconds hand imitate the “Rossa Corsa” arrow-shaped Mille Miglia logo at 12 o’clock; the central rhodium hands are treated with a luminous coating to enhance readability. There is also a date hole between the 4 o’clock and 5 o’clock positions.
Chopard Mille Miglia Classic Chronograph Racing Stripes Edition
This “Chopard Mille Miglia Classic Time Racing Stripe Edition” (Ref#: N/A) is powered by a self-winding mechanical movement at a speed of 28,800 Vph. The rotor embellished with Geneva ripples is engraved with a Chopin logo in gold. When fully tightened, the power reserve of this watch can be up to 42 hours.
Mounted on the fake watch is a perforated black leather strap with contrasting blue exposed pins and is fastened to the wrist with a stainless steel clasp.