The elegant chronograph with an automatic movement certified by the Observatory celebrates cheap Chopard‘s continued commitment to the legendary 1000 Miglia race car.
As Chopard’s co-president, Karl-Friedrich Scheufele’s passion for mechanical watches matches his passion for collecting and racing vintage cars. What could satisfy his two passions better than the famous 1000 Miglia race car in Italy? Since 1988, Chopard has been the official timekeeper and partner of the classic 1000 Miglia race car, and each year new models are released to celebrate its partnership. For the 2021 1000 Miglia to be held from June 16th to 19th, Schaefer will drive his Mercedes-Benz 300 SLR with racing legend and close friend Jacky Ickx. To commemorate the brand’s 34 consecutive years of commitment, Chopard has released two versions of the Mille Miglia 2021 Race Edition chronograph certified by the observatory: a limited edition of 1,000 pieces in stainless steel and 250 pieces in two-tone steel and ethical rose gold.
The 1000 Miglia race in Italy is a dream come true of classic car lovers. Originally a 1,000-mile (1,618 km) race from Brescia to Rome, racing legends Tazio Nuvolari and Sir Stirling Moss are part of the 1000 Miglia folklore. In 1955, Moss and his navigator Dennis Jenkinson created an undefeated historical record. After 10 hours, 7 minutes and 48 seconds, Moss drove his Mercedes-Benz 300 SLR ahead of the experienced F1 driver Juan Manuel Fangio by a full 30 minutes. The 1000 Miglia was interrupted in 1957 after a tragic crash and was revived in 1977 as a time and reliability test. The 375 cars approved to participate in the 2021 race meet the rules that only allow the “1000 Miglia 24 speed version of the main car from 1927 to 1957” to participate. best replica watches uk
Scheufele drove a red Mercedes-Benz 300 SLR Gullwing in the 1000 Miglia race in 1989 with Icks as his co-pilot. This is a spectacular display showing some of the best, rarest and most valuable history car. Participated in more than 15 1000 Miglia races, this year’s history repeats itself, because Scheufele and Icks joined forces to lead a team of five Chopard cars-including a 1954 Ermini Sport 1100 and Fiat 1100 Zagato Coupe-by The guests of the team drove the figure of French endurance champion Romain Dumas.
This year, there are some novelties about this event: for the first time since its revival in 1977, the 1000 Miglia will take a counterclockwise route, including the mountain pass. Starting from Viale Venezia in Brescia at 1:30 on June 16, the oldest car will leave the starting ramp, and the other cars will be staged at one-minute intervals in order of age. From Brescia, the car will go to the Tyrrhenian coast via Passo della Cisa (mountain pass) and stop in Viareggio. The next day, it will travel 350 kilometers to Rome. The third stop will be the most challenging. It will cover the 400 kilometers from Rome to Bologna, including two mountain passes-Passo della Futa and Passo della Raticosa. Finally, in the final race on Saturday, June 19th, the drivers will depart from Bologna to the finish line in Brescia.
MILLE MIGLIA 2021 Racing Edition
The outline of the Chopard Mille Miglia 2021 Race Edition watch is the same as the beautiful historic car in the race, bringing the spirit of the classic car rally to the wrist. In order to highlight the racing style, the 44mm large case has a height of 13.79mm and is equipped with a tachometer bezel and a piston-type chronograph button. The bezel is made of stainless steel or 18k rose gold, with polished black ceramic inserts and white lacquered tachymeter scales. Depending on the model, the buttons and crown are made of stainless steel or rose gold, and are polished, which contrasts sharply with the sporty satin-brushed finish on the case. This chronograph is equipped with a screw-in crown and screw-in back, and is water-resistant to 100 meters. In addition, details such as the pattern on the button head of the chronograph and the steering wheel on the crown will also make the gasoline head happy.
Gray dial with red accents
Both versions of the dial are in elegant gray, obtained by electroplating on the brass base, with a charming round satin-brushed decoration, emanating from the small seconds dial. Red is used to indicate the central chronograph second hand and the hands of the 30-minute and 12-hour sub-dials at 12 o’clock and 6 o’clock respectively. Two silver timing counters are arranged vertically, protruding from the gray snail-shaped interior of the dial and the small seconds counter at 9 o’clock. The snail pattern on the small seconds dial is actually the center of the round satin brushed finish, adding vitality to the gray dial. The red arrow 1000 Miglia sign points to the date window at 3 o’clock, covered with a practical magnifying glass. The large application hour markers with silver or gold-plated frames, as well as the hour and minute hands are treated with Super-LumiNova. Finally, a silver or flange with black markings of minutes/seconds framed the dial. CHOPARD MILLE MIGLIA cheap
Automatic chronometer certified movement
Under the back cover is engraved with the Brescia-Rome-Brescia inscription and a checkered flag with 1000 Miglia arrow logo. It is an automatic chronograph movement with Valjoux 7750 architecture. The movement composed of 240 parts beats at a speed of 28,800vph, provides a power reserve of 48 hours, and is certified by the COSC Observatory.
The Mille Miglia 2021 Race Edition stainless steel model comes with a perforated black calfskin strap with red stitching and a black rubber lining with a 1960s Dunlop racing tire tread. Two-tone steel is similar to rose gold but without red stitching; both are fastened to the wrist with satin-finished and polished steel folding clasps. Stainless steel model, Ref. 168571-3009.
TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS – CHOPARD MILLE MIGLIA 2021 RACE EDITION
Case: 44mm diameter x 13.79mm height – stainless steel or two-tone steel and 18k ethical rose gold, satin-brushed and polished- screw-lock crown in steel or gold – bezel in steel or gold with black ceramic insert and white lacquered tachymetre scale – screw-down caseback with 1000 Miglia logo – glare-proof sapphire crystal – 100m water-resistant
Dial: grey with circular satin-brushed finishing – inner bezel with minutes and seconds – applied indices and hour and minute hands treated with Super-LumiNova – red-tipped hands for chronograph indications – 30-min counter at 12, 12-hour counter at 6, small seconds at 9 o’clock – date window with magnifier at 3 o’clock – red 1000 Miglia arrow logo
Movement: automatic chronograph with Valjoux 7750 architecture – 240 components – 25 jewels – 28,800vph/4Hz – 48h power reserve – chronometer-certified by COSC
Strap : steel model: black calfskin with perforations and red stitching, rubber lining with Dunlop racing tyre tread pattern and steel folding clasp
steel and rose gold model: black calfskin with black stitching and perforations, rubber lining with Dunlop racing tyre tread pattern and steel folding clasp
Reference: Ref. 168571-3009 steel
Ref. 168571-6003 steel and rose gold