CHOPARD Mille Miglia GMT (2007)
Ref. 16/8992 | Chopard automatic | 25 jewels | Diameter 42,5 mm
For over 30 years, Chopard is the official Timekeeper and Sponsor of the Mille Miglia, the most prestigious historic race of the world today, each year to be held in the month of May and representing both the top of the racing cars of the past and the elite and celebrities of today. It's a highly covered media event where Chopard presents it's Mille Miglia Limited Edition for the year by handing one out to the winner of the race.
Not your ordinary racing strap
The Chopard Mille Miglia models are often delivered on a natural rubber strap. That this strap reminds you of a rubber tyre is not surprising. The strap profile is modelled on the famous Dunlop racing tyre of the 60's. And another nice insight. You would expect this Chopard rubber strap to smell like burned rubber, being authentic to the racing history. No not at all, it smells like VANILLA!
Chopard Racing Colours Edition
In 2019 Chopard looked back at the early racing days and decided to bring out a series of five Mille Miglia watches (limited to 300 pieces each) dedicated to the national racing teams and the colours their cars were wearing. Off course British Racing Green and the Corso Rosso of Italy are among them. The other one's are Speed Silver of Germany, Vintage Blue of France and Speed Yellow of Belgium. A nice way to commemorate the time that racing was amongst national teams. If we look at F1 racing nowadays, it still is when Mercedes (Germany) takes on Ferrari (Italy) and Renault (France).
Chopard Mille Miglia accessories
When buying a Chopard Mille Miglia watch, a genuine vintage looking Mille Miglia tire pressure gauge is part of the product accessories. Apart from having the right watch on your wrist, nothing's more important than having the right air pressure in your tires when driving off to complete the 1,000 miles of the Mille Miglia.
The Chopard Roadbook you see on the right is a publication of 2001 in which Chopard gives us an insight into the history of the race and Chopard's passion for the Mille Miglia and it also has an overview of the Chopard Mille Miglia models of 2000.