Chopard has had a long relationship with the 1000 Miglia race since its revival back in 1977. The brand is the official timekeeper of the event since 1988 and has time and again released watches paying homage to the race. This year, Chopard dedicates the all new Mille Miglia 2021 Race Edition timepiece to the 39th historical re-enactment of 'the Race of the Red Arrow' 1000 Miglia race that is set to take place from the 16th to the 19th of June.
This year, Chopard dedicates the all new Mille Miglia 2021 Race Edition timepiece to the 39th historical re-enactment of 'the Race of the Red Arrow' 1000 Miglia race.
About the watch:
The Chopard Mille Miglia 2021 Race Edition also called the gentleman driver's chronograph comes in two editions; a 1000 piece stainless-steel and a 250-piece stainless-steel and ethical 18K rose gold edition. Both the timepieces sit comfortable on the wrist with a 44mm case size with sturdy lugs.
The Chopard Mille Miglia 2021 Race Edition also called the gentleman driver's chronograph.
The closed caseback decorated with the Brescia>Roma>Brescia inscription and a chequered flag surrounding the 1000 Miglia logo signifies the relationship between the timepiece and the historic rally. Another aspect of the racing watch is the polished ceramic tachymeter scale present on the bezel that makes the watch a perfect tool for calculating the average speed during the 1000 Miglia rally.
The closed caseback decorated with the Brescia>Roma>Brescia inscription and a chequered flag surrounding the 1000 Miglia logo signifies the relationship between the timepiece and the historic rally.
Sitting within the beautifully shaped case is the grey dial housing the famous 1000 Miglia 'Red Arrow' motif beside the semi-instantaneous date-display window at 3 o' clock with a date magnifier, the chronograph counters in white and grey and hands and hour-markers coated in Super-LumiNova® to further ensure the readability of both day and night-time indications. The combination of colours like grey, white and red represents a strong visual identity that a timepiece like this deserves.
The combination of colours like grey, white and red represents a strong visual identity that a timepiece like this deserves.
As a timepiece dedicated to racing, it comes as no surprise that the movement beating at the heart of the timepiece must measure time dependably. The Mille Miglia 2021 Race Edition model is powered by a chronometer-certified movement with 48-hour power reserve, stop-seconds function, water-resistance to 100 metres as well as a glare-proofed sapphire crystal to increase legibility.
The high-performance Mille Miglia 2021 Race Edition is functional and durable, but it also benefits from aesthetic style.
Strapped to either a black calfskin leather with red stitching and inner rubber strap (stainless-steel version) or a black calfskin and black rubber strap (stainless steel and ethical 18-carat rose gold version), the Mille Miglia 2021 Race Edition is a beacon of motorsport pedigree and the sign of a motorsport aficionado.
The short lugs fit most wrists, and the design of the 44 mm stainless steel case takes strong inspiration from classic car design.
Name: Mille Miglia 2021 Race Edition
Reference: 168571-3009 - 1,000-piece stainless steel limited edition and 168571-6003 - 250-piece stainless steel and ethical 18-carat rose gold limited edition
Stainless steel or stainless steel and ethical 18-carat rose gold
Total diameter - 44.00 mm
Thickness - 13.79 mm
Water-resistant to 100 metres
Screw-lock crown in stainless steel or ethical 18-carat rose gold
with steering-wheel motif 8.00 mm
Bezel in stainless steel or in polished ethical 18-carat rose gold with polished black
ceramic insert – white-lacquered tachymeter scale
Glare-proofed sapphire crystal
Case-back secured with screws bearing the inscription Brescia > Roma > Brescia
and chequered flag surrounding the 1000 Miglia logo
Mechanical self-winding movement
Number of components 240
Total diameter 30.40 mm
Thickness 7.90 mm
Number of jewels 25
Frequency 28,800 vph (4 Hz)
Power reserve 48 hours
Annular balance – Flat terminal curve
Dial and hands:
Dial and inner bezel ring in a slate grey colour obtained by galvanic treatment –
circular satin-brushed finishes
Transferred black minutes/seconds markings on the inner bezel ring
Applied rhodium-plated or gilded hour-markers painted with Super-LumiNova ®
Rhodium-plated or gilded baton-type hours and minutes hands painted with Super-
Rhodium-plated or gilded red-tipped baton-type hands for the chronograph
Rhodium-plated or gilded baton-type small seconds hand
Small seconds counter at 9 o’clock
Chronograph function with central sweep-seconds, 30-minute counter at 12 o’clock
and hours counter at 6 o’clock
Date aperture at 3 o’clock
Strap and buckle:
Ref. 168571-3009 – in stainless steel with black calfskin, red stitching and black
rubber strap – numbered 1,000-piece limited edition
Ref. 168571-6003 – in stainless steel and ethical 18-carat rose gold with black
calfskin and black rubber strap – numbered 250-piece limited edition
Price: On Request
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