chopard mille miglia 2018 race edition caseback

MILLE MIGLIA 2018 RACE EDITION

STYLE AND PANACHE

Chopard has been associated with one of the world’s top car races for 30 years now. To celebrate this lasting partnership, the brand has released a new limited edition.

Year after year, the Mille Miglia, the famous car race between Brescia and Rome, has kept alive all the specific elements that make up its charm. Meanwhile, its watchmaking partner has achieved the feat of commemorating each year’s event with a new, highly distinctive limited edition watch for the pleasure of collectors. You can have fun comparing the 2017 watch with the new Mille Miglia 2018 Race Edition by playing a game of spot the differences. The first difference is the width of the case, which has shed 2mm and now displays an ideal 42mm to house the chronograph functions. The dial still has all its sparkle, but the colour now comes in a darker hue. Similarly, the layout of the sub-dials has also changed. Chopard has opted for a classic tricompax style. The hour markers now come with Arabic numerals. Most of them overlap the round totalisers and are only partially visible. The date counter has been moved from 3 o’clock to 4.30. The monopushers used for split-time measurements have been slightly redesigned. The screwed caseback has been replaced by a sapphire glass, providing a chance to admirer the workings of the calibre. As for the strap, this year it combines leather with red piping and rubber lining.

chopard mille miglia 2018 race edition casebackLike all the watches manufactured by Chopard, this limited edition, with 1,000 pieces made of steel and 100 made of pink gold, has been certified by the COSC.

Price: 5,170 EUR chopard.com

By Dan Diaconu

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