The partnership between Chopard and Mille Miglia is celebrating its 30th anniversary. The famous open-air endurance race of Italian classics and classic cars continues its annual competition and has inspired Geneva high-end watchmakers. Launched a new limited edition “Chopard Mille Miglia GTS Power Control Grigio Speciale“.
This timepiece embodies the Chopard spirit of the gentleman style tended by the “Mille Miglia” series, but Chopard tries to take it a step further with some obvious details in this new release. For example, the use of sporty red decorations and the choice of materials for the strap, the material is a cordura® trademark fabric, which is famous for its use in motorsports and military products.
We have reviewed other watches in the “Mille Miglia” series, such as: “His & Hers” edition, which includes: “Chopard Mille Miglia Men’s Classic Chronograph” (Ref#: 168589-3002) and “Chopard Mille Miglia” in 2017 The “Ladies Classic Chronograph” (No. 178588-3001) released at the Basel International Watch and Jewellery Fair in 2009, you can view it here.
Or, the “Chopard Mille Miglia Classic XL 90th Anniversary” (Ref#: 161299-5001) produced to celebrate the birth of this fabulous motorsport, its first race took place in 1927. Commemorating the sponsorship of “Mille Miglia” by Chopard since 1988. For more details on this limited edition 18k rose gold timepiece, please click here.
Now, the new “Grigio Speciale” uses a 43 mm case, which is made of ultra-light sandblasted grade 2 titanium alloy with a transparent case back to view the internal structure of the mechanical movement.
The following engravings can be seen on the titanium frame on the back of the case: “BRESCIA> ROMA> BRESCIA” and “LIMITED EDITION 1000”. The back of the exhibition box is also equipped with visible red gaskets and colored crystals.
Mounted on the case is a titanium bezel with a matte black aluminum case inlaid with a 60-minute scale and shiny numbers on it. It has been carefully designed to make the curve of the wrist flawless and ensure a comfortable fit. It is also equipped with a screw-in crown and sapphire crystal, which help make this replica watch waterproof to 100 meters (330 feet).
The time is displayed on an anthracite gray ruthenium alloy dial with matte black hour markers and Arabic numerals: 6 and 12. On the flange circling near the bezel is a black circle with a white minute mark on it, followed by a slightly larger scale every 5 minutes.
Its date hole is located at 3 o’clock, and the power reserve indicator extends from 8 o’clock to 10 o’clock. There are also some scattered red tones, in the form of: frame the Mille Miglia logo on the date hole;
The tip of the central seconds hand; and the hand of the power reserve indicator, plus the “E” of the power reserve indicator (for the “empty” part).
Chopard Mille Miglia GTS Power Control Grigio Speciale
This “Chopard Mille Miglia GTS Power Control Grigio Speciale” (Ref#: 168566-3007) is powered by a self-winding mechanical movement, the internal movement is 01.08-C, with 40 jewels, 251 parts and 28,800 Vph. When fully wound, the power reserve of this watch can be up to 60 hours.
The aforementioned black cordura® fabric strap is mounted on the copy watch. The strap is a material used in high-performance motor sports apparel and is secured to the wrist with a folding clasp made of sandblasted steel.