Chopard has been a loyal partner to the historic Mille Miglia endurance rally since 1988. Every year, Chopard’s Mille Miglia collection returns in limited editions and has given birth to countless sports watches inspired by classic cars. Although the 2020 edition of the rally is postponed to late October in light of the current situation, Chopard now unveils this year’s editions: two models highlighted by elegant ‘Azzurro’ dials of a steely blue hue which contrasts beautifully with ‘Mille Miglia red’ touches.
The 2020 Chopard Mille Miglia collection comprises the steel Mille Miglia GTS Azzurro Chrono and the Mille Miglia GTS Azzurro Power Control, an automatic time-and-date watch in steel and pink gold, with a power reserve indicator inspired by an automotive fuel gauge.
The Chopard Mille Miglia GTS Azzurro Chrono comes in a 44mm steel case with a blue tachymeter bezel and mushroom-type pushers. The blue dial features a circular satin-brushed finish. The watch is powered by a chronometer-certified automatic movement featuring the characteristic 12-9-6 layout of the Valjoux 7750. The caseback is engraved with a chequered flag pattern topped by a Mille Miglia arrow.
The Chopard Mille Miglia GTS Azzurro Power Control is offered in a two-tone style, combining a steel case and pink gold details, on the winding crown, bezel, hands and hour markers. 43mm in diameter, its blue aluminium bezel is marked in five-minute increments to facilitate time recording. Turning the watch over, the exhibition caseback allows a clear view of the in-house 01.08-C self-winding movement, whose precision is certified by the COSC.
The Chopard Mille Miglia GTS Azzurro watches are limited editions – 750 pieces for the Chronograph and 500 pieces for the Power Control. Both models are worn on a blue perforated calf leather strap with a rubber lining inspired by vintage Dunlop racing tyres. Both are fitted with steel folding buckles. Price is set at EUR 7,360 for the Chronograph and EUR 9,640 for the Power Control. For more information, please visit www.chopard.com.