Chopard Mille Miglia GTS Automatic – Racing in style

Chopard Mille Miglia GTS Automatic – Racing in style

Over the years since its launch in 1988, the Mille Miglia has become a flagship collection of Chopard. Chopard gear Valentine’s day 2017 towards gentlemen racers with the Mille Miglia GTS Automatic (for Grand Turismo Sport). This new watch , benefits from a Chopard movement from the workshops of Fleurier Ebauches. The sleek, sophisticated design of this new creation rejuvenates the Classic Racing spirit embodied by the Mille Miglia collection, while remaining true to the identity codes of the models rolled out over the past years.

mille-miglia-gts-protector-2Since 1988, Chopard has been official timekeeper of “la corsa più bella del mondo” that annually stretches from Brescia to Rome and back. The Mille Miglia collection stems from the fascination for classic cars nurtured by Karl-Friedrich Scheufele, co-president of Chopard. A collector and active driver, he takes part in the race each year.

Mille Miglia GTS Automatic: a model from a complete collection

The Mille Miglia GTS is a complete collection composed of a three-hand watch with date display, a chronograph and a power-reserve model. These three models with their eminently masculine curves are inspired by the classic cars that took part in the race between 1940 and 1957. The steel case of 43 mm are fitted with short, pointed lugs that are carefully tapered to ensure optimal comfort on the wrist, while the sporting nature of this timepiece is enhanced by facetted hands.


High-precision Chopard movements from the Fleurier Ebauches workshops

The Mille Miglia Automatic watch is driven by a Chopard movement. Calibre 01.01-C is entirely designed, developed and assembled in the Fleurier Ebauche workshops. They are highly prized by Chopard and meet all the quality demands of the Mille Miglia, respectively equipping the Automatic and Power Control versions of this new Mille Miglia GTS collection.

The exclusive nature of this watch entirely matches that of the glorious classic cars that take part in this race. Its construction ensures the robustness that is indispensable on Mille Miglia models dedicated to competitive racing. Its automatic winding ensures essential ease of use. Its 60-hour power reserve enables its owner to find it still running smoothly and accurately after a period of rest. Finally, its certification by the Swiss Official Chronometer Testing Institute (COSC) testifies to the precision of its rating, a must-have attribute for Chopard watches in general and of course for racing drivers. This much-coveted statute is reflected by the “Chronometer” inscription appearing on the dial which bears the inscription “Chronometer”.


Contemporary aesthetic and vintage spirit for a Chopard grand classic

Dedicated to Italy’s most famous and closely followed classic car race, the Mille Miglia GTS Automatic watch is designed as wrist worn auxiliary navigation instruments. The bezel of the various models feature a graduated black aluminium insert accentuating the sporting nature of the Mille Mille GTS Power Control. The dial of the Mille Miglia GTS Automatic is black with red and white accents, a tribute to the aesthetic of vintage car dashboards. The date aperture appears in the Mille Miglia red-arrow race logo, a nod to the numbers on the doors and bonnets of the competing cars. The lively, dynamic nature of the race as a whole is symbolised by the distinctive presence of red on the dial, particularly on the minutes track and the seconds hand of each timepiece. This watch is available in steel with a rubber strap. The latter also recalls the racing world and draws inspiration from the Dunlop tyres of classic 1960s cars.

This Automatic version introduces a font characteristic of the new Mille Miglia GTS collection. The dial features oversized 6 and 12 o’clock numerals painted in Superluminova and reminiscent of the dashboards of classic cars that forever preserve the spirit of the “competizione” dear to the hearts of classic racing enthusiasts.

The Mille Miglia GTS Automatic watch is a tribute to “la corsa più bella del mondo” dedicated to drivers combining a competitive spirit with distinctive style.