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To celebrate the 30th anniversary of the collaboration between Chopard and Mille Miglia, which is the famous open-air endurance race of Italian classics and vintage cars that started today, the Geneva-based manufacturer will present its latest version dedicated to the race. Mille Miglia series. As you can see, this new Chopard Mille Miglia GTS Power Control Grigio Speciale has always been racing style.
Given that Chopard has launched a new watch inspired by motorsports, this is not surprising, because the brand has a strong connection with the racing world-Le Mans and Porsche, Monaco Historic Grand Prix, Mille Miglia and Jacky Icks served as ambassadors. For 30 years since 1988, Chopard has been the official timekeeper and sponsor of the classic car version of the Italian racing car Mille Miglia, and has since created watches with his watch series of the same name. In addition, the personal enthusiasm for collector’s cars cultivated by Chopard co-president Karl-Friedrich Scheufele is also well known to collectors. All this illustrates the legal racing environment behind Chopard Mille Miglia GTS power control Grigio Speciale.
This new model is based on the Mille Miglia GTS swiss watch released at Baselworld in 2015, and is reviewed here. These timepieces show a more modern design and are mainly equipped with internal movements, bringing the Mille Miglia series (often relying on the ETA-based ébauches series) into another alliance. With its black dial, “Rosso Corsa” accent and a design inspired by the instrument panel, it is easy to identify the connection with classic cars. The new Mille Miglia GTS Power Control Grigio Speciale emphasizes and emphasizes this racing connection.
Sporty and sturdy and durable, this new piece uses gray tones, with a more modern and secretive style. The 43mm case of Mille Miglia GTS Power Control Grigio Speciale is made of sandblasted titanium with a matte, dark effect. On top of it is a bezel with gradient black aluminum inlays and a 60-minute (or 60-second, depending on which hand you use) track. Despite the relatively large diameter of the case, the case still retains short and streamlined lugs that provide great comfort. Cordura’s one-piece strap, high-performance fabric for racing suits and sandblasted stainless steel folding clasp complement this.
The gray stealth style doesn’t stop there, because the dial also uses the same design code. The frosted granular anthracite dial has several Rosso Corsa accents (at the tip of the second hand, around the date window and for power reserve gauges), wide multi-faceted sword-shaped hands and metal-coated hour markers coated with black luminescent material. The power reserve indicator is shaped like a fuel gauge, paying tribute to the racing world. luxury watch
Under the tinted sapphire crystal mirror cap framed by bright red washers, we found the internal movement 01.08-C. The movement is certified by the COSC chronograph to ensure extremely high accuracy and a comfortable power reserve of 60 hours. The decoration is pleasant, but in an industrial/utility style, without the usual Geneva stripes and gilded carvings.
CHOPARD MILLE MIGLIA GTS Power Control Expert
Case: diameter 43 mm x height 11.43 mm-sandblasted grade 2 titanium-titanium bezel, frosted black aluminum inlays and shiny numbers-anti-glare sapphire crystal glass-red spacer and tinted crystal glass on the back of the exhibition- 100m waterproof
Dial: anthracite grey ruthenium dial-matte black hour markers and Arabic numerals treated by Super-LumiNova-black hour and minute hands
Movement: Chopard 01.08-C, internal, COSC certification-automatic-4Hz frequency-60 hours power reserve-40 jewels-251 parts-hours, minutes, central seconds, power reserve at 9 o’clock, date at 3 o’clock clock
Strap: Cordura fabric for high-performance racing apparel-sandblasted steel folding clasp
Reference: Reference. 168566-3007