To celebrate the 30th anniversary of the collaboration between Chopard and Mille Miglia, and for 30 years of unwavering enthusiasm for the Corsa la più bella del mondo, Chopard launched a limited edition this year, that is Chopard Classic Racing Mille Miglia 2018 Race Edition 42MM Mens Wristwatches.
A 42mm watch with deep enthusiasm will be launched this year with the ultimate style and precision, such as the sports car on the track. To celebrity the anniversary event, the Chopard Mille Miglia 2018 Race Edition 18K Rose Gold & Stainless Steel Watch 168589-6001 is limited to 100 while the Chopard Mille Miglia 2018 Race Edition 42MM Stainless Steel Watch 168589-3006 is limited to 1,000.
Mille Miglia 2017 ©Alexandra Pauli for Chopard
Enthusiastic Story and Elegant Style
It all began in 1988, when Chopard became the partner and official timer supplier of the world-famous antique car race Mille Miglia, the double convenience made a knot. The long-standing love between Chopard and the antique racing community stems from the personal love of antique cars by Chopard co-president Karl-Friedrich Scheufele, and he is also a professional driver who loves collector cars. He decided to combine the classic racing with the fine watchmaking, which has shown that he is a foresight pioneer in the watch industry. Since then, this pursuit of superb machinery and excellent sports performance as well as this common enthusiasm has become the starting point of a series of highly appreciated watch series.
Mille Miglia 2017 © Alexandra Pauli for Chopard
The Chopard Classic Racing Mille Miglia series introduces masculine and sporty watch masterpieces, with elegant and chic style, they perfectly reflect the spirit of “Corsa la più bella del mondo” called by Enzo Ferrari. For three decades, every year during the car race, Chopard launched a limited edition watch to commemorate the car race, and the design inspiration also came from these legendary sports cars. This year, gentleman drivers and fans will see this superb Mille Miglia 2018 Race Edition racing watch celebrate its 30th anniversary with its authenticity and elegance.
Romain Dumas and Karl-Friedrich Scheufele at the Mille Miglia 2017 Event
Romain Dumas and Karl-Friedrich Scheufele Driving at Mille Miglia 2017
Family Heritage Spirit
The Scheufele family is passionate about the Mille Miglia, and this enthusiasm is passed down from generation to generation. All family members have attended the Mille Miglia. The co-president of Chopard started his career on the track of the Mille Miglia under the professional eye of his father, Karl Scheufele. For a father, this is always a very special and precious moment. Initially, his father passed his passion for the antique car to him. Obviously, the desire to pass on enthusiasm is so fascinating. I am passionate about fine machinery from the bottom of my heart. Whether it is watch machinery or automobile machinery, what better than this? However, the Mille Miglia is a rigorous event that must face all sorts of tests. Drivers must always bet 100% focused because there are no mistakes in the course. In addition to the inheritance, you must take care of teaching, sharing and companionship in order to avoid the trap, driving a sports car to win. The necessary conditions participating in the event are logically similar to the qualifications required by Chopard watchmakers.
Totto Wolff Mille Miglia 2017
COSC-certified Stylish Watch
Constant regularity? The Mille Miglia is a race to test the regular performance, which is a test about comparing to the ability of each driver to maintain a smooth speed throughout the endurance race, rather than the race to compare the highest speed. Similarly, the COSC-certified calibre on the Mille Miglia 2018 Race Edition is also able to withstand the constant-law operation, maintaining the accuracy that the errors of plus or minus four seconds per day. This accuracy of travel time is no accident. The 28800 vibrations per hour and the 42-hour power reserve ensure the constant operation of this self-winding watch. The oriented exploration, accurate roadmaps as well as careful planning and preparation are indispensable conditions. For more than three decades, the Mille Miglia collection created by the watchmakers of the Chopard Watch Factory has followed the rigorous process of adding the Mille Miglia 2018 Race Edition to the same rigorous standards. The dial with delicate and unique pattern, the chronograph button and the crown’s finishing details, as well as the sapphire crystal case back with the words “Chopard and Mille Miglia’s 30th Anniversary” are all showing the perfect retouch of this chronograph watch.
Chopard Mille Miglia 2018 Race Edition watch is designed with stainless steel and 18K rose gold case, 42mm diameter, 50-meter waterproof, automatic chronograph mechanical movement, 42-hour power reserve, and it is certified by the COSC, providing hour, minute, second, date and chronograph display. It is also equipped with black calfskin strap, limited to 100, reference: 168589-6001.