Chopard is amongst the world's most popular Swiss manufacturer of luxury watches as well as jewellery. In a partnership with Mille Miglia which is a car rally, the Chopard brings in the best of both the worlds. It all started in the year 1989, and since then Chopard has been the official timekeeper and sponsorer of this historic race.
Inspired by the race car design, the Chopard Mille Miglia watches are regarded as prestigious, classic and elegant racing watches that embody passion and charm of vintage motorsports.
History of Chopard Mille Miglia
The journey of Chopard watches began in the year 1860 when Louis-Ulysse Chopard – a Swiss watchmaker – decided to establish a watch manufacturing company. Initially, he was involved in the building of mechanical movements, but in order to gain more profit, he founded his own company Chopard in Sonvilier, a town near Bern.
After the death of Louis-Ulysse in 1915, the Chopard company was acquired by his son and grandson – Paul-Louis and Paul-André respectively. For many years this business was passed on to amongst the family members until 1963 – when it was handed over to Karl Scheufele III, who was a renowned German goldsmith looking for a watch movement manufacturer exclusively for his own business.
The Chopard has been releasing its innovative timepieces since forever, one such exceptional collection by the brand is its Chopard Mille Miglia. It is a collection which is inspired by historic automobiles. Chopard is amongst that renowned brands which – since 1988 – has been the official timekeeper as well as sponsorer of the esteemed Milli Miglia race. The timepieces that the Milli Miglia collection holds simply reflects the passion and charm of vintage motorsports.
These Chopard racing watches comprise of two sub-line – one being the Chopard Mille Miglia Classic line and the other known as the Chopard Mille Miglia Gran Tourismo XL. Although both of these lines hold the automobile watches, the Classic line brings alive the vintage race cars that participated during the period from 1927 to 1940 whereas the Gran Tourismo XL has taken its influence from the latest automobiles that have been integrated with modern technologies.
Each year the brand adds a new member to its family which takes the world off its feet. What sets the Chopard Mille Miglia watches aside is its exceptional feature of continual development of designs. Year after year, Chopard draws inspiration from the exquisite race cars and bring them alive in the design and style of its Chopard racing watches. It offers an extensive range of collection comprising of elements that not only will leave your heart pounding but will also captivate your entire attention. It is one of the favourite picks by the automobile enthusiasts and also successfully becomes a spotlight amongst the watch aficionados who have a taste for technical precision. The watch has been beautifully created with attention to detail.
The timepieces in the Chopard Mille Miglia collection comprises of a variety of dial configurations and functions. They fulfil the various demands of the wearer and consists of essential features like chronograph functions and power reserve. The watch is something that can be relied upon blindly. With innumerable years of maintaining their performance capabilities, the Chopard Mille Miglia chronograph upholds to be a classic timepiece.
The models that come under the family line of Chopard Mille Miglia Gran Tourismo XL revitalize the classic designs of renowned race cars and jets. They come in a case size of 44 mm and are equipped with a unique beauty with oversized numerals which furthermore enhances and creates a bold display. The Chopard watch has been powered by chronometer certified mechanical self-winding movement which holds a power reserve of 46 hours.
The Chopard Mille Miglia watches reflects not only expertise but also artistry. The collection offers everything from Mille Miglia Chronograph to GMT Chrono or the SplitControl. The larger models of this timepiece include Mille Miglia Gran Turismo XL, Mille Miglia GT XL Chrono, Mille Miglia GT XL GMT and Mille Miglia GT XL Power Control which are all created with a unique a twist.
Chopard released its latest model in the year 2018 referred to as the Chopard Mille Miglia 2018. It features an engine-turned dial and is of course inspired by the historical car dashboards. It is powered by a high precision engine which beats at the rate of 28,800 vibrations per hour. Housed in a case size of 42 mm, the Chopard Mille Miglia watch also holds a power reserve of 42 hours. Considering these are limited edition watches, only a thousand of them are released in steel and 100 in steel and 18-carat rose gold.
Chopard has been successfully maintained its reputation around the globe for being a fine jeweller and manufacturing exclusive timepieces. The passion of Chopard is reflected through its refined attention to detail and the way it presents its innovative timepieces.
Hence with a combination of speedy spirit, the entire Chopard Mille Miglia collection presents stylish and sleek design elements. The Chopard Milli Miglia honours the memory of unique and classic races. So whether you are driving around and racing through the complicated tracks or simply jetting to Italy, the Chopard Mille Miglia is a perfect companion on the wrist.