Chopard Mille Miglia Racing Colours Watch Extreme Racing Style

Ferrari red, silver arrow gray, British racing green, vintage blue and national flag yellow, these colors represent the five countries participating in Mille Miglia. To celebrate the 30th anniversary of the partnership between Chopard and Mille Miglia, the brand has launched five new Mille Miglia Racing Colours watches, once again presenting the new look of this unique dial design and specially designed for collectors and racing gentlemen. Gauge series. This series pays tribute to the golden years of motorsport, especially the legendary Mille Miglia, which has been crowned ‘corsa la più bella del mondo’!

Chopard and Mille Miglia: 30 years of passion

   Over the past 30 years, Chopard and Mille Miglia have cooperated endlessly. The two sides not only embrace their love for the ultimate machine and excellent performance, but also their long-term relationship originates from Chopard’s co-president Carl-Frederick Schaefer Karl-Friedrich Scheufele) personal hobby of antique cars. Not only is he an expert hobbyist of collector’s cars, he is also an invincible racing driver. For the past 30 years, he has been driving the most prestigious antique cars in the famous thousand miles every year. Chopard brand began to act as the main sponsor and official timepiece supplier of Mille Miglia in 1988. Since then, this indissoluble bond has been born, and in the same year, the inspiration for designing the watch of the same name was born. Every spring, more than 400 antique cars come to compete for the famous long-distance endurance race, the most fierce battle on the thousand-mile track back and forth between Brescia and Rome. This legendary event is the origin of the Chopard iconic Mille Miglia series.

Legendary color

   Beginning in 1910, in order to identify the nationality of a racer, the national race color was stipulated in the race, and each country has its own color. Italian red Ferrari, British racing green, German silver arrow grey, Belgian flag yellow, and vintage blue representing French car brands Bugatti and Tarbert.
   This explains why supercars have some historical legends. Whether it is the red of Ferrari or the green of Aston Martin, it is not accidental, but the cultural heritage derived from the greatest races, including the most popular. Mille Miglia Trinity.
Racer’s Wrist Instrument
   Chopard’s colorful collection of watches is a surprise for brand fans, because they can have a collection table that echoes the racing clothing and even perfectly matches their racing colors. It’s also an ingenious way, bringing together two beloved elements of extraordinary timepieces and immortal antique racing cars.

   The new Mille Miglia Racing Colours is a high-quality chronograph. The 42 mm diameter watch is refined and assembled by Chopard master watchmakers. Each watch with a dial color is limited to 300 pieces. Its movement vibrates at 28,800 times per hour, and it has the Swiss Official Observatory’s Precision Timepiece Certification to ensure that the movement has the accuracy of an astronomical watch and a 42-hour power reserve function. The design of the Mille Miglia Racing Colours is inspired by the supercars that participated in the Mileage from 1927 to 1940. Its dial shows perfect clear and easy to read characteristics. Luminous coating to enhance the watch’s reading function at night. The digital font design is thick and detailed, and the design of the chronograph dial is inspired by the instrument panel design of the late 1920s. Its silver tone design contrasts with the dial tone. The center of the second hand is decorated with bright red, witnessing the exciting moments of the race. Mille Miglia’s arrow-shaped red logo is located below 12 o’clock, near the center of the dial. Combining precision, comfort and elegance, these models are the most powerful assistants for racers on the Alps. In addition to a chronograph with a segmented chronograph function, this series also introduces a speedometer and a date display window that help racers calculate the average speed.

Waterproof and luminous display

   Although the spring season is mostly sunny, the occasional heavy rain occasionally occurs when the heavens are not beautiful. The 50-meter water resistance of this series of watches is therefore very important. At the same time, the speed of the car will slow down in the rain, so some teams occasionally arrive at their destination after nightfall. In this case, the luminous coating of the hands allows the rider to read the speedometer markings around the time mark at a glance, and also takes into account the road conditions in front of him.

   The new Mille Miglia Racing Colours watch symbolizes the wearer’s genuine love for racing and antique cars. This is a passion that a true racing gentleman will never give up.
Technical specifications
Chopard Mille Miglia Classic Chronograph Racing Colours Edition
Five color versions limited to 300 steel models
Case: stainless steel
Total diameter: 42.00 mm
Thickness: 12.67 mm
Water resistance: 50 meters
Grooved screw-down stainless steel crown 7.50 mm
Polished stainless steel bezel
Anti-glare sapphire crystal
Stainless steel timing button
The bottom of the perspective table is fixed by screws, the Mille Miglia logo is decorated around the bottom cover, and the special pad printing is decorated in the center.
Movement: automatic chronograph mechanical movement
Total diameter: 28.60 mm
Thickness: 6.10 mm
Number of gems: 37 rubies
Vibration frequency: 28 800 times per hour (4 Hz)
Power reserve: about 42 hours
Official Swiss Observatory Accurate Timepiece Certification (COSC)
Dial and hands:
Lacquered or round satin-polished dials, each using the representative colors of the participating countries:
Italy: Rosso Corsa Red
Germany: Speed ​​Silver
United Kingdom: British Racing Green
France: Vintage Blue
Belgium: Speed ​​Yellow
White or black pad track orbit
Black pad printing speedometer marking
Red Mille Miglia Logo
Arabic numerals with Superluminova luminous coating
Silver hour, minute and seconds chronograph dial
Rhodium-plated Barton hour and minute hands with Superluminova luminous coating
Chronograph dials with rhodium-plated Barton hands
Rhodium-plated central seconds hand with red tip
Function and display:
Hours, minutes and seconds
12-hour chronograph dial at 6 o’clock; 30-minute chronograph dial at 9 o’clock; 60-second chronograph dial at 3 o’clock
Calendar display window at 4:30
Strap and buckle:
Calfskin strap with stitching in representative colors of each participating country (corresponding to dial color)
Rubber lining, inspired by Dunlop tires from the 1960s
Polished steel pin buckle

Model: 168589-3008-stainless steel with red dial,
And calf leather-lined rubber strap
Limited edition of 300 pieces-exclusively sold at Chopard stores and counters

Model: 168589-3012-stainless steel with silver dial,
And calf leather-lined rubber strap
Limited edition of 300 pieces-exclusively sold at Chopard stores and counters

Model: 168589-3009-stainless steel with green dial,
And calf leather-lined rubber strap
Limited edition of 300 pieces-exclusively sold at Chopard stores and counters

Model: 168589-3010 – stainless steel with blue dial
And calf leather-lined rubber strap
Limited edition of 300 pieces-exclusively sold at Chopard stores and counters

Model: 168589-3011 – stainless steel with yellow dial
And calf leather-lined rubber strap
Limited edition of 300 pieces-Chopard exclusive sales in shops and counters