2016 Basel Watch Show Chopard Chopard’s Racing Passion Set Against Black And Red

Chopard’s passion for antique car racing has given birth to a new sports watch: Mille Miglia GTS Automatic Speed ​​Black. This powerful model with dark black tones is a new addition to the Mille Miglia GTS collection launched in 2015. The design of this series is inspired by the legendary Italian antique car race, and Chopard has been the official timekeeper of this race since 1988. The noble and elegant aesthetic design and excellent technical performance make this watch a unique masterpiece of timepieces, equipped with Chopard’s own movement that has been awarded the Swiss Official Observatory’s Precision Timepiece Certification (C.O.S.C.) The new Mille Miglia GTS Automatic Speed ​​Black watch is limited to 1,000 pieces. It comes with Mille Miglia’s red arrow logo ‘Rosso Corsa’, extra large numbers from the 1950s racing dashboard, engine decoration, and printed with Dunlop tire pattern The watch strap faithfully inherits Chopard’s classic racing spirit.

The most beautiful race in the world inspired Chopard to create the car racing series of the same name
Chopard is inseparable from antique car racing. This deep relationship stems from the passion of Chopard’s co-president Karl-Friedrich Scheufele for antique cars. This inexplicable reason was the specific cooperation at the end of 1988. Chopard Watch Factory became the partner and official timekeeper of the famous Mille Miglia event. This endurance event gathers more than 400 antique cars each spring to compete on the track. A 1,000-mile race crosses Brescia and Rome, passing picturesque and picturesque landscapes. Enzo Ferrari hailed this as the Plus Belle Course du Monde (the most beautiful race in the world) and became the source of inspiration for Chopard’s watch collection launched in 1988. This series of watches has been equipped with watches since 2015. Factory-made movement.

Deep shades of antique racing cars from the mid-20th century
The Mille Miglia GTS Automatic Speed ​​Black watch is a new work of this classic series, which reproduces the design features of the antique cars from 1940 to 1957. The case, face plate and even the functional screws are all in dark black tones, which highlights the tough and refreshing style and the sports charm for all occasions. Limited to 1,000 modern timepieces, this watch is equipped with a sturdy 43 mm diameter DLC (Diamond-Like Carbon) treated black stainless steel case. This coating has excellent wear resistance and the bezel is equipped with a black aluminum scale ring. The short and crisp lugs are carefully designed to fit the curve of the wrist perfectly, and they are extremely comfortable to wear, showing a unique personality style. The strap is inspired by Dunlop tires from the 1960s, with a DLC-coated stainless steel folding buckle. The screw-down case back guarantees a water-resistant depth of 100 meters, and is secured by eight PVD-treated black screws, engraved with the words ‘Mille Miglia GTS Speed ​​Black’. The light-colored mirror surrounds a circle of bright red washers. Through the mirror, Chopard’s self-made movement, its engine decoration and hollowed-out automatic dial are at a glance.

Clearly readable face configuration
The Mille Miglia GTS Automatic Speed ​​Black matte black dial contrasts with bright red seconds hand, red washers around the minute scale circle, and the red arrow-shaped Mille Miglia logo surrounding the date display window. This iconic ‘Rosso Corsa’ red was once a special color for Italian racing cars and is one of the ‘competition colors’ used to identify the country of the racing car. The extra large Arabic numerals 6 and 12 are covered with Superluminova and jump out of the face plate. The design is inspired by the dashboard of an antique car and can be read clearly in any Italian event in any weather. Similarly, the large sword-shaped faceted hands and the metallic black three-dimensional inlaid hour markers are also covered with white luminous material, highlighting the sporty temperament of this timepiece.

Observatory certified movement provides reliable performance
The Mille Miglia GTS Automatic Speed ​​Black watch with its elegant lines is equipped with a precision movement with excellent performance. The Chopard 01.01-M movement is fully developed, designed and assembled in a Chopard workshop, and has been awarded the Swiss Official Astronomical Clock Accreditation (C.O.S.C.). This self-winding mechanical movement has ample 60-hour power reserve and provides hour, minute, second and date display functions. This mechanism is equipped with a grooved table bridge. This unique decoration is reminiscent of the heat sink of a racing engine. It is a symbol of innovative technology and excellent performance. The Mille Miglia GTS Automatic Speed ​​Black watch shows the unquestionable personality and fashionable charm, symbolizing the classic racing spirit of Chopard.

Mille Miglia GTS Automatic Speed ​​Black
DLC stainless steel material / 01.01-M self-winding movement / hour, minute, second, date display / sapphire crystal, transparent bottom cover / waterproof 100 meters / diameter 43mm / limited to 1000 pieces only