Mille Miglia 2018 Race Edition

168589-3006

Brand  : Chopard
Collection  : Mille Miglia
Model  : Mille Miglia 2018 Race Edition
Reference  : 168589-3006
Nber of pieces : 1000
Complement : Steel - Anthracite Dial - Calfskin Leather Strap
On sale : 2018

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  • Brand  : Chopard
    Collection  : Mille Miglia
    Model  : Mille Miglia 2018 Race Edition
    Reference  : 168589-3006
    Nber of pieces : 1000
    Complement : Steel - Anthracite Dial - Calfskin Leather Strap
    On sale : 2018
    List Price : 5 170 €
    Diameter : 42 mm
    Thickness : 12.67 mm
    Styles : Sporty
    Vintage
    Types : Self-winding
    Calibre distinction : Chronometer
    COSC certified
    Complication : 30-Minute Counter
    Tachymeter
    Date
    Chronograph
    12-Hour Counter
    Small Seconds
    Case material : Steel
    Case peculiarity : Screwed-down crown
    Sapphire caseback
    Polished bezel
    Steel push-buttons
    Shape : Round
    Water-resistance : 50 meters
    Dial : Bouchonné
    Dial color : Charcoal
    Display : Superluminova luminescent hands
    Indexes : Arabic numerals
    Superluminova luminescent
    Glass : Antireflective coating
    Sapphire
    Strap material : Calfskin
    Leather
    Strap color : Black
    Strap clasp : Pin buckle
    + More characteristics :
    Movement
    Mechanical self-winding chronograph movement
    Total diameter:28.60 mm
    Thickness: 6.10 mm
    Number of jewels 37
    Frequency 28,800 vph (4 Hz)
    Power reserve : approx. 42 hours

    Case
    Steel screw-lock crown with steering wheel motif 7.50 mm
    Polished steel bezel
    Glare proofed sapphire crystal
    Steel pushers
    Exhibition back with screws bearing Mille Miglia logo around its rim and special transfer-printed inscription reading “Chopard & Mille Miglia 30 anni di passione”

    Dial
    Circular-grained anthracite dial with white transfer-printed railtrack markings and tachymeter scalew
    Red Mille Miglia logo
    Metallic black Arabic numerals painted with Super-LumiNova®
    Azure silver-toned counters at 3, 6 and 9 o’clock
    Rhodium-platedfacetted hours and minutes hands
    Rhodium-plated counter hands at3, 6 and 9 o’clock
    Rhodium-plated sweep-seconds hand

    Strap/Buckle
    Black calfskin leather strap with red stitching
    Rubber lining inspired by 1960s Dunlop racing tyre tread
    Polished steel pin buckle

DESCRIPTION

  • Mille Miglia 2018 Race Edition

    Celebrating 30 years of automobile passion and style

    Thirty years of a tireless passion for the “corsa la più bella del mondo”. Who else could lay claim to such constancy? To celebrate this important landmark, Chopard has created a special limited, numbered and COSC-certified Mille Miglia 2018 Race Edition. A 42 mm timepiece forged from a blend of passion, style and precision is taking to the road this year. Be ready at the starting line however, as only 1,000 of them will emerge from the Chopard watchmaking workshops in steel, and just 100 in a version combining 18-carat rose gold and steel.

    A story of passion and Italian elegance

    It all began in 1988 when Chopard became partner and official timekeeper of the famous Mille Miglia classic car rally. This lasting union was born from the personal passion of Karl-Friedrich Scheufele, Chopard co-president and a keen collector’s car driver. He played a trailblazing role in the watch industry by choosing to associate the world of classic racing with prestigious watchmaking. This now inseparable bond of love between fine mechanics and sporting performance proved the starting point for the much sought-after Mille Miglia watch collection. The latter is distinguished by its virile, sporty models featuring high-precision mechanics with a chic exterior embodying the spirit of the legendary Italian competition dubbed the “world’s most beautiful race” by Enzo Ferrari. Each spring, the prestigious endurance rally sees more than 400 teams compete on a splendid thousand-mile (1,600 km) route running from Brescia to Rome and back. For 30 years, at the very heart of the race, Chopard has presented a limited series inspired by these legendary speed machines. This year, gentlemen drivers and aficionados will discover the Mille Miglia 2018 Race Edition which celebrates this anniversary in suitably Italian style.

    A family story

    The Mille Miglia is a family story of passion for the Scheufele’s. This passion is transmitted from generation to generation. All the members of the family have taken part or attended the Mille Miglia under the Maison Chopard flag. Karl-Friedrich Scheufele will be on the starting line under the watchful eye of his own father, Karl Scheufele, who instilled in him his own fascination and enthusiasm for classic cars. These moments are special and precious for a father. There is of course a deeply rooted desire to pass on a personal penchant… What could be finer than to transmit a passion for fine mechanics, whether of the horological or automobile variety? Yet, the Mille Miglia is a demanding mistress. A trying race that requires constant attention and tolerates no imprecision. It is all about passing on, as well as teaching, sharing and accompanying in order to help avoid potential pitfalls and lead the car to victory. The qualities required to take part in this rally are well-known and quite logically similar to those of the Chopard watchmakers.

    A stylish COSC-certified watch

    Constancy? Regularity races epitomise this quality. It is not just peak speeds that are measured, but also the drivers’ ability to maintain a certain pace. A watch calibre chronometer-certified by the COSC like the one powering the Mille Miglia 2018 Race Edition must also maintain a variation in rate ranging from minus four to plus six seconds per day. Nothing is left to chance, with a frequency of 28,800 vibrations per hour and a 42-hour power reserve guaranteeing the regularity of this self-winding watch.

    Rigorous discipline? That too. There is no room for approximation when it comes to competing in the Mille Miglia. Careful route reconnaissance, an accurate road book and meticulous preparation are all indispensable assets in ensuring the rally goes smoothly. Created over 30 years ago by the master-watchmakers of the Manufacture in accordance with rigorous procedures, the Mille Miglia collection now welcomes the Mille Miglia 2018 Race Edition, developed in accordance with the same demanding criteria. The circular-grained dial, the details of the pushers and crown, as well as the sapphire crystal case-back bearing markings celebrating 30 years of passion, all testify to the superlative degree of finishing lavished on this chronograph.

    … featuring perfect ergonomics…

    Precision? Absolutely. At the wheel of his Porsche 550 Spyder RS, Karl-Friedrich Scheufele does not negotiate with the road. A sharp turn of the wheel, sophisticated braking… the finely tuned speed machine tolerates no compromises. The same goes for the layout of this 42mm-diameter chronograph that must enable the driver to keep track of time with one eye on the peripheral tachymeter scale, while the other looks out for any pitfalls the road may bring. This paragon of ergonomics highlights the three dashboard-inspired counters and their graduations displaying seconds, minutes and hours. More than just an instrument, the Mille Miglia 2018 Race Edition is an integral part of the controls for gentlemen drivers.

    … and undeniable elegance

    A glimpse of Karl-Friedrich Scheufele getting into his car in front of the Vittoria Hotel in Brescia is enough to grasp the essence of the gentleman driver. An impeccable polo shirt, a camel-toned leather jacket with just the right patina, perforated leather driving gloves and chino trousers are de rigueur at the wheel to embody the “racing in style” spirit cherished by Chopard. Comfort is of course essential to ensuring freedom of movement, yet never to the detriment of elegance. It is worth recalling that he drives the favourite car of another style icon, a certain James Dean, who piloted with natural charm and ease.

    In the evening, the prize-giving ceremony and various receptions call for a more formal touch. The perfect combination of a well-cut blazer with a club tie plus a Mille Miglia 2018 Race Edition in 18-carat rose gold and steel naturally takes over. One can safely guess that this father will also be keen to teach his son the customs and conventions of this competition: sport and performance, consistently governed by style and panache.

    Therein also lies the strength of this chronograph that makes the perfect transition between casual chic by day and elegant evening wear. Water-resistant to 50 metres, the Mille Miglia 2018 Race Edition is able to handle pelting rain at the wheel, then slide neatly under a jacket when it’s time for cocktails, seamlessly matching the more formal attire without losing an ounce of its character. The strap with its short lugs is particularly suitable, with the perforated red-lined leather on top evoking vintage racing driver bucket seats and the legendary Dunlop racing tyre tread below providing the perfect grip. The analogies continue with a notched crown resembling a petrol-tank cap and pushers shaped like engine pistons.

    An exclusive timepiece combining performance with refinement

    Meanwhile, the dashboard-inspired circular-grained dial single-handedly sums up the watch with its fusion of performance and vintage spirit. The red Mille Miglia logo at 12 o’clock, date at 4 o’clock, as well as the subtle touch of Super-LumiNova®-painted hands… no detail is coincidental. Some may be tempted to forget that the Mille Miglia is above all a distance of 1000 miles: more than 1,600km from Brescia to Rome and back in four days, often ending after nightfall. The luminescent coating on the hands thus proves eminently useful in checking average speed at a glance even in the dark. Upon arriving back in Brescia and glimpsing the ramp on the Viale Venezia, the often worn-out teams are torn between a sense of relief and a wish to start all over again. The tough, long and demanding Mille Miglia does not spare its participants. But, like its “flagship watch”, it remains all the more endearing.

    The exclusive, powerful and sophisticated Mille Miglia 2018 Race Edition is a true everyday team-mate, a stylish watch that will doubtless be adopted by gentlemen drivers of all generations.

  • Mille Miglia 2018 Race Edition

    Celebrating 30 years of automobile passion and style

    Thirty years of a tireless passion for the “corsa la più bella del mondo”. Who else could lay claim to such constancy? To celebrate this important landmark, Chopard has created a special limited, numbered and COSC-certified Mille Miglia 2018 Race Edition. A 42 mm timepiece forged from a blend of passion, style and precision is taking to the road this year. Be ready at the starting line however, as only 1,000 of them will emerge from the Chopard watchmaking workshops in steel, and just 100 in a version combining 18-carat rose gold and steel.

    A story of passion and Italian elegance

    It all began in 1988 when Chopard became partner and official timekeeper of the famous Mille Miglia classic car rally. This lasting union was born from the personal passion of Karl-Friedrich Scheufele, Chopard co-president and a keen collector’s car driver. He played a trailblazing role in the watch industry by choosing to associate the world of classic racing with prestigious watchmaking. This now inseparable bond of love between fine mechanics and sporting performance proved the starting point for the much sought-after Mille Miglia watch collection. The latter is distinguished by its virile, sporty models featuring high-precision mechanics with a chic exterior embodying the spirit of the legendary Italian competition dubbed the “world’s most beautiful race” by Enzo Ferrari. Each spring, the prestigious endurance rally sees more than 400 teams compete on a splendid thousand-mile (1,600 km) route running from Brescia to Rome and back. For 30 years, at the very heart of the race, Chopard has presented a limited series inspired by these legendary speed machines. This year, gentlemen drivers and aficionados will discover the Mille Miglia 2018 Race Edition which celebrates this anniversary in suitably Italian style.

    A family story

    The Mille Miglia is a family story of passion for the Scheufele’s. This passion is transmitted from generation to generation. All the members of the family have taken part or attended the Mille Miglia under the Maison Chopard flag. Karl-Friedrich Scheufele will be on the starting line under the watchful eye of his own father, Karl Scheufele, who instilled in him his own fascination and enthusiasm for classic cars. These moments are special and precious for a father. There is of course a deeply rooted desire to pass on a personal penchant… What could be finer than to transmit a passion for fine mechanics, whether of the horological or automobile variety? Yet, the Mille Miglia is a demanding mistress. A trying race that requires constant attention and tolerates no imprecision. It is all about passing on, as well as teaching, sharing and accompanying in order to help avoid potential pitfalls and lead the car to victory. The qualities required to take part in this rally are well-known and quite logically similar to those of the Chopard watchmakers.

    A stylish COSC-certified watch

    Constancy? Regularity races epitomise this quality. It is not just peak speeds that are measured, but also the drivers’ ability to maintain a certain pace. A watch calibre chronometer-certified by the COSC like the one powering the Mille Miglia 2018 Race Edition must also maintain a variation in rate ranging from minus four to plus six seconds per day. Nothing is left to chance, with a frequency of 28,800 vibrations per hour and a 42-hour power reserve guaranteeing the regularity of this self-winding watch.

    Rigorous discipline? That too. There is no room for approximation when it comes to competing in the Mille Miglia. Careful route reconnaissance, an accurate road book and meticulous preparation are all indispensable assets in ensuring the rally goes smoothly. Created over 30 years ago by the master-watchmakers of the Manufacture in accordance with rigorous procedures, the Mille Miglia collection now welcomes the Mille Miglia 2018 Race Edition, developed in accordance with the same demanding criteria. The circular-grained dial, the details of the pushers and crown, as well as the sapphire crystal case-back bearing markings celebrating 30 years of passion, all testify to the superlative degree of finishing lavished on this chronograph.

    … featuring perfect ergonomics…

    Precision? Absolutely. At the wheel of his Porsche 550 Spyder RS, Karl-Friedrich Scheufele does not negotiate with the road. A sharp turn of the wheel, sophisticated braking… the finely tuned speed machine tolerates no compromises. The same goes for the layout of this 42mm-diameter chronograph that must enable the driver to keep track of time with one eye on the peripheral tachymeter scale, while the other looks out for any pitfalls the road may bring. This paragon of ergonomics highlights the three dashboard-inspired counters and their graduations displaying seconds, minutes and hours. More than just an instrument, the Mille Miglia 2018 Race Edition is an integral part of the controls for gentlemen drivers.

    … and undeniable elegance

    A glimpse of Karl-Friedrich Scheufele getting into his car in front of the Vittoria Hotel in Brescia is enough to grasp the essence of the gentleman driver. An impeccable polo shirt, a camel-toned leather jacket with just the right patina, perforated leather driving gloves and chino trousers are de rigueur at the wheel to embody the “racing in style” spirit cherished by Chopard. Comfort is of course essential to ensuring freedom of movement, yet never to the detriment of elegance. It is worth recalling that he drives the favourite car of another style icon, a certain James Dean, who piloted with natural charm and ease.

    In the evening, the prize-giving ceremony and various receptions call for a more formal touch. The perfect combination of a well-cut blazer with a club tie plus a Mille Miglia 2018 Race Edition in 18-carat rose gold and steel naturally takes over. One can safely guess that this father will also be keen to teach his son the customs and conventions of this competition: sport and performance, consistently governed by style and panache.

    Therein also lies the strength of this chronograph that makes the perfect transition between casual chic by day and elegant evening wear. Water-resistant to 50 metres, the Mille Miglia 2018 Race Edition is able to handle pelting rain at the wheel, then slide neatly under a jacket when it’s time for cocktails, seamlessly matching the more formal attire without losing an ounce of its character. The strap with its short lugs is particularly suitable, with the perforated red-lined leather on top evoking vintage racing driver bucket seats and the legendary Dunlop racing tyre tread below providing the perfect grip. The analogies continue with a notched crown resembling a petrol-tank cap and pushers shaped like engine pistons.

    An exclusive timepiece combining performance with refinement

    Meanwhile, the dashboard-inspired circular-grained dial single-handedly sums up the watch with its fusion of performance and vintage spirit. The red Mille Miglia logo at 12 o’clock, date at 4 o’clock, as well as the subtle touch of Super-LumiNova®-painted hands… no detail is coincidental. Some may be tempted to forget that the Mille Miglia is above all a distance of 1000 miles: more than 1,600km from Brescia to Rome and back in four days, often ending after nightfall. The luminescent coating on the hands thus proves eminently useful in checking average speed at a glance even in the dark. Upon arriving back in Brescia and glimpsing the ramp on the Viale Venezia, the often worn-out teams are torn between a sense of relief and a wish to start all over again. The tough, long and demanding Mille Miglia does not spare its participants. But, like its “flagship watch”, it remains all the more endearing.

    The exclusive, powerful and sophisticated Mille Miglia 2018 Race Edition is a true everyday team-mate, a stylish watch that will doubtless be adopted by gentlemen drivers of all generations.

  • Brand  : Chopard
    Collection  : Mille Miglia
    Model  : Mille Miglia 2018 Race Edition
    Reference  : 168589-3006
    Nber of pieces : 1000
    Complement : Steel - Anthracite Dial - Calfskin Leather Strap
    On sale : 2018
    List Price : 5 170 €
    Diameter : 42 mm
    Thickness : 12.67 mm
    Styles : Sporty
    Vintage
    Types : Self-winding
    Calibre distinction : Chronometer
    COSC certified
    Complication : 30-Minute Counter
    Tachymeter
    Date
    Chronograph
    12-Hour Counter
    Small Seconds
    Case material : Steel
    Case peculiarity : Screwed-down crown
    Sapphire caseback
    Polished bezel
    Steel push-buttons
    Shape : Round
    Water-resistance : 50 meters
    Dial : Bouchonné
    Dial color : Charcoal
    Display : Superluminova luminescent hands
    Indexes : Arabic numerals
    Superluminova luminescent
    Glass : Antireflective coating
    Sapphire
    Strap material : Calfskin
    Leather
    Strap color : Black
    Strap clasp : Pin buckle
    More characteristics :
    Movement
    Mechanical self-winding chronograph movement
    Total diameter:28.60 mm
    Thickness: 6.10 mm
    Number of jewels 37
    Frequency 28,800 vph (4 Hz)
    Power reserve : approx. 42 hours

    Case
    Steel screw-lock crown with steering wheel motif 7.50 mm
    Polished steel bezel
    Glare proofed sapphire crystal
    Steel pushers
    Exhibition back with screws bearing Mille Miglia logo around its rim and special transfer-printed inscription reading “Chopard & Mille Miglia 30 anni di passione”

    Dial
    Circular-grained anthracite dial with white transfer-printed railtrack markings and tachymeter scalew
    Red Mille Miglia logo
    Metallic black Arabic numerals painted with Super-LumiNova®
    Azure silver-toned counters at 3, 6 and 9 o’clock
    Rhodium-platedfacetted hours and minutes hands
    Rhodium-plated counter hands at3, 6 and 9 o’clock
    Rhodium-plated sweep-seconds hand

    Strap/Buckle
    Black calfskin leather strap with red stitching
    Rubber lining inspired by 1960s Dunlop racing tyre tread
    Polished steel pin buckle