The Chopard Mille Miglia GMT Chronograph 2012
This 1,000 mile race that unfolds between Brescia and Rome, there and back again, is nowadays a must for collector’s cars enthusiasts. Taking place during May, every year, it lasts for 3 days. Chopard’s name has been associated with the race since 1988.
The brand new Mille Miglia GMT Chrono 2012 pampers its owner with an exquisite, stylish design and readability in and situation or at any speed, partially due to the uncommonly large dial it encompasses. Boasting a mechanical self-winding movement chronometer-certified by the COSC, it also comes with a highly efficient dual time-time function, which provides even more accessibility.
Those highly initiated in watchmaking business will definitely notice the huge chronograph counters placed at the 6 and 12 o’clock positions, inspired from dashboard gauges of classic racing vehicles. A collection’s signature red arrow tips the central sweep seconds hand, while a white arrow tips the second hour hand, which indicates towards the 24-hour GMT around the black bezel.
The case comes decked with polished steel or rose gold, measuring 42.4 millimeters in diameter, with a satin-brushed crown guard and a symbolic Dunlop Racing rubber strap that bears the fabled ‘60s racing tire-tread motif.
The polished steel version is available in 2012 units, while the rose gold one will be reportedly sold in just 250 pieces. In addition, the “1000 Miglia” arrow along with a mark that indicates its limited-edition pedigree will also be imprinted on a nameplate that comes with every timepiece. The prices remain to be unearthed.