Chopard launches limited edition Mille Miglia 2021 Race Edition watch series
The racing world with a long history, like the races on the track, conveys the past racing style and atmosphere. Few such races have demonstrated this principle as dramatic as the Italian Mille Miglia. From 1927 to 1957, from Brescia to Rome and back to the center of Italy, this 1,000-mile public road loop was originally carried out as a flat road rally. The modern Mille Miglia is more like a celebration of cars and the Italian countryside. Take a four-day excursion every year to travel through major landmarks in Italy in some of the most desirable classic cars in the world.
Since 1988, Chopard has been part of the Mille Miglia revival story. To commemorate the 2021 event that began on June 16, the brand announced the launch of two new limited editions of the Mille Miglia chronograph inspired by retro. Both versions of the new Chopard Mille Miglia 2021 Race Edition are inspired by retro Italian road signs and retro Italian road signs, with a rich unique and charming finish design, presenting a complex and charming retro modern feel.
Like many iterations of Mille Miglia, the 44 mm case of the Chopard Mille Migla 2021 Race Edition appears to have a striking wrist in the initial image. This case is available in stainless steel or two-tone stainless steel and ethical 18K rose gold. The narrow tachymeter bezel and the thickness of 13.8 mm help to create a broad and majestic overall posture. In other words, the wide set of short ears should help reduce this size on the wrist to some extent.
Although the overall form is sporty and simple, the design of Mille Miglia 2021 Race Edition really shines in the details. The main body of the case has been fully brushed to make the polished surfaces of the crown, wide knurled piston pusher and bezel (two-tone models all made of rose gold) particularly eye-catching. The polished black ceramic bezel inserts add a healthy personality to the mix, and the lacquered tachymeter scale has a light circular font taken directly from the Italian highway signs in the middle of the century.
Although not strictly accurate to the 50s recalled by the Mille Miglia race, a touch like this injects a warm nostalgic charm into the more modern appearance of the Mille Miglia 2021 Race Edition. The etched solid back cover continues this graphic style, with the words “Brescia> Roma> Brescia” printed on both sides of the checkered flag and Mille Miglia logo. Mille Miglia 2021 Race Edition has a water resistance of 100 meters, which should be more than enough for the harsh sports of the race itself.
Both versions of the fake Chopard Mille Miglia 2021 Race Edition use the same low-contrast reverse panda dial design, with pointed application hour markers, rod-shaped earpieces and red tip chronograph hands, which are made of stainless steel or rose gold depending on the model. The dial design also continues the circular retro layout of the bezel, showing the retro Italian style in the rehaut, chronograph subdial and dial text.
However, perhaps the most interesting element of this dial design is the main dial surface itself. The matte surface adopts graphite gray electroplating color, and adopts deep radial drawing finish. Although radial brushing has become a popular alternative to tanning finishes in recent years, the Mille Miglia 2021 Race Edition stands out with its outstanding performance. Unlike the radial brushing in the center of the dial below the main earpiece, the brushing radiates outward from the running seconds indicator at 9 o’clock. This asymmetrical appearance is immediately noticeable in the image, and subtly continues the sky blue pattern of the sub-dial itself. This is an interesting and personal choice that runs counter to the common practice of 7750-based chronograph dials in order to put as little emphasis on the running seconds indicator as possible.
Chopard did not elaborate on the internal power unit of the Mille Miglia 2021 Race Edition, only that it is an automatic chronograph movement and has passed the COSC chronometer’s accuracy certification. In other words, depending on the sub-dial layout, possible size and beat rate, the movement is likely to be ETA/Valjoux 7750 or one of its many derivatives. The 7750 is the real backbone of the watch industry and has been powering countless brands of chronograph designs since 1974.
Despite its age, the 7750 platform still has excellent reliability and accuracy. In this application, it has a usable 48-hour power reserve at a speed of 28,800 bph. In other words, using a movement in this price range may discourage some purists, because many competitors use internal chronograph movements. For the Mille Miglia 2021 Race Edition, Chopard has created a black calfskin tension strap with contrasting red or black stitching and a textured rubber lining. The pattern is inspired by Dunlop racing tires from the 50s.
Chopard Mille Miglia 2021 Race Edition limited edition brings together the handsomeness of one of the most important watches replica in the world by adding unique finishes, retro-style graphic decorations and cool white gray appearance to the brand’s Mille Miglia chronograph series And an evocative tribute. Fashion game.