Chopard has collaborated with Mille Miglia since 1988, and over the years it has used its boundless imagination to create unforgettable timepieces that pay homage to this classic car road race. This year’s limited-edition Mille Miglia 2022 Race Edition chronograph collection includes two 44mm models: one in all stainless steel and the other in stainless steel and rose gold. And, as in previous years, each conveys the spirit of a fine-tuned car, with masculine elegance and mechanical precision.
Chopard Mille Miglia 2022 Competition Edition
Launched earlier this year to commemorate the 40th anniversary of the 2022 rally in Italy in June and the rerun of the 1977 event, the Mille Miglia 2022 Race Edition continues to generate buzz. They look a bit different than in the past, this time with a silver-gray dial with a circular satin-brushed finish set off by large blue-edged hands and hour markers, and a blue ceramic bezel with a white tachymeter scale.
Legibility is obviously important to any racing watch, so the date window at 3 o’clock has been enlarged for easier reading. Bold counters at 6 o’clock (12-hour counter) and 12 o’clock (30-minute counter) feature a snail pattern and red-tipped hands; small seconds, also snailed, are at 9 o’clock. The tip of the central seconds hand is also red, the official color of the race. Baton hands and hour markers treated with Super-Luminova.
Inside is a COSC-certified self-winding chronograph movement with a vibration frequency of 28,800 vph and a power reserve of 48 hours. It measures 30.40mm in diameter and 7.90mm thick.
Both watches have satin-finished lugs and case middles, and both feature solid steel casebacks with racing-inspired inscriptions. The limited edition number of the replica watches price is located on the bottom of the perimeter and the race route (from Brescia to Rome and back) is displayed at the top. In the middle is “1000 Miglia”.
Brown perforated calfskin strap with Dunlop tire pattern on blue rubber lining. A stainless steel triple folding clasp secures the strap to the wrist.