In 2015, Chopard is introducing a new collection of watches for their flagship Mille Miglia line. The first watch shown is the Chopard Mille Miglia GTS Power Control. The GTS stands for Grand Turismo Sport.
For the first time, the chronometer and power-reserve Mille Miglia models will be equipped with a Chopard movement from the workshops of Fleurier Ebauches.
The Mille Miglia GTS Power Control introduces a font characteristic of the new Mille Miglia GTS collection. The dial features oversized 6 and 12 o’clock numerals painted in Superluminova and is reminiscent of the dashboards of classic cars that forever preserve the spirit of the “competizione” dear to the hearts of classic racing enthusiasts. The watch has a 43mm case made from stainless steel.
The date aperture appears in the Mille Miglia red-arrow race logo, a nod to the numbers on the doors and bonnets of the competing cars. The rubber strap also recalls the racing world and draws inspiration from the Dunlop tyres of classic 1960s cars. Another notable feature is the power reverse indicator for the watch at 9 o’clock, which resembles the petrol gauge of a vehicle.
For the first time in its history, a Mille Miglia model is driven by a Chopard movement. Calibre 01.08-C is entirely developed, designed and assembled within the workshops of Fleurier Ebauches. It meets all the quality demands of the Mille Miglia collection and thus reflects the high standards faithfully cherished by Chopard.
The movement has a 60 hour power reverse and is certified by the Swiss Official Chronometer Testing Institute (COSC), certifying it a Chronometer.
We think the new version of the Mille Miglia looks quite good, and with thew new manufacture “Engine” the watch retains its racing image!
Total diameter 43.00 mm
Thickness 11.43 mm
Water-resistant to 100 metres
Glareproofed sapphire crystal
Exhibition back with screws bearing the inscriptions ‘Mille Miglia’ and ‘Brescia > Roma > Brescia’
Mechanical self-winding movement Chopard 01.08-C
Total diameter 28.60 mm
Number of jewels 40
Power reserve approx. 60 hours
Frequency 28,800 vph (4 Hz)
Dial and hands:
Matt velvet-finish black dial with white and red transfers
Superluminova-painted rhodiumed numerals and appliques
Power-reserve indicator with black and red transfers
Rhodiumed facetted hours and minutes hands
Red central seconds hand
Hours, minutes, seconds
Date window at 3 o’clock
Power-reserve indicator at 9 o’clock
Strap and clasp:
Rubber strap inspired by 1960s Dunlop racing tyres
Steel folding clasp
Ref. 168566-3001 – Stainless steel