Friday, September 25

Pre Baselworld 2015: Chopard Mille Miglia GTS Power Control

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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.

168571-3001 - Mille Miglia GTS Power Control - 3 - Black

Chopard Mille Miglia GTS Power Control

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.

Mille Miglia GTS Power Control - Calibre 01.08-C verso

The  Chopard 01.08-C movement

The movement has a 60 hour power reverse and is certified by the Swiss Official Chronometer Testing Institute (COSC), certifying it a Chronometer.

168571-3001 - Mille Miglia GTS Power Control - 5 - Black

Sapphire Crystal caseback engraved with the location of the Mille Miglia race

We think the new version of the Mille Miglia looks quite good, and with thew new manufacture “Engine” the watch retains its racing image!

Technical Details

Case:

Steel

Total diameter                                                        43.00 mm

Thickness                                                               11.43 mm

Water-resistant to                                                   100 metres

Glareproofed sapphire crystal

Steel crown

Exhibition back with screws bearing the inscriptions ‘Mille Miglia’ and ‘Brescia > Roma > Brescia’

Movement:

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)

Chronometer-certified (COSC)

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


Functions:

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

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