Mille Miglia GT XL Chrono 2011

Chopard’s emblematic sports watch has come to symbolise the world’s most famous classic car rally, the Millie Miglia. The Mille Miglia Watch remains loyal to the annual event that has made it a classic in the field of luxury watchmaking. Immediately recognisable thanks to its natural rubber strap echoing the 1960s Dunlop Racing tyre-tread motif, it appears in 2010 in a 44 mm-diameter steel or 18-carat rose gold case housing a self-winding chronograph movement chronometer-certified by the COSC.

The strength of true classics is that they simply will never age, provided they are perpetually reinvented. The Mille Miglia watch, an iconic sports watch since 1988 when Choaprd began its partnership with this legendary race, has become one of the great watchmaking legends.

An iconic design
The 2011 model is certainly a match for the reputation established by its illustrious predecessors. A powerful design combined with sterling technical qualities make this yet another great vintage. The Mille Miglia GT XL Chrono 2011 is distinguished by a generous 44 mm case in steel or 18-carat rose gold, framing a dial with a vintage-style design featuring elongated numerals that are nonetheless in tune with the spirit of the characteristic Mille Miglia numerals. The engine-turned dial finish is reminiscent of vintage sports car dashboards, while its black colour lends a resolutely contemporary touch that beautifully highlights the silver-toned snailed and hollowed counters at 12, 6 and 9 o’clock. The minute circle appears in black and red – a nod to the colour of the race that annually attracts the finest classic cars to the route running from Brescia to Rome.

The case of the Mille Miglia GT XL Chrono 2011 is water-resistant to 100 metres and fitted with a bezel bearing a tachometric scale, as well as a screw-lock crown adorned with the famous Mille Miglia arrow and broad chronograph pushers. The arrow symbol also appears in the centre of the transparent case-back, along with the inscriptions Limited Edition and Brescia-Rome-Brescia. The overall readability is further improved by glareproofed sapphire crystals on both sides of the watch.

Technically irreproachable
The Mille Miglia GT XL Chrono 2010 is equally impeccable from a technical standpoint. Its mechanical self-winding movement beating at a frequency of 28,800 vibrations per hour is visible through the transparent case-back. Chronometer-certified by the COSC, it features a 46-hour power reserve and drives the hour,
minute, date, small seconds functions, as well as the chronograph with its central seconds hand, and its 30-minute and 12-hour counters. It is also equipped with a stop seconds mechanism enabling time-setting to the nearest second.

A limited edition for collectors
The Mille Miglia GT XL Chrono 2011 is available in a steel 2,011-piece limited edition or in a 250-piece limited 18-carat rose gold version. It is fitted with a new integrated strap in natural rubber echoing the design of the famous 1960s Dunlop Racing tyres. The 2011 vintage will once again be sought-after by collectors around the world….

Technical Details
• Stainless steel or 18ct rose gold
• Total diameter 44 mm
• Thickness 14.36 mm
• Water resistance 100 metres
• Stainless steel or 18ct rose gold crown with Mille Miglia arrow logo
• Rectangular integrated pushers in steel or 18-carat rose gold
• Glareproofed sapphire crystal with integrated magnifying lens and black transferred 6 and 12 o’clock numerals on front
• Glareproofed sapphire crystal with Mille Miglia transfer on back

• Mechanical self-winding
• Total diameter 37.20 mm
• Number of jewels 25
• Power reserve 46 hours
• Frequency 28,800 vph
• Chronometer-certified by the COSC

Dial and hands:
• Black engine-turned dial with three silver-toned snailed and hollowed counters at 12, 6 and 9 o’clock
• Rhodium-plated hour, minute hands and hour-markers for the steel version, or gold-toned for the 18ct rose gold version, coated with Superluminova
• Rhodium-plated central chronograph seconds hand for the steel version, or gold-toned for the 18ct rose gold version, with red arrow tip
• Rhodium-plated hour and minute counter hands for the steel version, or gold-toned for the 18ct rose gold version
• Red seconds counter hand

Functions and displays
• Central hour and minute display
• Small second display at 9 o’clock
• Chronograph: minute counter at 12 o’clock, hour counter at 6 o’clock and central seconds hand
• Date window at 3 o’clock
• Tachometer

Strap and clasp
• Natural black rubber strap (1960s Dunlop Racing tyre-tread)
• Folding clasp for the steel version or pin buckle for the 18-carat rose gold version

168459-3037 – Limited edition of 2,011 in steel
161268-5010 – Limited edition of 250 in rose gold

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