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Chopard Mille Miglia GT XL Chrono Rosso Corsa

Posted by Adrian Ainsworth on May 19, 2012 at 2:00 PM

Chopard Mille Miglia XL GT Chrono Rosso Corsa


We were on holiday in the South of France last week and one thing I enjoy on holiday is checking out the watch shops to see if anything catches my eye. The South of France has some fine watch shops so  the selection is always impressive. This holiday, it was this watch that really caught my eye and we saw it both in Ste Maxime and in St Tropez.


I like this watch because first, I am a big fan of the Chopard Mille Miglia range and already have a Mille Miglia XL GT power Control in my collection, which you can see here. Secondly, I also have a Christopher Ward C70 Rosso Corsa, which again you can see here. The Chopard Mille Miglia XT GT Chrono marries the two  into one watch, so for me there is nothing not to like except the price, which is the wrong side of 7000 Euros! Still this is the watch that really caught my eye on holiday and was my favourite of all the watches I looked at.


Here is the blurb from Chopard and the watches specifications:

The early 20th century witnessed the appearance of motor races with various countries competing against each other in cars sporting their national livery. Red was first attributed to Alfa Romeo before it was taken over by Ferrari and finally became the color of a whole country: Italy. It is to this nation that the Mille Miglia GT XL Chrono Rosso Corsa pays vibrant homage.


 

Technical details

 

 

Case:

• Titanium

• Total diameter 44.00 mm

• Thickness 14.36 mm

• Water resistance 100 metres

• Titanium crown with Mille Miglia arrow logo

• Glareproofed sapphire crystal with magnifying lens and transferred 6 and 12 numerals on front

• Glareproofed sapphire crystal with Mille Miglia transfer on back

• Titanium bezel with tachometer

 

Movement:

• Mechanical self-winding chronograph

• Total diameter 37.20 mm

• Number of jewels 25

• Power reserve 46 hours

• 1 barrel

• Frequency 28,800 vph

• Chronometer-certified (COSC)

 

Dial and hands:

• Red varnished dial with three silver-toned snailed hollowed counters at 12, 6 and 9 o’clock

• Superluminova-enhanced rhodiumed hour and minute hands

• Rhodiumed sweep-second hand with red tip

• Rhodiumed counter pointers

 

Functions and displays:

• Central hour and minute display

• Chronograph

• 30-minute counter at 12 o’clock, 12-hour counter at 6 o’clock

• Date window at 3 o’clock

• Tachometer

 

Strap and buckle:

• Perforated black barenia leather with red stitching

• Titanium pin buckle

 

 

Ref. 168459-3036 – 1,000-piece limited edition


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