|Posted by Adrian Ainsworth on October 23, 2010 at 5:06 PM|
This is quoted from Chopard's web site, "Passion,performance, precision: these are just a few of the striking similarities between automotive engineering and mechanical watchmaking.The Mille Miglia collection links these two worlds and perfectly represents the spirit of la corsa più bella del mondo...."
Chopard has been actively supporting the Mille Miglia as a main sponsor andofficial timekeeper since 1988. This longstanding partnership has given rise to a collection of precision sports watches reflecting this unparalleled passion and performance". After spending a few months listening to me practising "Showpar" and "mee-lay meel-yah" my lovely wife could take no more and bought me this watch on Valentines Day!
It is a lovely watch, powered by the Valgranges movement, which by the way is the noisiest, loudest movement I have ever encountered but hearing it grunt and groan makes the watch seem alive on
my wrist. Check out this link to ETA's page on the Valgrange. Now I was fully equipped to trace the route of the Mille Miglia. Unfortunately, my battle with the Big C - Life Blog - got in the way of the road trip so me and the watch wait for another chance!