Chopard Mille Miglia GTS Power Control – A Watch Born From The Spirit Of Classic Motoring

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Chopard Mille Miglia GTS Power Control – A Watch Born From The Spirit Of Classic Motoring

With the Mille Miglia GTS Power Control, Chopard unveils a new, limited edition watch inspired by the evocative world of classic automobiles. Featuring a choice of all-steel or steel and 18-carat ethical rose gold cases, both models have a Chronometer-certified, self-winding movement offering 60 hours of power reserve and dials and straps recalling the tones of historic competition cars.

In addition to the new Mille Miglia 2019 Race Edition chronographs, Chopard is delighted to unveil a pair of new, limited edition Mille Miglia GTS Power Control models at this year's event.

Heavily inspired by the style and evocative atmosphere unique to the world of historic motoring, the Mille Miglia GTS Power Control watches take cues from classic car paint colours and design codes in an exceptional expression of the 'dolce vita' gentleman driver spirit of Italy's most celebrated and most beautiful road race.

A strictly limited edition

The watches are available in two versions, each limited to just 500 examples worldwide. The first has a 43 mm case made from a combination of steel and 18-carat ethical rose gold with a sophisticated, ruthenium grey dial created using galvanic treatment. It features gilded edging on the Super-Luminova painted hour and minute hands and applied hour markers which are complemented by a gilded seconds hand. The second is made of steel with a rich blue dial matching aluminum blue bezel and perforated calfskin strap.

Fill it up

On both models, a power reserve indicator at the nine o'clock position takes the form of a typical classic car fuel gauge, while the date window at three o'clock is framed by a miniature version of the '1000 Miglia' direction arrows that famously mark the route. To complete this quintessential driver's watch, it is fitted with a perforated calfskin strap, either cognac or blue-coloured, with a rubber lining based on the pattern of a 1960s Dunlop racing tyre.

A long-distance performer

Beating inside the Mille Miglia GTS Power Reserve is a tireless and reliable 'engine' in the form of Chopard's 01.08-C Chronometer-certified, self-winding movement that is guaranteed to stay the course thanks to its 60 hour power reserve.

And, for gentleman drivers who truly appreciate what goes on under the bonnet as much as the lines of a beautifully designed body, the Mille Miglia GTS Power Control features an exhibition case back carrying the inscription 'Brescia-Rome-Brescia' as a reminder of the 1,000 mile loop that makes up 'the most beautiful race in the world'.

Racing in style: the Italian art of living

The sweet fragrance of Italian scents, the charm of Tuscan villages nestled in the hills, the winding roads of Lombardy hurtled along by drivers navigating the nearly 1,600kilometre rally route. Mille Miglia is all that at once: a legendary competition that Enzo Ferrari unhesitatingly referred as “la corsa più bella del mondo”, but also a unique gathering of more than 400 historic cars and their gentlemen drivers, all devotees of these mechanical marvels with their own unique roar, and which can only be driven with class.