Mille Miglia GTS Power Control – Racing In Style

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Mille Miglia GTS Power Control – Racing In Style

With the Mille Miglia GTS Power Control, Chopard unveils a new, limited edition watch inspired by the evocative world of classic automobiles. Featuring a a two-tone steel and 18-carat ethical rose gold case, the Mille Miglia GTS Power Control is endowed with a Chronometer-certified, self-winding movement offering 60 hours of power reserve, and a dial and strap recalling the tones of historic competition cars.

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 the most celebrated and most beautiful automobile race on Italian roads.

A strictly limited edition

Limited to just 500 examples worldwide, the two-tone Mille Miglia GTS Power Control 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.

Fill it up

A power reserve indicator at the nine o'clock position on the dial 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 cognac-coloured perforated calfskin strap, 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. The Mille Miglia, to which Chopard has been the Official Timer since 1988, 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 unique roar, and which can only be driven with style.