National car races began in the early 20th century. At that time, racing cars were dressed in colors that symbolized their country. Alfa Romeo took the lead in launching the red car, and this color was later adopted by Ferrari and became the iconic color of the Italian car. Chopin pays tribute to Italy with its new masterpiece Mille Miglia GT XL Chrono Rosso Corsa red chronograph. This watch is equipped with the outstanding movement certified by the Swiss Official Astronomical Observatory (COSC) and impresses passionate Italian racing fans with its fashionable style.
The vibrant red is the color used on the dials of the new Chopard Mille Miglia series. The new watch is named GT XL Chrono Rosso Corsa, of which ‘Rosso Corsa’ is reminiscent of ‘racing colors’. Until the end of the 1960s, Italian racing cars appeared in international competitions in Rosso Corsa red. This year, Chopin took the lead in bringing the Mille Miglia red chronograph to Italy, to the Alfa Romeo antique car, to the Ferrari antique car, and other racing color Mille Miglia models will also be launched one after another, so stay tuned. As the iconic sports watch that Chopin is proud of, Mille Miglia’s red new model is as always, paying tribute to the legendary international antique car competition. This race of Resia-Rome-Brescia brings together many beautiful antique cars from around the world every year. And Chopin’s sponsorship of the antique car competition began in 1988.
The so-called ‘color of competition’ dates back to the Coupe Gordon Bennett, a famous car race that began with the national team in 1900. The new rules for the Gordon-Bennet Cup include that racing cars are not grouped by race nationality, but are based on the country of the car manufacturer. This resulted in ‘Blue Bugatti’ (for France), ‘Red Alfa Romeo’ (for Italy), ‘British Green Racing’, yellow Belgian racing, and white German racing.
The Mille Miglia GT XL Chrono Rosso Corsa red chronograph is equipped with a polished titanium case with a diameter of 44 mm. The built-in silver chronograph small dial exudes blue luster on the red lacquered dial, while the red lacquered dial echoes the red stitching on the black leather strap and the transferred Arabic numerals on the inner ring. The Arabic numerals 6 and 12 are magnified under the sapphire crystal, making it even more unique. The streamlined titanium chronograph buttons and the quick test scale engraved on the bezel highlight the watch’s sporting characteristics. The sapphire crystal is anti-glare on both sides to make the reading more clear. The bottom of the watch is engraved with the legendary circuit of Mille Miglia.
The new model is equipped with a self-winding mechanical chronograph movement certified by the Swiss Official Astronomical Observatory (COSC) with a vibration frequency of 28’800 per hour, or 4 Hz, and a power reserve of 46 hours. The transparent case back reveals the precise structure of the movement. Central hour and minute display, small seconds at 9 o’clock, perpetual calendar enlarged display at 3 o’clock, central seconds, 30-minute counter at 12 o’clock, 12-hour counter at 6 o’clock, both last two chronograph dial It is a double-layer structure. The screw-down crown construction makes the watch water-resistant to 100 meters. The new Mille Miglia GT XL Chrono Rosso Corsa Red Chronograph Stopwatch is limited to 1,000 pieces and is precious.
Titanium: 44.00 mm
Thickness: 14.36 mm
Water resistance: 100 meters
Sapphire crystal mirror with magnifying display function, black 6 and 12 hour markers are transferred under the mirror
Titanium crown with the famous Mille Miglia arrow mark
Mille Miglia circuit on transparent sapphire crystal case back
Bezel trim black panel
Mechanical chronograph movement
Movement diameter: 37.20 mm
Winding method: automatic
Number of gems: 25 rubies
Power reserve: about 46 hours
Vibration frequency: 28’800 times / hour
Certified by the Swiss Official Observatory (COSC)
Dial and hands:
Red lacquer dial, 3 pan-blue lustrous built-in silver chronograph dials at 12 o’clock, 6 o’clock and 9 o’clock respectively
Black metal hour and minute hands, Superluminova fluorescent coating
Black metal central seconds hand with red tip
Rhodium-plated chronograph hands
Central hours, minutes and seconds display
30-minute counter at 12 o’clock, 12-hour counter at 6 o’clock, 60-second counter at 9 o’clock
Perpetual calendar window at 3 o’clock
Strap and buckle:
Black calfskin perforated strap with red stitching
Titanium pin buckle
Ref.168459-3036- Limited edition of 1,000 pieces worldwide