Watch and learn—Chopard is reimagining the timepiece terrain with the Mille Miglia 2022 Race Edition Chronograph.
During its many laps around the racetrack, Chopard (chopard.com) has maintained a gold medal in the jewelry industry for its cutting-edge craftsmanship and design. Putting the pedal to the metal this year with the Mille Miglia 2022 Race Edition, watch and motorsport fanatics can marvel at this masterpiece.
Fueled by a passion for the craft and the sport, Mille Miglia and Chopard’s revival of the iconic timepiece is nothing short of legendary. The state-of-the-art Mille Miglia displays a 44 mm case, available in a respectable 18K rose gold-and-stainless-steel or all-steel version. Elevating the original model with the addition of a new dial, more accurate technology and user-friendly design, the 32nd edition of the Race Edition watches blows all competition away.
Chopard’s iconic Mille Miglia 2022 Race Edition
Shifting gears, the up-to-the-minute dial is a testament to Chopard’s dedication to innovation and racing. This silver-gray piece, marked by a subtle circular satin-brushed finish, uses a fierce blue for the hands, hour markers and bezel inlay. Strategically implementing batontype hands, large and rimmed in an intense blue, in addition to the finishing of hour markers in a blue hue, legibility was Chopard’s main priority when designing the piece. This is reflected in the enlarged date at 3 o’clock, also cut into the underside of the transparent sapphire crystal.
Just as racers rely on accuracy, Chopard co-president and car enthusiast Karl-Friedrich Scheufele envisioned an ultrareliable and well-proven self-winding caliber. Improving the precision potential of the piece with a beat frequency of 4 hertz and a 48-hour power reserve, the watch has only picked up speed since its original model—keeping up with speeds from 60 to 400 km/h through the chronograph sweep-seconds hand.
Finally, Chopard and Mille Miglia agreed that more accessible technology would make this piece a driving force in the industry. Equipping users with features like mushroom-like pushers for easy operation and a large-diameter crown for a sturdy grip, its potential is nothing short of impressive. Other outstanding features include a large-diameter crown, gold-toned calfskin strap lined with rubber and a blue leather strap, all of which create the vintage racing effect.
Embedding masculinity, racing and innovation into a stunning timepiece, this chronometer-certified chronograph undoubtedly lives up to the Chopard standard.