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For collectors looking for ever-so rare pieces, the manufacture center stages a timepiece produced in a limited number, boasting outstanding design and a high-profile caliber.
The Mille Miglia, a flagship piece in Chopard collections, conjures up one of the most thrilling endurance races for lovers of classic motor cars that takes place every year between Rome and Brescia. Each model draws its inspiration from the finery of yesteryear’s racers. This time round, with the Mille Miglia GTS Power Control Bamford Edition “Desert Race”, the manufacture showcases an offbeat variation, imagined hand-in-hand with Bamford Watch Department. As such, the style of this 50-piece numbered limited edition was revisited by the watchmakers from the London-based independent customization studio. Its smoky frosty dial hosts two large numerals, 6 and 12, trimmed with orange and filled with black Super-LumiNova®. The same luminescent paint adorns the hands and markers. The date nestling at 3 o’clock is symmetrically positioned with the energy indicator featured at 9 o’clock. This display’s small hand, the date and the scale that decorates the bezel are also topped with this vibrant color. The entire highly-contrasting scenography ensures excellent data readability under any conditions of light. This exclusive piece is worn on a woven-effect rubber strap attached by a folding clasp.
The 01.08-C caliber reigns supreme inside the 43 mm-diameter titanium-crafted case, waterproof to depths of 100 meters. This automatic movement meets COSC requirements to a T. Once fully wound, it delivers a power reserve of some 60 hours. Style, performance and precision definitely guaranteed.