Mille Miglia GTS Azzurro Chrono
Made to stay the course
This Autumn, Chopard will proudly reprise its role as main sponsor and official timekeeper of Italy’s world famous Mille Miglia classic car rally, a position it has held continuously since 1988. Each year, Chopard Co-President Karl-Friedrich Scheufele has demonstrated his passion for automobiles by competing in the gruelling, 1,000-mile contest that runs from Brescia to Rome and back – and each year the Maison produces a new Mille Miglia watch collection to celebrate what is regularly described as 'the most beautiful race in the world'. The Mille Miglia GTS Azzurro Chrono is in stainless steel (750-piece limited edition) and features a sub-dial layout inspired by a classic car instrument cluster. This model is highlighted by elegant 'Azzurro' dials of a steely blue hue which contrasts beautifully with the 'Mille Miglia red' used for detailing the hands as well as the instantly recognisable '1000 Miglia' direction arrow that frames the date window.
The Mille Miglia GTS Azzurro Chrono – the watch for gentleman drivers who make every second count
The chronograph wristwatch is as inextricably linked with the world of classic racing. Ideal for timing laps at a race circuit or monitoring special sections during a reliability trial, the Mille Miglia GTS Azzurro Chrono combines a central automatic chronograph hand with a trio of dashboard-like sub dials designed to separately record periods of 60 seconds, 30 minutes and 12 hours, all to chronometer-grade accuracy. Robust 'pump' pushpieces ensure the mechanism is quick and easy to stop, start and re-set even when wearing driving gloves, and the varnished blue and grey bezel insert is marked with a tachymeter scale to enable average speed and distance calculations. The Mille Miglia GTS Azzurro Chrono has a solid case back featuring a chequered flag pattern topped by a Mille Miglia arrow, while the 'Brescia > Roma > Brescia' legend and the individual edition number out of 750 is marked around the edge.