Chopard Mille Miglia 8932 - Limited Edition - SOLD
Created in 1927 by two aristocrats so as to compensate for the loss of the Italian Grand Prix by their hometown of Brescia, the Mille Miglia took the original option of having racing cars compete on roads rather than tracks. Discontinued in 1957 for safety reasons, it was revived 20 years later under the name Mille Miglia Storica and became the world’s most prestigious classic car endurance race.
The Mille Miglia line comprises the Mille Miglia Classic models picking up the aesthetic codes of the oldest cars having taken part in the race (1927-1940), and the Mille Miglia GTS watches reinterpreting the design features of the cars from the subsequent period (1941-1957).
Chopard displays its sporting spirit by presenting an annual limited edition to mark the latest edition of the race. Year after year, the inimitable design of Mille Miglia watches and the brand’s ability to renew the collection without ever betraying it, contribute to making these models authentic grand classics. Stainless steel Chopard Mille Miglia wristwatch, ref #8932. Limited edition made in 2003 to commemorate the Brescio - Rome classic car race. This is a very cool sporty watch and will appeal to motor racing enthusiasts! Only 2003 pieces were manufactured. Swiss made, automatic movement, 50m water resistance chronometer with round button chronograph, registers, tachometer bezel, and date.
Presented on a black rubber Chopard "tire tread" rubber strap with a stainless steel Chopard tang buckle. The dial, case and movement are signed.
All functions operate perfectly.
Founded in 1860 in Sonvilier, Switzerland, by Louis-Ulysse Chopard, Chopard stands for innovation, quality and authenticity. Under the impetus of the Scheufele Family, who bought the company in 1963, Chopard has been committed to a tradition of excellence and experienced a spectacular development. Renowned for its creativity, its high level of vertical integration and its state-of-the-art technology, it has become one of the leading names in the fine watch and jewellery industry. Each Chopard creation draws from the brand's rich heritage of craftsmanship and has a story of its own.