From May 16th to 19th, 2018, Mille Miglia Triathlon kicked off. At the same time, Chopard, the long-term partner and official timer supplier of Mille Miglia since 1988, welcomed 30th Anniversary with Mille Miglia. There are a total of 440 antique cars participating this time. They travel between Brescia and Rome at a distance of 1,600 kilometers and pass through Tuscany. This fierce competition only accepts antique cars that participated in large-scale car races from 1927 to 1957.
Passionate drivers on the ramp
Thirty years ago, Chopard and Mille Miglia had an inextricable bond. Loyal to this long-standing relationship, the professional rider who loves the collector car. (Friedrich Scheufele) personally led the team with Jacky Ickx, a legend in racing. In addition, Chopard invited the brand’s friends for many years to join, such as the famous American actor Adrien Brody and Porsche racing driver Timo Bernhard, the famous tenor Jose Card Son of José Carreras, Albert Carreras, accompanied his close friend Jordi Pascual to the starting line. The Chopard team at the current Thousand Miles race is overwhelming, with no less than five cars on the starting line. At the same time, Chopard launched Mille Miglia watches: Mille Miglia 2018 Race Edition, Mille Miglia Racing Colours and Mille Miglia GTS Power Control Grigio Speciale.
American actor Adrian Brody and his co-pilot Porsche Le Mans champion Timo Bernhard leaving the Mille Miglia ramp to race la corsa la più bella del mondo with Chopard
To celebrate the 30th anniversary of Chopard’s collaboration with Trinidad and Tobago, the brand has launched a Mille Miglia 2018 Race Edition competition edition watch this year. It is a limited edition and is an outstanding chronometer certified by the Swiss official observatory precision timepiece. With a passion for style and precision, this 42mm watch will be launched this year, as fast as a sports car on the track. To celebrate this anniversary, Chopard’s watchmaking workshops are limited to 1,000 pieces of stainless steel and 100 pieces of steel combined with 18K rose gold alloys.
American actor Adrian Brody and his co-pilot Porsche Le Mans champion Timo Bernhard
Ferrari red, silver arrow grey, British racing green, vintage blue and national flag yellow, these colors represent the five countries participating in Mille Miglia. To celebrate the 30th anniversary of the partnership between Chopard and Mille Miglia, the brand has launched five new Mille Miglia Racing Colours watches, once again presenting the new look of this unique dial design and specially designed for collectors and racing gentlemen. Gauge series. This series pays tribute to the golden years of motorsport, especially the legendary Mille Miglia, which has been crowned ‘corsa la più bella del mondo’!
Karl-Friedrich Scheufele and Jacky Ickx on their way to the famous ramp on Viale Venezia
In order to celebrate the 30th anniversary of the partnership with Mille Miglia, the Geneva watch family Chopard launched a new gray tone sports watch-the Mille Miglia GTS Power Control Grigio Speciale watch, as a testament to the brand’s uncompromising heritage of antique racing enthusiasm. This powerful and stylish watch has a gray appearance and belongs to the Mille Miglia GTS series launched by Chopard in 2015. The collection is inspired by the legendary Italian antique car race that has been the official timekeeper since 1988. The brand new watch is equipped with the Swiss official observatory (COSC) certification of Chopard’s homemade 01.08-C movement, elegant aesthetic design and excellent technical performance make it an exclusive top-level timepiece. Ferrari red, gray and black details and large digital time scales reminiscent of 1950s car dashboards. The new Mille Miglia GTS Power Control Grigio Speciale watch with rubberized nylon strap is limited to 1,000 pieces, continuing Chopard’s cherished spirit of antique car racing.
Cars in the race in Brescia