Watch Spotlight: Chopard’s Mille Miglia Lady’s Chronograph

Jun 26, 2012

Like a high-speed race, the Mille Miglia watch adventure continues to burn up the roads, whisking collectors from one surprise to the next. In 2011, Chopard took a 180° bend in revisiting the legend through the Mille Miglia Racing In Pink model. This year, the Geneva-based watchmaker continues to pay court to women by offering them a sporty and elegant chronograph simply named Mille Miglia Chrono Lady.

For over 20 years, the epic “Mille Miglia” saga has been lived out both on the roads and on the wrists of devotees with a taste for watches boasting exceptional mechanical performances. As partner of this legendary classic car rally raced from Brescia to Rome and back, Chopard presents an original model to mark each new edition. Since 2011, Chopard is infusing the legend with a feminine touch by creating models intended for sporting women, while men will just have to wait their turn.

The DNA of the Mille Miglia collection

Immaculately white and immediately recognisable thanks to its rubber strap featuring the famous 1960s Dunlop Racing tyre-tread motif, the Mille Miglia Chrono Lady is a worthy descendant of its predecessors. The collection’s signature characteristics are all present, although in a significantly more feminine mode thanks to a clever choice of colours and materials – exemplified by the mother-of-pearl dial, the pristine strap and the sparkle of the diamond-set bezel. Other details liable to appeal to feminine adventurers with dainty wrists include the slender lines of the case and its slightly smaller size (42 mm). The striking graphic contrast, created by the soft shades of the exterior and the flamboyant red of the Mille Miglia inscription and the arrow-tip of the central sweep seconds hand, sets the final touch to this dynamic and distinctive new model.

While inherently elegant, discreetly refined and extremely comfortable to wear, the Mille Miglia Chrono Lady is nonetheless a watch built for competition. It houses a COSC-certified mechanical self-winding movement with a 42-hour power reserve driving indications of the hours, minutes, date and small seconds, as well as a chronograph function with sweep seconds hand and 30-minute and 12-hour counters. Water-resistant to 50 metres, it is also available in an all-steel version.

Chopard Mille Miglia Lady’s Chronograph Specifications

• Stainless steel
• Total diameter: 42.00 mm
• Thickness: 12.31 mm
• Water resistance: 50 m
• Steel crown with “steering wheel” logo: 7.00 mm
• Diamond-set or polished bezel
• Glareproofed sapphire crystal
• Exhibition back

• Mechanical self-winding
• Diameter: 28.60 mm
• Thickness: 6.10 mm
• Number of jewels: 37
• Frequency: 28,800 vph (4Hz)
• Power reserve: 42 hours
• Chronometer-certified by the COSC

Dial and hands:
• Mother-of-pearl dial with snailed silver-toned counters
• Rhodiumed hour and minute hands
• Rhodiumed red-tipped sweep seconds hand
• White counter hands
• Shiny black transferred hour-markers

Functions and displays:
• Central display of the hours and minutes
• Small seconds at 3 o’clock
• Chronograph: 30-minute and 12-hour counters at 9 and 6 o’clock
• Date at 4.30

Strap and buckle:
• White rubber strap (1960s Dunlop Racing tyre-tread motif)
• Stainless steel pin buckle

Ref. 178511-3001 – Stainless steel with gem-set bezel
Ref. 168511-3018 – Stainless steel with polished bezel

King Jewelers is an authorized dealer for Chopard watches in Middle Tennessee and South Florida, as well as over forty luxury Swiss watch brands including Bell & Ross, Breguet, Cartier, Chanel, DeWitt, Harry Winston, Hublot, Jaquet Droz, Montblanc, and Roger Dubuis. King Jewelers is a member of the American Watch Guild and has been named a Leading Watch Retailer in North America by International Wristwatch Magazine. King Jewelers also offers expert watch repair and watch restoration at their retail locations in Aventura, FL and Nashville, TN. For more information on Chopard watches, please visit or take a look at our Chopard page.


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