Brescia, Thursday 22nd October 2020 – For the 32nd consecutive year, Chopard lined up at the start of this new edition of the 1000 Miglia rally as main partner and official timekeeper. Traditionally organised in May, the car race regarded as "the world’s most beautiful" is being held this year from October 22nd to 25th, in compliance with the prevailing public health regulations. This calendar upheaval did not dampen the enthusiasm of the more than 400 crews who set out to conquer the 1,618 kilometres of the course – all under the protective, encouraging and watchful gaze of friend of the Maison, Jacky Ickx, who presided over the festivities organised by Chopard. The evening before, during an intimate dinner at La Sosta in Brescia, "Mister Le Mans" unveiled the timepieces from the Mille Miglia Collection created by the in-house Artisans in homage to the race.
In accordance with its annual custom, Chopard is proud to present a new series of watches to mark the start of the race, commemorating this new edition of the 1000 Miglia. The Mille Miglia 2020 Race Edition chronograph is available in a 250-piece limited edition with a 42 mm-diameter case in bead-blasted DLC stainless steel and ethical rose gold with black leather strap and dial; and in 1,000 pieces entirely in bead-blasted DLC stainless steel, each powered by a chronometer-certified mechanical movement with automatic winding.
The collection also features two other stainless steel timepieces attired in a very contemporary shade of blue with the Mille Miglia GTS Azzurro Power Control (a 500-piece edition with a 43 mm diameter) and the Mille Miglia GTS Azzurro Chrono (a 750-piece edition with a 44 mm diameter), also equipped with chronometer-certified mechanical movements with automatic winding.
Finally, Chopard is presenting a tourbillon chronometer in a 20-piece edition, the Mille Miglia Lab One, a concept watch harnessing the finest expertise and innovation cultivated by the Chopard workshops. Its cushion-shaped case is made of bead-blasted DLC titanium and houses the Chopard 04.03-M tourbillon movement.