7 October 2021
Thanks to the collaboration between Chopard Co-President Karl-Friedrich Scheufele and Bamford Watch Department founder George Bamford, the 33 numbered Mille Miglia Bamford Edition are characterised by attention to every detail and offer vivid proof of a commitment to craftsmanship and quality expressed through an elegant sports watch.
Resulting from a dialogue between these two gentlemen, the Mille Miglia Bamford Edition features an elegant combination of black, dark grey and flame orange. The 42 millimetre-diameter case is made of bead-blasted DLC stainless steel. In addition to its dark grey colour often found on vintage cars, this contemporary and innovative material has the advantage of being scratchproof: a key asset for a sports watch subjected to the trials of racing. On its side, a crown engraved with a steering wheel and two piston-shaped pushers also recall the collection's inspiration. Short lugs ensure a perfect fit on the wrist, as does the cordura-effect black rubber strap punctuated by orange stitching and lined with orange calf leather.
On the dial, the contrast between the matt dark grey surface and the orange touches accenting the seconds hand and chronograph counters enhance legibility. Similarly, the tachymeter scale is offset by an orange gradation on the black inner bezel ring, while the date window between 4 and 5 o’clock is clearly visible.
The Mille Miglia Bamford Edition chronograph is equipped with a high-precision watchmaking ‘engine’, chronometer-certified by the Swiss Official Chronometer Testing Institute (COSC). Beating at a frequency of 28,800 vibrations per hour and visible through a sapphire case-back engraved with the iconic 1000 Miglia arrow, this mechanical chronograph movement with automatic winding and an approximately 42-hour power reserve drives displays of the hours, minutes, seconds, chronograph, date and stop-seconds functions. These features make the Mille Miglia timepieces the ideal instrument for the speed and distance calculations required during car rallies.