Chopard and Zagato first crossed paths during Mille Miglia rallies and there was bound to be a perfect understanding between the watchmaker and the Italian car designer. A love of fine mechanics, a passion for design, respect for tradition, and an attraction to racing and performance are all common denominators now resulting in Chopard's tribute to the 100th anniversary of its racing partner and friend. A mechanical tribute, naturally, with the Mille Miglia Classic Chronograph Zagato 100th Anniversary Edition watch, crafted by Chopard in a 100-piece limited edition. Combining a dial enhanced with Zagato’s emblematic Z pattern and red-lacquered colour, a beautifully curved 42mm steel case and a leather bund strap evoking the car designer's upholstery, this new timepiece bears a striking resemblance to its racing-car inspiration. An aesthetically and technically sophisticated watch beating to the rhythm of a mechanical self-winding movement certified by the Swiss Official Chronometer Testing Institute (COSC).
With a 42-hour power reserve and a stop-second function, this self-winding mechanical chronograph movement, a COSC-certified Chronometer, ticks at a frequency of 28,800 oscillations per hour (4Hz). It has a central hour, minute and second display and also shows the date with the precision and elegance that characterise Chopard.