For 30 years Chopard has been involved with the Mille Miglia Race. To celebrate the occasion, two new chronographs have been released under the Mille Miglia name. These two new vintage inspired looking timepieces are the Mille Miglia 2018 Race Editions, one in stainless steel and the other in a very nice two-tone stainless steel and 18K rose gold combination. Featuring a perfectly sized 42 mm case with a smooth bezel, the anthracite engine-turned dials on these two watches evoke classic car dashboards.
Last year, Chopard celebrated three decades of partnership with the Mille Miglia race, referred to on Italian as ‘la corsa più bella del mondo’ —the nicest race in the world. The Mille Miglia is raced over a thousand mile —1,600 km— loop running all the way from Brescia to Rome and back. This partnership that reflects Karl-Friedrich Scheufele’s —Co-CEO of Chopard— passion for classic cars, continues this year with the Mille Miglia 2019 Race Edition. Available in two different models, as ref. 168571-3004 in a 1000-piece limited edition in stainless steel and as ref. 168571-6002 in a 250-piece limited edition in stainless steel and 18K rose gold, this is one of the most unique looking Chopard Mille Miglia watches ever made thanks to its fully snailed dial.
Without a doubt, the simplicity and clean lines of a 'time-only' watch like the new Chopard L.U.C XP Galvanic Blue are hard to beat by other more complex timepieces. Continuing with the watch industry trend of blue dials, comes this stunner from Chopard in stainless steel. The new Chopard L.U.C XP Galvanic Blue ref. 168592-3002 is an exceptional timepiece with a stunning vertical satin-brushed dial, a virgin wool blue strap, and rose gold hour markers and Arabic numerals at 12, 3, 6 and 9. As stunning in these pictures as it is in the metal.
Insider: Chopard L.U.C Perpetual T Spirit of 'La Santa Muerte' Unique Piece. Celebrating 'Día de los Muertos', One of Mexico's Richest Traditions.
To celebrate the Mexican holiday of ‘Día de los Muertos’ —the Day of the Dead— which is celebrated throughout Mexico on November 2nd, Chopard decided to create a unique piece to be released at the SIAR a couple of weeks ago and which sold immediately after its reveal. The Chopard L.U.C Perpetual T Spirit of 'La Santa Muerte' is a unique piece cased in a 43 mm rose gold case that is fully hand-engraved with motifs related to this Mexican holiday. The ‘Day of the Dead’ is now widely known outside of Mexico thanks to the opening sequence on the movie ‘007 Spectre’ released in 2015.
Insider: Chopard L.U.C XPS 1860 Officer Watch. Featuring a Honeycomb Guilloché Motif at the Center of the Dial and on Its Case Back.
With its hunter-style —a.k.a officer style— case construction that features a protecting lid that serves as the case back and that can be opened or closed to appreciate the movement, the Chopard L.U.C XPS 1860 Officer Watch ref. 161242-1001 comes with an exquisite dial hand-guilloché honeycomb motif on the dial and the case back that is a direct link to the ‘motto’ of the Chopard manufacture. Cased in 18K white gold this is a perfect time and date timepiece for those looking for an elegant dress watch that harbors a wealth of secrets and symbols.
Insider: Chopard L.U.C Perpetual Chronograph Platinum. A Stunning Blue Dial for Its Massive Platinum Case.
For 20 years, Chopard Manufacture has been creating the watches in the L.U.C collection shaking up the classic codes of complicated Haute Horlogerie. Originally introduced in 2016 and one of our favorite watches back then, the new Chopard L.U.C Perpetual Chrono ref. 161973-9001 is now available in platinum and in a highly exclusive limited edition of only 20 pieces. A very well executed complication, the Chopard L.U.C Perpetual Chrono combines a manual wound chronograph with a finely crafted perpetual calendar in a remarkable in-house movement.
Insider: Chopard L.U.C Quattro Rose Gold Limited Edition. A Beautiful Watch with a Vertical Satin-Brushed Finished Dial.
With a silver vertical satin-brushed finished dial reminiscent of the incredible dial on the Patek Philippe Regulator ref. 5235 we reviewed here, the new Chopard L.U.C Quattro Rose Gold Limited Edition ref. 161926-5004 is an exceptional timepiece made of 18K fairmined rose gold —this type of gold originates from community-based artisanal and small-scale mining organizations developed under the Alliance for Responsible Mining. Featuring an exquisitely finished case measuring 43 mm in diameter, the new Chopard L.U.C Quattro ref. 161926-5004 is by far one of the best looking watches from this manufacture.
To celebrate 30 years of Mille Miglia Chopard watches, Chopard has released the new Mille Miglia Racing Colors limited edition. Cased in a generous 42 mm stainless steel vintage inspired case and available in five different dial colors, the new Mille Miglia Racing Colors limited edition takes its inspiration from competing cars in the Mille Miglia race between 1927 and 1940. Below we have all watches that have been released by Chopard in partnership with Mille Miglia since 1988.
Insider: Chopard L.U.C Heritage Grand Cru. When the Shape of the Watch Follows the Shape of its Mechanical Movement.
Endowed with a relatively small case in 18K rose gold measuring 38.5 mm wide and 38.8 mm long, the new L.U. Chopard Heritage Grand Cru is one of the most traditional and elegant looking watches from this young manufacture. Similar in looks to a Cartier, the Heritage Grand Cru is fitted with a white lacquered dial with black Roman numerals and small red accents.
Insider: Chopard L.U.C. Full Strike. Hands-on with the Grand Prize Winner at the 2017 Grand Prix d'Horlogerie de Genève.
Available with or without diamonds on its bezel, the Chopard L.U.C. Full Strike was just awarded the Grand Prize 'Aiguille d'Or' at the 2017 GPHG —Grand Prix d'Horlogerie de Genève. As usual, we have live pictures of the winner for your viewing pleasure. With a crystal clear sound, featuring a number of world première features the Chopard L.U.C. Full Strike strikes the hours, quarters and minutes on sapphire gongs. Yes, sapphire gongs, you read that right and its not a typo.
Insider: Chopard L.U.C XPS Twist. Hands-on with a Very Elegant Timepiece with a Gorgeous Galvanized Dial.
Nothing beats the elegance of a 'time-only' watch in 18K rose gold. The new Chopard L.U.C XPS Twist is an exceptional timepiece made of Fairmined gold that as far as elegance goes, it is one of the most classic and elegant watches out there with a very unique and great looking dial. For those of you that don't know what is defined as 'Fairmined gold', here we go.
Baselworld 2017: Chopard Mille Miglia Classic XL 90th Anniversary Limited Edition. Live Pictures & Pricing.
The Mille Miglia race turns 90 in 2017! In its role as historical partner of “la corsa più bella del mondo”, Chopard is celebrating the event by issuing a 90-piece Mille Miglia Classic XL 90th Anniversary Limited Edition. Attired in a rose gold case, this sporty and elegant collector’s model pays tribute to the spirit of this vintage race that has endured for 90 years. Its unmistakable presence on the wrist, its L.U.C chronograph movement and its wealth of details make it the most prestigious Mille Miglia watch ever introduced by Chopard.
Insider: Chopard L.U.C Time Traveler One Platinum. Hands-on with the First Worldtimer for this Manufacture.
Less than a month ago, Chopard launched the first worldtimer in the Chopard L.U.C collection. The new Chopard L.U.C Time Traveler One is available in three different metals: stainless steel, 18K rose gold and platinum. While all iterations are really nice, our ultimate favorite is the platinum version with its blue-tinge grey dial. Fitted with a 42 mm case in 950 platinum with alternating satin brushed and mirror polished areas, the new Chopard L.U.C Time Traveler One is yet another perfect addition to the Chopard timepieces collection.
Insider: Presenting the New Chopard L.U.C GMT One 18K Rose Gold. Hands-on with One of the Most Beautiful Chocolate Brown Color Scheme Timepieces Out There.
If you like chocolate brown dials and watches that come with a chocolate brown color scheme, then you are going to love this watch. The new Chopard L.U.C GMT One in 18K rose gold ref. 161943-5001 was just released last week at Salon QP in London and we are already bringing you our hands-on review of it. This new timepiece from the young manufacture from Fleurier who is celebrating its 20th anniversary, is a perfect addition to the L.U.C Complications collection from Chopard.
The first worldtimer watch in the Chopard L.U.C collection, the new L.U.C Time Traveler One is the ideal tool for the globetrotting lifestyle. Available in a 42 mm diameter case in three different metals: stainless steel ref. 168574-3001, 18K rose gold ref. 161942-5001 and in platinum ref. 161942-9001, this new watch is a perfect addition to the Chopard timepieces collection.
Insider: Chopard Mille Miglia Limited Edition Flyback Chronograph. Hands-on with the Latest 1,000-Piece Limited Edition.
To celebrate the greatest car race of all time, Chopard presented this year their Mille Miglia Chronograph in a limited edition of 1,000 pieces. Finally, comfort and style work in synthesis with short, tapered lugs that embrace the wrist, a dial inspired by vintage car dashboards with a discreet date aperture. This is the only timepiece you'll ever need for cruising the fabled 1,000-mile route from Brescia to Rome and back. The Chopard Mille Miglia is fitted with a robust 46 mm stainless steel case and perfectly paired with a matte brown calfskin strap with double folding clasp.
A tribute to classic car racing, this Chopard for Alfa Romeo Alarm Clock injects a dose of high-octane energy into everyday life. Evoking a classic dashboard counter, this stylishly masculine accessory boasts a sleek black dial and palladium finish. Styled after a chronometer, this beautiful clock is equipped with an alarm and boasts a black dial with superluminova applied markers and hands.
For 20 years, Chopard Manufacture has been creating the watches in the L.U.C collection. This year at Baselworld 2016, Chopard is once again shaking up the classic codes of complicated Haute Horlogerie by introducing the new L.U.C Perpetual Twin, an all steel chronometer-certified perpetual calendar. The L.U.C Perpetual Twin is endowed with the mechanical excellence of Chopard complications while housing its perpetual calendar movement within a stainless steel 43 mm case.
Baselworld 2016: Presenting the new Chopard Mille Miglia GTS Automatic Speed Black Limited Edition. Hands-on Review, Live Pictures & Pricing.
Along with the new L.U. Chopard Perpetual Chrono we brought you here yesterday. Chopard presented a wide array of novelties at Baselworld 2016 from which the new Chopard Mille Miglia GTS Automatic Speed Black Limited Edition ref. 168565-3002 stands out as one of our favorite releases this year. The new Mille Miglia GTS Automatic Speed Black, born of its passion for classic motor racing is cloaked in a 43 mm DLC coated deep black stainless steel case.
Baselworld 2016: Presenting the new L.U.C Perpetual Chronograph by Chopard. Hands-on Review, Live Pictures & Pricing.
Impressive, yes. Gorgeous, yes. One of our top ten watches at Baselworld 2016, definitely. The new L.U. Chopard Perpetual Chrono is one of those watches that comes with a special aura. Little did we know, that in the metal, this new watch would blow us away the way it did. An authentic watch collector’s dream, the new L.U.C Perpetual Chrono from Chopard, combines a manual wound chronograph and a finely crafted perpetual calendar within an unprecedented L.U.C in-house movement.