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Chopard es fiel patrocinadora, since 25 años, la carrera de Mille Miglia. For this occasion creates a new chronograph, the symbol of a historic compromise

Mille Miglia 2013 atmosphere, Fiat 509 SM
© Alexandra Pauli for Chopard

This record has seen the unity between the Geneva house and the world of racing. Completely redesigned, GMT chronograph that pays tribute to the edition 2013 of "the most beautiful race in the world", It refers to design historic racing cars. Ergonomic, functional and daring, and Mille Miglia 2013 It has been produced in a limited edition and has his career in gear.

Karl-Friedrich and Christine Scheufele on Ferrari 750 Monza, 1955
© Alexandra Pauli for Chopard

Para Chopard, the Mille Miglia such a familiar adventure. Karl-Friedrich Scheufele, Co-presidente de Chopard, collector of vintage cars and rally racer classical, participates annually in this legendary race. His co-driver may well be his wife or his close friend Jacky Ickx. His father, Karl Scheufele III, presidente de honor de Chopard, also usually usually enroll in the competition. Del 16 al 19 de mayo de 2013, by 25 consecutive, Chopard has been present in the heart and at the finish of the "most beautiful race in the world".

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Mille Miglia watch collection.

Mille Miglia 2013 (5)Passion, performance and precision are some of the similarities between the automotive engineering and mechanics in creating watches. The Mille Miglia collection perfectly unites these two worlds perfectly representing the mythical race. A collection of aesthetic lines linked to the high-end sports cars. Well shaped counters, scales with very visible indicators and noble materials define these models, it is the board resembles a car counters.

The black rubber strap inspired by Dunlop racing tires that were used in racing cars of the Sixties is another great hallmarks. A collection of but sophisticated sports watches that are renewed every year on the occasion of the celebration of the race, and it surprises us with limited series models.

Career history

A fascinating vintage car rally thrilling thousands of spectators and is known as "the most beautiful race in the world".

En 1927, four sports enthusiasts decided to organize a motor racing accessible to any good driver. Sports cars known only houses that had not been altered would be entitled to be in the starting line in a race called Mille Miglia: Brescia-Rome-Brescia. 1000 miles, 1600 kilometers of roads that became the event to the best drivers and most prestigious car manufacturing. These "thousand miles" cross circuit, in three stages, the most picturesque landscapes of the peninsula: de Brescia to Ferrara, de Ferrara in Rome, and back to square one passing through more than one thirty Italian towns like Verona, Siena, Modena and Florence. They bring together thousands of spectators for three days throughout the original circuit, route in 1927, To see a marching the "museum pieces on wheels" and cheering their drivers.

Karl Scheufele and Albert Carreras on Mercedes 300 SL W 198, 1955
© Alexandra Pauli for Chopard

See legendary models moving car as a BPW 328 MM de 1938, un Riley Brooklands de 1928, Mercedes butterfly doors, Un Alfa Romeo 6C 1750 GS de 1930, Mercedes Gullwing un 300 SL de 1955 or a Porsche 550 RS de 1955 It is not something that happens every day, but once wing year thanks to this legendary race.

Desde 1988 Karl Scheufele and Karl Scheufele Frederich-President and Co-President respectively of Chopard, and two great connoisseurs and collectors of vintage cars, They decided to sponsor this legendary race. This was not a passive participation, since then they compete in it personally and is a source of inspiration for sporty watches.