Chopard Classic Racing Mille Miglia 2018 Race Limited Edition



Fine, Accurate and Beautiful Design

When the president clasped the steering wheel and drove his imposing Porsche 550 Spyder RS car, he absolutely grasped the full road driving, the steering wheel was accurate, the brakes were stable and fast enough, and the driving car could not tolerate the slightest mistake. Just like the design of this 42mm chronograph watch, the driver must be able to read the scale of the dial outer bezel speedometer at a glance, while at the same time taking into account the road conditions in front of the road. This precise, easy-to-read and beautiful watch with the three silver chronograph sub-dials is inspired by the sports dashboard on the dark grey dial with hour, minute and second display scales. The Mille Miglia 2018 Race Edition is not just a simple reading tool, it is also a wrist device that can help gentleman drivers.


Chopard Mille Miglia 2018 Race Edition is designed with a stainless steel case with a diameter of 42mm and a water resistance of 50 meters. It is equipped with a automatic mechanical movement. The power reserve is about 42 hours and it is certified by the COSC, providing hour, minute, second, date and chronograph display, with black calfskin strap, it is limited to 1000, reference: 168589-3006.

Distinctive, Strong and Elegant Style

If you have the chance to meet Karl Scheufele in front of his Vittoria hotel in Brescia, you will immediately understand what a gentleman driver is! Holding the steering wheel, wearing an impeccable polo shirt, a traditional camel-colored leather jacket, a pair of chic pants, and delicate leather gloves, all show the spirit of Chopard’s most cherished “extreme style racing”.

Karl-Friedrich Scheufele、Christine Scheufele and Zagato

The Chopard Mille Miglia 2018 Race Edition chronograph watch is equipped with a self-winding chronograph mechanical movement. The strap design is also very clever: the front perforated leather is embellished with red stitching, making people remanding of the car’s retro seat; the reverse rubber lining evokes the top-notch legendary Dunlop tires.

The Advantages of the Chopard Mille Miglia 2018 Race Edition Watch

50 meters of waterproof performance can accompany the driver in the heavy rain without any worries, but also complement the formal style. The strap attached to the short ear of the case is also very cleverly designed: the perforated leather on the front is decorated with red stitching, reminiscent of the retro seat of the car; the rubber lining on the back evokes grip First-class legendary Dunlop tires. Inspired by the racing world, the sleek design also features a fluted crown that looks like a fuel tank cap and a timing button that looks like an engine piston.

The 30th anniversary of the collaboration between Chopard and Mille Miglia on the back of the Chopard Mille Miglia 2018 Race Edition

An Exclusive Timepiece Compatible with Superior Performance and Sophisticated Style

The design is inspired by the corrugated dial of the racing dashboard, which is known to be compatible with the performance and retro style of this watch. The red Mille Miglia logo is located at 12 o’clock, the calendar display is located at 4:30, and the design is subtly covered with a luminous coating. Every detail has been carefully conceived. Because the Mille Miglia is a 1000-mile test of endurance after all, it takes 4 days to travel between Brescia and Rome for more than 1,600 kilometers. When arriving at the end, it is often night. Therefore, the pointer coated with luminous coating can clearly read the average speed of the driver, and the ultimate style watch that the gentleman driver can’t put it down.

Mille Miglia 2017 ©Alexandra Pauli for Chopard

To celebrate the 30th anniversary of the collaboration between Chopard and Mille Miglia, and for 30 years of unwavering enthusiasm for the Corsa la più bella del mondo, Chopard launched a limited edition this year, that is Chopard Classic Racing Mille Miglia 2018 Race Edition 42MM Mens Wristwatches.


A 42mm watch with deep enthusiasm will be launched this year with the ultimate style and precision, such as the sports car on the track. To celebrity the anniversary event, the Chopard Mille Miglia 2018 Race Edition 18K Rose Gold & Stainless Steel Watch 168589-6001 is limited to 100 while the Chopard Mille Miglia 2018 Race Edition 42MM Stainless Steel Watch 168589-3006 is limited to 1,000.

Mille Miglia 2017 ©Alexandra Pauli for Chopard

Enthusiastic Story and Elegant Style

It all began in 1988, when Chopard became the partner and official timer supplier of the world-famous antique car race Mille Miglia, the double convenience made a knot. The long-standing love between Chopard and the antique racing community stems from the personal love of antique cars by Chopard co-president Karl-Friedrich Scheufele, and he is also a professional driver who loves collector cars. He decided to combine the classic racing with the fine watchmaking, which has shown that he is a foresight pioneer in the watch industry. Since then, this pursuit of superb machinery and excellent sports performance as well as this common enthusiasm has become the starting point of a series of highly appreciated watch series.

Mille Miglia 2017 © Alexandra Pauli for Chopard

The Chopard Classic Racing Mille Miglia series introduces masculine and sporty watch masterpieces, with elegant and chic style, they perfectly reflect the spirit of “Corsa la più bella del mondo” called by Enzo Ferrari. For three decades, every year during the car race, Chopard launched a limited edition watch to commemorate the car race, and the design inspiration also came from these legendary sports cars. This year, gentleman drivers and fans will see this superb Mille Miglia 2018 Race Edition racing watch celebrate its 30th anniversary with its authenticity and elegance.

Romain Dumas and Karl-Friedrich Scheufele at the Mille Miglia 2017 Event

Romain Dumas and Karl-Friedrich Scheufele Driving at Mille Miglia 2017

Family Heritage Spirit

The Scheufele family is passionate about the Mille Miglia, and this enthusiasm is passed down from generation to generation. All family members have attended the Mille Miglia. The co-president of Chopard started his career on the track of the Mille Miglia under the professional eye of his father, Karl Scheufele. For a father, this is always a very special and precious moment. Initially, his father passed his passion for the antique car to him. Obviously, the desire to pass on enthusiasm is so fascinating. I am passionate about fine machinery from the bottom of my heart. Whether it is watch machinery or automobile machinery, what better than this? However, the Mille Miglia is a rigorous event that must face all sorts of tests. Drivers must always bet 100% focused because there are no mistakes in the course. In addition to the inheritance, you must take care of teaching, sharing and companionship in order to avoid the trap, driving a sports car to win. The necessary conditions participating in the event are logically similar to the qualifications required by Chopard watchmakers.

Totto Wolff Mille Miglia 2017

COSC-certified Stylish Watch

Constant regularity? The Mille Miglia is a race to test the regular performance, which is a test about comparing to the ability of each driver to maintain a smooth speed throughout the endurance race, rather than the race to compare the highest speed. Similarly, the COSC-certified calibre on the Mille Miglia 2018 Race Edition is also able to withstand the constant-law operation, maintaining the accuracy that the errors of plus or minus four seconds per day. This accuracy of travel time is no accident. The 28800 vibrations per hour and the 42-hour power reserve ensure the constant operation of this self-winding watch. The oriented exploration, accurate roadmaps as well as careful planning and preparation are indispensable conditions. For more than three decades, the Mille Miglia collection created by the watchmakers of the Chopard Watch Factory has followed the rigorous process of adding the Mille Miglia 2018 Race Edition to the same rigorous standards. The dial with delicate and unique pattern, the chronograph button and the crown’s finishing details, as well as the sapphire crystal case back with the words “Chopard and Mille Miglia’s 30th Anniversary” are all showing the perfect retouch of this chronograph watch.

Chopard Mille Miglia 2018 Race Edition watch is designed with stainless steel and 18K rose gold case, 42mm diameter, 50-meter waterproof, automatic chronograph mechanical movement, 42-hour power reserve, and it is certified by the COSC, providing hour, minute, second, date and chronograph display. It is also equipped with black calfskin strap, limited to 100, reference: 168589-6001.