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Chopard Mille Miglia Watches Honor Great Race Champion

Aug 08, 2007
Fans of automobiles and car racing are well aware of the name of Jacky Ickx. Jacky is a real legend in the automobile world. On of the greatest champions of the passed century holds an impressive track record, including the absolute record of amazing six victories in the Le Mans 24 Hours Race. Jacky Ickx has already retired, still his fame lives on through the prominent Mille Miglia race Chopard has supported for almost 20 years.

To pay tribute to the achievements of the race champion the Chopard Company has already launched three limited edition Chopard Mille Miglia Jacky Ickx Mens watches dedicated to the racer. The fourth Chopard watch honoring Jacky Ickx has been designed to reflect the champions wishes. Jacky wanted the Chopard watch designers to unite together three horological elements he liked the most.

First of all, the champion wanted the Chopard watch to incorporate the 'flyback' function, a really useful complication that allows the watch's owner to start a new timing operation with no need to stop and reset the hands. Then, Jacky Ickx opted for a big date display, and the unique 24-hour counter. The famous racer knew he could rely upon the outstanding mastery and know-how of the Chopard brand he greatly respected and admired.



The Chopard Mille Miglia Jacky Ickx Edition features an imposing case crafted in steel. The case of the watch is equipped with screw-lock push-buttons and crowns. It measures 42.55 mm in diameter and is 50-meter water-resistant. The black dial of the timepiece created in distinctive Chopard Mille Miglia dashboard style reveals three overlapping white counters. The hour, minute and seconds hand are rhodium-plated and provide supreme readability due to Superluminova coating.

To honor six remarkable victories of Jacky Ickx in the Le Mans 24 Hours Race, the COSC-chronometer-certified chronograph movement has a 24-hour totalizer while the case-back of the timepiece features the symbolic 6/24 engraving. The Dubois-Depraz Caliber 44560 is a self-winding mechanism with 28,800 vibrations per hour frequency. It offers 40-hour power reserve. The bridges of the movement are decorated with straight Cotes de Geneve.

The overall powerful impression produced by the Chopard Mille Miglia Jacky Ickx is finely completed with a hand-sewn black crocodile leather strap provided with polished steel folding clasp equipped safety fastening system. The Chopard watch has been launched in limited edition of 1,000 pieces (Ref 16/8998).

Read once again through the useful functions offered by the Chopard watch:
  • hours, minutes, seconds

  • chronograph function with a 24-hour counter, a really exclusive Chopard feature

  • chronograph with a 'flyback' function

  • large date display at 12 oclock .

Chopard Mille Miglia watches are created for those who adore car racing and its champions. Besides distinctive design, the Chopard watches dedicated to the race and Jacky Ickx in particular offer a variety of useful functions for racers, sportsmen and active lifestyle lovers.




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posted by: Tim / Jul 17, 2008 11:45 AM
I think the Chopard Mille Miglia is the best watch for avid sports car lovers. I adore my Mille Miglia watch with its classic round case, a tachymeter bezel, and nice dial treatments. The circular guilloche treatment featured by the sub-dials gives you a real race car feel. Luminous markers and hands guarantee great readability of the face. What I also greatly appreciate about my watch is the strap design - this is a 1960's style leather racing strap featuring round cut-into holes.

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