Feature pleasingly balanced dimensions
The new chronograph is inspired by cars having taken part in the Mille Miglia between 1927 and 1940. Enhance by two traditional pushers and a fluted crown echoing those of vintage chronographs, the steel cases of the Mille Miglia Classic Chronograph models feature pleasingly balanced dimensions – 39 mm with a gem-set bezel for lady drivers – matched by classic lines. The dials ensure perfect readability thanks to wide Arabic numerals that are luminescent in the dark, as are the hands.
The slim cursive fonts and the counters are inspired by 1920s car dashboards and stand out clearly by contrast with their background. The sweep-seconds hand features a bright red tip to tick off the precious seconds of the race. The arrow-shaped “Rossa Corsa” red Mille Miglia logo appears at the heart of the dial at 12 o’clock, as well as around the rim of the exhibition case-back. Embodying an ideal blend of precision, comfort and elegance, these watches are authentic auxiliaries for drivers driving at top speeds along Italian roads.
Material and Colour
The Chronograph is equiped with the famous rubber strap reprising the 1960s Dunlop Racing tyre-tread profile, in immaculate white for the ladies’ version.
The Mille Miglia Classic Chronograph for women collection’s key characteristics are all present. Witness the mother-of-pearl graving the dial, the soft touch of the white rubber strap, the sparkle of the diamond-set bezel, as well as the slenderness of the case and its more modest 39 mm diameter.
The precision of a certified mechanism
The new Mille Miglia Classic Chronograph model is equipped with a high-precision horological ‘engine’, chronometer-certified by the Swiss Official Chronometer Testing Institute (COSC). Beating at the frequency of 28,800 vibrations/hour and visible through the sapphire crystal case-back adorned with the Mille Miglia logo, this mechanical self-winding chronograph movement drives the hours, minutes, seconds, chronograph and date functions, while delivering a 42-hour power reserve.
Mille Miglia Classic Chronograph - Technical Details
Case: Steel, Total diameter 39.00 mm, Thickness 11.83 mm, Water-resistant to 50 metres, Steel crown 7.00 mm, Diamond-set or polished bezel Glareproofed sapphire crystal Steel pushers, Exhibition case-back with Mille Miglia logo around the rim
Movement: Self-winding chronograph movement, Total diameter 28.60 mm, Number of jewels 37, Frequency 28,800 A/h (4 Hz), Power reserve 42 hours, “Chronometer” certified (COSC)
Dial and hands: Circular satin-brushed silver-toned dial with opaline silver-toned inner bezel ring, or white mother-of-pearl dial, Anthracite grey railway-type transfers, Red Mille Miglia logo, Superluminova-painted hours numerals, Finely snailed silver-toned hours, minutes and seconds counters, Rhodiumed baton-type hours and minutes hands painted with Superluminova, Rhodiumed baton-type chronograph counter hands, Rhodiumed sweep-seconds hand with red tip
Functions: Hours, minutes, seconds, Hours, minutes and seconds counters at 6, 9 and 3 o’clock respectively, Date in a window between 4 and 5 o’clock
Strap and clasp: Rubber strap inspired by 1960s Dunlop racing tyres, Polished steel folding clasp
Ref. 178588-3001 – in stainless steel with white mother-of-pearl dial and gemset bezel, fitted with a white rubber strap