Baselworld 2016: The Chopard novelties presented on six pages with dozens of pictures

Chopard showed me its first two Mille Miglia timepieces with an in-house calibre, two Perpetual Calendars, one in combination with a chronograph, and many more. Click on “read more” to discover the novelties …  

 

What is impressing here is that you will only encounter timepieces with 100 % in-house calibres. That´s the result of an ongoing investment of Chopard in its own movement production: On the one hand side there is the this year 20 year “old” L.U.C manufacture and the new Fleurier Ebauche manufacture. The latter is responsible to produce less expensive calibres in of course much bigger quantities.

I am working on a story about 20 years L.U.C manufacture in Fleurier. As soon it ist ready it will got online.

For today I have put together for you a choice of my live taken pictures and pictures provided by Chopard. You will be able to discover the watches and all its technical features and prices.

Have fun!

 

Chopard Mille Miglia 2016 XL Race Edition

The Mille Miglia 2016 XL Race Edition is powered by a calibre, that was entirely developed, designed and assembled in the Chopard workshops. The Chopard Calibre 03.05-C is a new mechanical self-winding movement equipped with a column wheel and it is chronometer-certified by the Swiss Official Chronometer Testing Institute (COSC). It powers the hours, minutes, seconds, chronograph and aperture-type date functions, while ensuring a comfortable 60 hours of operating autonomy.

 

Mille Miglia 2016 XL Race Edition

Chopard Mille Miglia 2016 XL Race Edition

 

Mille Miglia 2016 XL Race Edition

Chopard Mille Miglia 2016 XL Race Edition

 

Mille Miglia 2016 XL Race Edition

Chopard Mille Miglia 2016 XL Race Edition

 

Mille Miglia 2016 XL Race Edition

Chopard Mille Miglia 2016 XL Race Edition

 

Mille Miglia 2016 XL Race Edition Calibre 03.05-C

Chopard Mille Miglia 2016 XL Race Edition Calibre 03.05-C

 

Mille Miglia 2016 XL Race Edition Calibre 03.05-C

Chopard Mille Miglia 2016 XL Race Edition Calibre 03.05-C

 

 

 

Chopard Mille Miglia 2016 XL Race Edition

 

Case:

Stainless steel

Total diameter                                                  46.00 mm

Thickness                                                         14.17 mm

Water-resistant to                                              50 metres

Stainless steel crown                                          8.50 mm

Glareproofed sapphire crystal

Stainless steel pushers

Exhibition case-back with Mille Miglia logo around the rim

Movement:

Self-winding chronograph movement                    03.05-C

Total diameter                                                 28.80 mm

Number of jewels                                              45

Frequency                                                         28,800 vph (4 Hz)

Power reserve                                                  approx. 60 hours

Chronometer-certified by the COSC

Dial and hands:

Circular satin-brushed black dial with black inner bezel ring

White transferred minute track markings and tachymeter scale graduations

Red Mille Miglia logo

Superluminova-painted hours numerals

Snailed, velvet-finished slate grey hours and minutes counters

Finely snailed black seconds subdial

Rhodiumed or gilded Dauphine-type Superluminova-painted hours and minutes hands

Rhodiumed triangular-shaped counter pointers

Red sweep-seconds hand

Functions:

Hours, minutes, seconds

Hours, minutes and seconds counters at 9, 3 and 6 o’clock respectively

Date window between 4 and 5 o’clock

Strap and clasp:

Strap in brown “Suportlo®” calfskin – Vintage treatment acquiring a weathered look over time

Stainless steel folding clasp

 

Ref. 168580-3001 – in stainless steel – 1,000-piece limited edition

Price: 9660 Euro including 20 % VAT

 

 

 

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2 Comments

  1. Nick says:

    what is the correct case thickness of the twin perpetual? How legible was the white face?
    ty

  2. Debashish says:

    Chopard Superfast Porsche Motorsport 919 – Limited Victory Edition looks truly stunning, yet this watch would be very difficult to acquire, as only 17 pieces would be available.

    Apart from that Chopard Mille Miglia 2016 XL Race Edition also looks fabulous, yet this is also a limited edition of 1,000 pieces.

    Chopard L.U.C Perpetual Chrono also looks outstanding, yet at €83,730/- it is simply beyond my means.

    I also like the looks of Chopard L.U.C Perpetual Twin and though at €22,500/- it is also pretty expensive, I guess somehow I would be able to afford it.

    Anyway, enjoyed the XL-sized pictures along with all the details immensely, thanks!