|Model:||Mille Miglia – Grand Turismo XL|
|Size - diameter excluding winding crown:||44mm|
|Size - length including lugs:||54mm|
Stunning Chopard Mille Miglia, with round white dial and batons for hours and Arabic numeral at 12 o’clock. On the outer dial, you have the minutes with black Arabic numerals for every 5 minutes. The hands are white with batons style. Luminous are excellent on hour batons and hands. The second hand is black with red arrow. The window for the date is at 3 o’clock with Mille Miglia on the left. At 6 o’clock, comes a sub dial marking 100 hours of power reserve. The crown has the 1000 Miglia logo.
It is a stainless steel case with screwed back case and crystal sapphire exhibition back. Around comes engraved “LUC – 8997 – 100m/330ft – 1401719 – Mille Miglia GT XL”. It is an automatic movement with caliber CB 85 and 24 jewels. The watch has the traditional rubber band numbered 23/115 and a double clasp Chopard buckle. It is a full set with box, booklet and certificate of warranty.
Louis Ulysse founded the company in 1860. It was the start of “LUC”. His strategy was precision and quality. The turning point of the company is 1963 when he meets Karl Scheufele of Pforzheim who wants to continue the watch activity. It was the beginning of the prosperity for LUC. Since 1996, Chopard makes its own caliber including the 1.96 with mini-motor, the LUC Quattro with four mainsprings barrels, the LUC tourbillon and in 2006 the company own column-wheel chronograph. At the same time, Chopard develops the luxury Fleurier quality seal in conjunction with other companies.
This Chopard Mille Miglia 8331 has got a lot of heritage. The Mille Miglia (Thousand Miles) was an open-road endurance race, which took place in Italy twenty-four times from 1927 to 1957 (thirteen before the war, eleven from 1947).
Automatic movement with caliber CB 85 (based on ETA 2824/SW-200) with 24 jewels, 28,800 and 100 hours of power reserve. It is a C.O.S.C. Certified Chronometer 360 hours of consecutive tests in 5 positions and at 3 different temperatures. The movement is numbered 76649.
Diameter excluding winding crown: 44mm
Length including lugs: 54mm