Issued in limited edition of 1,000 pieces in stainless steel, the Mille Miglia 2016 XL Race Edition throbs to the tune of a unique ‘engine’: the new Chopard Calibre 03.05-C, a chronograph movement with COSC-certified precision. Surrounded with a tachymetric scale, the dial revives the aesthetic of vintage dashboards and ensures maximum readability thanks to its large numerals and luminescent hands. Inspired by leather car-bonnet tie-down straps, its beautifully weathered strap in Suportlo® calfskin echoes the legendary spirit of the Italian competition – Mille Miglia race – that Chopard has been serving as partner and official timekeeper since 1988. And now this timepiece that is the symbol of the inseparable ties between Chopard and the world of classic racing is available in Oman, exclusively at Khimji’s Watches – the home of luxury in the country.
A generously sized retro-style timepiece, the Mille Miglia 2016 XL Race Edition is inspired by the design codes of the cars that took part in the historical race between 1927 and 1940. Water-resistant to 50 metres, its sturdy 46 mm-diameter case makes it the largest of the Mille Miglia wrist chronographs created by Chopard. Its classic and refined lines are enhanced by two traditional pushers and a fluted crown. The perfectly readable black dial is enlivened by wide Arabic numerals and luminescent hands, while the bright red sweep-seconds hand stands out clearly to count off the precious seconds of the race. These legibility-enhancing attributes are essential in a timepiece dedicated to competition in any conditions.
Topped by a tachymetric scale, an indication that is useful in calculating average speed which is a decisive factor in endurance racing, the satin-brushed dial displays snailed anthracite and black counters reminiscent of car dashboards. Echoing the sweep-seconds hand, the “Rossa Corsa” red arrow-shaped Mille Miglia logo appears both at 12 o’clock on the dial and around the rim of the exhibition case-back.
To view this limited edition timepiece that delivers a perfect blend of precision, comfort and elegance and is an ideal ally of passionate drivers, visit the Khimji’s Watches showroom. Set up in 1973, Khimji’s Watches is one of Muscat’s leading franchisees of luxury watches, jewellery, accessories and writing instruments. It is a one-stop shop for world’s best brands such as Rolex, Chopard, Cartier, Piaget, Mikimoto, Girard-Perregaux, Oris, Frederique Constant, Tudor, Bell & Ross, Caran d’Ache and Kieninger. The Khimji’s Watches showroom is located in the posh locality of Shatti Al Qurum in the capital city of Muscat. For more information, visit www.khimjiswatches.com.