Chopard. A Limited Edition stainless steel automatic calendar chronograph drivers wristwatch  Mille Miglia GMT, Ref: 8552, Competitor Edition 135/375, Sold 16th May 2012

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Lot 225
Chopard. A Limited Edition stainless steel automatic calendar chronograph drivers wristwatch
Mille Miglia GMT, Ref: 8552, Competitor Edition 135/375, Sold 16th May 2012

£ 1,500 - 2,500
US$ 1,900 - 3,100
Chopard. A Limited Edition stainless steel automatic calendar chronograph drivers wristwatch
Model: Mille Miglia GMT
Reference: 8552, Competitor Edition 135/375
Date: Sold 16th May 2012
Movement: 25-jewel Cal.7754 automatic, adjusted to 5 positions, No.86473
Dial: Black, luminous baton hour markers, white outer 1/5th second divisions, raised outer tachymetre, date aperture at 3, subsidiary dials at 6, 9 and 12 for seconds, 30 minute and 12 hour recording, polished pointed baton hands with luminous inserts, red arrow tipped centre chronograph hand
Case: Brushed and polished round, back secured by 8 screws, 24-hour black insert to bezel, shouldered crown flanked by twin buttons, No.1733155
Strap/Bracelet: Black Chopard rubber strap
Buckle/Clasp: Signed steel buckle
Signed: Case, dial & movement
Size: 42mm
Accompaniments: Chopard box, outer card, Certificate of Origin, Instruction booklet

Footnotes

  • 2012 saw the 85th Anniversary of the Mille Miglia - Aldo Bonomi, President of the Brescia Automobile Club lauded the anniversary by quoting that "Perhaps no one in 1927 would have supposed that, even with a different formula, the creation of 'four romantics' would have been able to defy time, trends and traditions, re-emerge and rise to new glory."

    As part of the celebrations a wreath was laid in the gardens of Viale Venezia by a marble bust of Renzo Castagneto. It was in this very spot that the original departure and arrival stands of the Mille Miglia had been placed.

    2012 also saw the introduction by Chopard of an anodized black aluminium bezel.

    Lots 221-230 come from the collection of a well-respected and discerning European Gentleman Motoring collector. Comprising of an almost complete collection from 2008 to 2018, the original owner has participated in every race except for one. Each watch comes with box and papers and other than being worn during their nominated races have been left untouched since. Each lot offers an exclusive opportunity to own a piece of contemporary horological history that pays homage to a long-standing motoring narrative.
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Chopard. A Limited Edition stainless steel automatic calendar chronograph drivers wristwatch  Mille Miglia GMT, Ref: 8552, Competitor Edition 135/375, Sold 16th May 2012
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