Chopard Mille Migilia GT XL Chrono Speed Black

Chopard debuted their new Mille Migilia line at Baselworld in April 2008. The model (pictured above) is the limited edition Mille Migilia GT XL Chrono Speed Black, which has a Mille Migilia emblem on the dial at 3 o’clock. The case is 44 mm in diameter and is made of DLC (Diamond Like Carbon) coated steel, for a finish that is not only beautiful, but ultra scratch resistant as well. The bezel is engraved with a tachometer scale, which is typical of racing chronos, and allows you to calculate average lap times.

Interestingly, Chopard used a curved sapphire crystal with the white numbers “12” and “6” stenciled over the the 12 o’clock and 6 o’clock positions on the actual crystal. This is not something you see on a lot of watches, but I think it looks great.

The movement is a Valijoux 7750 automatic mechanical movement. Each watch has been certified by the Contrôle Officiel Suisse des Chronometres (COSC) and are therefore certified chronometers.

As a tribute to the legendary Mille Migilia race the strap is crafted of natural rubber with a classic 1960 Dunlop racing tire tread. Only 1000 Limited Edition versions of this wristwatch were created and they cost around $8,500, if you can find one.