BWD x Chopard Limited Edition

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Mille Miglia GTS Power Control Bamford Edition ‘Desert Racer’ Bead-blasted titanium 50-piece limited edition. An exclusive interpretation of the legendary Mille Miglia GTS Power Control timepiece.

Following a successful initial collaboration in 2021, Chopard is once again combining its creativity with Bamford Watch Department to deliver a very exclusive edition of its Mille Miglia GTS Power Control timepiece. With its orange, grey and black details, its oversized numerals and its woven-effect rubber strap, the new Mille Miglia GTS Power Control Bamford Edition ‘Desert Racer’ reflects the passion uniting Chopard with motorsport. These 50 timepieces are crafted in bead-blasted titanium – a reliably sturdy material. Subtly combining sleek aesthetics and technical excellence, it is powered by the Chopard 01.08-C movement endowed with chronometer-certified accuracy.

Exclusive creative collaboration
Thanks to the collaboration between Chopard’s Co-President Karl-Friedrich Scheufele and George Bamford – founder of Bamford Watch Department – the 50 numbered timepieces composing the Mille Miglia GTS Power Control Bamford Edition ‘Desert Racer’ are distinguished by the attention lavished on every detail of this elegant sports watch demonstrating a deep-rooted attachment to craftsmanship and quality. The watch recently accompanied George Bamford in the desert of northern Mexico, on the occasion of the last edition of the National Off Road Racing Association, in which he participated aboard a Meyers Manx buggy. The Mille Miglia GTS Power Control Bamford Edition ‘Desert Racer’ was able to survive its baptism of fire, thereby affirming its reliability, its precision and its ability to resist in a hostile environment.

Stemming from the creative dialogue between these two gentlemen, it exudes a powerful look and a sporty presence suited to any occasion. This contemporary timepiece features a robust 43 mm-diameter case made of bead-blasted titanium – an extremely resistant, light metal – topped by a bezel with a black aluminium graduated inlay. Designed to ensure a perfect fit on the wrist, its short, streamlined lugs offer optimum comfort complemented by the integrated strap in rubber. This material, ideal for competitive sports, has been reworked with a woven effect conferring an extremely refined effect. Subtly blending modernity with timeless chic, it is secured by a folding clasp in DLC bead-blasted steel. The screw-down case-back guaranteeing water-resistance to 100 metres is secured by eight black PVD-treated screws. Ensuring chromatic consistency, its transparent tinted crystal surrounded by an orange seal reveals the Chopard movement with its prestigious finishes and openworked oscillating weight.

High-precision watch engine
The subtle design of the Mille Miglia GTS Power Control Bamford Edition ‘Desert Racer’ houses an engine boasting equally remarkable precision and performance. Entirely developed, produced and assembled in Chopard’s watchmaking workshops, Chopard Calibre 01.08-C is chronometer-certified by the Official Swiss Chronometer Testing Institute (COSC). This mechanical self-winding movement with its generous approximately 60-hour power reserve drives the hours, minutes, seconds and date functions.

A play on contrasts for a distinctive style
Although this special edition is in grey, it also plays on contrasts. Its frosted black dial is lit up by touches of flame orange, a signature of Bamford Watch Department. The oversized 6 and 12 o’clock Arabic numerals enhanced with black SuperLuminova© stand out against the dial, meeting motorsports’ inherent legibility requirements. With the same aim in mind, the large facetted dagger-shaped hands and applied metallic hour-markers are likewise luminescent. Just as a driver keeps an eye on fuel levels during the 1,600 km of the 1000 Miglia, wearers of the Mille Miglia GTS Power Control Bamford Edition ‘Desert Racer’ will be able to check the power reserve of their timepiece thanks to the indicator provided for this purpose. This display is inspired by the fuel gauges of the cars competing in the race.

Overview

  • MODEL: Mille Miglia
  • TYPE: Mechanical Chronometer with automatic self-winding
  • MOVEMENT: Automatic – Chopard 01.08-C
    • 40 Jewels
    • Power Reserve – Approx. 60 hours
    • 28,800 vph (4Hz)
  • STRAP & BUCKLE  
    • Woven-effect rubber strap.
    • Polished folding clasp in bead-blasted steel

Functions

  • Central hours, minutes and seconds
  • Power reserve indicator at 9 o’clock
  • Date window at 3 o’clock with orange numeral

Case, Dial & Hands

  • CASE MATERIAL: Bead-blasted Titanium
  • CASE DIAMETER: 43 mm
  • CASE THICKNESS: 11.43 mm
  • CRYSTAL: Glare-proofed sapphire crystal
  • CASE-BACK: Exhibition case-back back secured with screws fitted with an orange seal and tinted crystal
  • DIAL: Frosted black dial with Cool grey transfers. Orange hour-markers and sanded metallised black hour-markers enhanced with black Super-LumiNova® -Power-reserve indicator with black and orange transfers Metallised black sanded and facetted hours and minutes hands Black central sweep-seconds hand with cross-hatched orange tip
  • WATER-RESISTANCE:  10 ATM – 100 m

Can we help you?

We would be happy to help with any questions you may have. Please contact us using the details below

BAMFORD WATCH DEPARTMENT
Mayfair, LONDON – UK
+ (44) 0207 881 8109
info@bamfordwatchdepartment.com
www.bamfordwatchdepartment.com

 

 

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