Like luxury watches, Porsche automobiles command a loyal following. For 2015, Chopard honors both contingents with the Chopard Mille Miglia Porsche Club of America 60th Anniversary Edition. Only 60 examples of the 42mm stainless steel watch were offered, and only PCA members were eligible… until now.
As the world’s largest single-brand auto club, the Porsche Club of America is the culmination of an enthusiast phenomenon that has been building momentum since 1955. Deeply rooted in motorsports, passion for machinery, and engagement with history, the PCA is a showcase for the best of Porsche and U.S. car culture.
Chopard’s Mille Miglia PCA 60th Edition is a tribute to the vibrant and enduring qualities of the United States Porsche enthusiast scene. The basic Chopard Mille Miglia motorsports-inspired chronograph has been given a PCA-themed overhaul for the anniversary gala. An exclusive gloss blue dial, matching blue vulcanized rubber strap (with sunken “tire tread” grooves for flexibility), individual numbering, and a silkscreened PCA case back logo complete the special edition treatment.
Chopard employs classic elements that evoke traditional motorsports watch imagery. A tri-compax subdial arrangement echoes the great Rolex Daytona, Omega Speedmaster Mark II “Racing Dial,” Heuer Carrera and Monaco, and other legends that graced trackside scenes during the golden age of the “racing chronograph” in the 1960s and 1970s.
A subtle red “Mille Miglia” icon at three o’clock acknowledges the vintage car rally (and former competitive road race) that has licensed its name to Chopard’s flagship sports watch since 1988.
Because race car drivers, teams, and fans live and die by the clock, the Chopard Mille Miglia Porsche Club of America 60th Anniversary Edition is a COSC-certified Swiss Chronometer. Its automatic-winding chronograph caliber is based on the ETA 2894 and features a smooth vertical-clutch chronograph coupling. Thanks to this premium refinement, the Chopard Mille Miglia PCA starts without a “jumped second,” stops without imprecise “stumble,” and resets perfectly to the index (“zeros”) each time.
The 24 Hours of Lemans is mere days away, and Porsche is favored for the win. Join the team with a watch that commemorates the USA’s enduring love of all things Stuttgart.
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Video and content by Tim Mosso