Friday, April 10, 2009

The Chopard Mille Miglia Chrono Limited Edition 2009 Watch = Get Your Racing Stripes.

"2009 has been mostly about "tradition" in new watch releases - at least from most of the major brands. Thus, in a definite departure from the "modernization" of the Mille Miglia watch over the past few years, Chopard has released this more classic looking model of their best selling men's line of watch. This is the Chopard Mille Miglia Chrono Limited Edition 2009 watch, and will come in a 42mm wide steel case with an automatic COSC certified Chronometer chronograph movement. The limited edition will have 2009 pieces available, and I am sure you can figure out where that number came from.

For me, aside from the handsome race inspired face, it is the tire tread inspired rubber strap that has always appealed to be in the Mille Miglia watch series. Modeled after Dunlop tires from the 1960s, the strap says "racing" almost too well. Despite the iconic look, the Mille Miglia is still an understated sports watch. It has everything in the right place, but is not a "loud" design. It is for the enthusiast who wants a heritage rich sport watch that has a subtle, lasting quality to it. Updated numerals on the dial are lume filled and easy to read in their no nonsense retro appeal. The dial of the watch is made from ruthenium, for the glossy gray look (which also has a hard to see sunburst finishing). Look for the watch soon at prices that I predict will be between $4,000 - $7000 ."

Information Courtesy Of: Luxist.Com

CHRIS LIVE AKA SHAKER SAYS: To paraphrase "The Chairman of The Board", Old Blue Eyes, Mr. Mafia, the late great Frank Sinatra himself: 1988; it was a very good year. Yes, former drug dealers wax poetic about the gold rush like atmosphere that the cooked coke rush caused and O.G. Hip Hop fans universally regard that year as a watershed moment for lyrical, socially conscious and innovative albums; many of which have become the standards by which we define the very best that our culture has to offer. Apparently, 1988 was also a huge year for the watch world as it is when Chopard released their popular Mille Miglia edition timepiece.

From the lack of name droppery that this company receives, Y.O.U. might not know it, but, the house that Louis-Ulysse Chopard built waaaaaaaaaaay back in 1860 is still a prominent luxury brand and is recognized as a pioneer in the bejeweled sport watch game.

Anyway, named for the high brow annual vintage and classic car rally that takes place in Italy, the Chopard Mille Miglia Chrono Limited Edition 2009 manufacture adheres to the elegant traditional aspects that have made this chronometer chronograph a favorite amongst collectors whilst artfully managing to update certain components. Basically, this watch is grown man B.I. for the enthusiast intent on achieving a more formal aesthetic without going all old W.hite A.nglo S.axon P.rotestant banker with it ... lol. Moment Of Clarity: I L.O.V.E. diamonds, however, the official Livestyle opinion is that, if Y.O.U. must freeze the bezel on this beauty with aftermarket ice, Y.O.U. do so @ your own risk. Stop playin' ... I does this for real homie. Holla @ ya boy in BK!

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