The blue and white racing stripes that adorn the dial and caseback of the watch trace their origins to 1951 and a forward thinking, ambitious millionaire automaker named Briggs Cunningham. Rules collection at that time by the FIA (Fédération Internationale de l”Car) stipulated that racing teams use shades that represented their countries – this is because since Formula One cars racing at top velocity tended to look quite definitely alike as they passed in a blur, different colors for every team apart helped spectators tell them. American vehicles were to become painted either white or, if framework rails were uncovered, blue. Cunningham, whose desire was to win the a day of Le Mans along with his eponymous racing group, entered two vehicles of his own style in the 1951 edition of the prestigious stamina race, that used both colors: white with blue stripes operating up the hood, over the roofing, and down the trunk deck. Cunningham by no means did earn Le Mans, however the “Cunningham Stripes” that he originated transpired in racing history.
With its watch of the automated movement.
The twin Cunningham Stripes run-down the left-hands side of the silver-toned dial, which also hosts wide Arabic numerals in a retro font applied to the dashboards of 1920s cars. The subdials at 3, 6, and 9 o’clock – for running secs, chronograph hours and chronograph moments, – possess a finely snailed finish respectively. The baton minute and hour hands are rhodiumed and treated with Super-LumiNova, whicb coats the hour numerals. The central sweep-seconds chrono hand includes a red suggestion that echoes the “Rossa Corsa” arrow-formed Mille Miglia logo design at 12 o’clock. A date windows appears at 4:30 and the dial is rung by a tachymeter scale on its external flange.
A racing-inspired tachymeter level surrounds the silvered dial.
whose expanse is bisected by another group of white and blue racing stripes, the wearer can view the engine of the racing-derived watch, a computerized, completing the ensemble may be the strap, manufactured from black calfskin natural leather, perforated in the design of racing gloves,
Limited by 50 pieces just, the Chopard Mille Miglia Classic Chronograph Racing Stripes Edition shall be sold exclusively in U.S. boutiques and coming in at $5,900.