In a world waking up from a pandemic-induced stasis, the idea of anything frenetic might feel a little alien.

There is a hangover of sorts; a squaring of eyes from over a year of experience having been boxed and scrolled through. Scrolled past might be a more pertinent term. There are few milestones since 2020 that have felt truly lived in. Well, Bond has finally released, live sport is well and truly live again, and there’s a new watch hitting the shelves to compliment your new lease on life.

Seamlessly suited cohorts Chopard and Bamford have come together to present a new racing timepiece for the active gentleman. Both gritty and refined, the 33 numbered Mille Miglia Bamford Edition is an exercise in sporty design. It’s one of those watches that you want to hold and examine for hours on end, discovering new flourishes in the bezel or functions in the many mechanisms that make this beauty tick.

The Mille Miglia Bamford Edition features an elegant combination of black and dark grey that is reminiscent of vintage car colourways, and the flame orange accents instantly recall that thrill of ignition. The 42 millimetre-diameter case is made of bead-blasted DLC (diamond like carbon) stainless steel that is scratchproof and racetrack-ready.

Never just a pretty face, the collaborative chronograph is equipped with a high-precision watchmaking ‘engine’ certified by the Swiss Official Chronometer Testing Institute. Beating at a frequency of 28,800 vibrations per hour and visible through a sapphire Miglia arrow-emblazoned case, the mechanism boasts automatic winding and a 42-hour power reserve. Glowing green in the dark, or else resting in a slick gunmetal grey, the face displays hours, minutes, seconds and date functions. The watch is an instrument for accurate speed measurement as well as an ineffably slick looking timepiece.

The Mille Miglia Bamford Edition is a dialogue between two gentlemen – Chopard Co-President Karl-Friedrich Scheufeleand Bamford Watch Department founder George Bamford:

“It is an honour to be working with the Chopard family to create this watch. I have always loved the Mille Miglia watch for its wonderful connection with one of the most amazing car rallies in the world – the most memorable rally I have experienced in my life.”

George Bamford, Founder, Bamford Watch Department

Characterised by style, substance and a rugged affinity to a life on the move, the Mille Miglia Bamford Edition arrives just in time for world rejuvenated.


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