As a follow-up to the redesigned Mille Miglia XL Race Edition Chronograph that was introduced in 2016, this year Chopard redesigned the smaller 39 mm and 42 mm models within the related Classic Chronograph collection.
The men’s Classic Chronograph 42 mm edition has an all-new case with a new crown, new pushers, and new lugs. The font for the numbers has been updated along with an open caseback. The lady’s Classic Chronograph 39 mm has received similar changes.
The cases for the men’s versions measure 42 mm x 12.67 mm, which is a bit thicker than the 12.31 mm height of outgoing models. The lady’s timepieces measure 39 mm x 11.83 mm. All of the watches are equipped with an automatic 4Hz chronometer movement that measures 28.60 mm in diameter, has 37 jewels, and a 42-hour power reserve.
Each watch is presented with a rubber strap evoking 1960s Dunlop tire treads. For the 39 mm lady’s timepieces, the version without diamonds on the bezel is $4,800 and $12,140 with diamonds. The 42 mm men’s versions are both $5,000.
There is no in-house movement, as there is in the larger 46 mm Mille Miglia XL Race Edition, but the conservative 39 and 42 mm cases will surely appeal to those with smaller wrists. Not to mention, they cost half as much as the larger Mille Miglia model that is equipped with a manufacture caliber.