News September 2006

Created in cooperation with famous racing driver Jacky Ickx, the Mille Miglia “Jacky Ickx Edition 4” chronograph hits the road endowed with several winning assets. These include a refined sporting appearance, unfailing reliability, and useful functions such a large date display, flyback function and 24-hour counter.

Mille Miglia “Jacky Ickx Edition 4

The makings of a champion

The Watch Quote™ - September 11th, 2006



Jacky Ickx is a living legend in the automobile world. His impressive track record makes him one of the greatest 20th century champions. In particular, he holds the absolute record of 6 victories in the Le Mans 24 Hours Race. Now retired from the race tracks, Jacky Ickx continues to live out his passion through the famous Mille Miglia race, supported by Chopard for almost 20 years.

To celebrate this encounter, the brand has already created three limited edition watches specifically dedicated to him. The fourth is now on the starting line, designed (as were the first three) in accordance with the champion’s wishes: “For this watch, I challenged Chopard to bring together three elements to which I am extremely attached: the “flyback” function (which allows you to launch a new timing operation without needing to stop and reset the hands); a large date display, and of course the unique 24-hour counter. Mission accomplished. The mastery, know-how and professionalism of this prestigious brand once again command my respect and admiration.”

The Mille Miglia “Jacky Ickx Edition” is equipped with an imposing steel case with screw-lock push-buttons and crowns. Its black dashboard style dial sports three dynamically overlapping white counters. In tribute to Jacky Ickx’ six wins in the ultimate endurance challenge, the chronograph movement duly chronometer-certified by the COSC is distinguished by its 24-hour totalizer and the case-back carrying the symbolic 6/24 engraving.

Technique, style and elegance

All the makings of a true champion, in a limited edition of 1,000

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Chopard Mille Miglia « Jacky Ickx Edition 4 »

Ref: 16/8998


Case:
Steel
Total diameter:42.55 mm
Thickness:14.9 mm
Water-resistant to:50 metres
Glare-proof sapphire crystal:8.55 mm
Screw-lock push-buttons and crown
Movement:
Calibre:Dubois-Dépraz 44560
Diameter:29.30 mm
Total thickness:7.5 mm
Winding mode:self-winding
Number of jewels:49 jewels
Power reserve:40 hours
Frequency:28,800 vph
Bridges decorated with straight “côtes de Genève”
Chronometer-certified (COSC)
Dial and hands:
Black “Mille Miglia” type dial
Hour, minute and seconds hand in rhodium-plated metal coated with Superluminova for excellent light-time readability
Functions:
Hours, minutes, seconds
Chronograph equipped with a 24-hour counter (a world-exclusive feature)
Chronograph equipped with a “Flyback” function
Large date display at 12 o’clock
Straps and clasps:
Hand-sewn black crocodile leather (21.00mm x 18.00mm)
Polished steel folding clasp with safety fastening system (18.00mm)
Limited edition of 1,000 - Ref 16/8998

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