Chopard Mille Miglia Gran Turismo XL – An Ode to the Great Italian Race
In Italy, from 1924 to 1957, the Mille Miglia was a 1000 mile road race featuring cars from the likes of Porsche, BMW, Mercedes, Alfa Romeo, Ferrari and Maserati. The event claimed the lives of both drivers and spectators and eventually was banned, but still the endurance race, which frequently had 100+ mph average speeds, will always be remembered as one of the greatest automative competitions in history. I
n 1982, this historic race was brought back to life in the form of a road rally. And since 1988 has been the official timekeeper of the Mille Miglia. They have a full complement of Mille Miglia branded timepieces with the Gran Turismo XL being one of their finest offerings.