AugustMan (Malaysia) - - Taste -

Chopard first pa nered the fa­mous Mille Miglia clas­sic car rally back in 1988. This year, the brand chose to cel­e­brate the 30th an­niver­sary of that pa ner­ship by cre­at­ing a lim­ited edi­tion 2018 Race Edi­tion chrono­graph. This year’s ver­sion feels more con­nected to the past than last year’s. El­e­ments such as the en­gine-turned fin­ish­ing on the dial can be linked to car dash­boards of old and the notched crown faintly re­sem­bles the caps of petrol tanks. Even the chrono­graph push­ers are shaped like en­gine pis­tons.

We’re also ap­pre­ci­at­ing the re­verse panda dial and the rub­ber strap, which has be­come a fan-favourite among vin­tage car en­thu­si­asts. The Mille Miglia 2018 Race Edi­tion is COSC-ce ified as well but will be lim­ited to just 1,000 pieces in steel, and 100 pieces in a vari­ant that sees an 18k rose gold bezel (pic­tured).

Breguet re­vamped the Marine in 2017 but took it to an­other level this year by in­tro­duc­ing three new vari­ants. Our favourite was the Breguet Marine Chrono­graph 5527, sig­nalling the brand’s step into the spo s luxe world. It’s a depa ure from the clas­sic Breguet styling but we ap­pre­ci­ate what the brand is try­ing to do. The wave mo­tif across the dial lends a real sense of the ocean’s move­ment and is stun­ning up close. In­ter­est­ingly, the Ro­man nu­mer­als that adorn the dial have been coated in lume.

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