Description

    Chopard Lady's Stainless Steel Mille Miglia GT XL Watch
    Case: 44 mm, round, stainless steel, 8 screw case back closure, skeletonized back, screw down crown, sapphire crystal on dial and reverse; ref. no. 8997, serial no. 1553736
    Dial: pink with applied luminescent baton and Arabic numerals at 12 and 6 o'clock, applied red dots for minutes and second; stainless steel luminescent hands, stainless steel sweep seconds, date aperture at three o'clock, outer track with applied luminescent numerals for minutes and seconds, marked Certified Chronometer, Racing in Pink
    Movement: automatic
    Band: adjustable pink rubber with stainless steel deployant buckle; 6-1/2 inches
    Signed: Chopard on the dial, movement, buckle
    Gross weight: 137.80 grams
    Note: watch is currently in working order

    Property of a Private Collector


    Condition Report*:

    Designer: Chopard
    Overall Condition: Very Good
    Notes: Limited edition "One of 1000". Watch is accompanied by original box and papers. Accompanied by a Miglia tire gauge. Sticker on the back of the watch indicates the next service was due in June 2014. Very minor scratching on one of the lugs. Watch does not appear to have been worn very often.


    Chopard: It all began in 1860 in the small village of Sonvilier, Switzerland. Here Louis-Ulysse Chopard, a talented young craftsman, established his workshop. By virtue of their precision and reliability, his watches quickly gained a solid reputation among enthusiasts and found buyers as far afield as Eastern Europe, Russia and Scandinavia. In 1921, the founder’s son, Paul Louis Chopard, opened a branch in La Chaux-de-Fonds and then relocated the company headquarters there. In 1937, he moved the firm to Geneva, the capital of Haute Horlogerie, or Fine Watchmaking, thereby bringing it closer to its cosmopolitan clientele. In 1943, Paul André Chopard, grandson of Louis-Ulysse, took the helm. In 1963 he sought a buyer capable of reviving and perpetuating the brand’s rich heritage, since none of his sons wished to take over the company. This was when he met Karl Scheufele, descendant of a dynasty of watchmakers and jewelers from Pforzheim, Germany. After a brief meeting, Karl Scheufele decided to buy the company. Under the impetus of the Scheufele family, Chopard experienced spectacular development. Renowned for its creativity, its state-of-the-art technology and the excellence of its craftsmen, it became one of the leading names in the high-end watch and jewelry industry. Entirely independent, Chopard is pursuing a time-honoured family tradition. Karl Scheufele and his wife Karin have orchestrated the company’s international expansion for more than 40 years and are still active in the firm. Their two children are its current co-presidents: Caroline Scheufele is responsible for the ladies’ collections and high jewelry, while her brother Karl-Friedrich Scheufele manages the gents' collections and the Chopard Manufacture in Fleurier, the production site of L.U.C movements.

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