Hotly anticipated each year, Chopard's Mille Miglia watches have a strong following among collectors for their bold styling and easy-to-read face. One of the most distinctive racing-style watches on the market, Chopard's 2012 model, the Chopard Mille Miglia GTXL GMT in steel, is a high-performance timepiece that honours the legendary Italian classic car race, which took place in Italy in the first half of the 20th century. Contained within the generously proportioned 44mm case is a mechanical self-winding movement and COSC-certified chronometer with a power reserve of 46 hours. Engraved in the centre of the Mille Miglia GTXL GMT's dial is a globe, which captures the second time zone function. And, of course, there's the classic Chopard touch that has distinguished Chopard's Mille Miglia watches ever since the first model launched in 1988: a black rubber strap that looks and feels just like a tyre tread.