Chopard Mille Miglia XL Chrono Speed watch
Chopard Mille Miglia XL Chrono Speed watch
CP Company Mille Miglia Goggle jacket
CP Company Mille Miglia Goggle jacket
CMC Mercedes-Benz 300 SLR 1955 Mille Miglia #722, model 1/18
CMC Mercedes-Benz 300 SLR 1955 Mille Miglia #722, model 1/18
Aitor Throup design
Aitor Throup design
Aitor Throup sketches
Aitor Throup sketches

Earlier this month the traditional road race across Italy, the famous Mille Miglia, was held. As a tribute we prepare the small selection of products dedicated to this amazing sport and style event. Something like a "must haves" for all fans of Mille Miglia, we selected three wonderful products, all with Mille Miglia branding.

All products have name of the famous competition in their titles and are best symbols, among others, of the event.

One of the biggest heroes of the competition history is Sir Stirling Moss (born 1929), of course. In 1955 he won Mille Miglia road race in the Mercedes-Benz 300 SLR at an astonishing average speed of 97.96mph on public roads. His triumph in the car with the number 722 is so legendary that his Mercedes is very popular car for the car model producers. Here we have highly quality CMC 1/18 model.

Fashion around golden age of the racing world of 1950s and 1960s is the independent chapter of the rally, as well as style and fashion history itself. As a tribute to Mille Miglia fashion style of the 1950s, Massimo Osti (1944–2005), founder of CP Company and Stone Island companies, has designed this unique Goggle jacket for his brand in 1989. The racing jacket with an integrated goggle in the hood and the special another plastic insert, window on the left sleeve through which a driver could check his watch whilst driving, is the ultimate example of the tailoring mastery of the CP Company, as well as Mille Miglia atmosphere. After the 20 years, in 2009, CP Company, has created in collaboration with young fashion designer Aitor Throup, the new updated version of the jacket as a tribute to Massimo Osti`s mastery. Designer reworked the icon with new construction of the hood, as well as body of the jacket with better cutting for seating in the car. The new version was produced in 3-layers GORE-TEX® Performance Shell fabric with a waterproof membrane, and every seam was finished with GORE-SEAM® waterproof thermo-taping. Today, CP Company produces old versions as well as redesigned versions of the jacket and shows design development of the iconic product.

Very important thing for drivers of Mille Miglia race are their watches, too. Since 1988 Chopard has supported this event. So it is no surprise that company has launched whole collection of watches dedicated to the race only. Mille Miglia GT XL Chrono featuring here is one of them.