This 40mm Chopard Mille Miglia was a chronometer rated watch with big date, and this one has a new Chopard strap too.  Model reference 8955.


From the supplied paperwork, which matches the serial number on the case back, we can accurately date this watch to being sold in May 2007.


The Mille Miglia was a fast – and dangerous – road race than ran from 1927 until 1957.  In 1977 it was revived, only for pre 1957 cars, and Chopard became their timing sponsor in the 1990’s.  The glamour of the old race cars, plus the well heeled drivers, were a natural match for Chopard.   It is this connection to the Mille Miglia which explains one of the strangest promotion items to be included with a watch – a good quality tyre pressure gauge!  It also helps explain the Dunlop pattern on the rubber strap.  This model is not the XL, which at 45mm is a bit too large for many wrists.  What is large is the calendar window, with split digits like Glashutte or A. Lange & Sohne.  The case, bezel and buckle are unpolished so will show light signs of wear.  The dial is excellent, with very good lume, and the sapphire crystal is unmarked.  The movement is COSC rated, with an ETA base, and it is working well.  The rubber strap is brand new, and the original Chopard buckle has been transferred to it.

This watch will be supplied with the original presentation boxes, papers, tyre pressure gauge, the old strap and our Certificate of Authenticity.

This watch has been checked against the Watch Register and has not been reported as lost, stolen or implicated in fraud, and a copy of that certificate will also be included.

Please see the HD video for more detail.  All photos and videos are part of the description and are of the actual watch unless mentioned.  We do not photoshop any pictures, and the images are copyright of and should not be used without permission.


Width with crown  43.7 mm

Width without crown  40.2 mm

Between lugs  19 mm

Lug to lug length  47.6 mm

Case Thickness  11.0 mm

All sizes are approximate.  The watch is photographed on a wrist of 190mm/7.5 inches.

Included with this watch is a 3 month guarantee and free delivery to UK addresses.  If you live outside the UK we can still deliver to most countries.  Please see our Worldwide Shipping information, or Contact Us.   Payment can be made by most credit or debit cards, bank transfer or PayPal.

From 1st September 2021 we will be planting a tree for every watch we sell, working with the International Tree Foundation (Est 1922) to make this business positive on carbon.  By buying anything pre owned you are effectively reusing what already exists, but this takes it further and makes us feel good.