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    Chopard Mille Miglia GT XL good choice?

    Hello everyone,

    This is my first ever post on watchuseek. I have been using it for a couple of years but only just joined the community Im sorry if I might have posted in the wrong section

    I have been fascinated by watches for the past 4-5 years and love the idea of owning beautiful timepieces. I own a couple of Tag Heuers (F1 and Carrera Automatic Chronograph). I also added a blue Breitling Superocean Heritage Chronograph 46 to my collection in 2013. I have been looking to purchase another watch for quite a while and am looking to spend about £3.5k-4k (retail price).

    I decided that I need a new watch to go both casually and formally. After months of looking around I am inclined to buy the Chopard GT XL power reserve. I tried it at the boutique here in London and absolutely loved it and so did my girlfriend.

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    So I would like to ask, how is Chopard as an overall brand? Is it reliable and customer friendly? What movements do they use? Does this watch look good? Can anyone suggest similar options?

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    Re: Chopard Mille Miglia GT XL good choice?

    Chopard is a good brand. I believe the older GT XL used an ETA movement. The 2015 MM and SuperFast use in house movement. The winding and date change feel very smooth for both ETA and LUC in house movement. The fit and finish of the Chopard racing series is good and on par with most of the competition but not the best you can find for the price range. The best finish of this price range goes to Grand Seiko.

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    Re: Chopard Mille Miglia GT XL good choice?

    If you really like it, yes.

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    Re: Chopard Mille Miglia GT XL good choice?

    It's got a "Valgranges" movement, which is a modified time-only Valjoux 7750, allowing the date to be where it's supposed to be (i.e. on the perimeter of the dial) and also fills in the display caseback nicely. I've seen these are they're pretty nice, I think the rubber strap is cool.
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    Re: Chopard Mille Miglia GT XL good choice?

    Agree with Domo, they are nice watches and I've always liked the tire tread straps. The Valgranges movement is based off of the 7750, though significantly larger. It was released in the late 2000s and has a lot of the benefits of the 7750 in terms of reliability and robustness, but also is a better match for larger watches, like the Chopard.

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    Re: Chopard Mille Miglia GT XL good choice?

    Welcome! Always liked the idea of the Chopard motor racing themed watches. This one's got a good third party movement, interesting look, always thought they were distinct and different from so many others at this price point. Problem for me Is that I've never been into motorsports enough to make that big a commitment.

    But if you're all about motorsports, I say go for it.


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    Re: Chopard Mille Miglia GT XL good choice?

    Chopard has excellent customer service, and I've found their watches to be high quality overall. I have owned a few with LUC movements, which I love, but I haven't owned the ETA/valgranges variety...I am sure the quality would be excellent either way.

    The Mille Miglia watches are nice, and if you like the racing design then I would go for it. Just be mindful that the resale is not good, so try to be very sure that you will love it.
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    Re: Chopard Mille Miglia GT XL good choice?

    Thank you for the replies everybody. I have now ordered this watch. Cost me about £2400 from the grey market which I believe is an excellent price for this beautiful watch. Will post some unboxing photos once I have it. Thanks again :D
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    Re: Chopard Mille Miglia GT XL good choice?

    Enjoy it!


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    Re: Chopard Mille Miglia GT XL good choice?

    looks a really nice watch - please post pics!


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