Classic Timer - The 722® Mille Miglia - Classic Timer

Code CT722
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Code CT722
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    Just 72 available.

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    The Watch 

    The Classic Timers feature our bespoke Stainless Steel 316L surgical standard case. Featuring soft push function buttons and a screw-down crown machined from solid Stainless Steel. 

    The dial is hand assembled and has raised indexes with polished steel hands and markers. The result is an all round watch that can we worn on the track or at dinner.

    The case weighs a comfortable 95g. It measures 41mm in diameter, with a 49mm lug-to-lug, and is just 11.5mm thick. The top of the case is polished and blends seamlessly into the design of the circular-shaped case is a domed sapphire crystal, which has multiple internal layers of anti-reflective coating. 

    The Classic Timer carries a depth rating of 100m or 10ATM. Inside the watch you’ll find the tried and tested Japanese Miyota 9122 automatic movements.  The watch is finished off with an Italian ethically sourced leather strap with contrast stone stitching.


    Showing Sir Stirling Moss the first design of The 722®

    The Story 

    The 722 Mille Miglia, also known as the Mille Miglia 722, refers to a historic endurance race that took place in Italy. The term "722" holds special significance and is derived from the race's most famous victory.

    The Mille Miglia itself was a long-distance road race held from 1927 to 1957, covering a 1,000-mile (approximately 1,600 kilometers) loop that started and ended in Brescia, Italy. The route passed through various Italian cities and towns, including Rome, Florence, and Bologna, showcasing the country's beautiful landscapes.

    The 722 Mille Miglia specifically refers to the victory achieved by the British racing driver, Sir Stirling Moss, and his co-driver, Denis Jenkinson, in the 1955 edition of the race. The number "722" represents the starting time of their car, a Mercedes-Benz 300 SLR, which was 7:22 a.m. on May 1, 1955.

    Moss and Jenkinson's triumph in the 1955 Mille Miglia is considered one of the most remarkable and legendary performances in motorsport history. They completed the grueling 1,000-mile distance in a record-breaking time of 10 hours, 7 minutes, and 48 seconds, averaging an incredible speed of 98.53 mph (158.86 km/h). Their achievement showcased the skill, endurance, and technical prowess required in long-distance racing.

    The victory of Moss and Jenkinson in the 722 Mille Miglia cemented their place in racing folklore, and it remains one of the most celebrated moments in the history of motorsports. The 722 number has since become synonymous with the Mille Miglia and is often used to refer to the race, particularly in the context of commemorating Moss and Jenkinson's exceptional achievement.


    Tech Specs 

    Case - 41mm. Lugg to lugg 49mm

    Glass - Domed Sapphire Glass with anti-reflective coating 

    Dial - Sunray Arrows Silver with English white highlights, raised hour indexes with superluminova inserts. 

    Needles - Polished hour and minute hands, 722 Red large second hand and small subdial hands

    Movements - 10ATM Automatic with 40 hour power reserve, Automatic and hand winding, 3 hands date, Month/Day, Mono pusher. Japanese Miyota 9122 Premium Automatic

    Caseback - Engraved Premiére Edition 1 of 72

    Strap - 22mm Black Italian Rally Leather with contrast stitching