NEW WATCHES: AND WHAT ABOUT THAT CHOPARD SILVER JUBILEE L.U.C COLLECTION?

by | Apr 20, 2021 | Featured, Style, Watches

Keeping with our theme lately of new men’s luxury watch launches, especially what emerged last week from an ultra busy, all-digital Watches and Wonders show in Geneva, we give you striking new releases from Chopard.

Related: New Tudor Black Bay and Omega Seamaster, Watches and Wonders digital show, cap hectic week

The Swiss watchmaker celebrates the 25th anniversary of the L.U.C. collection with nine anniversary models in total this year. Here we will focus on five of them, the highest standard of haute horlogerie, from the just-completed Geneva show.

L.U.C Time Traveler One Black

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Sooner or later borders will open back up and travel again. Chopard is ready for that, introducing a new design and lightweight wearability – the L.U.C Time Traveler One Black. A limited edition of 25 pieces, this is a travel watch made of an ultra-light and hard-wearing material (ceramized grade 5 titanium). The movement – calibre L.U:C 01-05-L – was created in-house.

The worldtimer shows the time in 24 zones around the world simultaneously. Chopard has built something both practical for the traveler while making a statement with its elegance and sophistication. Tech details: 42 mm, water resistance to 50 metres, mechanical with auto winding movement (L.U.C 01.05-L), 60-hour power reserve. Just a gorgeous piece.

Chopard L.U.C GMT One Black

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Life promises to get real hectic post-pandemic, after a year of lockdowns. The new L.U.C GMT One Black timepiece from Chopard was also rolled out at the Watches and Wonders show, and is truly more of a contemporary twist on the dual-time travel watch. It isn’t bulky by any means – ultra-durable lightweight case made of ceramized grade 5 titanium. Grey-on-black tonality means it’s for the gentleman who’s serious and has substance.

Chopard has produced only 250 of these, it’s watch-making artistry meets technological peak. Travel watches need to be uncomplicated and easy to use. The One Black, at 42 mm, offers total clarity across two time zones, with those distinctive Dauphine hands displaying local time. The L.U.C 01.10-L movement powering the watch guarantees 60 hours of power reserve. The movement is meticulously hand-crafted, viewable through the case-back.

Chopard L.U.C Quattro Spirit 25

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Chopard presents its first jumping-hour timepiece – the L.U.C Quattro Spirit 25. Innovative and sleek, and housed in a 40-millimetre case, the movement (L.U.C 98.06-L) is equipped with four barrels based on the exclusive Chopard Quattro technology. That allows up to eight days of power reserve.

Stunning, white Grand Feu enamel dial, produced in-house by the artists of the Manufacture. Just 100 pieces in this limited edition series, understated yet technically bold. Its ethical 18-carat rose gold case featuring rounded shapes are inspired by classic pocket watches from years past. Its highly complicated mechanical movement with manual winding is reliable and precise. Other features: 40 mm case, polished bezel and case-back, glare-proofed sapphire crystal, crown in 18-carat rose gold with L.U.C logo.

L.U.C QF Jubilee

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The L.U.C QF Jubilee timepiece is meant to sum up the three core values of the L.U.C collection – technical performance, aesthetic refinement and a commitment to certified watchmaking. Features include a 39 mm steel case, 65-hour power reserve from the L.U.C 96.09-L movement, calfskin leather strap, and certification from both the Official Swiss Chronometer Testing Institute and the Fleurier Quality Foundation. Its curved lines are inspired from watches from the 1950s.

All movements submitted for comprehensive Fleurier certification must have passed the tests of the Swiss Official Chronometer Testing Institute. The precision of mechanical movements are measured in five positions at three different temperatures.

L.U.C. Perpetual Chrono

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Another one of the new Chopard L.U.C men’s dress watches is the Perpetual Chrono – a combination of perpetual calendar and hand-wound chronograph. This one carries both “Chronometer certification” and the esteemed Poinçon de Genève. This is for those seeking an alternative to gold or platinum. This rare titanium perpetual calendar chronograph delivers. 

Other features: 45 mm diameter, 15.06 mm thickness, short lugs for comfort, lightweight, mechanical movement with manual winding (L.U.C 03.10-L), 60-hour power reserve, hand-sewn grey nubuck calfskin strap, Grade 5 titanium.

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