Chopard just released a very special and limited edition watch. This is known as the L.U.C. 1963 in Platinum limited to 50 pieces.
What makes this watch so special is that it pays homage the Scheufele family, who purchased the brand in 1963 and has brought Chopard to the forefront of watchmaking.
Personally, I think this is the most beautiful watch Chopard has produced; it reeks class and sophistication. I wish it was made in stainless steel and bigger in size, but hey one can dream!
The watch is constructed out of Platinum and 38 mm in case size. The dial is white porcelain with black roman numeral. The amazing contrasting steel blued “Dauphine-fusée” hands make this watch clean and timeless. Even though the subseconds hand at the nine o’clock intersects the chapter ring and cuts of the roman numeral nine, it gives a traditional watch a modern day aesthetic.
The movement is the chronometer certified hand wound L.U.C 63.01-L and has a 60 hour power reserve which can be seen through the sapphire crystal caseback. It proudly display hand made finishing including :beveled nickel silver bridges, Côtes de Genève decoration, finely gilded inscriptions and elegant swan’s-neck index assembly. Bearing the prestigious Poinçon de Genève quality hallmark, this exceptional timepiece is what Chopard stands for.
Technical Specs of the Chopard L.U.C. 1963 in Platinum limited to 50 pieces.
hours and minutes, small seconds
Poinçon de Genève quality hallmark, Chronometer certificate issued by the COSC
TYPE OF WINDING:
hand-wound mechanical movement
Ø 38.00 mm
3 Hz (21,600 vibrations per hour)
with two spokes, with screws
DECORATIONS ON MOVEMENT:
nickel silver bridges and mainplate, grained motif on the bridges
NUMBER OF MOVEMENT PARTS:
platinum and 18k white gold
Ø 44.00 mm
white porcelain-type dial with black Roman numerals
glareproofed scratch-resistant sapphire crystal
see-through sapphire crystal
18k white gold
black alligator leather strap (matt square plate) with hand sewn matching tones , lining: alligator brown
18k white gold
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