In 1996, under the guidance of Karl-Friedrich Schefeule, Chopard proudly inaugurated its Fleurier Manufacture and introduced a superb micro-rotor development, the Caliber 1.96. This brand milestone brought forth a collection of very good quality watches named L.U.C epitomizing Chopard’s best watchmaking aptitude. It laid the foundations for numerous developments including the L.U.C Perpetual Twin, an elegant perpetual calendar that was introduced in 2016 on the occasion of the 20th commemoration of the collection. The model is presently released in two new elegant versions.
The first form of the Chopard L.U.C Perpetual Twin is introduced in the usual stainless steel case. It is currently fitted with another dial, with subtle blue shades. The second model introduced is, interestingly, offered in pink gold and matched with an elegant ruthenium-dim dial. The two dials are introduced in another, more classic style with faceted hour markers – replacing the applied Roman numerals found in previous versions. The dial colors are underlined by a sunray glossy silk brush finish. The 43mm case, just as the clean layout of the dial, allow for a legible and practical display enhanced with a large date indication. The three sub-dials show the day of the week, the month, with the leap year indication close to it, lastly the small seconds at 6 o’clock.
Visible underneath a sapphire crystal caseback is the automatic in-house caliber L.U.C 96.22-L development fueling the L.U.C Perpetual Twin. Because of a 22k micro-rotor, this elegant development is just 6.00mm thick in spite of its complex mechanism. Working at 4Hz, it uses twin barrels to deliver a comfortable 65-hour power hold. Its precision is certified by the Contrôle Officiel Suisse des Chronomètres (COSC). The completing is in line with the impeccable Haute Horlogerie execution of the collection.
The Chopard L.U.C Perpetual Twin is worn on a hand-sewn alligator leather lash with alligator lining and fitted with a pin buckle matching the material of the case. Water-resistance is appraised at 30m. Price is set at EUR 24,600 for the steel variant. The price of the gold model is to be confirmed. For more data, please visit www.chopard.com .