Chopard Baselworld 2019 part III L.U.C Chrono One Flyback The mark of a man

Chopard Baselworld 2019 part III L.U.C Chrono One Flyback The mark of a man

 

Chopard Baselworld 2019 part III

 L.U.C Chrono One Flyback

The mark of a man

 

On the one hand, the chic of a perfectly sober shade of grey. On the other hand, high-impact shades of green, offering an amusing twist on military camo codes. With 100 featuring a Titalyt® case and 250 clad in stainless steel, the two limited series of the L.U.C Chrono One Flyback are dissimilar and yet immediately recognisable. Equipped with a calibre developed, crafted and assembled within Chopard Manufacture, L.U.C 03.03-L, this flyback chronograph plays with male fashion conventions. Adopting a virile yet not swaggering attitude, it is imbued with the contemporary, relaxed yet controlled elegance that is the unique signature of the L.U.C collection.

 

Two faces

The first of these two new iterations of the L.U.C Chrono One Flyback is available in stainless steel, with L.U.C’s own finishes, namely vertical satin-brushed sides and polished bezel and lugs. The dial accompanying this 250-piece limited series is grey with a fine vertical satin-brushed motif. The result is tone-on-tone, chic, relaxed and understated. This modern classic is naturally complemented by a slate-grey alligator leather strap with a brown alligator leather lining.

The second version places the emphasis on sport and masculine pursuits with a play on colours that is entirely new to the L.U.C. collection. The dial is military green punctuated by steel grey hour-markers, hands and counter rims. The case is also dark and matt, thanks to the use of Titalyt® a material widely used in the aerospace, aeronautical and medical fields that is known for its hypoallergenic properties. It benefits from the natural lightness of titanium, whose hardness and abrasion resistance are reinforced by electro-plasma treatment. On the surface, the metal has changed in nature and colour, while its core remains as strong as ever. High-performance green Titalyt® also exudes an understated and undeniably masculine appearance, perfectly in tune with the desire to create a smart modern chronograph that plays on military colour codes and style, in the spirit of the times. This explains why these 100 timepieces are fitted with a double-sided brown calfskin strap.

Technical details

L.U.C Chrono One Flyback

250-piece limited edition in stainless steel

 

 

Case:

Stainless steel

Total diameter                                                                       42 mm

Thickness                                                                               13.42 mm

Water resistance                                                                  100 metres

Stainless steel crown with L.U.C logo                          7.50 mm

Stainless steel pushers

Vertical satin-brushed case middle

Glare-proofed sapphire crystal

Polished bezel and case-back, hand-engraved case-back

Exhibition back with glare-resistant sapphire crystal

 

Movement:

 

Mechanical self-winding movement                          L.U.C 03.03-L

Number of components                                                     359

Diameter                                                                                28.80 mm

Thickness                                                                              7.60 mm

Number of jewels                                                                 45

Frequency                                                                             28,800 vph (4 Hz)

Power reserve                                                                     60 hours

Bridges adorned with Côtes de Genève motif

Flyback function – stop-seconds function

22K gold openworked rotor

Balance-spring with flat terminal curve

Chronometer-certified (COSC)

 

Dial and hands:

 

Slate-grey dial, hand-crafted vertical satin-brushed finish

Rhodium-plated hour-markers and 12 o’clock numeral

Rhodium-plated chronograph counters

Dauphine fusée-type hours and minutes hands, rhodium-plated and painted with Super-LumiNovaTM

Rhodium-plated baton-type small seconds and chronograph counter hands

 

Functions:

 

Hours, minutes, small seconds at 6 o’clock

Central chronograph seconds hand

30-minute counter at 3 o’clock

12-hour counter at 9 o’clock

Date window between 4 and 5 o’clock

 

Strap and clasp:

 

Slate grey alligator leather strap with brown alligator leather lining

Polished stainless steel folding clasp

 

Ref. 168596-3001 – in stainless steel with slate grey dial

250-piece limited edition

 

 

Technical Details

L.U.C Chrono One Flyback

100-piece limited edition in Titalyt

 

Case:

 

Titalyt®

Total diameter                                                                       42 mm

Thickness                                                                            13.42 mm

Water resistance                                                                  100 metres

Khaki green Titalyt® crown with L.U.C logo               7.50 mm

Khaki green Titalyt® pushers

Vertical satin-brushed case middle

Glare-proofed sapphire crystal

Polished bezel and case-back, hand-engraved case-back

Exhibition back with glare-resistant sapphire crystal

 

Movement:

 

Mechanical self-winding movement                           L.U.C 03.03-L

Number of components                                                     359

Diameter                                                                                28.80 mm

Thickness                                                                              7.60 mm

Number of jewels                                                                  45

Frequency                                                                             28,800 vph (4 Hz)

Power reserve                                                                     60 hours

Bridges adorned with Côtes de Genève motif

Flyback function – stop-seconds function

22K gold openworked rotor

Balance-spring with flat terminal curve

Chronometer-certified (COSC)

 

Dial and hands:

 

Khaki green varnished dial

Rhodium-plated hour-markers and 12 o’clock numeral

Rhodium-plated chronograph counters

Dauphine fusée-type hours and minutes hands, rhodium-plated and painted with Super-LumiNovaTM

Rhodium-plated baton-type small seconds and chronograph counter hands

 

Functions:

 

Hours, minutes, small seconds at 6 o’clock

Central chronograph seconds hand

30-minute counter at 3 o’clock

12-hour counter at 9 o’clock

Date window between 4 and 5 o’clock

 

Strap and clasp:

 

Brown calfskin leather strap with brown calfskin leather lining

Polished Titalyt® folding clasp

 

Ref. 168596-3002 – in Titalyt® with khaki green dial

100-piece limited edition

 

L.U.C Flying T Twin

The first Chopard flying tourbillon

 

With the new L.U.C Flying T Twin, Chopard is unveiling its first calibre equipped with a flying tourbillon. This technically and aesthetically sophisticated timepiece is distinguished by its remarkable charisma: a hand-guilloché gold dial, impeccable proportions and an ultra-thin case in ethically certified “Fairmined” rose gold make it a truly exceptional creation within the L.U.C collection. This extremely refined 50-piece limited series designed for contemporary gentlemen connoisseurs of Fine Watchmaking is certified by the “Poinçon de Genève” quality hallmark.

 

Nestling inside its ultra-thin 40 mm-diameter case in 18-carat ethically certified “Fairmined” rose gold is a new calibre developed specifically for this timepiece and rounding off the exhaustive range of complications featured in L.U.C models. It is regulated by a flying tourbillon as well as being automatic, a double first for Chopard. This chronometer-certified movement also features a stop-seconds device which is extremely rare on a tourbillon and enables perfectly accurate time-setting. Testifying to the fine craftsmanship lavished on the L.U.C Flying T Twin, it also bears the “Poinçon de Genève” quality hallmark.

 

A freely spinning carriage

 

The flying tourbillon of the L.U.C Flying T Twin timepiece is highlighted through a large-diameter aperture at 6 o’clock providing a view into the movement. The physical and visual lightness of the flying tourbillon is used to create a sense of transparency and depth, directly contributing to the exceptional personality of L.U.C Flying T Twin.

 

This opening appears in the solid dial hand-guilloché executed by Chopard artisans. A snailed motif appears around the chapter ring, while the central medallion is adorned with a honeycomb motif introduced on the 2017 L.U.C XPS 1860 Officer edition. Symbolising a beehive, it is a nod to the first logo used by Louis-Ulysse Chopard. Finally, the ruthenium grey dial strikes a pleasing contrast with the rose gold hands and hour-markers.

 

L.U.C horological excellence

 

L.U.C Flying T Twin is the first Chopard timepiece to house a flying tourbillon. Entirely developed, produced and assembled in the L.U.C workshops, it is distinguished by the slenderness of its 7.2 mm case. A flying tourbillon is characterised by the absence of an upper bridge and is naturally slimmer due to being supported from underneath. Calibre 96.24-L is just 3.30 mm thick, the same size as the first Chopard Manufacture movement, Calibre 96.01-L, from which it has evolved. This horological feat in no way modifies any of its fundamental characteristics. Its diameter, its 65-hour power reserve – supplied by two stacked barrels according to Chopard’s patented Twin Technology – and its automatic winding via a 22-carat gold winding rotor are all in place. Nonetheless, the movement has no date so as to preserve the purity of the design and leave ample space for the tourbillon.

 

Technical details

L.U.C Flying T Twin

50-piece limited edition in ethically certified “Fairmined” rose gold

 

Case:

18-carat rose gold

Total diameter                                                                     40 mm

Thickness                                                                            7.20 mm

Water resistance                                                                30 metres

18-carat rose gold crown with L.U.C logo                 5.00 mm

Vertical satin-brushed case middle and

Inter-horn spaces

Polished bezel and back

Glareproofed sapphire crystal

Exhibition back fitted with a transparent sapphire crystal pane

 

Movement:

 

Mechanical self-winding                                                L.U.C 96.24-L

Number of components                                                     190

Total diameter                                                                     27.40 mm

Thickness                                                                            3.30 mm

Number of jewels                                                                 25

Frequency                                                                           25,200 vph (3.5 Hz)

Power reserve                                                                      65 hours

Flying tourbillon performing one rotation per minute

Two barrels – Chopard Twin Technology

Winding via an engraved 22-carat gold micro-rotor

Bridges adorned with Côtes de Genève pattern

Balance-spring with flat terminal curve

Chronometer-certified (COSC)

‘Poinçon de Genève’ quality hallmark

 

Dial and hands:

 

Solid gold dial with grey ruthenium surface achieved by galvanic treatment

Snailed chapter ring with concentric circles

Railway-type minutes track

Applied hour-markers and tourbillon ring gilded with 18-carat rose gold

Central medallion with hand-guilloché honeycomb motif

Gilded Dauphine fusée-type hours and minutes hands

White triangle-shaped small seconds hand affixed to the flying tourbillon carriage

 

 

Functions and displays:

 

Central display of the hours and minutes

Small seconds appearing at 6 o’clock on the flying tourbillon carriage

 

Strap and buckle:

 

Hand-sewn plant-dyed matt black alligator leather strap with cognac-coloured alligator leather lining

18-carat rose gold pin buckle

 

 

Ref. 161978-5001- in 18-carat ethically certified “Fairmined” rose gold

50-piece limited edition

 

 

 

 

  • U.C Quattro

A refined chronometer

 

The elegant L.U.C Quattro timepiece with its extremely generous power reserve continues its ongoing transformation. With its vertical satin-brushed blue dial framed by a white gold case, L.U.C Quattro expresses a subtly different spirit through a dial radiating an aura of extreme distinction. Chopard has chosen a shade of blue directly inspired by English tastes such as those pervading private clubs, along with a formal yet eccentric aura of elegance. This 50-piece limited model is intended for gentlemen well-acquainted with watchmaking secrets and capable of recognising the inherent L.U.C fine craftsmanship.

 

L.U.C Quattro is one of the major players in the L.U.C collection. This mainstay of Chopard Manufacture is powered by a peerlessly slender top-flight calibre with a nine-day power reserve, Above and beyond its horological performance, the new L.U.C Quattro timepiece is a distinguished, epicurean attribute designed for the contemporary gentleman. The modern spirit of its redesigned dial, its unique colour and its ‘Poinçon de Genève’ certification make this a chronometer intended to be worn, flaunted and admired.

 

An exceptional mechanism

 

Beating inside the L.U.C Quattro is one of the original Chopard Manufacture movements: Calibre 98.01-L, distinguished by the patented Chopard Quattro Technology. Its two pairs of stacked barrels endow this certified chronometer with a maximum 216-hour power reserve, while taking up remarkably little space given that it measures just 3.7 mm thick – which in turn gives the watch an incomparably slim and elegant profile.

 

 

Technical details

L.U.C Quattro

50-piece limited edition in 18-carat white gold

 

 

Case:

 

18-carat white gold

Total diameter                                                                       43 mm

Thickness                                                                              8.84 mm

Water resistance                                                                  50 metres

18-carat white gold crown with L.U.C logo              6.50 mm

Vertical satin-brushed case middle

Glare-proofed sapphire crystal

Polished bezel and case-back, hand-engraved case-back

Exhibition back fitted with glare-proofed sapphire crystal

 

Movement:

 

Mechanical hand-wound movement                        L.U.C 98.01-L

Number of components                                                       223

Diameter                                                                                28.60 mm

Thickness                                                                              70 mm

Number of jewels                                                                     39

Frequency                                                                             28,800 vph (4 Hz)

Power reserve                                                                      216 hours (9 days)

Four barrels – Chopard Quattro Technology

Bridges adorned with Côtes de Genève motif

Swan’s-neck index assembly

Balance-spring with Phillips terminal curve

Chronometer-certified by the COSC

Poinçon de Genève quality hallmark

 

Dial and hands:

 

Blue dial with hand-crafted vertical satin-brushed finishing

Applied rhodium-plated hour-markers and numerals

Opaline power reserve and snailed small seconds

Dauphine fusée-type hours and minutes hands enhanced with Super-LumiNovaTM

Rhodium-plated baton-type small seconds, date and power-reserve hands

 

Functions:

 

Hours, minutes

Concentric small seconds and date at 6 o’clock

Power-reserve indicator at 12 o’clock

 

Strap and buckle:

 

Brown alligator leather strap with brown alligator leather lining

Polished 18-carat white gold pin buckle

 

Ref. 161926-1002 – in 18-carat white gold with blue dial

50-piece limited edition

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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