CHOPARD – L.U.C HÉRITAGE GRAND CRU
PRESTIGE AND TRADITION
As is the case for major wines, you can always be sure that the L.U.C Héritage Grand Cru will be a great vintage. The timepiece concentrates all the know-how of the watchmakers, Chopard.
Barrel-shaped watches are becoming rarer. So, they are much sought after by connoisseurs, as “grands crus” are by wine lovers. Both the watches and the wines have a very elegant appearance. But there is no need to lay down the L.U.C Héritage Grand Cru for years to come, since it is definitely ready to be enjoyed right away and without moderation! The aesthetic appearance of this timepiece pays homage to the vintage pocket watches that made the name of Chopard. On a white, wonderfully pure dial, like porcelain, the golden, dauphine-style hour and minute hands make their way around black Roman numerals. A second hand at 6 o’clock and a discreet date help balance the features housed in a rose gold case with graceful curves. This rounded shape makes the watch very comfortable to wear, particularly since it is no more than 7.75mm thick.
Following in the footsteps of the L.U.C Tonneau, released in 2001, this new model comes with a self-winding mechanism. The micro-rotor drives two superimposed barrels, which provide 65 hours of power reserve. Certified by the Contrôle Officiel Suisse des Chronomètres (COSC), the L.U.C Héritage Grand Cru also has the prestigious Geneva Seal, a guarantee of high quality. The L.U.C 97.01-L calibre has some of the most up-to-date finishes, as can be seen through the crystal glass on the case back.
This highly refined chronometer has all the charms needed to attract the modern gentleman. The model’s refined appearance is delicately enhanced by a hand-sewn brown alligator strap with a rose gold buckle.
Price: CHF22,300 chopard.com
By Dan Diaconu
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