L.U.C FLYING T TWIN
Chopard, the creators of aesthetic and mechanical emotions, has produced a limited edition showing off its high manufacturing standards and underlining environmental commitments.
Elegance is a state of mind and can be embodied in different ways. At Chopard, we see it in the L.U.C. collection, with watches combining refined designs and exceptional mechanisms. The brand’s new model, unveiled at the 2019 Baselworld, nonetheless fills a gap with the first calibre featuring a flying tourbillon. For the occasion, the manufacture has designed a delicate setting built around a 40cm-wide and 7.2mm-thick, ultra-slim case made of Fairmined rose gold. The regulating organ driving the small seconds dial at 6 o’clock is enhanced by a solid-gold watch face featuring a hand-made guilloché pattern. At the centre of the L.U.C Flying T Twin is a honeycomb decoration encircled by an hour rim with an azure pattern.
Rose gold hands move around the dial. They are powered by the calibre 96.24 L, a new version of the 96.01-L. The inclusion of two superimposed barrels and the self-winding mechanism, boosted by a gold micro-rotor, provides a comfortable power reserve of 65 hours. A stop-second feature can be used to precisely match a reference time. The COSC has certified the timepiece’s accuracy.
And to fully satisfy contemporary gentlemen with a concern for the environment, CITES has given its seal of approval to the strap worn sold with this limited edition of 50 pieces. It is made of matt black alligator leather and dyed with plant pigments. The CITES certification means that the origin of the leather poses no threat to the survival of the species in question.
Price: 109,000 EUR chopard.com
By Dan Diaconu
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