L.U.C PERPETUAL T SPIRIT OF THE CHINESE ZODIAC
Exemplary style and a top-quality mechanism give this unique piece all the attractions needed by watch collectors.
As the festive season draws near, several watchmaking brands are continuing the tradition of creating collectors’ items to show off their artistry and craftsmanship and focusing on the theme of Chinese astrology. The L.U.C Perpetual T Spirit of the Chinese Zodiac by Chopard is one of them. The 43mm-wide, fully hand-engraved rose gold case is decorated with the 12 signs of the Chinese zodiac in chronological order. No less than 210 hours of work went into creating this truly exceptional display. The bezel is also engraved with Chinese motifs. Other, more geometric designs elegantly enhance the dial, along with the hour and minute hands. This is the setting for the time information, including a perpetual date feature. There is a large double-counter for the date, along with the day of the week, the month and the leap years, as well as a 24-hour indicator.
All these data are driven with a masterly hand by a hand-wound movement. The calibre L.U.C 02.15-L features the Quattro technology, embodied in four barrels. The efficient mechanism provides no less than 216 hours of power reserve. The movement is also controlled by a tourbillon at 6 o’clock and crowned by a polished steel bridge incorporating the second hand.
Like all the watches made by the brand, the L.U.C Perpetual T Spirit of the Chinese Zodiac has been given the prestigious Geneva Seal.
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By Dan Diaconu
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