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The blue wave hit the vast majority of dials this year. This version takes full advantage of it to bolster its power to seduce gentlemen.
While the watches in Chopard’s L.U.C. collection embody the philosophy of the manufacture through refined style combined with mechanical components assembled in the tradition of fine watchmaking, the XP model captures its quintessence. No date, no second disturbs its refined dial, dressed in a blue satin texture. This is only touched on by the hour and minute hands which point to a timer on which numbers and indices alternate. All these elements are enhanced by the warm hue of pink gold. Elegant in its style, this timepiece is equally elegant in its shape, housed in a 40mm diameter steel case only 7.20mm thick. This finesse makes the XP a distinctive model that allows it to perfectly match all the pieces of a sophisticated men’s locker room.
On the mechanical side, the L.U.C. 96.53 L caliber brings time information to life. The self-winding movement, using a micro-rotor that supplies two superposed barrels, ensures a comfortable 58-hour power reserve. This high-performance architecture is revealed via the sapphire crystal case back.
Chopard supplies the owner with a choice of two bracelets. The first is sure to seduce demanding dandies by combining a blue merino wool with a brown alligator lining. The second, just as chic, is made of cognac-colored leather. Both are closed with a pin buckle.
Price: 8,350 EUR chopard.com
By Dan Diaconu
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