L.U.C XPS TWIST QF
A TOUCH OF FANTASY
After a first limited edition of the XPS Twist QF, released in 2017, Chopard is back and breaking the traditional watchmaking design rules, but always in style.
If you want to break the rules, then you need to master them to perfection. This is an art where Chopard has shown real skill, as can be seen in the Twist series from the L.U.C. collection. An example? Take a look at the L.U.C XPS Twist QF launched at the last Baselworld! The limited edition of 250 watches provides a new take on classic watchmaking style based on symmetry. You find the brand’s typically refined style, but the offset position of two of the elements gives the watch a unique personality that is guaranteed to please. The transgressive style is first of all highlighted in the seconds sub-dial. It is positioned at 7 o’clock and becomes the main visual focal point, since the satin sunburst finish on the dial converges towards it. To reset the dauphine-style hands, the discreet crown also comes as a surprise at 4 o’clock.
In this very simple and effective design, the time information is completed by a counter with a semi-instantaneous change of date. The time elements are powered by the calibre L.UC 96.26-L, an automatic movement driven by two superimposed barrels. They supply the watch with 65 hours of power reserve.
This 100% Swiss-made model meets all of Chopard’s usual high standards. The L.U.C XPS Twist QF has both the Fleurier Quality and COSC chronometer certifications. The 40mm-wide white gold Fairmined case is worn with a blue-grey matt alligator leather strap, dyed with plant pigments.
Price: 19,800 CHF chopard.com
By Dan Diaconu
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