A MAJOR CHORD
The manufacturer is enticing discerning collectors with a surprising timepiece produced in a limited series of only five watches with an exceptional acoustic quality.
Which material enables a better diffusion of sound? For Chopard, the quest for an appropriate solution began in 2006 with the Strike One equipped with a ringtone. Ten years later, a minute repeater captivates with its incredible musicality. To achieve such a result, the manufacturer chose to use tones made from solid sapphire. A major innovation that will be patented accordingly! For this year, the L.U.C Full Strike Sapphire continues to compose this horological score with a maestoso piece that plays its notes fortississimo.
To enable the tones to fully develop, the 42.5mm diameter and 11.55mm thick case is also machined in corundum crystal. This technical solution contributes de facto to the aesthetics of the timepiece. The pair of hands point to an hour track made of translucent satin-finished material decorating the markers. At 2 o’clock, an indicator displays the power reserve available for both the watch and the musical complication. A small second hand at 6 o’clock completes the time indications. The absence of a dial and the sapphire case thus provide an impressive 360° view of the L.U.C 08.01-L hand-wound movement brought to life with the help of 533 components. With such an open architecture, how can one not marvel at the striking of the hammers while they are operating? This complex caliber also compiles its performance. In addition to its 60-hour power reserve, it features chronometric precision certified by the Official Swiss Chronometer Testing Institute (COSC). The L.U.C Full Strike Sapphire watch also satisfies the requirements of the Poinçon de Genève.