With this new numbered edition, the Manufacturer is appealing to collectors and discerning enthusiasts with an evolution of a distinctly contemporary sport chic aesthetic.
In 2016, Chopard combined a chronograph with a flyback function with a perpetual calendar. This watchmaking creation was housed in an exceptional 45mm-diameter casing in white gold. Two years later, an exclusive series incorporated this advanced mechanism into a platinum casing. This year, shades of gray remain the order of the day. Nevertheless, in order to protect the movements, the Manufacturer opted for a fashionable material, titanium. The result? The limited edition of only 20 timepieces of the L.U.C Perpetual Chrono is perfectly in line with the current sporty chic trend.
The layout of the time data on the elegant black rhodium-plated solid gold dial is identical to the original. A double window situated at 12 o’clock displays the date. The two counters in bicompax position afford the possibility of reading the measured times, the days of the week, and the month of the calendar. The leap year cycle and the day/night indicator appear on two off-center displays. As for the moon phases, they are hovered over by a small second hand.
All this information is masterfully orchestrated by a hand-wound caliber providing 60 hours of power reserve. The timepiece also boasts a double certification. The precision of the movement is certified by the Official Swiss Chronometer Testing Institute (COSC). The watch also meets the evaluation criteria of the Poinçon de Genève.
Price: €74,500 chopard.com
By Dan Diaconu