Chopard L.U.C Full Strike Blue Sapphire

written by YWH team 21 October 2023
Chopard L.U.C Full Strike Blue Sapphire ref. 168604-9001

Quick specs Chopard L.U.C Full Strike Blue Sapphire
Price: on request
Size: 42.50 mm
Reference: 168604-9001

The Chopard L.U.C Full Strike Blue Sapphire is an extremely blue transformation of the sapphire minute repeater the brand released in 2022. That is the Chopard L.U.C Full Strike Sapphire with reference number 168604-9001. It costed roughly just a little less than half a million. So, you can count on it that the price tag of this sparkling blue model at least equals that model. That ‘normal’ sapphire model was limited to five pieces, and so is this blue sapphire one.

Does this blue minute repeater differ from its predecessor? Not much. The case measures 42.50 millimeters with a thickness of 11.55 millimeters, which is the same. Furthermore, it is made of a sapphire crystal material displaying a complete transparent blue color. That is new part here. And it is fascinating the longer you look at it. It is blend of chromium and rare earth elements that gives this blue tone.

The Chopard L.U.C Full Strike Blue Sapphire offers a power reserve of 60 hours

The dial is made from a sapphire crystal too and features a skeletonized set-up where you can see the whole movement. That is including the sapphire gongs of its strike work. The rhodium-plated herringbone-type hour markers and rhodium-plated Dauphine hour and minute hands are a bit on the background. Just as the power reserve indicator at 2 o’clock, which has two hands. One is to specify the power available in the barrel that runs the movement, the other one is marking the level of energy for the minute repeater. Which has its own barrel, wounded by the crown as well. There is also a small seconds counter placed at 6 o’clock.

Inside the minute repeater is a hand-wound Chopard L.U.C caliber 08.01-L which is COSC certified. It is the same as in its transparent brother from last year. A small part of the mechanism can also be admired through its sapphire case back. And the movement has a power reserve of 60 hours. The Chopard L.U.C Full Strike Blue Sapphire comes on a hand-sewn blue alligator leather strap with blue alligator lining. The folding clasp is polished and satin-brushed and made of ethical 18-carat white gold.

Technical data Chopard L.U.C Full Strike Blue Sapphire
Chopard L.U.C caliber 08.01-L | Hand-wound | Diameter: 37.20 mm | Thickness: 7.97 mm | Frequency: 28,800 vph (4 Hz) | Parts: 533 | Jewels: 63 | Double barrel | Hours, minutes, small seconds, power reserve indicator, minute repeater | Poinçon de Genève quality hallmark | COSC certified | Power reserve: 60 hours
Case and dial:
42.50 mm | Blue sapphire case | Thickness: 11.55 mm | Sapphire crystal glass| Sapphire crystal bezel | Open-worked sapphire dial | Applied rhodium-plated herringbone-type hour-markers | Rhodium-plated Dauphine hours and minutes hands | Logo plate in 18-carat white gold | Crown with integrated strike work pusher | Sapphire case back
Strap in hand-sewn blue alligator leather with blue alligator lining | Folding clasp in polished and satin-brushed ethical 18-carat white gold
Price Chopard L.U.C Full Strike Blue Sapphire:
on request

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