|Quick specs Chopard L.U.C XP
Price: $ 9,250 | approx. € 7.820 | approx. £ 6,960
Size: 40 mm
This is without a doubt one of the best dress watches we have seen in a long time. The Chopard L.U.C XP is elegant in all its simplicity, but with a serious pedigree.
The Chopard L.U.C XP is part of the manufactures high-end collection. Designer Guy Bove did some good work with a silver-toned dial, large blued numerals and blue Dauphine fusée-type hands. This casual chic color combination is supplemented by a blue cashmere or blue alligator leather strap. And it has a 40-millimeter stainless steel case. Which is not common for the L.U.C collection.
The Chopard L.U.C XP uses a new movement
The new design is powered by a new movement. The L.U.C 96.53-L to be precise. The movement is comprising two stacked barrels guaranteeing a 58-hour power-reserve. Accommodating such a self-winding movement within an ultra-thin 7.20-millimeter case is possible by an ingenious micro-rotor construction ensuring greater visibility of the movement. The latter is made of tungsten, a sturdy high-density material enabling enhanced movement winding.
An haute horlogerie movement that can be admired via the open sapphire case back. A complexity that differs totally from the clean and minimalistic dial.
A ‘simple’ watch? Yes, perhaps. But with great legibility, even better style and the use of blue – a color that is getting more and more popular – Chopard delivered a great watch with restraint in terms of design. A trait some other watchmakers should follow. That leaves just the price, if the watch would have been one to two thousand dollars less, Chopard would have had a hit in hands.
technical data Chopard L.U.C XP
Chopard L.U.C 96.53-L | Automatic | Diameter: 27.4 mm | Thickness: 3.30 mm | Frequency: 28,800 vph (4 Hz) | Jewels: 27 | Parts: 172 | Côtes de Genève | Hours, minutes | Power-reserve: 58 hours
|Case & dial:
40 mm | Stainless steel | Thickness: 7.20 mm | Anti-reflective sapphire crystal | Open sapphire case back | Silver-toned dial with vertical satin-brushed vertical finish | Applied blued numerals and Dauphine-type hour markers | Blued Dauphine fusée-type hands| Water-resistance: 3 ATM / 3 bar / 30 meters / 100 feet
Blue cashmere with hand-sewn brown alligator leather lining or blue alligator leather with hand-sewn brown alligator leather lining
|Price Chopard L.U.C XP:
$ 9,250 | approx. € 7.820 | approx. £ 6,960