Chopard L.U.C XPS 1860 Stainless Steel

written by YWH team 10 August 2016
Chopard L.U.C XPS 1860 stainless steel calibre 96.03.L
Quick specs Chopard L.U.C XPS 1860 Stainless Steel
Price: € 8.290 | $ 9,470 | approx. £ 6,290
Size: 40 mm
Reference: 168583-3001
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The Chopard L.U.C XPS 1860 Stainless Steel is re-issue of the original L.U.C 1860 launched in 1996. That 1996 model celebrated the fact that this was the first timepiece produced by the Chopard Manufacture. L.U.C in the name of the watch is a tribute to Chopard’s founder Louis-Ulysse Chopard. He founded the Swiss brand in 1860, there you have the 1860 in its name.

The original L.U.C 1860 was an ultra-thin timepiece with a very classic and distinctive design. The new L.U.C XPS 1860 series follows this signature. The design of the dial changed just a little and the hands are more modern and bolder than before.

The thickness of the Chopard L.U.C XPS 1860 Stainless Steel is only 7.2 millimeters

The thickness of the Chopard L.U.C XPS 1860 Stainless Steel is only 7.2 millimeters; the case has a diameter of 40 millimeters. Apart from this model there is also a Limited Edition (250 pieces) in 18k rose gold.

The main differences between those models are the case material and the calibre. The Chopard L.U.C XPS 1860 Limited Edition comes in 18k rose gold, this model, as mentioned, in stainless steel. The Limited Edition has Chopard’s L.U.C 96.01-L caliber, the first caliber by Chopard Manufacture. The stainless steel version, which is not limited, has the L.U.C 96.03-L caliber. This is a more ‘simplified’ version of the 96.01-L, still guaranteeing Chopard’s outstanding quality. Both calibers have the Poinçon de Genève quality hallmark that certifies the quality of its construction and finishing.

The central part is hand-guilloché (engine-turned) with a radiating wave pattern and opaline silver-toned indexes are applied. And take a look at the case band with its vertical brushing. Chopard has created another magnificent hand finished dress watch at a rather affordable price given the finish and quality.

technical data Chopard L.U.C XPS 1860 Stainless Steel
Chopard L.U.C 96.03-L | Automatic | Diameter: 27.4 mm | Thickness: 3.30 mm | Frequency: 28,800 vph (4 Hz) | Jewels: 29 | Two barrels | Bridges adorned with Côtes de Genève motif | COSC certified | Hours, minutes, small seconds, date | Power-reserve: 65 hours
Case & dial:
40 mm | Stainless steel | Thickness: 7.20 mm | Stainless steel crown with L.U.C logo: 5.00 mm | Vertical satin-brushed sides and inter-horn space, polished bezel and case back | Glare-proofed sapphire crystal | Transparent exhibition case back | Silver-toned dial, sunburst satin-brushed centre, opaline silver-toned surround | Rhodiumed Dauphine-type hours, minutes and small seconds hands| Water-resistance: 3 ATM / 3 bar / 30 meters / 100 feet
Matt brown hand-sewn alligator leather strap | Stainless steel pin buckle
Price Chopard L.U.C XPS 1860 Stainless Steel:
€ 8.290 | $ 9,470 | approx. £ 6,290

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