Chopard L.U.C XPS Twist QF Fairmined

written by YWH team 6 May 2017
Chopard L.U.C XPS Twist QF Fairmined
Quick specs Chopard L.U.C XPS Twist QF Fairmined
Price: $ 18,480 | approx. € 16.900 | approx. £ 14,300
Size: 40 mm
Reference: 161945-5001
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In 2013 Chopard started The Journey to Sustainable Luxury. It is an agreement between the South American NGO Alliance for Responsible Mining (ARM) and the Swiss luxury brand. With that agreement Chopard was the first watch and jewelry company supporting gold mining communities towards achieving Fairmined certification. This label ensures that the gold used for jewelry and watches is extracted in a responsible manner for the miners and the environment. This type of gold is a little bit more expensive but a premium in addition to the fixed gold price is reinvested in community projects. So, this Chopard L.U.C XPS Twist QF Fairmined only has fair-mined gold.

It’s a dress watch, without a doubt. The highly finished 18K rose gold case measures 40 millimeters and has the characteristic vertical satin-brush on the side of the case. And it is slim. Very slim. Only 7.2 millimeters thick. But still thick enough to house Chopard’s L.U.C caliber 96.09-L. This is a self-winding movement with a power-reserve of 65 hours due to its two barrels.

The Chopard L.U.C XPS Twist QF Fairmined is multi-certified


The dial has a stamped sunburst texture in slate grey, inspired by the raw composition of the gold nuggets extracted from mines. It’s a good color match with the rose gold case.

To underline the quality, this Chopard L.U.C XPS Twist QF Fairmined is COSC certified. Then it is verified by the Chronofiable protocol and then certified by the Fleurier Quality Foundation. It sounds a little overdone, yet it is another way to distinct the brands efforts in creating watches with an extreme high quality.

The Chopard L.U.C XPS Twist QF Fairmined is limited to 250 pieces.

technical data Chopard L.U.C XPS Twist QF Fairmined
Chopard L.U.C 96.09-L | Automatic | Diameter: 27.4 mm | Thickness: 3.30 mm | Frequency: 28,800 vph (4 Hz) | Jewels: 29 | Parts: 172 | Micro-rotor in 22k gold | Two barrels | Bridges adorned with Côtes de Genève motif | COSC certified | Hours, minutes, small seconds | Power-reserve: 65 hours
Case & dial:
40 mm | 18K rose gold | Thickness: 7.2 mm | 18k rose gold crown with L.U.C logo: 5.00 mm | Satin-brushed case middle, polished bezel and case back | Vertical satin-brushed space between the lugs | Glare-proofed sapphire crystal | Transparent exhibition case back | Stamped dial with slate grey galvanic treatment | Gilt Dauphine-type hours and minutes hands | Gilt baton-type small seconds hands | Water-resistance: 3 ATM / 3 bar / 30 meters / 100 feet
Plant-dyed, CITES-certified hand-sewn matt black alligator leather with cognac-toned alligator leather lining | 18K rose gold pin buckle
Price Chopard L.U.C XPS Twist QF Fairmined:
$ 18,480 | approx. € 16.900 | approx. £ 14,300

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