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CHOPARD -The timeless watch of the contemporary gentleman – L.U.C XPS

The timeless watch of the contemporary gentleman

L.U.C XPS

A taste for sleek design

A timeless example of the L.U.C collection’s great classics, the L.U.C XPS expresses its sense of purity and simplicity through two new versions with a bracelet composed of fine rectangular ethical gold links and a third option with a nubuck calfskin strap. Equipped with the ultra-thin L.U.C 96.12-L chronometer certified mechanical movement with automatic winding and a 65-hour power reserve – stemming from the watchmaking expertise of the Artisans at Chopard Manufacture – L.U.C XPS timepieces are based on meticulous hand-finishing and a keen sense of detail. The result is a work of horological precision and style.

The timeless watch of the contemporary gentleman

Elegance is the ability to adapt to circumstances with a touch of natural brilliance. To show yourself at your best, whatever the occasion. The L.U.C. XPS timepiece is a must for all men of taste. Made of ethical 18-carat rose gold, it embodies the ultimate elegance of a masculine wardrobe. On a first version, the ruthenium grey dial is matched by an anthracite grey nubuck calfskin strap ensuring pleasing chromatic harmony. Two other versions, with a silver-toned or ruthenium grey dial, feature a metal bracelet with seven rows of fine rectangular links in 18-carat ethical rose gold, reminiscent of gold ingots.

These three new models from L.U.C XPS remain loyal to the style and the chic fit on the wrist of the L.U.C. collection’s line of ultra-thin watches. They measure 40 mm in diameter and 7.2 mm thick, a perfectly ergonomic ratio ensuring optimal proportions, a symbol of assertive elegance. Thanks to their slightly slimmer lugs, the case easily naturally follows the curve of the wrist. In addition, the sapphire crystal protecting the slightly domed dial makes it easy to slip this exceptional timepiece under a shirt sleeve, further accentuating the softness of its design.

The dial is adorned with a satin-brushed sunburst finish. The three-dimensional finely structured and gilded three-dimensional “Dauphine fusée” hands lend a sophisticated touch to the watch, while its discreet hour-markers are shaped like raised facetted arrows. The satin-brushed case middle creates a striking contrast with a rounded and polished bezel, while the “Chronometer” label beneath the logo asserts the rank and vocation of the movement bearing the Chopard Manufacture signature.

Mechanical nobility

L.U.C XPS timepieces are powered by a mechanical movement with automatic winding via a 22-carat gold micro-rotor: the L.U.C 96.12-L calibre whose high inertia optimises efficiency and guarantees an approximately 65-hour power reserve thanks to the Twin technology invented by Chopard. The “S” in the XPS name refers to the small seconds at 6 o’clock. This is required by the Swiss Official Chronometer Testing Institute (COSC), which uses this display to determine the accuracy of movements it certifies. All L.U.C XPS models, like all L.U.C. timepieces with this hand, are inspected and approved by this official body, which awards the much-coveted ‘chronometer’ title. A powerful token of punctuality – the fundamental form of elegance sometimes referred to as the politeness of kings.

Technical details

L.U.C XPS in ethical 18-carat rose gold

Case:

Ethical 18-carat rose gold

Total diameter                                                                     40.00 mm

Thickness                                                                             7.20 mm

Water resistance                                                                30 metres

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

Exhibition caseback

 

Movement:

Mechanical movement with automatic winding             L.U.C 96.12-L

Winding via a 22-carat gold micro-rotor

Number of components                                                     172

Total diameter:                                                                    27.40 mm

Thickness:                                                                           3.30 mm

Number of jewels:                                                               29

Frequency:                                                                          28,800 vph (4 Hz)

Power reserve:                                                                     65 hours

Two barrels, Chopard Twin technology

Balance-spring with terminal curve

Bridges adorned with Côtes de Genève motif

Chronometer certified (COSC)

Dial and hands:

Silver-toned or ruthenium grey dial, satin-brushed sunburst finish centred around the L.U.CHOPARD logo

Finely snailed small seconds

Gilded numeral and appliques

Gilded Dauphine-type hours and minutes hands

Gilded baton-type small seconds hand

 

Functions and displays:

Central display of the hours and minutes

Small seconds display at 6 o’clock

Stop-seconds device

 

Strap and clasp/buckle:

Bracelet in ethical 18-carat rose gold or strap in anthracite nubuck calfskin

Folding clasp in ethical 18-carat rose gold for the gold bracelet

Pin buckle in ethical 18-carat rose gold for the nubuck calfskin strap

Ref. 161948-5003 – in ethical 18-carat rose gold with ruthenium grey dial and anthracite nubuck calfskin strap

Ref. 161948-5004 – in ethical 18-carat rose gold with ruthenium grey dial and gold bracelet

Ref. 161948-5001 – in ethical 18-carat rose gold with silver-toned dial and gold bracelet

 

 

 

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