With its sleek, strong lines, contemporary look and a thoroughbred in its class, the new L.U.C Chrono One chronograph represents an ideal blend of refined technical and aesthetic features. Housing a movement entirely in-house designed, developed and produced, this new chronograph offering a flyback function features several major innovations for which three patents have been filed. This exceptional watch that meets the highest demands of Haute Horlogerie beats to the cadence of the L.U.C 11 CF movement, chronometer-certified by the COSC.
This timepiece offers a novel interpretation of what is doubtlessly one of the most sophisticated expressions of the watchmaking art: the chronograph complication. The exceptional quality standards applied to this L.U.C Chrono One are reflected in the incomparable lines of its design. Crafted in polished and brushed steel, the 42 mm case features an admirable blend of classical elegance and dynamic sportsmanship.
The brilliant black dial is a model of clarity, particularly with its two oversized hour and minute counters slightly offset from the crown axis. The slender, partially hollowed “Tech”-style hour and minute hands are coated in Superluminova to ensure optimal night-time readability. With a water-resistance level to 30 metres and endowed with a 60-hour power reserve, this chronograph is equipped with a sapphire glass and transparent case back revealing the movement.
The meticulous finishing of the case and dial is matched by an exceptional movement. Designed, developed and produced by Chopard Manufacture, the L.U.C Calibre 11 CF is an integrated chronograph movement – the most prestigious in the world of chronographs. It is equipped with a column wheel – the nerve centre of high-end chronographs – and comprises a flyback function.
This series calibre is an evolution of the first Chopard chronograph movement – the L.U.C Calibre 10 CF, which powered the “Chrono One Concept”. The L.U.C Calibre 11 CF, like its predecessor, is distinguished in particular by three innovative systems. The reset function operates by means of a lever pivoting three supple hammers, thereby ensuring optimal return of the counter hands and also cushioning the reset action (patent pending). The L.U.C Calibre 11 CF also includes a “small seconds reset” function combined with a movement stop feature for a precise time setting (patent pending).
Last, the self-winding mechanism winds in both directions and comprises a unidirectional gear device (patent pending). This system avoids the loss of energy, ensuring an optimal winding speed via the gold oscillating weight.
Limited edition: 500
Total diameter: 42.00 mm
Thickness: 13.20 mm
Water-resistant to: 30 metres
Steel crown: 8.00 mm
Steel rectangular pushers
Glare-resistant sapphire crystal
Self-winding chronograph L.U.C 11 CF
Total diameter: 28.80 mm
Thickness: 7.60 mm
Number of jewels: 45
Frequency: 28,800 vph
Power reserve: 60 hours
Small seconds reset on demand
22-carat gold rotor
Dial and hands
Brilliant black dial
Rhodium-plated and “tech” style openworked hour and minute hands
Rhodium-plated sweep seconds hand
“Baton-type” counter hands
Functions and indications
Hours, minutes and small seconds at 6 o’clock
Chronograph: hour counter at 9 o’clock, minute counter at 3 ‘clock and sweep seconds hand
Flyback and stop seconds functions
Date window between 4 and 5 o’clock
Strap and buckle
Hand-sewn black or brown alligator leather strap (22.00mm x 18.00mm)
Steel folding clasp