Chopard’s new L.U.C Twist in 18ct rose or white gold endowed with a 1.96 L.U.C calibre is a blend of innovation, design and elegance. The original features of this model include its off-centred crown at the 4 o’clock position, as well as its small seconds at 7 o’clock.
Some watches immediately capture one’s attention and the new L.U.C Twist with its monochrome dial, off-centred display and crown specially placed at 4 o’clock definitely falls in this category.
If the display of the hours and the minutes – Dauphine hands in white gold on a black dial or in rose gold on a silver dial depending on the model – is at the centre, the small seconds display is placed at 7 o’clock. The meticulous mechanism of the L.U.C 1.96 calibre bridges, decorated in straight Côtes de Genève design and golden engraving, can be seen through its sapphire crystal case back. At the heart of an 18ct white or rose gold case with a diameter of 41mm beats a movement equipped with a power reserve of approximately 65 hours, thanks to L.U.C Twin technology and its two stacked barrels.
Faithful to the tradition of manufacture, this self-winding mechanical movement successfully passed all precision and reliability testing imposed by the COSC. It also bears the famous Poinçon de Genève seal.
Ref. 161888-1003 (white gold)
Ref. 161888-5007 (rose gold)
18-carat white or rose gold
Total diameter: 41.00 mm
Thickness: 10.00 mm
Water-resistant to 30 metres
Crown in 18ct white or rose gold 6.50 mm
Glare-resistant sapphire crystal
Transparent case-back fitted with a sapphire crystal
Self-winding L.U.C 1.96
Diameter: 27.40 mm
Thickness: 3.30 mm
Number of jewels: 29
Frequency: 28,800 vph
Power-reserve: approximately 65 hours
Two stacked barrels (coaxial), L.U.C Twin technology
Bridges adorned with straight Côtes de Genève, gilded engravings
Poinçon de Genève quality hallmark
Dial and hands
Gold dial in black for the 18-carat white gold version and silvered for the 18-carat rose gold version
Rhodium-plated hour-markers for the 18-carat white gold version, gilded hour-markers for the 18-carat rose gold version
18-carat white or rose gold Dauphine hands for the hours and minutes
Dagger-shaped small seconds hand in 18-carat white or rose gold
Functions and indications
Central display of the hours and minutes
Off-centred small seconds hand at 7 o’clock
Date window at 3 o’clock
Strap and buckle
Strap in hand-sewn brown or black alligator leather (20 mm x 18 mm)
Pin buckle in 18-carat white or rose gold.