The Prestigious L.U.C family from Chopard offers breath taking haute horlogerie creations and among them is the famous L.U.C Quattro (2000), a world-first model protected by two patents and of which the Regulator (4R) version won the 2004 Watch of the Year prize awarded by a jury of professionals brought together by the specialised magazines Montres Passion and Uhrenwelt. Introduced in 2011, the L.U.C Quattro model in 18ct rose gold houses the famous four-barrel L.U.C 1.98 movement developed by Chopard Manufacture.
The hand-wound L.U.C 1.98 movement is indeed the world’s only movement to have been fitted with four stacked and series-coupled barrels. This patented technology ensures a full nine days of operating autonomy to the L.U.C Quattro and a constant rating regularity that enables it to meet all the requirements of the Swiss Official Chronometer Testing Institute (COSC).
The L.U.C 1.98 movement also bears the prestigious Poinçon de Genève hallmark, a guarantee of impeccable quality and finishing, and its bridges are adorned with a straight-line Côtes de Genève motif.
The most visible aesthetic changes appear on the dial of the L.U.C Quattro, which now features new hands. Their shape is inspired by the “dauphine” style already used in the collection, but redesigned to provide a hint of technical refinement and precision reflecting the quality of the L.U.C. movements. The typeface of the L.U.C collection has also been changed, as have the traditional Roman numerals inspired by a 1960s style.
The details of the rose gold case have been fine-tuned to create a refined and timeless appearance. Its new curves lend a masculine and contemporary touch to the redesigned lugs. Its diameter has been broadened from 39 mm to a generous 43 mm and its finishes are satin-brushed on the case middle and polished on the bezel and the exhibition back. A brown hand-sewn alligator strap completes the elegant new look of the L.U.C Quattro.
18ct rose gold
Total diameter: 43.00 mm
Thickness: 7.22 mm
Water-resistant to: 50 m
Crown in 18ct rose gold with L.U.C logo: 6.50 mm
Glareproofed sapphire crystals on front and back
Mechanical hand-wound: L.U.C 1.98
Total diameter: 28.00 mm
Thickness: 3.70 mm
Number of jewels: 39
Frequency: 28,800 vph
Power reserve: 216 hours/9 days
4 barrels Quattro® technology
Côtes de Genève adorned bridges
Poinçon de Genève Hallmark
Dial and hands
Silvered satined dial
Gold-toned Dauphine fusée-type, minute and second hands
Blue date and power reserve hands
Functions and displays
Central hour and minute hands
Small seconds at 6 o’clock
Date display at 6 o’clock
Power reserve display at 12 o’clock
Strap and buckle
Hand-sewn brown alligator leather strap
Pin buckle in 18-carat rose gold
Ref. 161926-5001 – In 18ct rose gold