The history of the Chopard Company, founded in 1860, has been marked by many significant moments. 1937 was one of these fundamental years, as this was when the founder’s grandson Paul-André Chopard chose to leave the Jura region where Louis-Ulysse Chopard set up his first workshop, in order to establish the brand in Geneva. It was in the latter canton that Chopard subsequently built its current success. In tribute to this historical landmark, the Manufacture first presented the L.U.C 1937 model in 2010 with its pure, understated lines embodying a significant facet of the company’s watchmaking heritage.
In 2011, two new versions of this classic steel watch were introduced: one with a porcelain-type white dial and the other with a satin-finished silver-toned dial. The core of this collection is the high performance L.U.C 1.010 movement.
The first model features a porcelain-type white dial with black transferred Roman numerals and minute track. The second has a satin-brushed silver-toned dial punctuated by applied rhodiumed Roman numerals and a transferred minute track. Both have Dauphine hands personalised for the L.U.C collection in rhodium or black depending on the version.
The 42 mm-diameter steel case of the L.U.C 1937 model is characterised by an innovative profile and timeless curves. Its screw-lock crown at 3 o’clock guarantees water resistance to 50 metres. It is adorned with a vertical satin-brushed finish on the sides, along with polished lugs and a sapphire crystal case-back.
The L.U.C 1937 model beats to the rhythm of the L.U.C Calibre 1.010 and its 28,800 vibrations per hour. This mechanical self-winding movement is chronometer-certified by the COSC and has a 60-hour power reserve. Its construction designed to achieve faultless reliability drives the hours, minutes and central seconds hands, as well as a date display through a window at 6 o’clock. It also features a stop-seconds function enabling easy and accurate time-setting.
The precise and high-performance L.U.C Calibre 1.010 represents a significant landmark in the history of L.U.C movements, since its construction serves to increase production volumes and thus consolidate Chopard’s independence.
These elegant L.U.C 1937 men’s watches are fitted with a black alligator leather strap lined with brown alligator leather and secured by a steel pin buckle.
Satin-brushed/polished steel case
Diameter: 42.00 mm
Thickness: 11.39 mm
Water-resistant to 50 metres
Steel crown with L.U.C logo: 6.00 mm
Glare-proofed sapphire crystals on front and back
Mechanical self-winding L.U.C 1.010
Total diameter: 28.80 mm
Thickness: 4.95 mm
Number of jewels: 31
Frequency: 28,800 vph
Power reserve : 60 hours
Chronometer certification (COSC)
Côtes de Genève adorned bridges
Dial and hands
Satin-brushed silver-toned or porcelain-type white dial
Rhodiumed or black transferred Roman numerals
Rhodiumed or black Dauphine fuse-type hour, minute and second hands
Functions and displays
Display of the hours, minutes and central seconds hand
Date window at 6 o’clock
Strap and buckle
Black hand-sewn alligator leather lined with brown alligator leather
Steel pin buckle
Ref. 168544-3001 – with porcelain-type white dial
Ref. 168544-3002 – with satin-brushed silver-toned dial