The prestigious L.U.C collection from Swiss luxury watch brand Chopard now welcomes a new interpretation of the emblematic L.U.C Quattro watch in 18-carat rose gold case housing a new vertical silver-toned dial and COSC-certified hand wound L.U.C Calibre 98.01-L movement with a nine-day power reserve.
After the successful launch of new design of its L.U.C XP and XPS collections in 2017, the family owned watch manufacture updates their L.U.C Quattro with a silver-toned and vertical satin-brushed across its entire surface, swept over by a set of blued hands.
This timepiece features the signature L.U.C Quattro 6 o’clock subdial, containing both small seconds and a pointer-type date indication. Its graduations have been refined and simplified. Exactly opposite, at 12 o’clock, sits the nine-day power-reserve display also emblematic of the L.U.C Quattro, shaped like a fan unfurled over a 180° angle.
The minute circle is punctuated by two large 3 and 9 o’clock Arabic numerals, and by blued applied hour-markers. Their shape is an extrapolation of the Dauphine-fusée type hands typical of the L.U.C collections, enhanced in this instance with Super-LumiNova.
The case of the L.U.C Quattro measures 43 mm in diameter and is crafted from 18-carat rose gold. Its caseband is satin-brushed, its bezel polished and its back hand-engraved. Proudly bearing the “Poinçon de Genève” quality hallmark, this model comes fitted with a stylish woven-effect blue calfskin leather strap with an alligator leather lining.
Developed and produced by Chopard Manufacture, Calibre 98.01-L, the beating heart inside the L.U.C Quattro, is distinguished by the patented Quattro technology. Its two pairs of stacked barrels endow this certified chronometer with a maximum 216 hours of autonomy, while keeping it surprisingly slim at just 3.7 mm thick. This in turn gives the L.U.C Quattro a peerlessly slender and elegant profile.
The various stages involved in making L.U.C watches are conducted within the group’s own production sites in Meyrin and Fleurier. Movement development, design of the finished product, gold casting, stamping and machining of cases, movement parts and bracelets, traditional hand-crafted decorations, surface treatments, polishing, assembly, adjustment and quality control: this entire range of watch production operations is fully mastered in-house by Chopard and applied to the creation of each L.U.C watch.
Model: L.U.C Quattro
Ref. 161926-5004 – in 18-carat rose gold with silver-toned dial
Limited edition of 50 pieces
18-carat rose gold
Total diameter: 43 mm
Thickness: 8.84 mm
Water resistance: 50 metres
18-carat rose gold crown with L.U.C logo: 6.50 mm
Vertical satin-brushed caseband
Glareproofed sapphire crystal
Polished bezel and case-back, hand-engraved case-back
Exhibition caseback fitted with glarerproofed sapphire crystal
Mechanical hand-wound movement: L.U.C 98.01-L
Number of components: 223
Diameter: 28.60 mm
Thickness: 3.70 mm
Number of jewels: 39
Frequency: 28,800 vph (4 Hz)
Power reserve: approx. 216 hours (9 days)
Four barrels – Quattro technology
Bridge adorned with Côtes de Genève motif
Swan’s neck adjustment
Balance-spring with Phillips terminal curve
Chronometer-certified by the COSC
“Poincon de Genève” quality hallmark
Vertical satin-brushed silver-toned dial
Blued hours and minutes hands painted with Super-LumiNova
Blued baton-type hands for the small seconds, date and power reserve
Small seconds and date at 6 o’clock
Power-reserve indicator at 12 o’clock
Strap and buckle
Blue calfskin leather with brown alligator leather lining
Polished 18-carat rose gold pin buckle