The new L.U.C GMT One Black timepiece is a casual, monochrome take on the dual-time travel watch. It features a lightweight, ultra durable case in ceramised grade 5 titanium.
Along with the new Chopard L.U.C Time Traveler One Black worldtimer, it is the world’s first travel watch to use this advanced material for the case construction. Produced as a limited edition of 250 pieces, this traveller’s watch houses the L.U.C Calibre 01.10-L, a dual-time movement entirely crafted by the artisans of Chopard Manufacture.
The Chopard L.U.C GMT One Black timepiece offers wearers total clarity across two time zones, with the local time displayed conventionally via the distinctive Dauphine hands of the L.U.C collection, and a second time zone indicated against a 24-hour track via a pointed GMT hand. For added utility, the two time zones are adjusted with separate crowns: the crown positioned at 2 o’clock manages the date and local time, while the crown at 4 o’clock moves the 24-hour disc.
The ceramised grade 5 titanium has a hardness of 700 Vickers (Hv). Used in areas such as aerospace, automotive and medical component manufacturing, this biocompatible material is friction coefficient as well as wear and corrosion resistant.
The L.U.C GMT One Black is a timepiece of great practicality in both its function and its versatile wearability. Styled in black and grey, with a strap in high-quality rubber processed like a fabric, it is suitable for any situation the wearer may encounter on his travels. The perfect dial finish, with a vertical satin brushed effect, is hand-crafted with great skill, while the strap reflects Chopard’s attachment to the highest quality.
Made in Switzerland, it offers huge versatility of usage thanks to its resistance to the effects of water or sweat, its high durability and its wearer comfort. In keeping with Chopard’s commitment to sustainable luxury, the strap has been subjected to stringent environmental tests including REACH certification for protecting human health and the environment from chemicals.
The L.U.C 01.10-L movement powering this timepiece is equipped with a GMT function. Made in the watchmaking workshops of the Maison, it guarantees a generous 60-hour power reserve, while the finesse characterising each and every L.U.C creation is expressed through meticulously hand-crafted movement finishing, visible through the display case-back.
As with all L.U.C watches carrying a seconds indication, the L.U.C GMT One Black is Chronometer-certified by the COSC for accuracy and performance.
Model: Chopard L.U.C GMT One Black
Ref. 168579-3004 – in ceramised grade 5 titanium with black rubber strap
250-piece limited edition
Ceramised grade 5 titanium
Total titanium 42 mm
Thickness 11.71 mm
Water resistance 50 metres
Two ceramised grade 5 titanium crowns with L.U.C logo and globe 6.50 mm
Sandblasted case middle, bezel and case-back
Mechanical with automatic winding L.U.C 01.10-L
Number of components 262
Total diameter 31.90 mm
Thickness 5.95 mm
Number of jewels 31
Frequency 28,800 vph (4 Hz)
Power reserve 60 hours
Bridges adorned with Côtes de Genève motif
Balance-spring with flat terminal curve
Dial and hands
Dark grey dial achieved by galvanic treatment –vertical satin-brushed finishing on central part
Snailed chapter ring
Hour-markers and Arabic numerals painted with Super-LumiNova®
Circular satin-brushed GMT function disc, grey between 6.30 am and 6.30 pm – black transfers; and black between 6.30 pm and 6.30am – white transfers
Metallic black Dauphine-type hours and minutes hands
Metallic black baton-type hand for the GMT function, white arrow
Metallic black baton-type central seconds hand
Railway track minute circle
Functions and displays
Central display of the hours, minutes and seconds
Semi-instantaneous date display at 6 o’clock
GMT function displayed on the outer dial disc
Crown at 2 o’clock serving to adjust the date and time
Crown at 4 o’clock serving to adjust the second time zone – GMT function
Fabric-patterned black rubber strap with grey stitching
Ceramised grade 5 titanium pin buckle