Chopard L.U.C Full Strike Tourbillon Limited Edition in Ethical 18-Carat Rose Gold

Chopard expands its L.U.C Haute Horlogerie collection by introducing a multi complication timepiece incorporating the brand’s emblematic striking minute repeater mechanism and tourbillon. Limited to 20 pieces, this watch features an ethical 18-carat rose gold case.

Celebrating the 25th anniversary of the L.U.C collection, the L.U.C Full Strike Tourbillon model is one of the most sophisticated and most innovative Grand Complication watches ever created to date.

Chopard L.U.C Full Strike Tourbillon Limited Edition in Ethical 18-Carat Rose Gold

It follows in the footsteps of Chopard’s L.U.C Full Strike minute repeater timepieces, of which the first ethical rose gold edition was awarded the “Aiguille d’Or” best-in-show award at the 2017 Grand Prix d’Horlogerie de Genève. These timepieces feature a unique Chopard-patented system in which the gongs and sapphire crystal form a single entity, which resonates in its entirety to produce the chime.

Dressed in a 42.5 mm diameter and 12.58 mm thick case, the L.U.C Full Strike Tourbillon is distinguished by well-balanced proportions contributing to the characteristic elegance of the L.U.C collection. With its interplay of grey and gold colours between the case and strap, dial and hands, as well as between the movement’s steel and nickel silver components, this watch flaunts its aesthetic perfection at every level.

Chopard L.U.C Full Strike Tourbillon Limited Edition in Ethical 18-Carat Rose Gold

For the first time in the history of the Full Strike, the L.U.C Full Strike Tourbillon model has an almost entirely solid dial. Instead of broadly revealing the watch’s internal mechanisms, it reserves its openings for the two horological complications that make this piece so special.

The first cut-out between 9 and 11 o’clock, highlights the two mirror-polished steel hammers whose striking generates the chime. The other, at 6 o’clock, reveals the tourbillon of the L.U.C 08.02-L calibre.

Thanks to a cross-through sapphire crystal tourbillon bridge, nothing obscures the view of the spiral-shaped carriage bridge. The final touch, made possible by the use of sapphire with its multiple properties, lies in the four rounded notches. This L.U.C signature tourbillon bridge is derived from a design by the founder of the Maison, Louis-Ulysse Chopard.

Chopard L.U.C Full Strike Tourbillon Limited Edition in Ethical 18-Carat Rose Gold

The dial is made from a base plate in solid gold and this material remains visible along the openings, featuring mirror-polished edges. It also features a hand-guilloché radiating floral pattern belonging to the collection’s aesthetic repertoire that is then ruthenium grey-coloured by means of a galvanic treatment.

It is complemented by applied Roman numeral hour-markers and hands, all of which are gilded in a rose gold matching the case. The latter, like all Chopard’s watch and jewellery creations since 2018, is crafted from ethical gold.

Chopard Manufacture watchmakers have placed the tourbillon of the L.U.C 08.02-L calibre at 6 o’clock, beneath the seconds hand. Its high-quality steel carriage picks up the distinctive spiral design – a signature of L.U.C tourbillons.

This regulator further enhances the precision of the movement, a subject to which Chopard’s Co-President, Karl-Friedrich Scheufele, takes a resolutely uncompromising approach. It combats the adverse effects of gravity on the balance-spring and escapement by placing them in a variety of spatial positions.

The tourbillon placed on the Chopard Manufacture minute repeater mechanism thereby contributes to the extreme precision of L.U.C Calibre 08.02-L as well as to the obtention of chronometer certification from the Official Swiss Chronometer Testing Institute.

The L.U.C Full Strike Tourbillon is not a mere modification of the L.U.C Full Strike. Moving from a calibre comprising 533 components to one with 568 is not an addition, but a revolution. The decision to include a tourbillon regulator required a complete development process that involved rethinking interactions and layouts.

With such a delicate complication subject to as many parameters as the minute repeater, the Chopard Manufacture workshops had to ensure that this tourbillon would not in any way modify the acoustic qualities of the chime.

This equilibrium is preserved by the sapphire gongs that are all-of-a-piece with the watch glass, which acts as a resonator. Moreover, the fact that the minute repeater has its own barrel naturally eliminates any energy-related interference, while the presence of the tourbillon does not alter the striking reserve.

Chopard L.U.C Full Strike Tourbillon Limited Edition in Ethical 18-Carat Rose Gold

L.U.C Calibre 08.02-L inherits the unprecedented advances featured in the L.U.C 08.01-L: the first minute repeater movement introduced by Chopard Manufacture in 2016. In addition to its resonant structure, whose role is taken on by the sapphire crystal, several innovative technical systems have been added.

It also benefits from the innovations introduced in L.U.C Calibre 02.01-L in 2003. A total of seven are the subject of patents. In a minute repeater mechanism, the energy used by the strikework is provided each time the arming lever is activated.

Here, the energy comes from a separate, dedicated barrel wound directly by the crown. It enables the L.U.C Full Strike Tourbillon to chime a maximum of 12 times the most complex and energy-intensive time: namely 12 hours and 59 minutes.

This exceptional power reserve is due to several factors. Benefiting from a patented clutch-lever device, it ensures that the strikework gear train is blocked to avoid losing power reserve during the information capture that controls the minute repeater.

Chopard L.U.C Full Strike Tourbillon Limited Edition in Ethical 18-Carat Rose Gold

Keen to preserve the user-friendliness of the minute repeater and to make its operation as secure as possible, Chopard Manufacture has introduced a number of innovative systems. Thus, if the barrel no longer has sufficient force to power the minute repeater, a safety mechanism blocks its release. In addition, Chopard has filed a patent for a new strikework-activation device. As soon as it is activated, the pusher is disengaged, thereby making it impossible to disturb the running of the minute repeater or to damage it.

So as to optimise and perpetuate the acoustic richness of the monobloc sapphire crystal/gong system derived from the L.U.C Full Strike, Karl-Friedrich Scheufele has initiated a new approach. In 2018, while attending a concert given by violinist Renaud Capuçon, he realised that a minute repeater watch should be designed as a musical instrument and should deliver something more – namely emotion.

Renaud Capuçon is a virtuoso of his time as well as a specialist in acoustics and sound – just like his brother, cellist Gautier Capuçon. Both play instruments that are several hundred years old and which embody a perfection and uniqueness that have stood the test of time.

Karl-Friedrich Scheufele decided to call upon the two soloists to join forces with Professor Romain Boulandet – head of the Applied Acoustics Laboratory at Geneva’s HEPIA engineering school – whose work in an anechoic chamber perfectly isolated from noise pollution has demonstrated that the sound of Chopard’s minute repeater is powerful, harmonious and crystal clear.

Together, these experts have combined their skill and knowledge to conduct an analysis that goes beyond the purely measurable criteria of acoustics to enter another dimension: that of sound as perceived by the listener. The L.U.C Full Strike Tourbillon timepiece benefits from their analysis and their contribution, both scientific and emotional.

Thanks to Chopard’s unalterable sapphire gongs, the sound of the L.U.C Full Strike Tourbillon is unchanging, stemming from the orchestration of complementary talents: Karl-Friedrich Scheufele for watchmaking precision; Renaud and Gautier Capuçon for artistic and emotional endorsement; and Romain Boulandet for scientific expertise.

Technical details

Model: Chopard L.U.C Full Strike Tourbillon
Ref. 161987-5001

Edition
Numbered 20-piece limited edition in ethical 18-carat rose gold

Case
Ethical 18-carat rose gold
Total diameter 42.5 mm
Thickness 12.58 mm
Crown with integrated strikework pusher in ethical 18-carat rose gold with L.U.C logo 8.80 mm
Vertical satin-brushed caseband
Polished bezel and case-back, hand-engraved case-back
Exhibition back with sapphire crystal

Movement
Mechanical hand-wound L.U.C 08.02-L
Number of components: 568
Total diameter: 37.20 mm
Thickness: 8.90 mm
Number of jewels: 61
Frequency: 28,800 vph (4 Hz)
Power reserve: 50 hours
Mainplate and bridges in untreated nickel silver
Bridges adorned with Côtes de Genève motif
Chopard-patented one-minute tourbillon regulator equipped with a Chopard-patented monobloc pallet-lever
Minute repeater
Chopard-patented monobloc sapphire crystal and gongs
Chopard-patented variable-inertia balance
Chopard-patented clutch-lever device serving to block the strikework so as to avoid losing power reserve during information capture
Chopard-patented dedicated ratchet-driving mechanism serving to avoid pauses during chiming
Strikework-activation device serving to act on the pusher whether while it is chiming or not, in normal, low, continuous or fast mode (Patent pending)
Balance-spring with Phillips terminal curve
Chronometer-certified by the COSC
Poinçon de Genève quality hallmark

Dial
Dial in ruthenium grey hand-guilloché 18-carat rose gold
Chapter ring with snailed concentric circle pattern
Applied gilded Roman numerals
White transferred power-reserve graduations
Gilded Dauphine fusée-type hours and minutes hands
Gilded baton-type small seconds hand
Gilded baton-type power-reserve and strikework power-reserve hands
Railway-type minutes track engraved on the sapphire crystal
Tourbillon bridge in glare-proofed sapphire crystal

Functions
Minute repeater striking sapphire gongs (Chopard-patented system)
Tourbillon with small seconds display at 6 o’clock
Central display of the hours and minutes
Concentric display of the watch and strikework power reserves at 2 o’clock
Stop-seconds function

Strap
Strap in hand-sewn grey alligator leather with grey alligator lining
Folding clasp in polished and satin-brushed ethical 18-carat rose gold

Chopard L.U.C Strike One Limited Edition in Ethical 18-Carat Rose Gold

Chopard’s new L.U.C Strike One model chimes at the passing of each hour, on a patented monobloc sapphire of which the acoustics have received the artistic endorsement of virtuosos Renaud and Gautier Capuçon.

Equipped with the new L.U.C 96.32-L movement, this refined 40 mm diameter ethical 18-carat rose gold watch is chronometer-certified and bears the Poinçon de Genève quality hallmark. Its solid gold ruthenium grey dial is hand-guilloché with a honeycomb motif. With its crown-integrated pusher, its slender 9.86 mm size and its crystal-clear sound, the L.U.C Strike One model endows the passing of time with an elegantly resonant dimension.

Chopard L.U.C Strike One Limited Edition in Ethical 18-Carat Rose Gold

As part of the L.U.C collection’s 25th anniversary celebrations, Chopard Manufacture is laying a new milestone in the history of Haute Horlogerie. Fifteen years after the presentation of its first watch with a striking movement, the collection is renewing the calibre, aesthetics and style of its L.U.C Strike One model.

Chopard Manufacture draws upon the knowledge and experience acquired with its L.U.C Full Strike model, its minute repeater watch launched in 2016 and winner of the “Aiguille d’Or” best-in-show award at the 2017 Grand Prix d’Horlogerie de Genève, as the L.U.C Strike One becomes the only chiming watch with a sapphire gong directly attached to the crystal.

Chopard L.U.C Strike One Limited Edition in Ethical 18-Carat Rose Gold

The L.U.C Strike One timepiece picks up the aesthetic codes inaugurated with the L.U.C XPS 1860 model, starting with its solid gold dial in ruthenium grey, bearing a snailed rim and a hand-guilloché centre adorned with a honeycomb pattern. The beehive is one of the emblems that Louis-Ulysse Chopard chose to represent his workshops.

At 1 o’clock, the dial features a cut-out revealing the mirror-polished steel hammer that generates the chime through a likewise hammer-shaped opening. The periphery of the dial bears a railway-type minutes track, engraved on the sapphire crystal. Just below this is the element that makes the L.U.C Strike One so exclusive: a monobloc sapphire gong.

Chopard L.U.C Strike One Limited Edition in Ethical 18-Carat Rose Gold

The chime-in-passing mechanism rings out only when the minutes hand reaches 12 o’clock. Twenty-four times a day, on the hour, its hammer is automatically armed and strikes the gong, just once. The sound thus produced resonates alone and must therefore feature exceptional intensity, clarity and length. In this solo performance, the chime represents a distillation of the expertise acquired by Chopard Manufacture in the field of striking mechanisms.

The new L.U.C 96.32-L features the typical architecture of L.U.C calibres, with its automatic winding via a micro-rotor in engraved ethical 22-carat gold. In addition, the Chopard Twin technology, with its double barrel, ensures a 65-hour power reserve even when the chiming mode is activated. This stability demonstrates the quality of Chopard’s developments and its management of energy issues.

Chopard L.U.C Strike One Limited Edition in Ethical 18-Carat Rose Gold

In addition, this calibre boasts a number of new features compared to the first movement with a strikework presented by Chopard Manufacture in 2006. The first is that the pusher controlling the chime, previously located at 10 o’clock, is now integrated into the crown.

It is this pusher that enables the wearer to switch between silence and striking mode, indicated by a gold-ringed aperture at 12 o’clock. More discreet and also more comfortable on the wrist, this layout remains a Chopard-specific feature to date. In addition, the L.U.C 96.32-L movement is thinner than its predecessor, the L.U.C 96.14-L.

This in turn enables the case of the new L.U.C Strike One model to be less than ten mm thick at 9.86 mm, placing it firmly within the tradition of understated elegance characterising the L.U.C collection.

This is also reflected in its grey alligator leather strap with tone-on-tone alligator lining, secured by an ethical 18-carat rose gold pin buckle.

Chopard L.U.C Strike One Limited Edition in Ethical 18-Carat Rose Gold

To optimise and perpetuate the acoustic richness of the monobloc sapphire crystal/gong system derived from the L.U.C Full Strike, Karl-Friedrich Scheufele has initiated a new approach.

He called upon the talents of two soloists (Renaud and Gautier Capuçon) and Professor Romain Boulandet – head of the Applied Acoustics Laboratory at Geneva’s HEPIA engineering school – whose work in an anechoic chamber perfectly isolated from noise pollution has demonstrated that the sound of Chopard’s minute repeater is powerful, harmonious and crystal clear.

The L.U.C. Strike One timepiece benefits from their analysis and their contribution, both scientific and emotional. Thanks to Chopard’s unalterable sapphire gong, the sound of the L.U.C Strike One is unchanging, stemming from the orchestration of complementary talents: Karl-Friedrich Scheufele for watchmaking precision; Renaud and Gautier Capuçon for artistic and emotional endorsement; and Romain Boulandet for scientific expertise.

Technical details

Model: Chopard L.U.C Strike One Limited Edition in Ethical 18-Carat Rose Gold
Ref. 161949-5001

Case
Ethical 18-carat rose gold
Total diameter 40.00 mm
Thickness 9.86 mm
Crown in ethical 18-carat rose gold with L.U.C logo 7.80 mm
Vertical satin-brushed caseband
Polished bezel and case-back, hand-engraved case-back
Exhibition back with sapphire crystal

Movement
Mechanical self-winding L.U.C 96.32-L
Number of components 275
Total diameter 33.00 mm
Thickness 5.60 mm
Number of jewels 33
Frequency 28,800 vph (4 Hz)
Power reserve 65 hours
Two barrels –Chopard Twin technology
Bridges adorned with the Côtes de Genève motif
Chime in passing
Chopard-patented monobloc sapphire crystal and gong
Balance-spring with Phillips terminal curve
Chronometer-certified by the COSC
Poinçon de Genève quality hallmark

Dial and hands
Dial in ethical 18-carat rose gold obtained by galvanic treatment
Hand-guilloché central medallion with honeycomb motif
Chapter ring with snailed concentric circle pattern
Applied gilded herringbone-type hour-markers
Gilded Dauphine fusée-type hours and minutes hands
Gilded baton-type small seconds hand
Snailed small seconds counter
Railway-type minutes track engraved on the sapphire crystal

Functions and displays
Chime-in-passing mechanism striking Chopard-patented monobloc sapphire crystal/gong system
Central display of the hours and minutes
Small seconds subdial at 6 o’clock
“Chime/silence” aperture at 12 o’clock
Stop-seconds function

Strap and buckle
Strap in hand-sewn grey alligator leather with grey alligator lining
Pin buckle in polished and satin-brushed ethical 18-carat rose gold

Edition
Numbered 25-piece limited edition

Chopard Happy Sport Automatic 33 mm in Ethical 18 Carat Rose Gold

Chopard’s iconic Happy Sport timepiece is now available in a 33mm version made of ethical 18-carat rose gold.

Crafted in accordance with the golden ratio, this Happy Sport watch is fitted with an ethical 18-carat rose gold bracelet. It houses the Chopard 09.01-C in-house movement and guarantees a 42-hour power reserve.

Chopard Happy Sport Automatic 33 mm in Ethical 18 Carat Rose Gold

Since 2018, Chopard has become a pioneer in sustainable luxury by committing to using 100% ethical gold in the production of its watches and jewellery. With this new Happy Sport model, ethical 18-carat rose gold flaunts its luminous radiance through a total-look interpretation.

Chopard Happy Sport Automatic 33 mm in Ethical 18 Carat Rose Gold

Five dancing diamonds whirl and twirl on the dial. The dance of the diamonds echoes the flawless proportions of the Happy Sport, whose 33 mm-diameter case is inspired by the rules of the golden ratio and dictated by the size of the Chopard 09.01-C movement with which the collection is equipped.

Technical details

Model: Chopard Happy Sport

References
Ref. 275378-5008 – in ethical 18-carat rose gold
Ref. 275378-5009 – in ethical 18-carat rose gold with diamond-set bezel

Case
Ethical 18-carat rose gold
Total diameter: 33 mm
Thickness 10.84 mm
Water resistance: 30 metres
Facetted crown in ethical 18-carat rose gold set with a sapphire 5.50 mm
Bezel in 18-carat rose gold, polished or set with diamonds
Glare-proofed sapphire crystal
Exhibition case-back with the Happy Sport logo

Movement
Mechanical movement with automatic winding Chopard 09.01-C
Number of parts: 148
Total diameter: 20.40 mm
Thickness: 3.65 mm
Number of jewels: 27
Frequency: 25,200 vph (3.5 Hz)
Power reserve: 42 hours

Dial and hands
Gilded sunburst satin-brushed dial
Five dancing diamonds
Gilded Roman hour-markers
Navy blue railway-type minutes track
Sword-shaped hours and minutes hands
Gilded central sweep-seconds hand

Functions
Hours, minutes, seconds

Bracelet and buckle
Bracelet in ethical 18-carat rose gold
Triple folding clasp in ethical 18-carat rose gold

Chopard L.U.C Full Strike Sapphire Limited Edition

Created to mark the 25th anniversary of the Chopard L.U.C collection, the limited edition Full Strike Sapphire is the first minute repeater watch whose case is made entirely of sapphire.

The 42.5 mm diameter case is 11.55 mm thick, with well-balanced proportions identical to previous versions of the L.U.C Full Strike, and which contribute to the characteristic elegance of the L.U.C collection. The bezel, caseband, crown, case-back and rear glass are all made of sapphire crystal.

Chopard L.U.C Full Strike Sapphire Limited Edition

In addition, the dial too is made of sapphire. Its distinctively cut shape enhances the indication elements essential for reading. Absolute transparency can in fact have the effect of blurring the view and Chopard has remedied this by creating a railway-type minutes track engraved on the sapphire crystal and painted.

It complements a chapter ring punctuated with rhodium-plated herringbone-shaped applied hour-markers, and black transferred counterparts. The sapphire ring is interrupted by three elements. The first is the off-centre seconds counter. The second is an applied white gold plate bearing the “L.U.CHOPARD” logo.

The third is the concentric power-reserve indicator in which two hands respectively indicate the energy remaining in the barrel that drives the movement as well as in the other powering the minute repeater.

Chopard L.U.C Full Strike Sapphire Limited Edition

The L.U.C Full Strike Sapphire is the first non-metallic timepiece to bear the prestigious Poinçon de Genève quality hallmark, covering both the design and finishing of the movement and the case. In addition, the L.U.C Full Strike Sapphire watch inherits the latest advances with which the L.U.C 08.01-L movement is endowed. Its patented resonant sapphire structure is complemented by several innovative technical systems, four of which are patented.

In a minute repeater mechanism, the energy required by the strikework is provided each time the winding lever is activated. Here, the energy comes from a separate, dedicated barrel wound directly by the crown. It enables the L.U.C Full Strike Sapphire to chime the most complex and energy-intensive time of day (or night) – namely 12 hours and 59 minutes – up to 12 times.

Chopard L.U.C Full Strike Sapphire Limited Edition

This exceptional autonomy is due to several factors. It benefits from the contribution of a patented clutch-lever mechanism that ensures that the strikework going train is blocked, to avoid losing power reserve during the information capture that controls the minute repeater.

This autonomy is moreover also the result of Chopard Manufacture’s experience in multiple barrels. Since it has an autonomous energy source, the strikework systematically respects the defined rhythm, whatever the time that is chimed and however many times it chimes.

Chopard L.U.C Full Strike Sapphire Limited Edition

Keen to preserve the user-friendliness of the minute repeater and to make its operation as secure as possible, Chopard Manufacture has introduced a number of innovative systems. Thus, if the barrel no longer has sufficient force to power the minute repeater, a safety mechanism blocks its release. In addition, Chopard has filed a patent for a new strikework-activation device. As soon as it is activated, the pusher is disengaged, thereby making it impossible to disturb the running of the minute repeater or to damage it.

So as to optimise and perpetuate the acoustic richness of the monobloc sapphire crystal/gong system derived from the L.U.C Full Strike, Karl-Friedrich Scheufele has initiated a new approach. In 2018, while attending a concert given by violinist Renaud Capuçon, he realised that a minute repeater watch should be designed as a musical instrumentand should deliver something more – namely emotion.

Chopard L.U.C Full Strike Sapphire Limited Edition

Renaud Capuçon is a specialist in acoustics and sound – just like his brother, cellist Gautier Capuçon. Both play instruments that are several hundred years old and which embody a perfection and uniqueness that have stood the test of time.

Karl-Friedrich Scheufele decided to call upon the two soloists to join forces with Professor Romain Boulandet – head of the Applied Acoustics Laboratory at Geneva’s HEPIA engineering school – whose work in an anechoic chamber perfectly isolated from noise pollution has demonstrated that the sound of Chopard’s minute repeater is powerful, harmonious and crystal clear.

Together, these experts have combined their skill and knowledge to conduct an analysis that goes beyond the purely measurable criteria of acoustics to enter another dimension: that of sound as perceived by the listener. The L.U.C Full Strike Sapphire timepiece benefits from their analysis and their contribution.

Technical details

Model: Chopard L.U.C Full Strike Sapphire
Numbered five-piece limited edition in sapphire
Ref. 168604-9001

Case
Transparent sapphire
Total diameter 42.50 mm
Thickness 11.55 mm
Crown with integrated strikework pusher in sapphire, with L.U.C logo 8.80 mm
Polished caseband, bezel and case-back, engraved case-back
Exhibition case-back fitted with sapphire crystal
Sapphire crystal with two Chopard-patented integrated monobloc gongs

Movement
Mechanical hand-wound L.U.C 08.01-L
Number of components: 533
Total diameter: 37.20 mm
Thickness: 7.97 mm
Number of jewels: 63
Frequency: 28,800 vph (4 Hz)
Power reserve: 60 hours
Mainplate and bridges in untreated nickel silver
Bridges adorned with Côtes de Genève motif
Minute repeater
Chopard-patented monobloc sapphire crystal and gongs
Chopard-patented variable-inertia balance
Chopard-patented clutch-lever device serving to block the strikework so as to avoid losing power reserve during information capture
Chopard-patented dedicated ratchet-driving mechanism serving to avoid pauses during chiming
Strikework-activation device serving to act on the pusher whether it is chiming or not, in normal, low, continuous or fast mode (patent pending)
Balance-spring with Phillips terminal curve
Chronometer-certified by the COSC
Poinçon de Genève quality hallmark

Dial and hands
Open-worked sapphire dial
Applied logo plate in 18-carat white gold with black transfers
Satin-brushed chapter ring
Satin-brushed small seconds
Railway-type minutes track engraved on the sapphire crystal
Black transfers
Applied rhodium-plated herringbone-type hour-markers
Applied rhodium-plated Dauphine hours and minutes hands
Rhodium-plated baton-type small seconds hand
Rhodium-plated baton-type movement power-reserve and strikework power-reserve hands

Functions
Minute repeater striking sapphire gongs (Chopard-patented system)
Central display of the hours and minutes
Small seconds display at 6 o’clock
Concentric display of the watch and strikework power reserves at 2 o’clock
Stop-seconds function

Strap and buckle
Strap in hand-sewn grey alligator leather with grey alligator lining
Folding clasp in polished and satin-brushed ethical 18-carat white gold

Chopard L.U.C XPS 1860 Officer Limited Edition in Ethical 18-Carat Yellow Gold

The new L.U.C XPS 1860 Officer timepiece from Manufacture Chopard boasts an exceptionally refined 18-carat hand-guilloché dial, framed by an ethical 18-carat yellow gold case.

Limited to 50 pieces, this 40 mm watch with a Forest Green dial is chronometer-certified and bears the Poinçon de Genève quality hallmark. It also incorporates a hinged officer-type back cover inspired by vintage pocket watches.

The honeycomb motif appearing on the outside of the back cover matches that of the dial, naturally catching the light and capturing the gaze. A closer look reveals the true nature of the L.U.C XPS 1860 Officer watch, when the wearer presses the crown to open the back cover concealing its sapphire crystal case-back. It opens via an ingenious spring system and remains in that position.

Officer-type back covers served to protect pocket watch glasses, as well as providing space for unique and personalised engravings.

Chopard L.U.C XPS 1860 Officer Limited Edition in Ethical 18-Carat Yellow Gold

The Forest Green dial of the L.U.C XPS 1860 Officer timepiece is crafted on a solid gold base. Its outer section is sunburst satin-brushed and its small seconds subdial at 6 o’clock is finely snailed. A hand-guilloché honeycomb motif adorns the central part, a motif appearing in an enlarged version on the outside of the back cover.

The inside of the back cover protecting the L.U.C XPS 1860 Officer picks up the hand-engraving of the beehive and bees, with the latter appearing in a random manner that ensures each model is truly unique.

A single press on the crown-integrated pusher of the L.U.C XPS 1860 Officer timepiece is enough to open the hinged back cover.

Chopard L.U.C XPS 1860 Officer Limited Edition in Ethical 18-Carat Yellow Gold

This slender cover barely changes the volume of the watch which remains a mere 7.7 mm thick, nor its feel on the wrist. It merely serves to conceal – inside the case in ethical 18-carat yellow gold case with its vertical satin-brushed flanks – the ultra-thin L.U.C Calibre 96.01-L.

In 1997, this innovative movement gave rise to the L.U.C collection by equipping the yellow gold L.U.C model: the first timepiece by Chopard Manufacture, named “Watch of the Year” at the time of its launch by the Swiss Montres Passion (Uhrenwelt) magazine.

The L.U.C XPS 1860 Officer watch proudly bears the Poinçon de Genève quality hallmark. These criteria apply to the case and the movement, including structural elements, precision and the omnipresence of superlative surface finishing.

The L.U.C Calibre 96.01-L is equipped with an engraved micro-rotor in ethical 22-carat gold, whose high inertia optimises its efficiency. It supplies two barrels stacked in accordance with Chopard’s Twin technology and guaranteeing a 65-hour power reserve. These enable L.U.C Calibre 96.01-L to beat with chronometer-certified precision.

Technical details

Model: L.U.C XPS 1860 Officer Limited Edition in Ethical 18-Carat Gold
Ref. 161242-0001

Case
Ethical 18-carat yellow gold
Total diameter 40.00 mm
Thickness 7.70 mm
Water resistance 30 metres
Crown in ethical 18-carat yellow gold with L.U.C logo 5.00 mm
Vertical satin-brushed flanks and inter-horn space
Polished bezel and case-back
Glare-proofed sapphire crystal
Exhibition back protected by a crown-activated hinged cover
Inside of back cover bears the historical Chopard Manufacture logo
Outside of back cover adorned with a hand-guilloché honeycomb motif

Movement
Mechanical self-winding L.U.C 96.01-L
Total diameter 27.4 mm
Thickness 3.30 mm
Number of jewels 29
Frequency 28,800 vph (4 Hz)
Power reserve 65 hours
Winding via a micro-rotor in ethical 22-carat gold
Two barrels – Chopard Twin technology
Bridges adorned with Côtes de Genève motif
Chronometer-certified (COSC)
Poinçon de Genève

Dial and hands
Forest Green dial in 18-carat gold
Chapter ring with sunburst satin-brushed decoration centred around the Chopard logo
Hand-guilloché honeycomb motif
Gilded Dauphine-type hours, minutes and small seconds hands

Functions and displays
Central display of the hours and minutes
Small seconds at 6 o’clock
Date at 6 o’clock
Stop-seconds function

Strap and buckle
Hand-sewn brown alligator leather strap with green alligator lining
Pin buckle in ethical 18-carat yellow gold

Edition
Limited edition of 50 pieces

Chopard Happy Sport Chrono

Chopard’s iconic Happy Sport has been reinvented in a new chronograph version. This sporty watch for women features a 40 mm-diameter case made entirely of ethical 18-carat rose gold or a bi-material version made of stainless steel and ethical 18-carat rose gold. Certifying its Happy Sport identity, seven dancing diamonds swirl around its elegant dial.

Chopard Happy Sport Chrono ethical 18-carat rose gold and bi-material versions ©Federal-Studio
Chopard Happy Sport Chrono ethical 18-carat rose gold and bi-material versions ©Federal-Studio

On the right-hand side of the case, Chopard Happy Sport Chrono has two distinctive pushers without detracting from the roundness and balance of the collection’s characteristic design.

Chopard Happy Sport Chrono ethical 18-carat rose gold version

On the gilded – or silver-toned for the bi-material version – dial featuring a sunburst satin-brushed and guilloché centre, the hours and minutes counters required for the timekeeping functions are likewise harmoniously integrated, with blue transfers ensuring perfect legibility. The Super LumiNova® coating on the hour-markers and hands ensure the time can be read in the dark.

Chopard Happy Sport Chrono bi-material version

These timepieces proudly reflect the commitment to sustainability upheld by Chopard, which since July 2018 has been using 100% ethical gold in the production of its watches and jewellery.

The Chopard Happy Sport Chrono is driven by a precision chronograph self-winding movement, certified by the Official Swiss Chronometer Testing Institute. It offers a 54-hour power reserve.

Chopard Happy Sport Chrono ethical 18-carat rose gold version

Matching the blue dial transfers, the blue leather strap makes the watch perfectly comfortable to wear, while emphasising the casual look typical of Happy Sport women.

Technical details

Model: Chopard Happy Sport Chrono

References
Ref. 274653-5001 – in ethical 18-carat rose gold with midnight blue alligator leather strap
Ref. 278615-6001 – in stainless steel and ethical 18-carat rose gold with blue calf leather strap

Case
Ethical 18-carat rose gold or stainless steel
Total diameter 40 mm
Thickness 13.90 mm
Water resistance 50 metres
Fluted and bevelled crown in ethical 18-carat rose gold set with a facetted sapphire 7.10 mm
Polished and bevelled pushers in ethical 18-carat rose gold
Polished and bevelled cabochons
Bezel in ethical 18-carat rose gold
Glare-proofed sapphire crystal
Exhibition case-back with screws, bearing the Happy Sport logo

Movement
Mechanical self-winding chronograph movement
Total diameter: 28.60 mm
Thickness: 6.10 mm
Number of jewels: 37
Frequency: 28,800 vph (4 Hz)
Power reserve: 54 hours
Chronometer-certified (COSC)

Dial and hands
Sunburst satin-brushed gilded or silver-toned dial with guilloché centre
Navy blue transfers
Seven dancing diamonds
Gilded hour-markers with Super-LumiNova®
Gilded cone-shaped hours and minutes hands enhanced with Super-LumiNova®
Gilded baton-type central sweep-seconds hand

Functions and display
Central display of the hours, minutes and chronograph seconds
12-hour counter at 6 o’clock
Happy Sport Chrono – 4/4
30-minute counter at 9 o’clock
Small seconds at 3 o’clock
Date between 4 and 5 o’clock

Strap and buckle
Matt blue alligator leather strap with tone-on-tone stitching or blue calf leather with beige stitching
Buckle in ethical 18-carat rose gold or stainless steel

Chopard Alpine Eagle XL Chrono in Lucent Steel A223

Available with a contemporary rubber strap for the first time, the new Alpine Eagle XL Chrono in Lucent Steel A223 comes with an Aletsch Blue or Pitch Black dial.

The new Alpine Eagle XL Chrono models feature a sporty and masculine extra-large 44 mm-diameter case forged from Lucent Steel A223, an innovative steel alloy developed by Chopard for its anti-allergenic properties, its robustness and its incomparable brilliance achieved through a meticulous recasting process.

The discreet right-hand pushers relating to the chronograph functions are subtly integrated on either side of the crown guards and preserve the collection’s characteristically harmonious shape and symmetry.

Chopard Alpine Eagle XL Chrono in Lucent Steel A223 with Aletsch Blue dial

The Alpine Eagle XL Chrono is equipped with the Chopard 03.05-C caliber. Developed and assembled by the artisans in the Maison’s watchmaking workshops, it is one of the world’s most innovative chronograph movements. It has a 60-hour power reserve and features an elaborate design guaranteeing accurate adjustments and optimal use of the chronograph functions.

Chopard Calibre 03.05-C (original)

Equipped with a column wheel, Cal. 03.05-C is also enhanced by several technical innovations that have earned Chopard three patents.

First of all, it is equipped with a unidirectional gear drive system that prevents energy losses while ensuring rapid winding, a function much appreciated in the inherently energy-hungry chronograph category. In addition, its vertical clutch ensures accurate time-measurement starts. This chronograph calibre is also of the flyback variety, enabling smooth successive timing operations thanks to three pivoting hammers with elastic arms facilitating zero-setting of the counters.

Equipped with a stop-seconds function enabling accurate adjustments of the watch, the Chopard 0.305-C movement is chronometer-certified by the Official Swiss Chronometer Testing Institute.

Chopard Alpine Eagle XL Chrono in Lucent Steel A223 with Pitch Black dial

Already available with an integrated metal bracelet and a leather option, the Alpine Eagle XL Chrono model treats itself to a new look with a rubber strap.

The multiple advantages of this material make it an ideal ally for sports chronographs subjected to the most extreme conditions: water-resistant, lastingly reliable, malleable and comfortable to wear, it gives the timepiece a particularly dynamic look.

In using rubber, the workshops of the Maison have preserved the elegance and identity of the Alpine Eagle by reprising the shape of the metal-link bracelet – slightly tapering with a raised central cap – that is an integral part of the collection’s DNA.

The material is different, while the identity and well-balanced proportions remain signature features of these new contemporary chronographs. Rubber also lends itself to colour, since the strap adapts to the blue or black dial of each of the two new Alpine Eagle XL Chrono models.

Chopard Alpine Eagle XL Chrono in Lucent Steel A223 case back

Chopard cultivates a longstanding tradition of sporty rubber straps. In 1995, the Maison’s workshops were among the first to adopt this material with its strong creative potential by reproducing the rubber treads of 1960s Dunlop tyres on the straps of its Mille Miglia chronograph collection. This trend that has been continuously nurtured by the Mille Miglia models has since spread widely across the watchmaking scene.

Drawing inspiration from the beauty of Nature, the collection remains loyal to the shade of its dial referring to the Aletsch glacier (the largest in Switzerland) for the blue version; and to the intense blackness of mountain nights when wild Nature reclaims its rights for the Pitch Black dial. The texture and sunburst pattern evoke an eagle’s iris.

The seconds hand with its arrow-shaped tip flies over a highly legible display punctuated by snailed counters. The hands and hour-markers are coated with Grade XI Super-LumiNova®, a treatment offering the advantage of retaining the same intensity over the years, while naturally more luminous than traditional Super-LumiNova®.

The tachymeter scale bearing discreet red 100, 160 and 240 graduations appears on the inner bezel ring. It is divided into four steps, with different intervals of 5, 10, 20 or 40 km/h per line. This arrangement facilitates reading the average speed measurements and contributes to the dial’s overall aesthetic dynamic.

Technical details

Model: Chopard Alpine Eagle XL Chrono

References
Ref. 298609-3003 – in Lucent Steel A223 with Aletsch Blue dial
Ref. 298609-3004 – in Lucent Steel A223 with Pitch Black dial

Case
Material: Lucent Steel A223
Total diameter: 44.00 mm
Thickness: 13.15 mm
Crown in Lucent Steel A223 with compass rose 8 mm
Crown guards and pushers in Lucent Steel A223
Caseband in Lucent Steel A223
Bezel in Lucent Steel A223 with eight screws set at a tangent
Glare-proofed sapphire crystal
Exhibition case-back with sapphire crystal and Alpine Eagle logo
Water resistance: 100 metres

Movement
Mechanical self-winding movement Chopard 03.05-C
Integrated column-wheel chronograph mechanism
Number of components 310
Diameter 28.80 mm
Thickness 7.60 mm
Number of jewels 45
Frequency 28,800 vph (4 Hz)
Power reserve 60 hours
Annual balance with balance-spring featuring a flat terminal curve
Patented chronograph zero-resetting mechanism with pivoting hammers and elastic arms
Patented unidirectional gear drive
Patented vertical clutch system
Open-worked central rotor with tungsten alloy
Chronometer-certified by the COSC

Dial and hands
Brass dial stamped with an Aletsch Blue or Pitch Black sunburst pattern achieved by galvanic treatment and inspired by the eagle’s iris
Applied numerals and hour-markers, rhodium-plated and enhanced with Grade X1 Super-LumiNova®
Snailed Aletsch Blue or Pitch Black chronograph counters
Baton-type hours and minutes hands, rhodium-plated and enhanced with Grade X1 Super-LumiNova®
Rhodium-plated arrow-type seconds hand with eagle feather-shaped counterweight
Rhodium-plated red-tipped chronograph counter hands
Transferred white and red graduations on the tachymeter scale

Functions
Central hours, minutes and chronograph seconds
Semi-instantaneous minutes counter display
Semi-instantaneous date indication between 4 and 5 o’clock
Chronograph with flyback function
30-minute counter at 3 o’clock
12-hour counter at 9 o’clock
Small seconds at 6 o’clock
Tachymeter
Stop-seconds function

Strap and buckle
Blue or black rubber strap with titanium insert
Pin buckle in Lucent Steel A223

Chopard Alpine Eagle Flying Tourbillon in Lucent Steel A223

Chopard Alpine Eagle is a line of contemporary sporty-chic watches featuring a pure design and sophisticated mechanics.

Now the collection welcomes its first complication watch to bear the Poinçon de Genève quality hallmark thanks to an innovative flying tourbillon movement. Boasting an attractive Aletsch Blue dial, this timepiece in Lucent Steel A223 houses the ultra-thin L.U.C 96.24-L self-winding calibre developed by Chopard Manufacture.

The Chopard Alpine Eagle Flying Tourbillon one of the very few flying tourbillon watches to bear double Chronometer and Poinçon de Genève certification.

Chopard Alpine Eagle Flying Tourbillon in Lucent Steel A223

Dressed in a case measuring 41 mm in diameter and an integrated bracelet, it is made entirely in the Maison’s workshops from Lucent Steel A223, an exclusive, ultra-resistant and remarkably brilliant alloy. A 6 o’clock opening on its textured Aletsch Blue dial reveals a transparent and light tourbillon mechanism that endows the entire creation with its elegantly sophisticated character.

Chopard Alpine Eagle Flying Tourbillon in Lucent Steel A223

Inspired by a historical Chopard model reinterpreted by three generations of men from the Scheufele family, the Alpine Eagle collection has been constantly enriched since its launch by new innovations. The latest is a flying tourbillon movement developed thanks to the watchmaking expertise of Chopard Manufacture, which celebrated its 25th anniversary in 2021.

The L.U.C 96.24-L flying tourbillon movement is based on the development of Chopard Manufacture’s first calibre (L.U.C 96.01-L presented in 1997) and is similarly slim, at only 3.30 mm.

Chopard Alpine Eagle Flying Tourbillon in Lucent Steel A223

This ultra-thin movement made it possible to optimise the size of the Alpine Eagle Flying Tourbillon watch: the case has been reduced to just 8 mm thick, and the flanks and bezel have been trimmed down compared to a classic Alpine Eagle Large model, offering a wider dial aperture. These well-balanced proportions, a signature feature of the collection, endow the timepiece with an elegant and graceful appearance entirely suited to the lightness of the complication.

The L.U.C 96.24-L movement is equipped with a stop-seconds function enabling precise time setting. This precision is certified by the Official Swiss Chronometer Testing Institute, evidenced by the “Chronometer” inscription on the dial below the logo.

Among the flying tourbillon watches on the market, those by Chopard are the only ones to receive both Chronometer certification and the prestigious Poinçon de Genève quality hallmark.

Chopard L.U.C 96.24-L flying tourbillon movement

The latter guarantees the fine craftsmanship and smooth operation of the timepieces assembled within the Canton. Stamped on the case-back of the watch, it depicts the city of Geneva’s coat-of-arms composed of a golden key and above all of an eagle: a symbol reminiscent of the original inspiration behind the Alpine Eagle collection.

Thanks to its two stacked barrels based on Chopard Twin technology, the movement guarantees a 65-hour power reserve, and its automatic winding is driven by a 22-carat gold micro-rotor whose density contributes to the slenderness of the movement. Finely crafted by the artisans of the Maison, each of its components is adorned with a Côtes de Genève motif recalling the attention to detail cultivated by Chopard Manufacture.

With its pure and assertive design, the Alpine Eagle collection reflects Chopard’s creative richness and visionary spirit as well as drawing inspiration from the power of Nature.

Chopard Alpine Eagle Flying Tourbillon in Lucent Steel A223

The Chopard Alpine Eagle Flying Tourbillon model is faithful to this aesthetic: a round case with stylised sides, a crown engraved with the compass rose, a bezel with eight functional screws set at a tangent, a stamped dial featuring deep colours, luminescent indications, and finally a metal bracelet that is particularly comfortable on the wrist.

The Alpine Eagle Flying Tourbillon is made from Lucent Steel A223, an innovative steel alloy developed by Chopard for its anti-allergenic properties, its robustness and its incomparable brilliance obtained through a meticulous re-smelting process.

Chopard Alpine Eagle Flying Tourbillon in Lucent Steel A223

Its Aletsch Blue dial is finely textured on a solid gold base according to a pattern inspired by the eagle’s iris. Centred on the tourbillon at 6 o’clock, this radiant design highlights the mechanism by emphasising its perfect transparency.

The collection’s aesthetic codes are also picked up on the arms of the tourbillon carriage, specially redesigned in the same shape as the gold hands on the dial, while the tourbillon carriage bears the small seconds hand, which has been meticulously coated with SLN X1 by the artisans of the Manufacture.

Technical details

Model: Chopard Alpine Eagle Flying Tourbillon in Lucent Steel A223
Ref. 298616-3001

Case
Material: Lucent Steel A223
Total diameter: 41.00 mm
Thickness: 8 mm
Lucent Steel A223 crown with compass rose 665 mm
Vertical satin-brushed case middle with polished bevels
Lucent Steel A223 bezel with eight screws set at a tangent
Glare-proofed sapphire crystal
Exhibition case-back with glare-proofed sapphire crystal
Water resistance: 100 metres

Movement
Mechanical with automatic winding L.U.C 96.24-L via an engraved 22-carat gold micro-rotor
Number of components: 189
Total diameter: 27.40 mm
Thickness: 3.30 mm
Number of jewels: 25
Frequency: 25,200 vph (3.5 Hz)
Power reserve: 65 hours
Two stacked barrels – Chopard Twin technology
Flying tourbillon rotating at a rate of one minute
Bridges adorned with Côtes de Genève motif
Variable-inertia balance
Chronometer-certified (COSC)
Poinçon de Genève quality hallmark

Dial and hands
Dial featuring an Aletsch Blue colour obtained by galvanic treatment, crafted in gold stamped with a radiating pattern centred on the tourbillon
Applied white gold hour-markers and numerals enhanced with Grade X1 Super-LumiNova®
White gold baton-type hours and minutes hands enhanced with Grade X1 Super-LumiNova®
White gold triangle-tipped small seconds hand enhanced with Grade X1 Super-LumiNova®, attached to the flying tourbillon cage
White transfers

Functions
Central display of the hours and minutes
Small seconds at 6 o’clock on the flying tourbillon carriage
Stop-seconds function

Bracelet and clasp
Lucent Steel A223 tapering bracelet with satin-brushed wide link and sides, polished central cap
Lucent Steel A223 triple folding clasp

Chopard IMPERIALE Flying Tourbillon

Chopard has added a new flying tourbillon watch to its IMPERIALE collection.

Issued in an eight-piece limited edition, IMPERIALE Flying Tourbillon watch features a diamond-set case in ethical 18-carat white gold, and a sparkling aventurine dial ‘embroidered’ with a mother-of-pearl marquetry lotus blossom.

Introduced in 1994, the Chopard IMPERIALE collection welcomes its first-ever flying tourbillon movement, L.U.C Calibre 96.24-C. Entirely designed and crafted by Chopard, this exclusive mechanism is one of the only ones on the market bearing both Chronometer-certification and the Poinçon de Genève quality hallmark.

Chopard IMPERIALE Flying Tourbillon

Entirely crafted in the Manufacture’s workshops, Chopard’s flying tourbillon was launched in 2019 in the men’s L.U.C FlyingT Twin watch. Since then, this tourbillon mechanism has also been available in ladies’ limited series.

It now benefits from all the technical innovations developed over the last 25 years by Chopard Manufacture. Its remarkable slenderness–at barely 3.30mm thick for 194 components– ranks it among the thinnest in contemporary Haute Horlogerie.

L.U.C Calibre 96.24-C is equipped with a stop-seconds function. This technical feature, which is extremely rare in a tourbillon, enables even more accurate time-setting, and the IMPERIALE Flying Tourbillon is indeed chronometer-certified by the Official Swiss Chronometer Testing Institute (COSC).

This exceptional watch has earned the Poinçon de Genève, the prestigious hallmark that has been awarded since 1886 in recognition of the highest level of production quality for each component. Finally, Chopard Twin technology ensures that the IMPERIALE Flying Tourbillon has a 65-hour power reserve.

A tribute to the great historical empires, the style codes of the IMPERIALE collection are reflected in the dagger-shaped hands and the case lugs reminiscent of ancient columns. On the back of the model, a sapphire crystal reveals the Côtes de Genève motif as well as the diamond-paved platinum micro-rotor.

Chopard IMPERIALE Flying Tourbillon

The case and lugs in ethical 18-carat white gold are adorned with sparkling diamonds. Their brilliance lights up the glittering midnight-blue sky of the aventurine glass dial on which a lotus flower in mother-of-pearl marquetry has blossomed.

Its wonderfully curved petals open on to a second flower, this time paved with diamonds. In place of the pistil, the flying tourbillon adorned with four petals also acquires a plant-like allure, thus instilling new poetry into the rotations of its infinitely small mechanism.

Technical details

Model: Chopard IMPERIALE Flying Tourbillon
Ref. 385389-1001

Edition
Eight-piece limited edition in ethical 18-carat white gold set with diamonds
Available exclusively from Chopard boutiques

Case
Ethical 18-carat white gold
Total diameter: 36.00 mm
Thickness: 9.12 mm
Water resistance 50 metres
Crown shaped like a lotus flower in ethical 18-carat white gold set with a diamond 5 mm
Case middle, bezel and lug cover in ethical 18-carat gold set with diamonds
Glare-proofed sapphire crystal
Exhibition case-back with glare-proofed sapphire crystal

Movement
Mechanical self-winding movement L.U.C 96.24-C
Winding via a diamond-set platinum micro-rotor
Number of components 194
Total diameter 27.40 mm
Thickness 3.30 mm
Number of jewels 25
Frequency 25,200 vph (3.5 Hz)
Power reserve 65 hours
Two stacked barrels – Chopard Twin technology
Flying tourbillon making one rotation per minute
Bridges adorned with the Côtes de Genève motif
Variable-inertia balance
Chronometer-certified by the COSC
Poinçon de Genève quality hallmark

Dial and hands
Blue aventurine dial with IMPERIALE flower-shaped tourbillon set with diamonds and mother-of-pearl
Rhodium-plated sword-shaped hours and minutes hands IMPERIALE Flying Tourbillon – Rhodium-plated IMPERIALE flower with blue small seconds index

Functions
Central display of the hours and minutes
Small seconds display at 6 o’clock on the flying tourbillon carriage
Stop-seconds function

Strap and buckle
Strap in shiny blue alligator leather
Pin buckle in ethical 18-carat white gold set with diamonds

CHOPARD

Chopard is a Switzerland based watchmaking & Jewellery brand founded by Louis-Ulysse Chopard in 1860.

The company has been owned by the Scheufele family of Germany since 1963. In 2020 Chopard celebrated its its 160’th anniversary and the firm is still pervaded by the spirit instilled in it by its founder and nurtured by a blend of fine hand craftsmanship and daring technical developments.

From the founding family to that of Karl Scheufele which took it over in 1963, Chopard continues to be governed by its enduring principles, including a taste for excellence, the pursuit of quality, creativity, innovation, independence, and fundamental human respect.

After modest beginnings, Chopard established itself in the 19th century as a benchmark in the field of precision watches. However, it subsequently experienced a decline that lasted until 1963 when it was bought up by Karl Scheufele.

Along with his wife Karin and his two children, Karl-Friedrich and Caroline, he has shaped the firm’s meteoric and constant growth: from the first Happy Diamonds model to the latest Haute Joaillerie watches stemming from the fertile imagination of Caroline; and right through to the ultra-sophisticated L.U.C watches resulting from the unswerving determination of Karl-Friedrich, the whole world knows and wears Chopard.

Over the past few decades, Chopard has explored global horizons while remaining true to its two core fields of competence: watchmaking and jewellery.

The three Chopard production sites in Meyrin, Pforzheim and Fleurier are dynamic and vibrant hubs where skills are handed down and expertise is cultivated. They provide a setting in which various personalities can express a shared vision and values.

Under the impetus of Karl Scheufele, Chopard’s design and distribution strategy was established in the 1970s and subsequently amplified by his children, Karl-Friedrich and Caroline. Karin and Karl Scheufele continue to chair the group, while Karl-Friedrich and Caroline have been appointed co-presidents.

Karl-Friedrich, a trained goldsmith and watchmaker, is responsible for the men’s watch division, Chopard Manufacture in Fleurier and its related developments, as well as handling the technological and commercial aspects of the company. Caroline, who is fascinated by precious stones and a trained gemmologist, is in charge of design, Haute Joaillerie, boutique organisation and management, along with fragrances and accessories.

History of Chopard

Chopard & Scheufele (1860-1919)

Their respective births in Sonvilier and Pforzheim determined the destiny of Louis-Ulysse Chopard and Karl Scheufele. Fate would one day lead them to cross paths, but for the time being the Chopard family settled in Sonvilier at the heart of the Swiss Jura, while the Scheufeles lived in Pforzheim in the Black Forest region of Germany.

The father of Louis-Ulysse Chopard, Félicien, was an experienced farmer and a man of tradition who encouraged his sons to learn the watchmaking trade. The younger of the two, born on May 4th 1836, showed a particular gift for watchmaking. The ambitious Louis-Ulysse quickly grasped the fact that it was the “comptoirs” or watch dealers that earned the greatest profit from the work of the farmers who assembled movement blanks during the winter season: each spring, the agents picked them up, cased them up and then marketed the finished watches. It was therefore better to work independently, and in 1860, at the age of just 24, he accordingly set up his own L.U.C watch manufactory in Sonvilier.

In order to stand out from its numerous competitors, Chopard specialised in making innovative precision watches featuring sophisticated decoration. The company canvassed customers in Eastern Europe, Russia and Scandinavia to show its finest creations, and the Tsar of Russia soon became a loyal client.

In 1913, Louis-Ulysse placed its first ad for the “Fabrique de montres L.U.C L.-U. Chopard, maison fondée en 1860”. His son Paul-Louis took over the firm shortly afterwards.

At the heart of the Black Forest in Germany, the jewellery industry flourished in the small town of Pforzheim. August 6th 1877 saw the birth of a boy christened Karl Gotthilf, son of Johannes and Sophie Scheufele, in Pforzheim. His parents instilled in him several fundamental values such as boldness, perseverance, an entrepreneurial spirit, as well as a love of fine craftsmanship and of nature. However, his life was turned upside down by the death of his parents and he was placed in an orphanage in Pforzheim, where he learned watchmaking.

Having started out as a sales representative, he launched out on his own in 1904. The contacts he established in the Far East and in Russia lent his company an international dimension. ESZEHA (spelling out the first three letters of his family name as pronounced in German), the manufacturing company run by Karl Scheufele I, made pendants, medals, bracelets, as well as brooches in gold, diamonds and pearls adorned with floral motifs inspired by Art Nouveau.

In 1911, rather than delivering cases and bracelets to Swiss firms, Karl Scheufele I began assembling watches and marketing articles in platinum and gold watches.

In 1912, he scored a great commercial success with a clip serving to attach a pocket-watch to the wrist or to wear it as a necklace. An innovative system at the centre of the bracelet served to house and secure the watch firmly between two ‘paws’. Women were quick to adopt this new way of wearing jewellery.

The Art Deco Craze (1919-1938)

Following the founder’s death on January 30th 1915 in Sonvilier, his son Paul-Louis and his grand-son Paul-André took over the family business. Chopard’s pocket chronometers were extremely popular with elegant men, and its gem-set ladies’ wristwatches were both practical and attractive. Chopard produced extremely accurate timepieces with a high degree of technical sophistication. In 1937, having realised that Sonvilier was virtually unknown on the world map, Chopard relocated to Geneva, a renowned international watchmaking centre.

After World War I had bled Europe dry, Karl Scheufele I anticipated the shift in demand by eliminating jewellery models from his product catalogue and replacing them with watches. He presented his collections in Germany, Austria, Eastern Europe and as far afield as China.

The Art Deco movement revolutionised the decorative arts during the 1920s. Chopard and the Scheufeles made full use of this new trend. The Art Deco influence is particularly visible in Eszeha “wallet watches”, meaning watches incorporated into dedicated cases. The latter, made from Chinese-lacquered or enamelled silver and gold adorned with precious stones and geometrical motifs, concealed tiny travel clocks that were genuine pieces of jewellery.

Karl Scheufele I was considering buying up a watch factory in Switzerland, but the Third Reich made such a move impossible. On August 5th 1941, while out on a walk in the Black Forest with his grandsons Johan and Rüthchen, he died after a heart attack on the eve of his 64th birthday. That same day, his son was wounded on the Russian front. Upon his return in 1942, Karl Scheufele II succeeded his father at the head of the company.

Modern times (1945-1963)

The 1950s saw the birth of highly sought-after Eszeha models featuring original shapes: dials that were hidden or set into small crowns, undulating lugs, bracelets embellished by tiny bows, or broader versions with articulated links.

Weakened by his exertions, Karl Scheufele II entrusted the factory and its 35 employees to the care of his 20 year-old son, Karl III, also a goldsmith and a watchmaker. He passed away in Heidelberg on April 8th 1966.Having inherited his grandfather’s creative bent, Karl Scheufele III began designing impeccably crafted dainty jewellery models and watches. He was keen to make his own movements, and realised the only solution would be to buy up a Swiss manufacturer.

An unexpected event hastened the onset of this new challenge. In 1962, Karl Scheufele III learned that the Geneva-based company with which he had been dealing for years also delivered movement blanks to one of his fiercest competitors. He immediately revoked the contract with this supplier and had an advert published in a number of newspapers, openly stating his intention to purchase a Swiss manufacturing company.

After a period of commercial prosperity, Chopard was clearly on the decline: Paul-André, representing the third generation and undoubtedly an extremely talented watchmaker, was no businessman. This 70 year-old owner was looking to sell the firm and agreed to meet Karl Scheufele III, with whom he shared the same determined attitude, the same practical good sense and innate creativity, as well as the same love of fine craftsmanship. In acquiring this manufacturing company, Karl Scheufele III entered the extremely exclusive club of great Swiss watchmakers.

Karin and Karl Scheufele (1963-1985)

Thanks to his salesmanship skills and his passion for travel, Karl Scheufele III revived Chopard and transformed it into a truly international watch and jewellery brand. The new creations proved both playful and original, as well as of impeccable quality, bringing with them a genuinely innovative touch.

The Chopard look was nurtured by the company roots in the Art Nouveau and Art Deco movements. In 1972, Karl Scheufele III reinterpreted Art Nouveau in a series of plant life-themed watches, starting with Belle Epoque and following on with other nature-inspired collections such as Cascade, Happy Diamonds in 1976, Moonlight and Paradiso.

The Chopard style signature was as multi-facetted as the men and women it won over: deliberately round watches reflected the sensual curves and vivid colours of the 1970s; while broad cuff-watches in onyx, malachite, coral and turquoise combined daring shapes and beautiful gemstones.

In 1972-74, women readily adopted the Jeans watch and its famous denim strap. Between 1970 and 1980, the jewellery industry equivalent of an “Oscar” was annually awarded by German professionals: the Golden Rose of Baden-Baden. Chopard won 15 trophies during this decade, including one for the Happy Diamonds jewellery watch in 1976.

In 1976, inspired by the Concorde, Karl Scheufele created the Concord watch in white gold set with onyx and diamonds. The model was distinguished by a Diamonds International Award – of which Karl Scheufele was to win three in all.

Caroline Gruosi-Scheufele and Karl-Friedrich Scheufele (1985/90 – )

During the 1990s, Caroline Gruosi-Scheufele and Karl-Friedrich Scheufele formed a new leadership tandem, just as their parents had done before them.

Each reinterpreted the family tradition in their own way: Caroline reinvented the ancestral Pforzheim jewellery-making tradition by launching splendid Haute Joaillerie collections, while Karl-Friedrich did the same for watchmaking in Sonvilier by founding a fine watchmaking “Manufacture” in Fleurier 1996. The two complementary partners already shared the same office as they wrote a new chapter in the epic Chopard adventure.

Timeline

  • 1836: May 4, birth of Louis-Ulysse Chopard in Sonvilier, in the Swiss Jura.

  • 1859: Birth of Paul-Louis, son of Louis-Ulysse Chopard.

  • 1860: 24 year-old Louis-Ulysse Chopard founds a high-precision watch manufacture specialising in pocket-watches and chronometers, in Sonvilier, Switzerland.

  • August 6, 1877: Birth of Karl Gotthilf Scheufele in Pforzheim, Germany.

  • 1904: Founding of the “Karl Scheufele” brand specialising in jewellery watches distributed under the name Eszeha.

  • 1912: Louis-Ulysse Chopard travels to Russia through Poland, Hungary and the Baltic States. Tsar Nicolas II becomes a client. Karl Scheufele I invents the clip-watch.

  • 1913: First ever advertising campaign for Chopard, referred to as “Fabrique de montres L.U.C L.-U- Chopard, maison fondée en 1860”.

  • 1921: Paul-Louis Chopard, who has taken over the family firm, opens a subsidiary company in La Chaux-de-Fonds.

  • 1925: Karl Scheufele I sends his son Karl Scheufele II to New York for two years with 50 dollars in his pocket.

  • 1937: Chopard relocates to Geneva.

  • 1930-1940: Chopard has around 150 employees making pocket-watches and precision wristwatches.

  • 1942: Karl Scheufele II succeeds his father.

  • 1943: Paul-André Chopard, son of Paul-Louis, takes over the Chopard company.

  • 1958: Karl Scheufele III revives Eszeha after a tough period for the company.

  • 1963: Paul-André Chopard sells Chopard to Karl Scheufele III.

  • 1968: Paul-André Chopard dies on October 14.

  • 1972: Launch of the Belle Epoque collection. Chopard wins the Golden Rose of Baden-Baden for the Améthyste watch.

  • 1973: Chopard wins the Golden Rose of Baden-Bdaen for the Pasodoble watch.

  • 1974: The company moves from the centre of Geneva to the new Meyrin-Geneva site.

  • 1975: Creation of a first subsidiary company, “Chopard France”.

  • 1976: Creation of the first Happy Diamonds watch. Chopard wins the Golden Rose of Baden-Baden for the Happy Diamonds and Cascade watches. Chopard wins the Diamond International Awards for the Concorde watch. Creation of the American subsidiary company: “Chopard Watch Corporation “.

  • 1980: Launch of the first sports watch: St. Moritz.

  • 1983: Launch of the Monte Carlo collection. Opening of the first Chopard boutique in Hong Kong.

  • 1985: Launch of the Alta Moda collection for Chopard’s 125th anniversary.

  • 1985: Creation of the Happy Diamonds Clown, the start of jewellery-making at Chopard. Karl-Friedrich and Caroline Scheufele are appointed vice-presidents of the Chopard group.

  • 1986: Launch of the Gstaad collection.

  • 1988: Start of the partnership between Chopard and the Mille Miglia, the legendary classic car rally in Italy. Chopard creates the 1000 Miglia sports watch collection.

  • 1989: Opening of Chopard’s first European boutique, in Vienna.

  • 1990: Launch of the Casmir collection.

  • 1993: Launch of the Happy Sport collection.

  • 1994: Launch of the La Strada and Impériale collections.

  • 1996: The company returns to its roots and founds a watch manufacturing company in Fleurier, in the Swiss Jura, dedicated to the production of mechanical L.U.C movements. Creation of watches on behalf of the Geneva-based affiliate of José Carreras International Leukaemia Foundation, the Fondation José Carreas pour la Lutte contre la Leucémie.

  • 1997: The first L.U.C 1860 watch, equipped with a L.U.C 1.96 movement, is voted “Watch of the Year” by the Swiss Montres Passion/Uhrenwelt magazine. Creation of the world’s most expensive watch at the time, Chopardissimo.

  • 1998: Chopard becomes official partner of the Cannes Film Festival and Caroline Gruosi-Scheufele redesigns the Palme d’Or, from now on crafted in the Chopard workshops. Launch of La Vie en Rose collection.

  • 1999: Launch of the Pushkin and Ice Cube collections. Partnership with the Prince’s Foundation founded by the Prince of Wales.

  • 2000: Presentation of the world-first L.U.C Quattro watch, equipped with a L.U.C 1.98 movement featuring four barrels (two sets of two stacked barrels, patented L.U.C Quattro® technology), endowing the watch with a 9-day power reserve.

  • 2001: Launch of the L.U.C Tonneau model, equipped with the first tonneau-shaped self-winding movement (L.U.C 3.97), fitted with an off-centred micro-rotor. Creation of the Chopard Trophy at the Cannes Film Festival. Caroline and Karl-Friedrich Scheufele become co-presidents of Chopard.

  • 2002: Presentation of a new jewellery concept with the launch of the Golden Diamonds collection. Chopard becomes official timekeeper of the prestigious Grand Prix de Monaco Historique, a classic car race held in Monte Carlo. Launch of the Elton John watch collection on behalf of the Elton John AIDS Foundation.

  • 2003: Presentation of the first L.U.C Tourbillon model, a major technological accomplishment in the field of fine watchmaking. Launch of the new Happy Spirit collection. Creation of a line of Jacky Ickx watches.

  • 2004: Presentation in Baselworld of the L.U.C. Regulator watch, which wins the “Watch of the Year” prize awarded by the Swiss magazine Montres Passion/Uhrenwelt.

  • 2005: Presentation of the L.U.C Lunar One watch, driven by mechanical self-winding L.U.C 96 QP movement, featuring perpetual calendar and orbital moon-phase functions. Launch of the Haute Joaillerie Copacabana collection.

  • 2006: Presentation of the L.U.C Chrono One watch, the first chronograph in the L.U.C collection equipped with Calibre 10CF, to celebrate the 10th anniversary of the Chopard Manufacture. Inauguration of the L.U.CEUM in Fleurier.

  • 2007 : Launch of the Two O Ten watch collection. Inauguration of the new flagship boutique in New York, featuring the new interior design concept, and presentation of the eponymous collection 709 Madison. Introduction of the first Haute Joaillerie Red Carpet collection dedicated to the Cannes Film Festival. Founding of the Japanese subsidiary company, “Chopard Japan Ltd”.

  • 2008 : Launch of the new Elton John chronograph collection in Moscow. “Best Training Company Prize” in the “Applied Arts” category awarded by the State of Geneva and honouring Chopard’s long-term commitment to the field of training and education. Creation of the Fleurier Ebauches SA company.

  • 2009: Baselworld presentation of the L.UC Tourbillon Tech Twist watch equipped with a silicon escapement. Presentation of a high-frequency (10 Hertz) escapement developed by Chopard Technologies. Inauguration of a new flagship boutique in Singapore reflecting the new interior design concept.

  • 2010: Celebration of Chopard’s 150th anniversary. Chopard unveils four new L.U.C Calibers: : the All in One, the L.U.C Louis-Ulysse Tribute, the Engine One and the L.U.C 1937.

  • 2013: Marks 20th anniversary of its iconic Happy Sport collection. Launch of the new Happy Sport watch for the first time with an automatic movement.

  • 2014: Launch of the first Chopard watch in Fairmined gold: the L.U.C Tourbillon QF Fairmined.

  • 2015: Launch of Chopard Palme Verte, the first diffusion jewellery collection crafted in Fairmined gold.

Chopard & Classic Racing

Devotees of fine automobiles tend to have a weakness for beautiful timepieces, and vice versa. In both cases, sporting elegance and the quest for performance play a decisive role.

Lifting the hood of a car provides an understanding of what is going on inside the engine, and the same goes for horological mechanisms that may be admired through a watch case-back. Today, true aficionados can be recognised by their choice of watch: a technical enthusiast will go for a complicate mechanical watch, while car-lovers will opt for a 1000 Miglia, a Jacky Ickx or a Grand Prix de Monaco Historique model.

Karl-Friedrich shares his father’s hobby. Together, they have built up a collection of remarkable cars, with the son showing a preference for pre-war and post-war English and German Cars (Bentley, Ferrari, Aston Martin, Porsche… and Mini Cooper); and the father for elegant post-war sports models.

It was thus obvious that Chopard would become involved in the world of classic car racing. In addition to the Mille Miglia and the Grand Prix de Monaco Historique, the brand’s commitment to Classic Racing goes back to the 1980s – and in fact even earlier, since Karl Scheufele’s grandfather was already fascinated by these finely tuned mechanisms. Historical highlights include Chopard’s participation in the Rallye des Alpes in 1993; and an unexpected race around Moscow’s Red Square in 1994.

Rebirth of the “Manufacture”

Watch companies that develop and produce their own components and watches entirely in-house are a rarity. Convinced that the company should make its own watch movements in order to honour its horological past, Karl-Friedrich Scheufele persuaded his father – and the family council – that the future lay in mechanical watches. Karl Scheufele allowed his son to proceed with preparations, and the project was secretly launched in 1993.

In order to create an original calibre, Karl-Schuefele chose the most complex path: the movement was to be equipped with a micro-rotor to ensure maximum flexibility; automatic winding in both directions to enhance reliability; a substantial power reserve; and the possibility of integrating complications. It was also to feature original execution and aesthetics. The fledgling “Manufacture” was set up in the Val-de-Travers to ensure discretion, and work on Calibre ASP 94 began in 1993.

However, having proved to be far too noisy and unsuited to the desired production strategy, it was subsequently abandoned. The final version of the new movement was presented at Christmas 2005 in the form of 20 prototypes of Calibre 1.96.

Operational testing on the new movement was conducted in Fleurier, where modest rented premises accommodated the ultra-modern production unit in 1996. As activities began to expand, the building was bought up and completely restored in 2000. From the initial dozen or so employees, the workforce in Fleurier has grown to 145 people.

Over 45 million Swiss francs have been invested. In 2006, to celebrate the 10th anniversary of Chopard Manufacture, Karl-Friedrich Scheufele, an avid timepiece collector, inaugurated the L.U.CEUM, where historical watches and clocks dating from 1500 to the present day rub shoulders with models from the Chopard L.U.C collection.

In keeping with its determination to achieve vertical integration, Chopard has created Fleurier Ebauches, an entity owned by the Chopard group and producing watch movements blanks in order to enhance verticalisation and increase its movement and component production.

Official website: http://www.chopard.com

 

Chopard Red Carpet Collection 2022: Jewellery and Watches

‘Chopard Loves Cinema’ is the theme chosen by Swiss luxury Maison Chopard to mark its activities at the 75th Cannes Film Festival, which corresponds to the jeweller’s 25th participation as an official partner.

On this occasion, Caroline Scheufele has designed a masterful Red Carpet Collection of 75 Haute Joaillerie creations: an epic saga inspired by the grand adventure of cinema from its early black and white charms to its dizzying colours.

This creative abundance draws on her own repertoire and the first models previewed capture the watershed moment when contemporary cinema was born and began to blossom.

Chopard Red Carpet Collection 2022: Choker in Fairmined-certified ethical 18-carat white gold set with diamonds (204.35 cts). Ref. 810223-1001
Chopard Red Carpet Collection 2022: Choker in Fairmined-certified ethical 18-carat white gold set with diamonds (204.35 cts). Ref. 810223-1001

Ahead of the full Red Carpet Collection to be staged at the upcoming Cannes Film Festival (17 – 28 May 2022), Caroline Scheufele unveils the first creations. Chopard’s tireless Co-President and Artistic Director’s appetite for life and eclectic tastes drive her prolific inventiveness and a dazzling capacity to arouse jewellery emotions.

Chopard Red Carpet Collection 2022: Ring in Fairmined-certified ethical 18-carat white gold set with a 4.40 ct round-cut emerald and diamonds (4.04 cts). Ref. 820904-1002
Chopard Red Carpet Collection 2022: Ring in Fairmined-certified ethical 18-carat white gold set with a 4.40 ct round-cut emerald and diamonds (4.04 cts). Ref. 820904-1002

Much like a film director, this keen lover of the seventh art has dreamed up a jewellery collection freely inspired by her favourite movies that have had a lasting impact on her, whether by the worlds they portray or certain legendary scenes that have inducted these masterpieces into cinema’s hall of fame.

In tribute to the 75th Cannes Film Festival, no less than 75 Haute Joaillerie creations will compose the collection, whose wonders can be admired on the famous red carpet of the Festival’s preview screenings.

Chopard Red Carpet Collection 2022: Ring in Fairmined-certified ethical 18-carat white and rose gold, aluminium and titanium set with spessartite garnets (13.64 cts), tsavorites (3.23 cts) and diamonds (0.49 ct). Ref. 828341-9001
Chopard Red Carpet Collection 2022: Ring in Fairmined-certified ethical 18-carat white and rose gold, aluminium and titanium set with spessartite garnets (13.64 cts), tsavorites (3.23 cts) and diamonds (0.49 ct). Ref. 828341-9001

A stunning “Pumpkin” ring opens a wondrous ball inspired by the Cinderella fairy tale, which has been retold many times on the silver screen. Composed of spessartite garnets and tsavorites, this pumpkin secretly opens to reveal a legendary diamond slipper enabling the beauty to be reunited with her Prince Charming.

A jewel designed like a throwback to childhood and which required nearly 100 hours of expertise, as well as an appeal to the imagination such as only Caroline Scheufele is uniquely able to orchestrate.

Another enchanting vision likewise intended to grace a dainty hand takes the form of a rose-shaped ring with petals exquisitely sculpted from titanium and aluminium covered with pink sapphires.

Chopard Red Carpet Collection 2022: Ring in Fairmined-certified ethical 18-carat white gold, titanium and aluminium set with a 2 ct round-cut diamond, rubies (4.70 cts), pink sapphires (3.13 cts) and diamonds. (0.56 ct). Ref. 828606-9001
Chopard Red Carpet Collection 2022: Ring in Fairmined-certified ethical 18-carat white gold, titanium and aluminium set with a 2 ct round-cut diamond, rubies (4.70 cts), pink sapphires (3.13 cts) and diamonds. (0.56 ct). Ref. 828606-9001

They protect a precious two-carat diamond nestling at the heart of the flower, which, while its exhales no perceptible fragrance, will delight the gaze of those who enjoy the privilege of admiring a jewel worthy of the most romantic stage designs.

‘Chopard Loves Cinema’ also features a series of creations whose classicism evokes timeless stories, including a stunning choker entirely crafted from diamonds totalling 204.35 carats, and a ring whose central 4.40 ct emerald is adorned with delicate lacework sparkling with diamonds mingling pear, heart and round cuts.

Chopard Red Carpet Collection 2022: Jewellery watch in Fairmined-certified ethical 18-carat white gold, entirely set with diamonds (32.82 cts) and multicoloured sapphires (17.48 cts). Ref. 105367-1003
Chopard Red Carpet Collection 2022: Jewellery watch in Fairmined-certified ethical 18-carat white gold, entirely set with diamonds (32.82 cts) and multicoloured sapphires (17.48 cts). Ref. 105367-1003

Finally, a Chopard Haute Joaillerie collection would doubtless not be complete without jewellery watches – one of the Scheufele family’s historic talents.

Chopard Red Carpet Collection 2022: Watch in Fairmined-certified ethical 18-carat white gold, full-set with diamonds (27.21 cts) and rubies (8.40 cts). Ref. 104654-1001
Chopard Red Carpet Collection 2022: Watch in Fairmined-certified ethical 18-carat white gold, full-set with diamonds (27.21 cts) and rubies (8.40 cts). Ref. 104654-1001

Two timepieces are enjoying a preview presentation in the Red Carpet Collection: one entirely set with rosettes of diamonds and pink, yellow and orange sapphires, and the other combining diamonds with exquisite heart-shaped rubies.

Chopard Alpine Eagle XL Chrono Only Watch

To support the Only Watch Charity 2021 auction, Chopard is offering a one-of-a-kind timepiece inspired by nature: the Alpine Eagle XL Chrono Only Watch chronograph.

Bearing ultimate testimony to the expertise and inventiveness of Chopard’s watchmakers, the Alpine Eagle XL Chrono Only Watch is distinguished by its dial in Swiss granite from the Graubünden region, speckled with blue and green inclusions recalling the colours of the Alpine massif seen from the sky.

This unique timepiece brings two novel touches to the Alpine Eagle collection: for the first time, a case made of bead-blasted Lucent Steel A223 and a calf leather strap. Three patents have been filed for the chronometer-certified Chopard 03.05-C flyback chronograph movement that powers it.

Chopard Alpine Eagle XL Chrono Only Watch

On the right-hand side, the chronograph pushers are subtly and discreetly integrated on either side of the protective crown guards so as to preserve the Alpine Eagle’s characteristic harmony of form and symmetry. The dial is adorned with a carefully selected natural Swiss stone quarried in the canton of Graubünden. Its blue and green inclusions have been chosen to evoke the beauty of the Alpine forests and lakes as seen from the sky by an eagle.

The addition of the black counters for the 30-minute, small seconds and 12-hour indications – respectively placed at 3, 6 and 9 o’clock – is carefully designed to highlight the natural hue of the granite.

To enhance the legibility of measurements, the dial transfers and the three hands linked to the chronograph function match these precious inclusions, as well as the tachymeter scale, also discreetly punctuated by blue-green transfers at the 100, 160 and 240 graduations. Divided into four steps, the scale features intervals varying from 5, 10, 20 or 40km/h per line. This arrangement facilitates the reading of average speed measurements.

Chopard Alpine Eagle XL Chrono Only Watch

The Chopard Alpine Eagle XL Chrono Only Watch is the first timepiece in the collection to be fitted with a black calf leather strap.

The extra-wide 44 mm-diameter case of the Alpine Eagle XL Chrono Only Watch is sculpted in Lucent Steel A223, an innovative steel alloy made from 70 percent recycled material and developed by Chopard for its anti-allergenic properties and its robustness, as well as its incomparable brilliance achieved through a meticulous re-smelting process. In another first, this material has been bead-blasted, thereby creating an even nobler texture and accentuating the avant-garde spirit of Lucent Steel A223.

At the heart of the case beats a sophisticated chronograph movement manufactured by Chopard’s Artisan Watchmakers and endowed with a precision chronometer, certified by the Swiss Official Chronometer Testing Institute (COSC).

Chopard Alpine Eagle XL Chrono Only Watch

Chopard Calibre 03.05-C has a 60-hour power reserve and also features an elaborate design guaranteeing accurate adjustments and optimal use of the timekeeping functions. Equipped with a column wheel, it represents the culmination of several technical innovations for which Chopard has filed three patents resulting from the daring approach of its research and development teams.

Firstly, it is equipped with a unidirectional gearing system that avoids energy losses while ensuring fast winding, a function particularly appreciated for chronographs which are known to be consistently energy-hungry. In addition, its vertical clutch mode guarantees an accurate start for time measurements. This chronograph calibre is also of the flyback variety, enabling smooth and seamless short-time measurements thanks to three elastic-armed pivoting hammers that facilitate zero-resetting the counters.

Lastly, the Variner balance equipping the Chopard 03.05-C movement ensures stability by compensating for its inertia variations throughout the period when the watch is in use.

About the Chopard Alpine Eagle collection

Devised by three generations of gentlemen in the Scheufele family, the Alpine Eagle collection is a modern reinterpretation of the St. Moritz, the first horological creation by Karl-Friedrich Scheufele in the late 1970s. With its pure and assertive design, Alpine Eagle enriches this heritage with powerful inspiration drawn from Nature.

Featuring a round case with stylised flanks; a material exclusive to Chopard (Lucent Steel A223); a crown engraved with a compass rose; a bezel with eight functional indexed screws; a textured dial with deep colours and luminescent indications; and a seconds hand shaped like an eagle’s feather, Alpine Eagle radiates a resolutely contemporary look of refined elegance.

Chopard’s independence and integrated skills enables the Maison to perform the entire range of the collection’s production and assembly stages in its own workshops, from movement to bracelet as well as components and case.

Technical details

Model: Chopard Alpine Eagle XL Chrono Only Watch in bead-blasted Lucent Steel A223
One-of-a-kind model, Ref. 298609-3005

Case
Bead-blasted Lucent Steel A223
Total diameter 44.00 mm
Thickness 13.15 mm
Water resistance 100 metres
Crown in bead-blasted Lucent Steel A223 with compass rose 8 mm
Crown guards and pushers in bead-blasted Lucent Steel A223
Caseband in bead-blasted Lucent Steel A223
Bezel in bead-blasted Lucent Steel A223 with eight screws set at a tangent
Glare-proofed sapphire crystal
Exhibition case-back with glare-proofed sapphire crystal

Movement
Mechanical movement with automatic winding Chopard 03.05-C
Column-wheel chronograph with integrated construction
Number of components 310
Diameter 28.80 mm
Thickness 7.60 mm
Number of jewels 45
Frequency 28,800 vph (4 Hz)
Power reserve 60 hours
Annual balance with balance-spring featuring a flat terminal curve
Patented chronograph zero-resetting system with pivoting hammers and elastic arm
Patented seconds hand zero-resetting system
Patented vertical coupling clutch
Open-worked tungsten alloy central rotor
Chronometer-certified (COSC)

Dial and hands
Dial made of granite from Switzerland’s Graubünden region
Black counters with white transfers
Applied rhodium-plated numerals and hour-markers enhanced with Grade X1 Super- LumiNova®
Black inner bezel ring and chronograph counters
Rhodium-plated baton-type hours and minutes hands enhanced with Grade X1 Super- LumiNova®
Rhodium-plated, turquoise-tipped arrow-type seconds hand with eagle feather counterweight
Rhodium-plated, turquoise-tipped chronograph counter hands

Functions
Central hours, minutes and chronograph seconds
Semi-instantaneous date display between 4 and 5 o’clock
Chronograph with flyback function
30-minute counter at 3 o’clock
12-hour counter at 9 o’clock
Small seconds at 6 o’clock
Stop-seconds function

Strap and clasp
Black calfskin strap with black bridle stitching and bead-blasted titanium inlay
Triple folding clasp in bead-blasted Lucent Steel A223

Chopard Happy Diamonds Joaillerie watch (with diamond-set, ethical 18-carat rose gold case and Tahitian mother-of-pearl dial)

The Chopard Happy Diamonds collection welcomes a new watch inspired by one of the Maison’s historic variations: a creation on which 15 dancing diamonds swirl around the dial in a playful game of hide-and-seek, at times hidden beneath a mother-of-pearl gallery, and at others cascading across the lower part of watch.

Combining the sparkle of diamonds with the shimmer of Tahitian mother-of-pearl, the Happy Diamonds Joaillerie timepiece shines with responsible radiance thanks to the use of ethical 18-carat rose gold.

Chopard Happy Diamonds Joaillerie watch (with diamond-set, ethical 18-carat rose gold case and Tahitian mother-of-pearl dial)

At the centre of this watch crafted in ethical 18-carat rose gold and adorned with diamonds and Tahitian grey mother-of-pearl with iridescent rainbow reflections, an inner round dial indicates the time by means of voluptuous leaf-shaped hands. It is surrounded by an outer dial providing a playground for 15 dancing diamonds.

Chopard Happy Diamonds Joaillerie watch (with diamond-set, ethical 18-carat rose gold case and Tahitian mother-of-pearl dial)

Nonetheless, the true feat of ingenuity embodied in this Happy Diamonds Joaillerie watch lies in a gallery placed between 9 and 3 o’clock where these daring diamonds can temporarily remain hidden from sight. When they emerge from this secret passage, they cascade down the dial, playing an endless game of hide-and-seek with entranced observers. These dancing gems coexist in two different sizes thus emphasising the random nature of this sparkling waterfall.

Chopard Happy Diamonds Joaillerie watch (with diamond-set, ethical 18-carat rose gold case and Tahitian mother-of-pearl dial)

Further diamonds also catch the light on the outer bezel thanks to a particularly ethereal prong setting, making this jewellery watch a truly dazzling creation. Measuring 38 millimetres in diameter, the Happy Diamonds Joaillerie is presented on a grey brushed canvas strap, matching the colour of the Tahitian mother-of-pearl and fitted with a diamond-set rose gold buckle.

Technical details

Watch in ethical 18-carat rose gold with central ring and outer bezel set with brilliant-cut diamonds, Tahitian mother-of-pearl dial enhancing 15 dancing diamonds. Grey brushed canvas strap with diamond-set rose gold buckle, making a total 4.75 carats of diamonds on this watch. Ref. 204035-5001. Chopard boutique exclusive.

Chopard Haute Joaillerie Watch Collection

Under their Haute Joaillerie collection, Chopard presents three unprecedented jewellery watches crafted in ethical 18-carat white gold. Each features a dial set with five dancing diamonds and framed by a tiara of marquise-cut precious stones.

Chopard Haute Joaillerie Watch Collection

Within Caroline Scheufele’s creative repertoire, jewellery watches stir very special emotions: the grandfather of the current Co-President and Artistic Director of Chopard was already famous almost a century ago for the gemset timepieces in which he specialised. This gives an idea of the expertise cultivated by the artisans in the Maison’s Haute Joaillerie ateliers, which are now unveiling three new creations in ethical white gold, diamonds and sapphires.

Chopard Haute Joaillerie Watch Collection

These jewellery masterpieces also nurture the heritage of dancing diamonds, skilfully perpetuated since the Maison invented this revolutionary concept in 1976: five setting-free diamonds spin joyfully on their own axis as well as whirling around the watch dial. In passing, they offer infinite shimmering reflections of the light illuminating their facets, bringing to life a show that upends our vision of time.

Chopard Haute Joaillerie Watch Collection

The artisans of the Maison’s Haute Joaillerie workshops have set an array of carefully calibrated marquise-cut precious stones forming a ‘laurel wreath’ around this hypnotically charming dial. The first all-diamond version is complemented by two others graced with blue or pink sapphires. They are respectively fitted with matching grey, blue or pink satin straps.

Chopard Haute Joaillerie Watch Collection

Technical details

Haute Joaillerie Collection

Ref. 134994-1001: Ethical 18-carat white gold watch set with marquise-cut diamonds (9.92 cts) as well as brilliant-cut diamonds and graced with five diamonds dancing around its dial. Grey satin strap.

Ref. 134994-1002: Ethical 18-carat white gold watch set with marquise-cut pink sapphires (13.53 cts) as well as brilliant-cut diamond and graced with five diamonds dancing around its dial. Pink satin strap.

Ref. 134994-1004: Ethical 18-carat white gold watch set with marquise-cut sapphires (13.65 cts) as well as brilliant-cut diamonds and graced with five diamonds dancing around its dial. Blue satin strap.

Chopard L’Heure du Diamant (In ethical 18-carat white gold)

Chopard expands its L’Heure du Diamant collection with a new cushion-shaped watch, fashioned from ethical 18-carat white gold, graced with a mother-of-pearl dial and rimmed with diamonds. This creation features the emblematic tree bark-textured gold bracelet sculpted using a proprietary technique and beats to the rhythm of the Chopard 09.01-C self-winding movement.

Chopard once again demonstrates this wide-ranging prowess through a jewellery watch featuring modern lines and proportions testifying to the extraordinary vitality of its workshops. The cushion-shaped case with its curved sides endows this new creation with an undeniable sense of grandeur which combines with the unique bark-textured strap to revive the inimitable spirit of 1960s glamour, while embedding it firmly in contemporary aesthetic codes.

Chopard L’Heure du Diamant (In ethical 18-carat white gold)

The absolute purity of the diamond is majestically highlighted by the collection’s emblematic crown setting technique, which exalts the beauty of each of the gems by allowing the light to shine through. This ribbon of diamonds encircling the case lights up a delicate mother-of-pearl dial, which itself dotted with 12 diamond hour-markers. Mother-of-pearl with its shimmering reflections provides an extraordinarily vivid mineral echo of the diamond mantle adorning the watch.

Chopard L’Heure du Diamant (In ethical 18-carat white gold)

The light also plays brilliantly across the tree bark-style bracelet featuring a texture, silky touch and impeccable comfort stemming from unique expertise. Inspired by the plant world, its extremely fine veins lend a special vibrancy to the bracelet, and thanks to a close-knit weave giving the ethical 18-carat white gold an incomparably supple and light feel.

It follows the curve of the wrist without ever snagging on the fabric of the wearer’s sleeve. This entirely hand-crafted goldwork technique was developed by the Scheufele family in the 1960s. It epitomises the pinnacle of mental and manual brilliance displayed in this jewellery watch, the result of ancestral watchmaking and jewellery skills. This model is also available with a leather strap.

Chopard L’Heure du Diamant (In ethical 18-carat white gold)

Powered by the self-winding Chopard 09.01-C mechanical movement and a 42-hour power reserve entirely produced by Chopard’s watchmakers, this watch testifies to the complementary skills nurtured by the Maison.

Technical details

Model: Chopard L’Heure du Diamant watch in ethical 18-carat white gold

References
Ref. 10A386-1106 – with ethical 18-carat white gold tree bark-textured bracelet
Ref. 13A386-1106 – with black leather strap

Case
Ethical 18-carat white gold
Dimensions 30.80 x 30.80 mm
Thickness 9.30 mm
Water resistance 30 m
Ethical 18-carat white gold crown set with a briolette-cut diamond
Ethical 18-carat white gold bezel set with brilliant-cut diamonds (4.44 carats)
Glare-proofed sapphire crystal

Movement
Self-winding mechanical movement Chopard 09.01-C
Number of components 148
Total diameter 20.40 mm
Thickness 3.65 mm
Number of jewels 27
Frequency 25,200 A/h (3.5 Hz)
Power reserve 42 hours

Dial and hands
White mother-of-pearl dial
Hour-markers set with 12 diamonds
Rhodium-plated hours and minutes hands

Functions
Central hours and minutes

Bracelet
Ethical 18-carat white gold tree bark-textured bracelet or black leather strap
Ethical 18-carat white gold buckle

Chopard IMPERIALE watch (with ethical 18-carat rose gold case and Green textured mother-of-pearl dial)

The IMPERIALE collection from Chopard welcomes a diamond-set ethical 18-carat rose gold timepiece. Its dial, adorned with the collection’s emblematic motif, is graced with gently comforting green textured mother-of-pearl, matching the leather strap. Beating to the rhythm of a mechanical movement with automatic winding, this natural-coloured timepiece is a true style asset for sophisticated women.

Chopard IMPERIALE watch (with ethical 18-carat rose gold case and Green textured mother-of-pearl dial)

Loyal to the collection’s aesthetics, the new IMPERIALE self-winding timepiece is reinvented in a soft green interpretation whose subtle shades echo nature in bud and bloom, easy on the eye and delightfully elegant on the wrist.

Chopard IMPERIALE watch (with ethical 18-carat rose gold case and Green textured mother-of-pearl dial)

The dial of this new IMPERIALE is adorned with textured mother-of-pearl. The softness of this exceptional material provides infinite nuances, drawn from the heart of shells harbouring their precious expressions. Its silky iridescence, its rarity and the singularity of its naturally wavy motif, endows each of these timepieces with unique character.

Chopard IMPERIALE watch (with ethical 18-carat rose gold case and Green textured mother-of-pearl dial)

The watch has a 36 mm case with a daintily diamond-set bezel. Likewise, the bezel, lug-covers, cabochons and crown are adorned with a generous diamond setting that accentuates the precious nature of this watch fitted with a glossy green leather strap.

Technical details

Model: Chopard IMPERIALE watch
Ref. 384242-5022 – in ethical 18-carat rose gold

Case
Ethical 18-carat rose gold
Total diameter 36.00 mm
Thickness 9.3 mm
Water resistance 50 metres
Ethical 18-carat gold bezel, crown, cabochons and lug covers set with diamonds
Glare-proofed sapphire crystal
Exhibition back

Movement
Mechanical with automatic winding
Total diameter 26.20 mm
Thickness 3.60 mm
Number of jewels 25
Frequency 28,800 vph (4Hz)
Power reserve 42 hours

Dial and hands
Green textured mother-of-pearl dial with IMPERIALE motif and diamond-set central decorative fillet
Gilded Roman numerals and gilded hour-markers set with brilliant-cut diamonds
Gilded cut-out sword-shaped hours and minutes

Functions and displays
Central hours and minutes

Strap and buckle
Glossy green alligator leather strap
Rose gold pin buckle

Chopard IMPERIALE in Ethical 18-carat Rose Gold, Boutique Exclusive

Synonymous with femininity and elegance, the IMPERIALE collection welcomes a diamond-set ethical 18-carat rose gold timepiece. Its dial, adorned with the collection’s emblematic motif, is graced with refined guilloché work testifying to the expertise of Chopard’s finest artisans. Equally rich both inside and out, the IMPERIALE timepiece beats to the rhythm of an in-house Chopard 96.17-C movement with automatic winding.

Chopard IMPERIALE in Ethical 18-carat Rose Gold, Boutique Exclusive

Loyal to the collection aesthetic, the new IMPERIALE timepiece is reinvented in an original version imbued with nobility and femininity. The expertise and creativity of Chopard’s artisans enable the silver-toned dial to radiate a mesmerising aura thanks to delicate hand guilloché work.

Chopard IMPERIALE in Ethical 18-carat Rose Gold, Boutique Exclusive

The collection’s emblematic arabesque motif is concentrically repeated in the centre, surrounded by a decorative fillet of diamonds of different sizes. This perfectly legible dial depicts the passing of time with hands sweeping over four gilded Roman numerals and eight diamond-set hour-markers.

The 36 mm-diameter case is crafted from ethical 18-carat rose gold. The generous diamond setting adorning the bezel, lug-covers, cabochons and crown accentuates the precious nature of this timepiece fitted with a burgundy leather strap.

Chopard IMPERIALE in Ethical 18-carat Rose Gold, Boutique Exclusive

The Chopard 96.17-C in-house movement with automatic winding powering this IMPERIALE timepiece is revealed in all its mechanical majesty through the transparent case-back. This calibre features a bidirectional micro-rotor made of tungsten alloy and is equipped with Chopard Twin Technology barrels ensuring a 65-hour power reserve.

Despite its 172 components driving the hours and minutes indication, the movement remains extremely thin at just 3.3 mm.

Chopard IMPERIALE in Ethical 18-carat Rose Gold, Boutique Exclusive

The IMPERIALE collection

Inspired by the nobility and beauty of great empires, the IMPERIALE collection has become a central element in the Chopard watchmaking repertoire. Its carefully designed proportions offer a subtle balance between classicism and modernity, combining rigour and strength with softness and sensuality.

The collection’s sculptural silhouette is accentuated by refined details telling the story of imperial grandeur: sword-shaped hands, a crown like a lotus flower and stylised lugs reminiscent of ancient columns. IMPERIALE thereby showcases Chopard’s dual expertise in jewellery and watchmaking, symbolising an encounter between glamour and accuracy.

Technical details

Model: Chopard IMPERIALE watch
Ref. 385377-5001 – in ethical 18-carat rose gold
Boutique exclusive

Case
Ethical 18-carat rose gold
Total diameter 36.00 mm
Thickness 9.1 mm
Water resistance 50 metres
Ethical 18-carat gold bezel, crown, cabochons and lug covers set with diamonds (2.8 carats)
Glare-proofed sapphire crystal
Exhibition back

Movement
Mechanical with automatic winding Chopard 96.17-C
Total diameter 27.40 mm
Thickness 3.30 mm
Number of jewels 29
Frequency 28,800 vph (4Hz)
Power reserve: 65 hours
Two barrels – Chopard Twin technology
Winding by means of a tungsten alloy micro-rotor

Dial and hands
Hand-guilloché silver-toned dial with IMPERIALE motif and diamond-set central decorative fillet
Gilded Roman numerals and hour-markers set with chaton-set brilliant-cut diamonds
Gilded cut-out sword-shaped hours and minutes

Functions and displays
Central hours and minutes

Strap and buckle
Burgundy alligator leather strap
Ethical 18-carat rose gold pin buckle

Availability
Exclusively available from Chopard boutiques

Chopard IMPERIALE Moonphase (in ethical 18-carat white gold set with diamonds)

The new 36 mm-diameter Chopard IMPERIALE Moonphase timepiece is crafted from ethical 18- carat white gold studded with precious stones. The dial of this technically refined and supremely feminine jewellery model is entirely made of aventurine. Naturally sprinkled with stars, this delicately spangled glass is graced with the five main northern hemisphere constellations.

Together, they serve as a backdrop for the most feminine watchmaking complication of them all: an astronomical moonphase display, orchestrated by the Chopard 96.25-C movement. Thus attired in deep blue and lit up by the fire of diamonds, IMPERIALE Moonphase offers a delicately shimmering interpretation of the lunar cycles.

Chopard IMPERIALE Moonphase (in ethical 18-carat white gold set with diamonds)

After iterations in white gold with a blue mother-of-pearl dial, then in rose gold and pink mother-of-pearl dial, Chopard is enriching its line of IMPERIALE Moonphase timepieces. The highlight of this new version lies in the introduction of an aventurine glass dial with a celestial touch. Alongside the moon, the Big Dipper, Little Dipper, Cassiopeia, Cepheus and Draco constellations stand out against dozens of sparkling diamonds representing the stars at night.

Chopard IMPERIALE Moonphase (in ethical 18-carat white gold set with diamonds)

Chopard’s masterful flair for detail enables it to offer an unmistakably poetic vision of the lunar cycle. The dial of the IMPERIALE Moonphase timepiece consists of two blue plates made of aventurine glass, also known as goldstone and recognisable by its typical sparkling inclusions or spangles.

Chopard IMPERIALE Moonphase (in ethical 18-carat white gold set with diamonds)

IMPERIALE’s characteristic bezel, lugs and lug-covers are set with diamonds totalling three carats, as are the central decorative fillets rimming the moon phase and the small seconds disc, both adorned with the collection’s iconic quilted motif. Like all the watch and jewellery creations emerging from Chopard’s workshops since July 2018, this new watch is crafted in ethical gold.

Chopard IMPERIALE Moonphase (in ethical 18-carat white gold set with diamonds)

Its in-house made 96.25-C movement with automatic winding is certified by the Official Swiss Chronometer Testing Institute (COSC) and features a generous 65-hour power reserve.

Its moon-phase display offers astronomical accuracy, reducing the precision error in the duration between two successive new moons (known as a lunation) to just 57.2 seconds, and hence taking 122 years to accumulate a mere one-day difference between the measured and actual lunar cycle.

Chopard IMPERIALE Moonphase (in ethical 18-carat white gold set with diamonds)

Technical details

Model: Chopard IMPERIALE Moonphase watch
Ref. 384246-1002 – in ethical 18-carat white gold set with diamonds

Case
Ethical 18-carat white gold
Total diameter 36.00 mm
Thickness 9.84 mm
Water resistance 50 m
Diamond-set ethical 18-carat white gold crown
Bezel, lug covers and lugs in ethical 18-carat white gold set with diamonds (3 cts)
Glare-proofed sapphire crystal
Exhibition back

Movement
Mechanical with automatic winding Chopard 96.25-C
Diameter 28.40 mm
Thickness 4.70 mm
Number of jewels 32
Frequency 28,800 vph (4 Hz)
Power reserve 65 hours
Aventurine glass moon disc
Chronometer-certified by the COSC

Dial and hands
Aventurine glass dial studded with constellations
Central diamond-set white gold decorative fillet
Diamond-set white gold hour-markers
Openwork, rhodium-plated sword-shaped hours and minutes hands
Rhodium-plated IMPERIALE-motif small seconds hand

Functions and displays
Central display of the hours and minutes
Small seconds at 6 o’clock
Moon phases at 12 o’clock

Strap
Glossy blue alligator leather strap
18-carat white gold IMPERIALE pin buckle

Chopard Esperanza Watch (Red Carpet Collection)

Chopard presents a new jewellery watch, crafted in ethical 18-carat white gold and entirely set from dial to bracelet with emeralds and diamonds. Aptly named Esperanza, it is the first model in the new Red Carpet Collection.

Emerald has been greatly coveted since Antiquity and legend indeed has it that Cleopatra, Queen of Egypt, was extremely fond of this stone that evokes Nature’s fresh bloom each spring time. Chopard’s Haute Joaillerie artisans have chosen to highlight this unique gem in the aptly named Esperanza jewellery watch.

Chopard Esperanza Watch (Red Carpet Collection)

Entirely crafted in ethical 18-carat white gold, it glows with the fire of more than 41 carats of Zambian emeralds spectacularly arranged in a mixture of pear-shaped and round cuts, complemented by glittering diamonds. It took the Maison’s artisans more than 515 hours of work to complete this jewellery masterpiece.

The Esperanza watch is part of the impressive Red Carpet Collection, the Haute Joaillerie collection that Caroline Scheufele designs each year as part of Chopard’s historic partnership with the Cannes Film Festival.

It annually offers a number of jewellery creations exactly corresponding to the age of the Festival, meaning it will comprise no less than 74 creations this year. The Esperanza watch is the inaugural piece in this new collection, which will once again reveal the creative genius and daring of Chopard Haute Joaillerie.

Technical details

Model: Esperanza watch

Watch in ethical 18-carat gold entirely set with pear-shaped and round-cut emeralds (totalling 41.89 cts) and diamonds (totalling 6.38 cts). Ref. 104322-1003

Chopard L.U.C XP Esprit de Fleurier Peony Limited Edition

The peony flower has been a long-term inspiration for Chopard’s creativity. Since 2014, it has taken a starring role in the L.U.C XP Esprit de Fleurier Peony series, a collection of breath-taking, limited edition Fine Watchmaking timepieces celebrating the variety of artistic crafts at the heart of Maison’s creative approach.

Chopard L.U.C XP Esprit de Fleurier Peony Limited Edition

For the new edition in ethical 18-carat rose gold limited to eight pieces, Chopard is marking the addition of the art of Grand Feu Enamel to its pool of in-house Métiers d’Art practices. In a design inspired by the antique decorative pocket watches found in the L.U.CEUM, Chopard’s museum in Fleurier, Chopard’s enamelling artisan has created a vibrant image of pink peonies blooming on a light green background.

Chopard L.U.C XP Esprit de Fleurier Peony Limited Edition

Visible through an open case back, the L.U.C 96.23-L mechanical self-winding movement is also beautifully decorated with Fleurisanne, an engraving technique perfectly mastered by an in-house talented artisan.

Chopard L.U.C XP Esprit de Fleurier Peony Limited Edition

The favourite flower of Chopard’s Co-President Caroline Scheufele, the fragile but fulsome peony is the traditional floral symbol of China, where it embodies prosperity and honour and is considered the queen of flowers. Regarded as an omen of good fortune and a happy marriage, and hence a regular feature of wedding bouquets and wedding gifts, the peony’s beauty and mystique has been celebrated by Chopard with a multitude of dazzling metiers in the L.U.C XP Esprit de Fleurier Peony series, including mother-of-pearl, gold engraving and paper cutting.

Chopard L.U.C XP Esprit de Fleurier Peony Limited Edition

A decorative technique practiced since the 17th century, Grand Feu enamel, one of Swiss watchmaking’s most prestigious traditional craft forms, is today perpetuated by Chopard and a handful of master artisans. The enamelling process involves the mixing of silica and crushed oxides to form coloured powders that are dissolved in water, before being delicately applied to the dial in minute layers.

Chopard L.U.C XP Esprit de Fleurier Peony Limited Edition

Between each application of a layer, the dial is fired in the oven at high temperatures to precise timings – a process in which the true intuition and experience of the artisan is crucial, as the rich colours emerge in the heat. Deploying skills passed on from artist to artist across the generations, it takes the enamelling artisan an entire week of work to complete each dial for one of the eight Chopard L.U.C XP Esprit de Fleurier Peony watches.

Chopard L.U.C XP Esprit de Fleurier Peony Limited Edition

As with previous L.U.C XP Esprit de Fleurier Peony timepieces, the flower’s blooms are not simply confined to the dial but are exhibited in a virtuosic display of floral engraving on the gold bridges of calibre L.U.C 96.23-L – a slim Fine Watchmaking movement with an ethical 22-carat gold micro-rotor and two superposed barrels enabling the 65-hour power reserve linked to the Chopard Twin technology.

Chopard L.U.C XP Esprit de Fleurier Peony Limited Edition

The engravers employ the Fleurisanne engraving technique that emerged in Chopard’s hometown of Fleurier during the 18th century. The technique requires removing metal from the surface to reveal a floral relief motif twisting its way across the surface. The background is individually dotted to create a grained surface that is rhodium-plated to contrast it with the gold pattern, creating an enticing two-tone effect. Each movement takes the engraving artisan a week and a half to complete.

Technical details

Model: Chopard L.U.C XP Esprit de Fleurier Peony
Ref. 131944-5005 – in ethical 18-carat rose gold
Limited and numbered eight-piece edition – Boutique exclusive

Case
Ethical 18-carat rose gold
Total diameter 35 mm
Thickness 7.70 mm
Water resistance 30 metres
Ethical 18-carat rose gold crown with L.U.C logo 5.00 mm
Upper crystal with anti-glare and anti-UV treatment
Diamond-set bezel, sides, lugs and case middle
Polished exhibition back
Hand-engraved case-back surround

Movement
Mechanical self-winding L.U.C 96.23-L
Number of parts 168
Total diameter 27.40 mm
Thickness 3.50 mm
Number of jewels 29
Frequency 28,800 vph (4 Hz)
Power reserve 65 hours
Winding by an ethical 22-carat gold micro-rotor
Two-tone ethical 18-carat rose gold movement – rhodium-plated after engraving
Hand-crafted Fleurisanne engravings – peony motif
Two barrels – Chopard Twin technology
Balance spring with flat terminal curve

Dial and hands
Dial adorned with a peony motif crafted by Chopard Manufacture enamelling artisan using the Grand Feu enamel technique
Gilded Dauphine fusée-type hours and minutes hands

Functions
Central display of the hours and minutes

Strap and buckle
Green alligator leather strap
Pin buckle in diamond-set polished ethical 18-carat rose gold

Chopard L.U.C QF Jubilee Limited Edition

On the occasion of its 25th anniversary, Chopard Manufacture presents L.U.C QF Jubilee, the first L.U.C stainless steel timepiece with Fleurier Quality Foundation certification.

This anniversary creation is issued in an exclusive 25-piece limited series. Powered by its L.U.C 96.09-L movement endowed with the 65-hour power reserve linked to Chopard Twin technology and featuring a 39 millimetre-diameter steel case, a perfectly legible sector dial and a strap made of responsible calfskin leather – along with certification from both the Official Swiss Chronometer Testing Institute and the demanding Fleurier Quality Foundation, the L.U.C QF Jubilee lays a new milestone in the history of Fine Watchmaking.

Chopard L.U.C QF Jubilee Limited Edition

An emblematic creation in the L.U.C collection, the Qualité Fleurier timepiece series is reinvented in a stainless steel 25-piece limited edition specially designed in tribute to the founding of Chopard Manufacture in 1996 and initiated by the Maison’s Co-President, Karl-Friedrich Scheufele.

Chopard L.U.C QF Jubilee Limited Edition

This new 39 mm-diameter timepiece features ideal proportions and curved lines inspired by a L.U.Chopard model dating from the 1950s. The robustness of stainless steel – used for the first time in the history of the L.U.C collection for a watch certified by the Fleurier Quality Foundation – thereby offers a sporty and casual interpretation of the L.U.C collection, resulting in a look and feel entirely suited to the lifestyle of younger gentlemen.

Chopard L.U.C QF Jubilee Limited Edition

With its intriguing look hovering between modernity and vintage touches, the Chopard L.U.C QF Jubilee watch is adorned with a sector dial. Inspired by the Art Deco and Bauhaus movements this type of dial is built around several concentric circles enabling easy reading of the hours and minutes and has remained an undeniable success since its invention in the 1930s.

Chopard L.U.C QF Jubilee Limited Edition

Once favoured by naval officers who appreciated its clear legibility, the sector-type dial of the L.U.C QF Jubilee watch revives this trend around a silvered sunburst centre, followed by a chapter ring in Chopard blue punctuated by chevron hour-markers, and finally, a silver-toned railway-track minutes circle with transferred black markings.

Chopard L.U.C QF Jubilee Limited Edition

The small seconds dial is positioned at 6 o’clock. When night falls, the dial comes alive thanks to a Super-LumiNova® coating on the four main hour-markers, the round base of the chevron-style hour-markers as well as the spear-shaped hours and minutes hands.

Chopard L.U.C QF Jubilee Limited Edition

This timepiece is fitted with a brown calfskin strap featuring two blue bridle stitches echoing the dial. Time will coat this exceptional leather – sourced from a supplier guaranteeing responsible practices – with an elegant patina.

Chopard L.U.C QF Jubilee Limited Edition

A variant of Chopard Manufacture’s first calibre, the L.U.C 96.09-L movement that powers this L.U.C QF Jubilee timepiece is equipped with Chopard Twin technology featuring two superposed barrels wound by a 22-carat gold micro-rotor, endowing the watch with a comfortable 65-hour power reserve.

Chopard L.U.C QF Jubilee Limited Edition

The precision of this movement with automatic winding, finely crafted and adorned with a Côtes de Genève motif by the artisans of the Maison, is examined by the Official Swiss Chronometer Testing Institute (COSC), as evidenced by the Chronometer inscription appearing on the dial under the Chopard logo.

In response to another criterion required by the Fleurier Quality Foundation, the reliability of the watch is also verified by the Chronofiable protocol: three weeks of ageing tests involving heat, cold and humidity, traction and pressure on the winding stem, magnetic fields, as well as recurrent impacts.

Once the watch has been completed in the workshops, it is tested one last time on the Fleuritest simulator. Specially developed with a view to obtaining the “FQF Haute Horlogerie quality certification” label, this machine faithfully reproduces the conditions under which the watch is worn on the wrist for 24 hours.

Technical details

Model: Chopard L.U.C QF Jubilee
Ref. 168613-3001 – in stainless steel
Numbered 25-piece limited edition

Case
Stainless steel
Total diameter: 39.00 mm
Thickness: 8.92 mm
Water resistance: 30 metres
Steel crown with L.U.C logo 6.00 mm
Polished case middle, bezel, inter-horn space and case-back
Exhibition case-back with glare-proofed sapphire crystal

Movement
Mechanical movement with automatic winding L.U.C 96.09-L
Micro-rotor in 22-carat gold
Number of components 172
Total diameter: 27.40 mm
Thickness: 3.30 mm
Number of jewels: 29
Frequency: 28,800 vph (4 Hz)
Power reserve: 65 hours
Two stacked barrels – Chopard Twin technology
Bridges adorned with a Côtes de Genève motif
Balance-spring with flat terminal curve
Chronometer certification (COSC)
Fleurier Quality Foundation certification (QF)

Dial and hands
Dial with sectors in a silver-toned colour achieved by galvanic treatment – sunburst satin-brushed finishing
Chapter ring in a blue colour achieved by galvanic treatment
Chevron-type rhodium-plated hour-markers at 1, 2, 4, 5, 7, 8, 10 and 11 o’clock
Rhodium-plated hour-markers painted with Super-LumiNova® at 3, 6, 9 and 12
o’clock
Spear-shaped rhodium-plated hours and minutes hands painted with Super-
LumiNova®
Spear-shaped rhodium-plated small seconds hand
L.U.C QF Jubilee – 6/6
Black transferred railway-track minutes scale

Functions and displays
Central display of the hours and minutes
Small seconds display at 6 o’clock

Strap and buckle
Brown calfskin strap with blue lining, tone-on-tone stitching and blue bridle stitches
Stainless steel pin buckle

Chopard L.U.C Quattro Spirit 25 Limited Edition

To celebrate the 25th anniversary of its creation, Chopard Manufacture presents its first jumping-hour timepiece: the L.U.C Quattro Spirit 25.

Housed in a 40- millimetre case featuring the L.U.C collection’s characteristically sleek lines and crafted from ethical 18-carat rose gold, its innovative and ultra-sophisticated L.U.C 98.06-L movement is equipped with four barrels based on the exclusive Chopard Quattro technology enabling up to eight days of power reserve.

From the movement to the white Grand Feu enamel dial on which the hours aperture appears at 6 o’clock, the entire watchmaking creation, issued in a 100-piece limited series, is produced in-house thanks to the artistic crafts mastered by the artisans of the Manufacture, thus ensuring a high level of finishing duly rewarded by the prestigious Poinçon de Genève.

Chopard L.U.C Quattro Spirit 25 Limited Edition

The L.U.C Quattro Spirit 25 is the first-ever jumping-hour watch made by Chopard Manufacture. Much prized by collectors, this horological complication is given an extremely pure interpretation in this 100-piece numbered limited edition combining an understated design with the technical boldness typical of the L.U.C. collection. Combining tradition and modernity, its ethical 18-carat rose gold case features rounded shapes inspired by the hunter-type cases of the pocket watches once designed by Louis-Ulysse Chopard.

Chopard L.U.C Quattro Spirit 25 Limited Edition

The L.U.C 98.06-L movement equipping this timepiece is one of the few in this category of watches – which generally consume a great deal of energy – to offer up to eight days of power reserve. Thanks to the four stacked and series-coupled barrels based on the unique Chopard Quattro technology, the L.U.C Quattro Spirit 25 maintains a reserve above 190 hours despite the amount of energy required for the rotation of the hours disc.

Chopard L.U.C Quattro Spirit 25 Limited Edition

Visible through a transparent arena case-back, this highly complicated mechanical movement with manual winding guarantees reliability and precision within an overall thickness of just 4.85 millimetres. The balance-spring is equipped with a Phillips terminal curve that precisely controls the oscillations of the regulating organ – a feat of which only authentic Fine Watchmaking manufactures are capable. The movement is also fitted with a swan’s neck regulator enabling fine adjustment of this calibre.

Equally noble both inside and out, the L.U.C Quattro Spirit 25 timepiece displays the time on a pure white dial, entirely produced in-house by Chopard Manufacture’s enamelling Artisan. Crafted on an ethical 18-carat rose gold base, this Grand Feu enamelled dial is fired several times at very high temperatures (820°C). It is then lightly polished to give it a gently domed appearance that creates unique light effects. Using black enamels, the Artisan then uses the same process to reproduce the “L.U.CHOPARD” logo along with the railway-track circle and Arabic numerals indicating the minutes.

Chopard L.U.C Quattro Spirit 25 Limited Edition

The hours appear through an aperture positioned at 6 o’clock so as to ensure that the minutes hand does not obscure the sight of the hours change, which takes place instantaneously. The rose gold aperture frame accentuates the sobriety of the large black Arabic numerals showing the hours against a white background.

The high-quality work devoted to the Chopard L.U.C Quattro Spirit 25 watch has earned it the Poinçon de Genève. Governed by strict criteria of excellence, this highly coveted label is awarded exclusively to a few watchmaking creations whose beauty provides the perfect setting for a flawlessly functioning mechanism. It guarantees not only the quality, precision and reliability of the movement and the watch as a whole, but also ensures that the assembly was carried out in the canton of Geneva, the historical cradle of Fine Watchmaking.

Chopard L.U.C Quattro Spirit 25 Limited Edition

Precise adjustments, wearer comfort and readability, movement bridges entirely adorned with the Côtes de Genève motif and finely bevelled components: these are the characteristics that make the L.U.C Quattro Spirit 25 a refined timepiece from both aesthetic and technical standpoints.

Technical details

Model: Chopard L.U.C Quattro Spirit 25
Ref. 161977-5001 – in ethical 18-carat rose gold with brown alligator leather strap
Limited and numbered edition of 100 pieces

Case
Ethical 18-carat rose gold
Total diameter 40.00 mm
Thickness 10.30 mm
Water resistance 30 metres
Crown in 18-carat rose gold with L.U.C logo 7.00 mm
Vertical satin-brushed case-middle and interhorn space
Polished bezel and case-back
Glare-proofed sapphire crystal
Exhibition back fitted with a glare-proofed sapphire crystal

Movement
Mechanical movement with manual winding L.U.C 98.06-L
Number of components 240
Total diameter 31.80 mm
Thickness 4.85 mm
Number of jewels 42
Frequency 28,800 vph (4 Hz)
Power reserve 192 hours (8 days)
Jumping hours
Four barrels – exclusive Chopard Quattro® technology
Bridges with Côtes de Genève motif and gilded engravings
Swan’s neck fine adjustment
Balance-spring with Phillips terminal curve
Poinçon de Genève quality hallmark

Dial and hands
Dial in ethical 18-carat rose gold – White Grand Feu enamel dial crafted by the enamel Artisan of Chopard Manufacture in Fleurier
Black transferred Grand Feu enamel railway-track minutes scale and Arabic numerals
Gilded Dauphine fusée minutes hand
Gilded baton-type power-reserve indicator hand

Functions and display
Instantaneous hours display in a 6 o’clock aperture
Central display of the minutes
Power-reserve indicator on the back of the watch
Balance-stop function enabling accurate adjustments

Strap and buckle
Hand-sewn matt brown alligator leather strap with cognac-coloured alligator leather lining
Polished and satin-brushed pin buckle in ethical 18-carat rose gold

Chopard L.U.C Time Traveler One Black Limited Edition

The L.U.C. Time Traveler One Black timepiece is the latest interpretation by Chopard Manufacture of one of watchmaking’s noblest travel complications: the worldtimer, showing the time in 24 zones around the world simultaneously.

Chopard L.U.C Time Traveler One Black Limited Edition

The L.U.C Time Traveler One Black achieves the feat of displaying complex information with absolute clarity via a series of concentrically arranged discs. A central date disc, indicated by a discreet hand, is surrounded by a chapter display for the hours and minutes of the local time zone, with Dauphine hands in the elegant style characterising the L.U.C collection, adjusted by a crown positioned at 2 o’clock.

Chopard L.U.C Time Traveler One Black Limited Edition

The latter serves to adjust the time in the main time zone. A second crown at 4 o’clock is used to turn the disc bearing the reference cities of 24 time zones, synchronised on the city disc with local time. Wherever the wearer finds himself at a given moment, when the city for the local time zone is set to the 12 o’clock position, all the time zones around the globe will be correctly displayed.

Chopard L.U.C Time Traveler One Black Limited Edition

The use of ceramised grade 5 titanium for the L.U.C Time Traveler One Black marks a world first for travel watches and reflects Chopard’s ongoing commitment to harnessing the most innovative materials in the advancement of Fine Watchmaking.

Used in areas such as aerospace, automotive and medical component manufacturing, ceramised titanium is obtained by oxidising surface layers of titanium at extreme temperatures using electroplasma technology. This process improves the metal’s hardness – 700 Vickers (Hv) – along with its friction coefficient as well its wear and corrosion resistance. Ceramised titanium is also highly biocompatible.

Chopard L.U.C Time Traveler One Black Limited Edition

The ceramised titanium case of the L.U.C Time Traveler One Black is matched with a monochrome dial featuring a hand-applied vertical satin-brushed finish. Completing the look is a matching black strap in fully vegan rubber, crafted with an intricate fabric-like pattern.

Made in Switzerland, the strap offers huge flexibility of usage thanks to its resistance to the effects of water or sweat, its high durability and its comfort on the wrist. 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.

Chopard L.U.C Time Traveler One Black Limited Edition

The L.U.C Time Traveler One Black timepiece is powered by the acclaimed worldtimer movement L.U.C 01.05-L, first unveiled in 2016. Made in-house at Chopard Manufacture in Fleurier, Switzerland, this self-winding integrated-construction movement has a 60-hour power reserve and beats at 28,800 vph (4 Hz). Reflecting the high standards of the L.U.C collection, it is meticulously hand-finished, with beautifully chamfered bridges and Côtes de Geneve decoration visible through the display case-back.

Like all L.U.C timepieces carrying a seconds indication, the L.U.C Time Traveler One Black is Chronometer-certified by the COSC for accuracy and performance.

Chopard L.U.C Time Traveler One Black Limited Edition

Technical details

Model: L.U.C Time Traveler One Black
Ref. 168574-3008 – in ceramised grade 5 titanium with black rubber strap
250-piece limited edition

Case
Ceramised grade 5 titanium
Total diameter 42 mm
Thickness 12.09 mm
Water resistance 50 metres
Ceramised grade 5 titanium crowns with semi-satin-brushed L.U.C logo and globe 6.50 mm
Sandblasted case middle, bezel and case-back
Exhibition case-back

Movement
Mechanical with automatic winding L.U.C 01.05-L
Number of components 291
Total diameter 35.30 mm
Thickness 6.52 mm
Number of jewels 39
Frequency 28,800 vph (4 Hz)
Power reserve 60 hours
World time function
Bridges adorned with Côtes de Genève motif
Balance-spring with flat terminal curve
Chronometer-certified (COSC)

Dial and hands
Dark grey dial achieved by galvanic treatment – hand-applied vertical satin-brushed finishing on central part
Snailed chapter ring
Hour-markers and Arabic numerals painted with Super-LumiNova®
Circular satin-brushed city disc with white transfers
Circular satin-brushed GMT function disc, grey between 6.30 am and 6.30 pm with black transfers; and black between 6.30 pm and 6.30 am, with white transfers
Metallic black Dauphine-type hours and minutes hand, enhanced with Super-LumiNova®
Metallic black baton-type arrow-tipped date hand
Metallic black baton-type central seconds hand
Railway track minute circle

Functions and displays
Central display of the hours, minutes, seconds and date
Cities display on the outer dial disc
Disc-type GMT function display
Crown at 2 o’clock serving to adjust the date and time of the second time zone
Crown at 4 o’clock serving to adjust the cities disc
Stop-seconds function

Strap and buckle
Vegan-certified fabric-patterned rubber strap with grey stitching
Ceramised titanium pin buckle

Chopard L.U.C Perpetual Chrono Limited Edition, with Grade 5 Titanium Case

Swiss luxury watch brand Chopard presents a titanium version of its L.U.C Perpetual Chrono, the modern grand complication that combines chronograph and perpetual calendar functions.

Introduced five years ago, the L.U.C Perpetual Chrono houses the L.U.C 03.10-L movement, a veritable horological marvel notable for its integration of the most prestigious chronograph and perpetual calendar achievements. Carrying both “Chronometer certification” and the esteemed Poinçon de Genève, this masterpiece is now available with a lightweight grade 5 titanium case.

Chopard L.U.C Perpetual Chrono Limited Edition, with Grade 5 Titanium Case

One of very few titanium perpetual calendar chronographs on the market, the new L.U.C Perpetual Chrono timepiece presents an innovative alternative for collectors seeking options besides gold or platinum, while retaining the sense of precious rarity found in watchmaking at its most prestigious. Titanium’s lightweight nature ensures the 45-millimeter timepiece is an ergonomic and comfortable watch for everyday wear, while the short lugs make it a perfect fit for any wrist.

Chopard L.U.C Perpetual Chrono Limited Edition, with Grade 5 Titanium Case

The L.U.C 03.10-L movement was entirely developed and produced in Chopard Manufacture’s workshops and gave rise to four invention patents. The movement’s architecture is based on a construction reflecting the highest level of execution. At the heart of this mechanism, a column wheel precisely coordinates the functions of the chronograph, while a patented vertical coupling clutch ensures actuation that is light to the touch but utterly exact.

Chopard L.U.C Perpetual Chrono Limited Edition, with Grade 5 Titanium Case

The flyback function allows immediate reuse of the chronograph without the need to stop and reset. When the zero-reset pusher is pressed, however, the instantaneous movement of the counters and central sweep seconds hand is managed by patented progressive-contact hammers that guarantee optimal precision. Finally, a semi-instantaneous jumping minute counter ensures the precise display of chronograph minutes. All chronograph functions are highlighted on the dial by red details.

The patented perpetual calendar mechanism, crafted so that its displays integrate perfectly with the chronograph functions, is no less inventive. In particular, the high precision orbital moon phase, a showpiece of the dial design at 6 o’clock, is accurate to just a day’s deviation every 122 years.

Chopard L.U.C Perpetual Chrono Limited Edition, with Grade 5 Titanium Case

Testifying to its stature among the finest feats of Fine Watchmaking, the L.U.C. Perpetual Chrono timepiece is doubly certified as a “Chronometer” by the Swiss Official Chronometer Testing Institute (COSC) – denoting superior performance for accuracy and reliability under varied conditions – as well as by the Poinçon de Genève, synonymous with the highest levels of hand finishing and aesthetic quality throughout the wristwatch.

The movement, exhibiting a multitude of opulent hand finishes across its complex plates and bridges, is visible through the watch’s display case-back.

Chopard L.U.C Perpetual Chrono Limited Edition, with Grade 5 Titanium Case

The elegant dial features a wide, twin-aperture instantaneous date display at 12 o’clock, with indications for the days of the week, the month, position in the leap year cycle and day/night display with a large orbital moon-phase at 6 o’clock. This highly complex but perfectly legible dial is a work of art in itself. The slate grey surface, created via a galvanic treatment on an 18-carat gold base, is decorated with a sunburst guilloché pattern.

With its subtle decoration, pared-back hour-markers and palette of soft greys with sporty bursts of red for the chronograph indications, the L.U.C Perpetual Chrono in grade 5 titanium offers a contemporary take on Fine Watchmaking in keeping with its lightweight casing.

Chopard L.U.C Perpetual Chrono Limited Edition, with Grade 5 Titanium Case

A grey strap in soft, nubuck calfskin further strengthens the sense of a Grand Complication watch that is understated and versatile, yet utterly distinct in its finesse and beauty.

The new L.U.C Perpetual Chrono is limited to 20 pieces only.

Technical details

Model: L.U.C Perpetual Chrono
Ref. 168611-3001 – in grade 5 titanium fitted with a grey nubuck calfskin strap
Numbered 20-piece limited edition

Case
Grade 5 titanium
Total diameter 45 mm
Thickness 15.06 mm
Water resistance 30 metres
Titanium crown with L.U.C logo 8.50 mm
Titanium pushers
Vertical satin-brushed case middle
Polished bezel and case-back
Exhibition case-back

Movement
Mechanical movement with manual winding L.U.C 03.10-L
Number of components 452
Total diameter 33.00 mm
Thickness 8.32 mm
Number of jewels 42
Frequency 28,800 vph (4 Hz)
Power reserve approx. 60 hours
Perpetual calendar – patented mechanism
Integrated column-wheel chronograph
Patented return-to-zero device with pivoting hammers and elastic arm
Patented chronograph seconds hand return-to-zero system
Patented vertical clutch device
Nickel silver mainplate and bridges
Côtes de Genève motif adorning the bridges
Balance-spring with flat terminal curve
Chronometer-certified (COSC)
Poinçon de Genève

Dial and hands
Black rhodium-toned and hand-guilloché solid gold dial, with beams radiating from the date – Snailed silver-toned inner bezel ring – Red and black transfers
Rhodium-plated hour-markers
Chronograph and perpetual calendar function counters obtained by black rhodium-based galvanic treatment and ruthenium-treated appliques
Snailed-finish day/night and leap-year counters obtained by black rhodium-based galvanic treatment
Rhodium-plated Dauphine fusée-type hours and minutes
Rhodium-plated Dauphine-type hands for the small seconds as well as the day and month calendar indications
Rhodium-plated triangular-shaped hands for the day/night and leap-year calendar indications
Rhodium-plated red-tipped Dauphine-type hands for the chronograph hours and minutes counters
Baton-type red-tipped sweep-seconds hand
Minutes track with white and red details

Functions and displays
Central display of the hours and minutes
Small seconds at 6 o’clock
Instantaneous large date at 12 o’clock
Days of the week displayed at 9 o’clock and months at 3 o’clock
Moon phases appearing in a rotating aperture at 6 o’clock
Off-centred day/night display at 10 o’clock and off-centred leap-year display at 2 o’clock
Vertical coupling-clutch chronograph with flyback function
12-hour counter at 9 o’clock
30-minute counter at 3 o’clock with semi-instantaneous minutes display
Stop-seconds function

Strap and clasp
Hand-sewn grey nubuck calfskin strap with nubuck lining and tone-on-tone stitching
Folding clasp in grade 5 titanium

Chopard L.U.C GMT One Black Limited Edition

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.

Chopard L.U.C GMT One Black Limited Edition

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.

Chopard L.U.C GMT One Black Limited Edition watch

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.

Chopard L.U.C GMT One Black Limited Edition watch withceramised grade 5 titanium

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.

Chopard L.U.C GMT One Black Limited Edition watch

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.

Chopard L.U.C GMT One Black Limited Edition automatic watch

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.

Chopard L.U.C GMT One Black Limited Edition watch

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.

Technical details

Model: Chopard L.U.C GMT One Black
Ref. 168579-3004 – in ceramised grade 5 titanium with black rubber strap
250-piece limited edition

Case
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
Exhibition case-back

Movement
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
Chronometer-certified (COSC)

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
Stop-seconds function

Strap
Fabric-patterned black rubber strap with grey stitching
Ceramised grade 5 titanium pin buckle

Chopard L.U.C XPS Twist QF Limited Edition in “Fairmined” White Gold

With its offset small seconds appearing at 7 o’clock, a signature feature of the Twist series within the L.U.C collection, the L.U.C XPS Twist QF in ethically certified “Fairmined” white gold – issued in a 250-piece limited edition – opts for controlled eccentricity and elegant asymmetry.

Chopard L.U.C XPS Twist QF Limited Edition in “Fairmined” White Gold

Like a woven cashmere necktie that reveals its underside, this timepiece has fun with the offset positions of the crown and small seconds, while incorporating all the fundamental qualities of the L.U.C collection. By taking its place within most of Chopard’s cherished certification programmes, the L.U.C XPS Twist QF displays a wealth of elegant characteristics. Fleurier Quality Foundation, chronometer certification, a case in ethically certified “Fairmined” gold: this timepiece goes the extra mile beyond aesthetic prowess to embody the most accomplished craftsmanship.

Chopard L.U.C XPS Twist QF watch in “Fairmined” White Gold

Within the aesthetic vocabulary of the L.U.C collection, the textures adorning dial surfaces are invariably centred on the L.U.Chopard logo, positioned at noon. Here, the visual focal point shifts to the small seconds at 7 o’clock. The effect of literally drawing the gaze elsewhere is amplified by the circular satin-brushed motif radiating out from this subdial and across the entire blue-grey dial surface of the Chopard L.U.C XPS Twist QF watch. Another transgressive feature is the fact that this is the only model in the L.U.C collection without Arabic numerals at noon, since the figure 12 is replaced by a double facetted hour-marker.

Chopard L.U.C XPS Twist QF “Fairmined” White Gold watch with blue-grey dial

The words Qualité Fleurier appear beneath the name L.U.C, the spot where the Chronometer inscription is generally placed. With this new 250-piece limited edition, Chopard is giving fresh impetus to the dynamic of the Fleurier Quality Foundation which it helped to create.

The Fleurier Quality Foundation has established itself in the world of watch certification through its demanding criteria and the rigorous manner in which they are applied. Applied to the entire watch industry and currently the hardest to achieve in the Swiss watch industry, this certification involves passing five tests relating to five key qualities. Precision by ensuring that each model is submitted to the COSC.

Chopard L.U.C XPS Twist QF watch with “Fairmined” White Gold case and blue-grey dial

Durability and reliability by means of Chronofiable tests. Precision in actual wear by spending 24 hours on the Fleuritest simulator. Fine craftsmanship, by meeting the finishing criteria of Haute Horlogerie. And finally, manufacturing 100% performed in Switzerland.

Chopard L.U.C XPS Twist QF “Fairmined” White Gold watch

Calibre 96.26-L driving the 250 timepieces in the Chopard L.U.C XPS Twist QF limited edition is a variation on Calibre 96.01-L offset by 30 degrees. Like the original movement, it is distinguished by its slim 3.3 mm size, which in turn meant this new model could be housed in an exceptionally thin case. Its self-winding mechanism is powered by an engraved 22-carat gold micro-rotor the high inertia of which enables optimal efficiency.

Chopard Calibre 96.26-L

Calibre 96.26-L powers two stacked barrels based on Chopard’s patented Twin structure. Together, they guarantee 65 hours of running time, an exceptional feat for an ultra-thin timepiece, and enable this calibre to beat with chronometer-certified precision. Its finishes are also particularly sophisticated, in that the aesthetic criteria comply with the technical specifications of Fleurier Quality Foundation certification.

Chopard Calibre 96.26-L

Gold is a L.U.C signature here, since the L.U.C XPS Twist QF is crafted from a block of ethically certified “Fairmined” gold. It is responsibly sourced from artisanal mining cooperatives, where both the environment and miners are treated correctly, and to which Chopard pays a premium to be reinvested in community projects.

Chopard L.U.C XPS Twist QF watch in 18-carat ethically certified Fairmined white gold

Chopard is currently the main global purchaser of “Fairmined” gold, which the Manufacture reserves for the production of its Grand Complication watch creations – such as the L.U.C XPS Twist QF timepiece – as well as some of its Haute Joaillerie models. Since July 2018, the Maison has been using 100% Ethical gold for the production of all its watches and jewellery.

Technical details

Model: Chopard L.U.C XPS Twist QF
Ref. 161945-1001- in 18-carat ethically certified “Fairmined” white gold
250-piece limited edition

Case
18-carat white gold
Total diameter: 40.00 mm
Thickness: 7.70 mm
Water resistance: 30 metres
18-carat white gold crown offset at 4 o’clock with L.U.C logo: 5.00 mm
Vertical satin-brushed flanks and inter-horn spaces
Polished bezel and case-back
Glareproofed sapphire crystal
Exhibition back

Movement
Mechanical self-winding L.U.C 96.26-L
Number of components: 172
Total diameter: 27.40 mm
Thickness: 3.30 mm
Number of jewels: 29
Frequency: 25,200 vph (3.5 Hz)
Power reserve: 65 hours
Two barrels –Twin® technology
Winding via a 22-carat gold winding rotor
Bridges adorned with Côtes de Genève motif
Chronometer certified (COSC)
Fleurier Quality Foundation certified (FQF)

Dial
Dial with satin-brushed sunburst motif centred on the small seconds, blue-grey galvanic treatment
Rhodium-plated Dauphine fusée-type hours and minutes hands
Rhodium-plated Dauphine fusée-type small seconds hand

Functions
Central display of the hours and minutes
Offset small seconds at 6 o’clock
Semi-instantaneous aperture-type date display

Strap
Hand-sewn matt blue-grey plant-dyed CITES-certified alligator leather strap, with cognac-coloured alligator leather lining
18-carat white gold pin buckle

Chopard L.U.C XP, Stainless Steel Version with Navy Blue Dial

Elementary without being basic, devoid of artifice and yet brimming with contrasts, the new L.U.C XP timepiece embodies the purity of design that characterises the L.U.C. collection. Its natural, casual elegance lies in the details. The texture of its dial, the virgin wool of its strap, the brilliance of its hour-markers, along with its slender shape, all reflect the tradition of Savile Row tailors.

Two hands, no seconds, no date, just the essentials. L.U.C XP is the quintessence of Chopard Haute Horlogerie. Attired in steel and enhanced by a satin blue dial with rose gold accents, this ultra-thin, ultra-chic timepiece is much more sophisticated than one might think at first glance.

 Chopard L.U.C XP watch new Stainless Steel Version with Navy Blue Dial

L.U.C. watchmaking is the sum of details, all of which must be perfectly thought out and executed, without the work involved being felt. This is how the natural elegance of L.U.C XP is expressed, and this timepiece takes its place on the wrist as if it had been made to measure. An extension of the Savile Row spirit that underlies L.U.C. creations, the search for perfect proportions and a perfect fit are conveyed through the lines of the L.U.C XP steel case.