L.U.C Perpetual Chrono

161973-5001

Brand  : Chopard
Collection  : L.U.C
Model  : L.U.C Perpetual Chrono
Reference  : 161973-5001
Complement : “Fairmined” Pink Gold - Strap Alligator

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  • Brand  : Chopard
    Collection  : L.U.C
    Model  : L.U.C Perpetual Chrono
    Reference  : 161973-5001
    Complement : “Fairmined” Pink Gold - Strap Alligator
    List Price : 83 730 €
    Diameter : 45 mm
    Thickness : 15.06 mm
    Styles : High Horology
    Classical
    Types : Hand-winding
    Calibre : L.U.C 03.10-L
    Calibre distinction : Hallmark of Geneva
    Côtes de Genève
    Complication : 12-Hour Counter
    Astronomical Moon Phases
    Days Indicator
    Small Seconds
    30-Minute Counter with jumping minute
    Stop second mechanism
    Months Indicator
    Day/Night Indicator
    Big Date
    Chronograph
    Case material : "Fairmined" pink gold
    Case peculiarity : Open caseback
    18ct gold crown with L.U.C logo
    Vertical satin-brushed case middle
    Shape : Round
    Water-resistance : 30 meters
    Dial : Gold
    Dial color : Ruthenium-toned sunburst satin-brushed and hand-guilloché
    Display : Rhodiumed hands
    Dauphine-shaped hands
    Indexes : Roman numerals
    Railroad
    Glass : Sapphire
    Antireflective coating
    Strap material : Alligator leather
    Strap color : Brown
    Strap clasp : Pin buckle
    + More characteristics :
    Movement
    Total diameter 33.00 mm
    Thickness 8.32 mm
    Number of jewels 42
    Frequency 28,800 vph (4 Hz)
    Power reserve 60 hours
    Nickel silver mainplate and bridges
    Côtes de Genève motif adorning the bridges
    Chronometer-certified by the COSC
    Poinçon de Genève

    Functions
    Central display of the hours and minutes
    Small seconds at 6 o’clock
    Large date at 12 o’clock
    Days of the week displayed at 9 o’clock and months at 3 o’clock
    Off-set day/night display at 10 o’clock and offset leap-year indication at 2 o’clock
    Orbital moon display at 6 o’clock
    Vertical coupling-clutch chronograph with flyback function 12-hour counter at 9 o’clock
    30-minute counter at 3 o’clock

    Case
    18ct “Fairmined” white gold

    Dial
    Ruthenium-toned sunburst satin-brushed and hand-guilloché gold dial, with beams radiating from the date – Snailed silver-toned inner bezel ring – red and black transfers Rhodiumed Roman numerals and hour-markers
    Rhodiumed Dauphine-type hands for the hours, minutes, small seconds, day and month counters Baton-type rhodiumed red-tipped sweep-seconds hand
    Minute track

    Strap / buckle
    Hand-sewn double-sided alligator leather strap dyed with plant-based pigments (CITES certified)
    Pin buckle in “Fairmined” 18 ct gold

DESCRIPTION

  • L.U.C Perpetual Chrono

    An authentic collectors’ piece

    An authentic collector’s watch for modern gentlemen, the new L.U.C Perpetual Chrono from Chopard combines a hand-wound chronograph and a finely crafted perpetual calendar within an unprecedented L.U.C movement, Calibre 3.10-L. The L.U.C Perpetual Chrono flaunts one of the most sophisticated styles and constructions in the world of Haute Horlogerie, while meeting the highest technical ethical and aesthetic standards. Issued in two series of 20 pieces in “Fairmined” 18-carat white gold and in “Fairmined” 18-carat rose gold, it is intended for watchmaking connoisseurs and devotees of exceptional objects.

    Calibre 03.10-L, a finely crafted movement

    Entirely developed and produced in the Chopard Haute Horlogerie workshops, L.U.C Calibre 03.10-L is built around a column wheel that controls all chronograph operations including the flyback function. The zero-reset system for the counters and the central sweep seconds hand is handled by progressive-contact hammers guaranteeing optimal precision. It ensures smooth yet firm activation of the timing-related components via a vertical coupling clutch. This was the exceptional base mechanism chosen to house the perpetual calendar of the L.U.C Perpetual Chrono.

    This calendar is recognisable by its large twin-aperture date display, complemented by indications of the day and whether or not it is a leap year, while the finishing touches are set by a day/night indication and an orbital moon-phase display. The latter guarantees graphic and accurate readings of the age of the moon, with a mere one-day deviation in 122 years. Since the original configuration of this calendar uses the same areas as the chronograph – both involving indications at 3 and 9 o’clock – the architecture of the perpetual calendar had to be adjusted to offset the day/night indicator by a few millimetres. This arrangement determined the specific layout of the dial and its counters.

    Journey to the heart of infinite precision

    The L.U.C Perpetual Chrono has earned double certification. The rating precision of its L.U.C Calibre 03.10-L has been certified by the Swiss Official Chronometer Testing Institute (COSC). In parallel, each of these 20 watches in “Fairmined” gold – including both their movements and their cases – has successfully met the evaluation criteria of the Poinçon de Genève, which now encompass the watch in its entirety, providing an excellent guarantee of superlative craftsmanship and expertise. Formerly attributed to the movement only, the Poinçon de Genève currently puts the watch as a whole to the test. The movement quality criteria are thus backed by other standards unreservedly met by Chopard. The water resistance, precision, chronograph and perpetual calendar functions as well as the power reserve are meticulously appraised before being awarded the famous quality hallmark. Chopard proudly belongs to the select circle of Haute Horlogerie brands demonstrating such exceptional artisanal savoir-faire.

    Chopard masters contemporary horology to perfection and notably the art of magnifying its mechanical intricacies in order to make this new L.U.C Perpetual Chrono an authentic collector’s watch for modern gentlemen.

    Noble materials

    The L.U.C Perpetual Chrono stems from high standards embodied in exceptional materials effectively underpinning its elegance and functionality.

    The 45 mm case of the L.U.C Perpetual Chrono is entirely made of “Fairmined” 18-carat gold, sourced from Fairmined certified mining cooperatives in Columbia, Peru and Bolivia. The L.U.C Perpetual Chrono in white gold is the first L.U.C watch being produced out of 18-carat « Fairmined » white gold by Chopard.

    Chopard is in fact the first luxury watch and jewellery company to have committed itself to supporting mining communities in order to help them achieve Fairmined certification. It contributes to training, to social well-being and to environmental protection. Fairmined certification ensures that gold is extracted in a responsible way by artisanal and small-scale mining organisations, that both miners and the environment are treated correctly and that purchasers pay a premium, in addition to the fixed gold price, to be reinvested in community projects.

    The dial of the L.U.C Perpetual Chrono is coated with grey ruthenium. It is adorned with a hand-guilloché motif that creates subtle light effects radiating from the large twin-aperture date display.

    The choice of noble materials extends right the way through to L.U.C Calibre 03.10-L, which  is made of nickel silver, a naturally light grey alloy that ideally lends itself to surface treatment but cannot tolerate scratches. Any mistake made in executing the Côtes de Genève motif, circular-graining, satin-brushing and polishing operation omnipresent on the moment is irretrievable. This movement thus calls for the most expert hands exercising their craft in the watchmaking workshops of Chopard Manufacture.

    The choice of fine materials runs right the way through to the strap of the L.U.C Perpetual Chrono, made of hand-sewn large-scaled vegetal tanned alligator leather . Given that a L.U.C watch will be admired from every angle, Chopard has also made the lining in chestnut brown small-scaled alligator leather.

    A watch with a distinguished character for today’s gentleman

    The perpetual calendar chronograph is a complication in a league of its own: it combines two time frames: the longer scale of a calendar that will provide its accurate indications for centuries, and the shorter one of specific timing operations.

    This exceptional object is a sure token of a man with affirmed tastes, an aficionado of impeccable design and a connoisseur of the true value of materials that are embellished by time. Liberally endowed with peerless yet entirely unostentatious quality, the new L.U.C Perpetual Chrono by Chopard is entirely in tune with this deliberate penchant for refinement. It is the symbol of an ideal partnership between the hand craftsmanship of the master watchmaker and cutting-edge technology. By associating two prestigious complications featuring a characteristic design, the L.U.C Perpetual Chrono asserts itself as a distinguished complication watch with an unmistakably distinctive character.  

  • L.U.C Perpetual Chrono

    An authentic collectors’ piece

    An authentic collector’s watch for modern gentlemen, the new L.U.C Perpetual Chrono from Chopard combines a hand-wound chronograph and a finely crafted perpetual calendar within an unprecedented L.U.C movement, Calibre 3.10-L. The L.U.C Perpetual Chrono flaunts one of the most sophisticated styles and constructions in the world of Haute Horlogerie, while meeting the highest technical ethical and aesthetic standards. Issued in two series of 20 pieces in “Fairmined” 18-carat white gold and in “Fairmined” 18-carat rose gold, it is intended for watchmaking connoisseurs and devotees of exceptional objects.

    Calibre 03.10-L, a finely crafted movement

    Entirely developed and produced in the Chopard Haute Horlogerie workshops, L.U.C Calibre 03.10-L is built around a column wheel that controls all chronograph operations including the flyback function. The zero-reset system for the counters and the central sweep seconds hand is handled by progressive-contact hammers guaranteeing optimal precision. It ensures smooth yet firm activation of the timing-related components via a vertical coupling clutch. This was the exceptional base mechanism chosen to house the perpetual calendar of the L.U.C Perpetual Chrono.

    This calendar is recognisable by its large twin-aperture date display, complemented by indications of the day and whether or not it is a leap year, while the finishing touches are set by a day/night indication and an orbital moon-phase display. The latter guarantees graphic and accurate readings of the age of the moon, with a mere one-day deviation in 122 years. Since the original configuration of this calendar uses the same areas as the chronograph – both involving indications at 3 and 9 o’clock – the architecture of the perpetual calendar had to be adjusted to offset the day/night indicator by a few millimetres. This arrangement determined the specific layout of the dial and its counters.

    Journey to the heart of infinite precision

    The L.U.C Perpetual Chrono has earned double certification. The rating precision of its L.U.C Calibre 03.10-L has been certified by the Swiss Official Chronometer Testing Institute (COSC). In parallel, each of these 20 watches in “Fairmined” gold – including both their movements and their cases – has successfully met the evaluation criteria of the Poinçon de Genève, which now encompass the watch in its entirety, providing an excellent guarantee of superlative craftsmanship and expertise. Formerly attributed to the movement only, the Poinçon de Genève currently puts the watch as a whole to the test. The movement quality criteria are thus backed by other standards unreservedly met by Chopard. The water resistance, precision, chronograph and perpetual calendar functions as well as the power reserve are meticulously appraised before being awarded the famous quality hallmark. Chopard proudly belongs to the select circle of Haute Horlogerie brands demonstrating such exceptional artisanal savoir-faire.

    Chopard masters contemporary horology to perfection and notably the art of magnifying its mechanical intricacies in order to make this new L.U.C Perpetual Chrono an authentic collector’s watch for modern gentlemen.

    Noble materials

    The L.U.C Perpetual Chrono stems from high standards embodied in exceptional materials effectively underpinning its elegance and functionality.

    The 45 mm case of the L.U.C Perpetual Chrono is entirely made of “Fairmined” 18-carat gold, sourced from Fairmined certified mining cooperatives in Columbia, Peru and Bolivia. The L.U.C Perpetual Chrono in white gold is the first L.U.C watch being produced out of 18-carat « Fairmined » white gold by Chopard.

    Chopard is in fact the first luxury watch and jewellery company to have committed itself to supporting mining communities in order to help them achieve Fairmined certification. It contributes to training, to social well-being and to environmental protection. Fairmined certification ensures that gold is extracted in a responsible way by artisanal and small-scale mining organisations, that both miners and the environment are treated correctly and that purchasers pay a premium, in addition to the fixed gold price, to be reinvested in community projects.

    The dial of the L.U.C Perpetual Chrono is coated with grey ruthenium. It is adorned with a hand-guilloché motif that creates subtle light effects radiating from the large twin-aperture date display.

    The choice of noble materials extends right the way through to L.U.C Calibre 03.10-L, which  is made of nickel silver, a naturally light grey alloy that ideally lends itself to surface treatment but cannot tolerate scratches. Any mistake made in executing the Côtes de Genève motif, circular-graining, satin-brushing and polishing operation omnipresent on the moment is irretrievable. This movement thus calls for the most expert hands exercising their craft in the watchmaking workshops of Chopard Manufacture.

    The choice of fine materials runs right the way through to the strap of the L.U.C Perpetual Chrono, made of hand-sewn large-scaled vegetal tanned alligator leather . Given that a L.U.C watch will be admired from every angle, Chopard has also made the lining in chestnut brown small-scaled alligator leather.

    A watch with a distinguished character for today’s gentleman

    The perpetual calendar chronograph is a complication in a league of its own: it combines two time frames: the longer scale of a calendar that will provide its accurate indications for centuries, and the shorter one of specific timing operations.

    This exceptional object is a sure token of a man with affirmed tastes, an aficionado of impeccable design and a connoisseur of the true value of materials that are embellished by time. Liberally endowed with peerless yet entirely unostentatious quality, the new L.U.C Perpetual Chrono by Chopard is entirely in tune with this deliberate penchant for refinement. It is the symbol of an ideal partnership between the hand craftsmanship of the master watchmaker and cutting-edge technology. By associating two prestigious complications featuring a characteristic design, the L.U.C Perpetual Chrono asserts itself as a distinguished complication watch with an unmistakably distinctive character.  

  • Brand  : Chopard
    Collection  : L.U.C
    Model  : L.U.C Perpetual Chrono
    Reference  : 161973-5001
    Complement : “Fairmined” Pink Gold - Strap Alligator
    List Price : 83 730 €
    Diameter : 45 mm
    Thickness : 15.06 mm
    Styles : High Horology
    Classical
    Types : Hand-winding
    Calibre : L.U.C 03.10-L
    Calibre distinction : Hallmark of Geneva
    Côtes de Genève
    Complication : 12-Hour Counter
    Astronomical Moon Phases
    Days Indicator
    Small Seconds
    30-Minute Counter with jumping minute
    Stop second mechanism
    Months Indicator
    Day/Night Indicator
    Big Date
    Chronograph
    Case material : "Fairmined" pink gold
    Case peculiarity : Open caseback
    18ct gold crown with L.U.C logo
    Vertical satin-brushed case middle
    Shape : Round
    Water-resistance : 30 meters
    Dial : Gold
    Dial color : Ruthenium-toned sunburst satin-brushed and hand-guilloché
    Display : Rhodiumed hands
    Dauphine-shaped hands
    Indexes : Roman numerals
    Railroad
    Glass : Sapphire
    Antireflective coating
    Strap material : Alligator leather
    Strap color : Brown
    Strap clasp : Pin buckle
    More characteristics :
    Movement
    Total diameter 33.00 mm
    Thickness 8.32 mm
    Number of jewels 42
    Frequency 28,800 vph (4 Hz)
    Power reserve 60 hours
    Nickel silver mainplate and bridges
    Côtes de Genève motif adorning the bridges
    Chronometer-certified by the COSC
    Poinçon de Genève

    Functions
    Central display of the hours and minutes
    Small seconds at 6 o’clock
    Large date at 12 o’clock
    Days of the week displayed at 9 o’clock and months at 3 o’clock
    Off-set day/night display at 10 o’clock and offset leap-year indication at 2 o’clock
    Orbital moon display at 6 o’clock
    Vertical coupling-clutch chronograph with flyback function 12-hour counter at 9 o’clock
    30-minute counter at 3 o’clock

    Case
    18ct “Fairmined” white gold

    Dial
    Ruthenium-toned sunburst satin-brushed and hand-guilloché gold dial, with beams radiating from the date – Snailed silver-toned inner bezel ring – red and black transfers Rhodiumed Roman numerals and hour-markers
    Rhodiumed Dauphine-type hands for the hours, minutes, small seconds, day and month counters Baton-type rhodiumed red-tipped sweep-seconds hand
    Minute track

    Strap / buckle
    Hand-sewn double-sided alligator leather strap dyed with plant-based pigments (CITES certified)
    Pin buckle in “Fairmined” 18 ct gold