Chopard Creates New L.U.C XPS Ultra-Thin Watch

Apr 13, 2009
The L.U.C XP is a classic timepiece from Chopard, initially introduced in 2006. The watch enjoys remarkable success among watch lovers due to its advanced technical characteristics, aesthetic elegance, and understated design. The timepiece won the first prize in the category of ultra-thin watches at the Geneva Watchmaking Grand Prix in 2006.

In 2009, Chopard has created a new version of the timepiece. The new Chopard L.U.C XPS is distinguished from its predecessors by a sapphire crystal case-back revealing the beauty of the movement, and a small seconds display positioned at 6 oclock.

The ultra-thin case of the Chopard L.U.C XPS watch is crafted from 18K white or rose gold and measures 39.50mm in diameter. It was a real challenge for Chopard watchmakers to accommodate a self-winding twin-barrel movement inside the slim case. It was accomplished with help of a smart construction with a micro rotor.

The L.U.C 12.96 movement, revealed through a sapphire crystal case-back, demonstrates the bridges adorned with a straight Cotes-de-Geneve motif. The precision of the fine movement is crowned by the COSC-chronometer certification. The movement gives an advantage of a 65-hour power-reserve.

The white gold version features a black dial completed with rhodium-plated hour-markers, while the rose gold version showcases a silvered dial completed with gilded hour-markers. The time is indicated by dauphine-style hour and minute hands and a Baton- style seconds hand. The dial of the timepiece
is protected by a glare-resistant sapphire crystal.

For those who adore precious stones, Chopard has created a white gold version adorned with baguette diamonds.

The timepiece, reviewed by watches.infoniac.com, boasts 30-meter water-resistance. The see-through case-back of the watch is secured with screws.

The new Chopard L.U.C XPS watch embraces the wrist with a hand-sewn brown or black alligator leather strap fitted with an 18K white or rose gold buckle.

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