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 o’clock.
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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