New Chopard L.U.C Engine One H Watch in Automotive Spirit

Apr 18, 2013
The new Chopard L.U.C Engine One H watch is a technically complex timepiece created as an aesthetic hybrid that successfully combined automobile mechanics with fine watchmaking. The novelty is animated by the brandís in-house tourbillon movement, with finishes inspired by those typically seen on engines. The dialís horizontal layout makes one think of the design of racing-car cockpits.

The heart of the new Chopard watch, the hand-wound tourbillon movement L.U.C 04.02-L, has been designed and constructed by Chopard Manufacture in Fleurier.

The chronometer-certified 29-jewel movement is operating at a frequency of 28,800 vibrations per hour. The barrel provides a 60-hour of power reserve. The horizontal grooves in the bridges on the dial side have been inspired by cylinder heads.

The dial of the L.U.C. Engine One H watch guarantees perfect legibility. The hour and minutes hands are conventionally positioned in the center. The power reserve read-off is featured on the left, reminding a fuel gauge. The small seconds mounted on the tourbillon are presented on the right, looking like a speedometer.

The inner and outer sides of the alligator leather strap, demonstrating five rows of overstitching, evoke the look of 1960s - 1970s automobile upholstery.

The case of the model (44.50 X 35.00mm) is fashioned from titanium, a light, scratch-resistant and eminently biocompatible material. It is 50-meter water-resistant.

The new Chopard L.U.C Engine One H watch belongs to a limited edition of 100 pieces.

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