The new Chopard L.U.C Perpetual Chrono watch is equipped with a 03.10-L hand-wound chronograph movement equipped with an excellent perpetual calendar mechanism, which is truly a classic watch for modern gentlemen. The L.U.C Perpetual Chrono watch has the most refined and meticulous fine watchmaking style and the most sophisticated and complex construction, which meets the highest standards of technology, ethics and aesthetics. This ‘mining fair’ certified white gold watch has a limited edition of 20 pieces and is designed for watchmakers and those who love beauty.
Finely crafted 03.10-L movement
The L.U.C 03.10-L movement is completely designed and manufactured in the Chopard Haute Horlogerie, equipped with a column wheel to control the operating mechanism including the flyback function. The chronograph dial and central seconds reset system are operated by a progressive contact hammer to ensure accuracy and reliability. Thanks to the vertical clutch design of the timing element, it can ensure that the timing device is started gently and stably. L.U.C Perpetual Chrono is equipped with a perpetual calendar device based on this excellent foundation.
This annual calendar mechanism is equipped with a large date display with dual display windows, as well as week, month and leap year and leap year displays. The day and night indicator and moon phase display complete the watch’s functions. This special mechanism ensures that the reading image of the moon age is intuitive, accurate and reliable, with only one day of error every 122 years. But the original setting of this almanac mechanism is to share the display space with the chronograph: both display information at 3 and 9 o’clock. Therefore, the structure of the perpetual calendar is adjusted to be a few millimeters away from the year and day and night display. This layout design creates the unique beauty of the dial and the chronograph.
Discover the core of extreme precision
The L.U.C Perpetual Chrono watch is double-certified. The movement accuracy of its L.U.C 03.10-L movement is certified by the Swiss Official Observatory Precision Timepiece (COSC). At the same time, the 20 ‘fair mining’ certified platinum watches, their movements and cases have successfully passed the assessment of the Geneva Seal Evaluation Standard. This remarkable timepiece inherits the deep tradition of watchmakers in Geneva, ensuring the highest level of production quality and craftsmanship. The Geneva mark was previously only for movements, but now the entire watch is included in the assessment. In addition to the current movement quality standards, new requirements have been added. Chopard strives to fully meet the standards. Successfully evaluated the waterproof performance, accuracy, timing function, perpetual calendar function, and power reserve to engrav the famous Geneva mark. Chopard is proud to be among the high-end watch brands with outstanding craftsmanship.
For more than 150 years, Chopard has perfectly controlled the modern watchmaking process, adding glory to the gear train, making the new L.U.C Perpetual Chrono watch a veritable watch for modern gentlemen.
L.U.C Perpetual Chrono combines elegance and practical functions. It can be described as the crystal of the strict requirements of excellence, which can be seen from the extraordinary materials used.
The 45 mm diameter case of L.U.C Perpetual Chrono is made entirely of 18K gold that has been awarded the ‘fair mining’ certification. Gold is sourced from mining cooperatives in Colombia, Peru and Bolivia that have been awarded the ‘fair mining’ certification.
In fact, Chopard is the first company in the luxury watch and jewellery industry to support mining areas in obtaining ‘fair mining’ certification. Chopard is actively involved in training, social welfare and environmental protection. The “fair mining” certification guarantees that raw materials are mined in an artisanal mining area in a responsible manner, miners are treated fairly, the environment is reasonably developed, and buyers are reinvesting some of their premium income into community projects beyond the fixed gold price.
The dial of the L.U.C Perpetual Chrono watch is plated with grey ruthenium. The dial is decorated with a hand-guilloche pattern, which radiates light from the large double date display window.
The L.U.C 03.10-L movement is also made of noble materials and is made of white copper. This alloy has a natural light gray color and is suitable for surface treatment, but not scratch resistant. In the process of embellishing Geneva ripples, circular graining, satin and polishing, once mistakes are made, they cannot be repaired. This movement requires the elaborate craftsman of the Chopard watchmaking workshop.
This distinguished production process continues to the large black crocodile hand-stitched alligator strap of the L.U.C Perpetual Chrono watch. As all the production details of the L.U.C watch will be tasted, Chopard will equip the strap with a small maroon crocodile leather lining.
A unique watch masterpiece for the modern gentleman
The chronograph with a perpetual calendar mechanism is a unique complication that represents the pinnacle of achievement in technology and aesthetics. This model combines two relative timing features: on the one hand, its annual calendar can provide precise indications for centuries; on the other hand, the chronograph can provide short-term timing.
This watch is truly worthy of excellence. It perfectly meets the expectations of elegant tasters, lovers of perfect shape design, and connoisseurs who know the true value of materials over time. Chopard’s new L.U.C Perpetual Chrono watch has impeccable quality, not flashy, showing a confident and elegant temperament. This watch symbolizes the fusion of master watchmaking with cutting-edge technology. L.U.C Perpetual Chrono is a masterpiece of extraordinary and noble complication watches by combining two well-known complications and unique designs.
18K Gold Certified by ‘Fair Mining’
Total diameter: 45 mm
Thickness: 15.06 mm
Water resistance: 30 meters
18K Gold Crown with L.U.C Logo
Bezel polished in vertical satin
Polished bezel and case back
Open case back with anti-glare sapphire crystal
Manually wound movement L.U.C 03.10-L
Total diameter: 33.00 mm
Thickness: 8.32 mm
Number of jewels: 42
Vibration frequency: 28,800 times / hour (4 Hz)
Power reserve: 60 hours
White copper motherboard and table bridge
Table bridge decoration Geneva ripple
Official Swiss Observatory Accurate Timepiece Certification (COSC)
Dial and hands:
Ruthenium gold dial with satin sunburst and hand-guilloche engraving, scattered from the calendar display-Silver rounded polished flange-Red and black pad printing marks
Rhodium-plated Roman numerals
Rhodium-plated princess hour, minute, small second and day of the week and month hands
Rhodium-plated Barton central seconds hand with red tip
Rail scale circle
Function and display:
Central hours and minutes display
Small seconds at 6 o’clock
Large date display at 12 o’clock
Week display at 9 o’clock and month display at 3 o’clock
Rotating moon phase display window at 6 o’clock
Off-centre day and night display at 10 o’clock and off-centre leap year display window at 2 o’clock
Chronograph with vertical clutch system with flyback function
12-hour counter at 9 o’clock
30-minute counter at 3 o’clock
Time setting with stop seconds function
Strap and buckle:
Double-sided crocodile leather strap, hand-stitched with plant pigments (certified by the International Trade Convention on Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES))
‘Fair Mining’ 18K Gold Pin Buckle
Model: 161973-1001-‘Fair Mining’ Certified 18K Platinum
Limited edition of 20 pieces