With new dials and a case featuring finely revised details, the L.U.C XPS collection by Chopard is more refined than any other time in recent memory.
The first L.U.C XP model was dispatched by the Manufacture in 2006. It previously displayed all the distinctive highlights of the L.U.C XPS: a super slim case, a development with automatic winding via a micro-rotor and a liberal force save, just as an exquisite dial.
The cutting edge noble man looking for a timepiece characterized by a downplayed polish will currently have the option to pick its ideal model from various variations on material and tones.
The stainless steel version outlines a grained white dial while the precious rose or white gold cases are coordinated to silver-conditioned or dark dials respectively.
Finally, the L.U.C XPS in 950 platinum includes a blue dial and bears the “Poinçon de Genève” quality trademark.
The new L.U.C XPS models embrace the L.U.C signature finishing interestingly, while their dial takes on new surfaces: finely grained for the stainless steel version, and sunburst for the gold variations. The thin beams of light are focused on the logo appearing underneath the two applied Arabic numerals expressing the cardinal-point status of the 12 o’clock indication.
Classic Dauphine-type hands are supplanted here by the fusée Dauphine-type hands that are an integral piece of the L.U.C collection design codes. The hour-markers are formed like raised and faceted bolts. Finally, the inscription “Chronometer” shows up under the logo in request to affirm both the position and the vocation of Chopard Manufacture developments.
The L.U.C XPS maintains its beautiful proportions with a diameter of 40 mm and a thickness of 7.2 mm. The carries have been slightly trimmed down to guarantee a considerably more comfortable feel, enabling it to sit all the more normally on the wrist. Its sapphire precious stone has been tenderly domed to emphasize the non-abrasiveness of its lines.
The case finishing is currently satin-brushed, striking a pleasing differentiation with an adjusted polished bezel.
The L.U.C XPS models are fueled by 4 Hz (28,800 vph) developments that are automatically twisted by a micro-rotor, which ensures somewhere in the range of 58 and 65 hours of operation depending on the model. The L.U.C XPS stainless steel models are equipped with the 96.50-L variation, while the 18-carat gold versions include Caliber 96.12-L with an engraved 22-carat solid gold rotor.
Platinum L.U.C XPS watches are driven by Caliber 96.01-L, additionally equipped with a gold rotor, or more all bearing the prestigious “Poinçon de Genève” quality trademark certifying the greatness of its finishing, just as that of the watch all in all.
Within the XPS letters composing its name, the “S” alludes to the little seconds at 6 o’clock. The last is required by the Swiss Official Chronometer Testing Institute (COSC) and empowers it to peruse off the precision of the developments submitted for certification.
Combined to hand-stitched alligator cowhide with alligator calfskin lining, the new Chopard L.U.C XPS have retail prices of Euro 7,790/US$ 8,890 in stainless steel (ref. 168591-3001), Euro 15,160/US$ 17,320 in rose gold (ref. 161948-5001), Euro 15,160/US$ 17,320 in white gold (ref. 161948-1001) and Euro 24,630/US$ 28,130 in platinum (ref. 161946-9001). chopard.com