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L.U.C Full Strike

Chopard 2017

ref. 161947-5001
Men's

L.U.C Full Strike square

When in 2016 Chopard Manufacture celebrated its 20th anniversary, Chopard promised a watch worthy of such a landmark. True to its word, in mid-November it unveiled the L.U.C Full Strike, an exploit that came in the nick of time, considering the six years it took to develop this 20-piece (naturally) limited edition. Chopard intended this to be no ordinary minute repeater, and so rather than using metal gongs to sound the hours, quarters and minutes, they are machined from the same block of sapphire crystal as the bezel to produce a single, homogenous whole. This explains the remarkable quality of the chimes. This patented world-first is joined by a trio of ingenious security devices which protect the movement against mishandling, a weak point of this complication. Twin barrels provide 60 hours of power reserve and sufficient energy to chime the longest sequence twelve times. As well as having COSC certification, the L.U.C 08.01-L movement is hallmarked Poinçon de Genève. It took 17,000 hours to develop.

 

 

Function

  • Function
    Hours, Minutes, Small seconds

Complications

  • Display
    Power-reserve indicator
  • Striking watches
    Minute repeater

Movement

  • Movement name
    L.U.C 08.01-L
  • Energy supply
    Manual-winding
  • N° of components
    533
  • N° of jewels
    63
  • Power reserve
    60 hours
  • Vibrations
    28800
  • Form
    Round
  • Height/thickness
    7.97 mm
  • Diameter
    37.20 mm

Case

  • Form
    Round
  • Material
    Fairmined pink gold
  • Height/thickness
    11.55 mm
  • Diameter
    42.50 mm
  • Back
    Sapphire

Dial

  • Material
    Gold
  • Colour
    Silvered

Strap

  • Material
    Alligator
  • Colour
    Black
  • Fastening
    Pin buckle

Characteristics

  • Certifications
    Poinçon de Genève, COSC
  • Limited/numbered edition
    20