Crafted in platinum and diamonds, Chopard creates wrist couture at its finest
February 19, 2020: Chopard presents a new eight-piece limited edition of its L.U.C Perpetual T model, crafted in platinum with a diamond set bezel. With the L.U.C Perpetual T, Chopard achieves one of the most prestigious pairings – between a perpetual calendar and a tourbillon.
The nobility of its horological complication, the richness of its decorations and the discreet sophistication of this horological creation sum up the full range of high standards integral to the legacy of Louis-Ulysse Chopard. Its tourbillon rubs shoulders with an extremely readable perpetual calendar mingled with refined aesthetics. Making a perpetual calendar involves both technical and ergonomic issues. The L.U.C Perpetual T brings the date to the foreground in the shape of a large twin-aperture date display .Thanks to the four barrels of the Chopard Quattro technology, the L.U.C Perpetual T has a nine-day power reserve.
The tourbillon of the L.U.C Perpetual T timepiece sits enthroned at 6 o’clock, topped by a meticulously polished steel bridge. Its constant rotation around its axis enables the rate of the watch to elude the effects of gravity. Each L.U.C Perpetual T has been successfully subjected to the trials conducted by the Swiss Official Chronometer Testing Institute. The entire L.U.C Calibre 02.15-L has been meticulously hand-decorated in accordance with the finest Haute Horlogerie traditions. The plates are circular-grained, the screws are polished, the bridges are bevelled and adorned with vertical Côtes de Genève and the jewels are set into gold chatons.
The black dial of this new solid gold L.U.C Perpetual T watch is adorned with a hand-engraved guilloché motif radiating from the large date and crossing through the hour-markers set with baguette-cut diamonds. The silver-toned counters of the perpetual calendar are also guilloché-worked in order to distinguish between the functions and accentuate the contrasts. The bezel surrounding the dial is daintily set with baguette-set diamonds, A hand-sewn, alligator-lined black alligator leather strap lends the ultimate touch of elegance to this finely crafted model.
The L.U.C Perpetual T has earned the Poinçon de Genève quality hallmark, one of the most prestigious Swiss watch industry certifications. While naturally rare due to the sheer complexity of crafting it, the L.U.C Perpetual T in platinum is issued in a limited edition that will be exclusively reserved for eight collectors.