L.U.C Strike One
L.U.C Strike One
L.U.C Strike One
L.U.C Strike One
  • Limited Edition
  • Novelty

L.U.C Strike One

40 mm, automatic, ethical rose gold
Ref. Number: 161949-5001
£56,900
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Description

Chopard is deploying the expertise developed with its L.U.C Full Strike minute repeater on a new generation of luxury watches with a striking mechanism. The L.U.C Strike One watch chimes at the passing of each hour, on a Chopard-patented monobloc sapphire gong. Equipped with the new L.U.C 96.32-L movement, this refined 40 mm-diameter timepiece in ethical 18-carat rose gold is chronometer-certified and bears the Poinçon de Genève quality hallmark. Its solid gold ruthenium grey dial is hand-guilloché with a honeycomb motif. With its crown-integrated pusher, its slender 9.86 mm size and its crystal-clear sound, the L.U.C Strike One model endows the passing of time with an elegantly resonant dimension.

Specifications

Movement

MOVEMENT
L.U.C 96.32-L
TYPE OF WINDING
self-winding mechanical movement
FUNCTION
small seconds, hours and minutes
COMPLICATIONS
hourly strike
POWER RESERVE
Power Reserve of approximately 65 hours, L.U.C Twin Technology (two stacked barrels)
CERTIFICATION(S)
Poinçon de Genève quality hallmark
FREQUENCY
4 Hz (28,800 vibrations per hour)
DECORATION ON MOVEMENT
bridges adorned with Côtes de Genève, circular-grained mainplate
BALANCE SPRING
with Phillips terminal curve
OSCILLATING WEIGHT
22-carat gold
MOVEMENT DIMENSIONS
Ø 33.00 mm
LINES
14'''3/4
MOVEMENT THICKNESS
5.60 mm
NUMBER OF MOVEMENT PARTS
275
JEWELS
33

Case & Dial

METAL
18-carat rose gold
CASE DIAMETER
40
DIAL
in gold with a grey color obtained by galvanic treatment - central hand -crafted guilloché finish, honeycomb design
CASE-BACK
see-through sapphire crystal
CROWN MATERIAL
18-carat rose gold

Strap & Buckle

BUCKLE TYPE
pin buckle
BUCKLE MATERIAL
18-carat rose gold

Other

LIMITED EDITION
25
CHOPARD BOUTIQUE EXCLUSIVITY
No

Movement

Caliber 96.32-L features the typical L.U.C architecture, with automatic winding by means of a micro-rotor in engraved ethical 22-carat gold. Chopard Twin technology with its two barrels ensures a 65-hour power reserve that has remained unchanged from that of the the L.U.C base calibers, even when the striking mode is activated. This stability demonstrates the quality of Chopard's developments and their management of the energy issue.
L.U.C Strike One chiming watch
L.U.C Strike One Watch

Peerless musical mechanics

Karl-Friedrich Scheufele unveils the 25-piece L.U.C Strike One chiming watch, which is joining an extraordinary line-up of limited editions celebrating Chopard Manufacture's 25th anniversary. This unique complications watch chimes at the passing of each hour on a Chopard-patented monobloc sapphire crystal/gong system.
L.U.C Strike One chiming Watch Gold Dial
Virtuoso achievement

Acoustics meet aesthetics

The L.U.C Full Strike One chiming watch features a solid gold dial in ruthenium grey, bearing a snailed rim and a hand-guilloché centre adorned with a honeycomb pattern. The latter is a reference to the industrious, honest and modest nature of bees: all essential virtues contributing to an overall achievement enabled by cooperation and hard work. At 1 o'clock, the dial features a cut-out revealing the mirror-polished steel hammer that generates the chime through a likewise hammer-shaped opening.
L.U.C Strike One complications Watch Calibre
New L.U.C 96.32-L movement

Unequalled mastery

The 25-piece limited edition L.U.C Strike One complications watch is powered by the new L.U.C 96.32-L featuring the typical architecture of L.U.C calibres, with its automatic winding via a micro-rotor in engraved ethical 22-carat gold. In addition, the Chopard Twin technology with its double barrel ensures a 65-hour power reserve even when the chiming mode is activated. This refined 40 mm-diameter chiming watch is chronometer-certified and bears the Poinçon de Genève quality hallmark.
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