L.U.C XP Skeletec
L.U.C XP Skeletec
L.U.C XP Skeletec
L.U.C XP Skeletec
L.U.C XP Skeletec
  • Limited Edition

L.U.C XP Skeletec

40 mm, automatic, ethical white gold
Ref. Number: 161984-1001
£24,500
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Description

The L.U.C XP Skeletec is among the world’s thinnest and most perfectly crafted self-winding skeleton watches, and it now takes on new elegance for Chopard Manufacture’s 25th anniversary. Just 7.2-millimeter thick, it has been widely admired since its 2012 launch for its combination of technical superiority and artisanal finesse. In renewing its design, Chopard Manufacture brings fresh elegance to this masterpiece, with an even more open dial to showcase the L.U.C 96.17-S movement, a refined aesthetic, and a case made of ethical 18-carat white gold. Created entirely in-house, with a skeletonization executed by hand at the Maison’s Fleurier workshops, the L.U.C XP Skeletec is one of the most exquisitely understated expressions of Chopard’s Fine Watchmaking mastery.

Specifications

Case & Dial

METAL
18-carat white gold
CASE DIAMETER
40
DIAL
skeleton in slate grey color obtained through galvanic treatment - Rhodium-plated chevron hour markers
WATER-RESISTANT
30 metres
CASE-BACK
see-through sapphire crystal
CROWN MATERIAL
18-carat white gold
FRONT GLASS
glareproofed scratch-resistant sapphire crystal

Movement

MOVEMENT
L.U.C 96.17-S
TYPE OF WINDING
self-winding mechanical movement
FUNCTION
hours and minutes
POWER RESERVE
Power Reserve of approximately 65 hours, L.U.C Twin Technology (two stacked barrels)
FREQUENCY
4 Hz (28,800 vibrations per hour)
DECORATION ON MOVEMENT
bridges adorned with Côtes de Genève, circular-grained mainplate
BALANCE SPRING
flat
BALANCE WHEEL
with three spokes
OSCILLATING WEIGHT
22-carat gold
MOVEMENT DIMENSIONS
Ø 27.40 mm
MOVEMENT THICKNESS
3.30 mm
NUMBER OF MOVEMENT PARTS
167
JEWELS
29

Strap & Buckle

STRAP
grey calfskin (nubuck effect) with hand sewn matching tones
BUCKLE TYPE
pin buckle
BUCKLE MATERIAL
18-carat white gold

Other

LIMITED EDITION
50
CHOPARD BOUTIQUE EXCLUSIVITY
No

Movement

Entirely developed, produced and assembled in the Chopard Fine Watchmaking workshops, the ultra-slim L.U.C 96-17-S calibre, the first skeletonised movement by the Chopard Manufacture, combines technical sophistication with refined elegance. This self-wound mechanical movement beats to a frequency of 28,800 vibrations per hour (4Hz) and possesses a 65-hour power reserve thanks to Twin technology, a system patented by Chopard combining two coaxial barrels, a particularly remarkable technical achievement in view of the extreme slenderness of the movement at just 3.3 mm of thickness. Its baseplate, decorated with the Geneva Stripes pattern on the dial side, and its bridges are meticulously openworked to reveal the heart of the movement. Its internal components are rhodium-plated, creating a contrast that cleverly brings attention to the gold-plated cogwheels visible on the dial side and through the caseback.
Sketch of the ultra-thin LUC XP Skeletec
Design

Elegance through transparency

The elegant design of the L.U.C XP Skeletec men's ultra-thin watch revolves around the delicate interplay between the skeletonised movement and the ring that surrounds it on the dial. Chopard Manufacture's designers have enlarged the central aperture to reveal the beauty of the skeletonisation work and the technical complexity of the calibre of this luxury watch.
L.U.C XP Skeletec luxury watch for men
L.U.C XP Skeletec ultra-thin luxury watch for men
Watchmaking expertise

Ultra-thin movement

Measuring just 3.3 millimetres thick, the movement of the ultra-thin L.U.C 96.17-S is a marvel of technical refinement. Chopard Manufacture has designed a gold micro-rotor that is on the same level as the bridges of the movement and preserves its slenderness, while Chopard Twin technology offers a a generous 65-hour power reserve thanks to two coaxial barrels. The thinness of the L.U.C XP Skeletec model does not hinder the full functionality of this high-performance luxury watch for men demonstrating proven reliability since the time of its launch.
L.U.C XP Skeletec ultra-thin luxury watch for men
Chopard L.U.C XP luxury men's watch
Luxury watch collection

L.U.C watches for men

L.U.C men's watches epitomise the highest standard of Swiss watchmaking. The steps involved in making L.U.C watches are all performed at the Maison’s Geneva and Fleurier workshops. These exceptional luxury watches stemming from meticulous workmanship meet the aspirations of the contemporary gentleman.