L.U.C Strike One

40 mm, automatic, ethical white gold

Ref. Number: 161949-1001
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L.U.C Strike One

40 mm, automatic, ethical white gold

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L.U.C Strike One
Ref. Number: 161949-1001
Chopard is deploying its expertise in chiming watches by unveiling its new L.U.C Strike One model. The latter chimes the passing of each hour on a Chopard-patented monobloc sapphire in a manner combining inconparably rich acoustics and emotional depth. Equipped with the new L.U.C 96.32-L movement, this refined 40 mm-diameter timepiece in Ethical 18-carat white gold is chronometer-certified and bears the Poinçon de Genève quality hallmark. Its solid gold grey-green 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

Metal
18-carat white gold
Thickness
9.80 mm
Dial
in gold with a grey green color obtained by galvanic treatment - central hand-crafted guilloché finish, honeycomb design
Case-Back
see-through sapphire crystal
Crown Material
18-carat white gold

Movement
L.U.C 96.32-L
Type of Winding
self-winding mechanical movement
Function
hours and minutes, small seconds
Complications
hourly strike
Power Reserve
Power Reserve of approximately 65 hours, L.U.C Twin Technology (two stacked barrels)
Certification(s)
Certified chronometer (COSC)
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
Movement Dimensions
Ø 33.00 mm
Movement Thickness
5.60 mm
Number of Movement Parts
275
Jewels
33

Buckle Type
pin buckle
Buckle Material
18-carat white gold
Strap
grey alligator leather strap (matt square plate) with hand sewn matching tones

Limited Edition
25

L.U.C Strike One

Identity

A blend of heritage and modernity

In the midst of the 1990s, when traditional watchmaking was striving to recover from the sweeping influence of the quartz crisis, Chopard Co-President, Karl-Friedrich Scheufele created a workshop responsible for developing the first in-house calibre to pay tribute to the legacy of the Maison's founder, Louis-Ulysse Chopard. Named L.U.C 96.01-L, the automatic micro-rotor movement, versatile and unrivalled at the time, marked the birth of Chopard Manufacture and the L.U.C. luxury watch collection.

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