L.U.C Full Strike ‘Día de los Muertos’
L.U.C Full Strike ‘Día de los Muertos’
L.U.C Full Strike ‘Día de los Muertos’
L.U.C Full Strike ‘Día de los Muertos’
  • Limited Edition

L.U.C Full Strike ‘Día de los Muertos’

42.5 mm, manual, ethical white gold, sapphires
Ref. Number: 171947-1003

Description

It has become an annual tradition for Chopard Manufacture to honour Mexican culture with a timepiece specially dedicated to the Day of the Dead festivities. This year, a one-of-a-kind L.U.C Full Strike minute repeater model appears adorned with Mexican motifs. The L.U.C Full Strike 'Día de los Muertos' is crafted in ethical 18-carat white gold, with an entirely hand-engraved case topped by a bezel set with baguette-cut sapphires and framing a dial with the iconic Calavera skull symbol. It is also equipped with L.U.C Calibre 08.01-L, through which Chopard Manufacture has been demonstrating its perfect mastery of the minute repeater mechanism since 2016. Its sapphire gongs produce a sound that is unique in the world, boasting a purity and clarity hailed in 2017 by the “Aiguille d'Or” best-in-show prize at the Grand Prix d’Horlogerie de Genève. The combination of this regal horological complication with such an advanced and original design is a first, embodying a degree of excellence rewarded by the extremely prestigious ‘Poinçon de Genève’ quality hallmark. The L.U.C Full Strike 'Día de los Muertos' thus reveals another facet of the L.U.C collection: a capacity for boldness, for springing surprises and for pushing Haute Horlogerie to new limits.

Specifications

Movement

BALANCE SPRING
with Phillips terminal curve
BALANCE WHEEL
Variner
CERTIFICATION(S)
Certified chronometer (COSC), Poinçon de Genève quality hallmark
DECORATION ON MOVEMENT
bridges adorned with Côtes de Genève, circular-grained mainplate
ESCAPEMENT
No
COMPLICATIONS
Minute Repeater
JEWELS
63
LINES
16'''
NUMBER OF MOVEMENT PARTS
533
POWER RESERVE
Power Reserve of approximately 60 hours
SWAN NECK SPRING ADJUSTMENT
No

Case & Dial

CASE-BACK
see-through sapphire crystal
CASE DIAMETER
42.5
CROWN MATERIAL
18-carat white gold
METAL
18-carat white gold
WITH COLOURED STONES
Yes

Strap & Buckle

BUCKLE TYPE
folding clasp
BUCKLE MATERIAL
18-carat white gold

Other

LIMITED EDITION
Yes
CHOPARD BOUTIQUE EXCLUSIVITY
No

Movement

Fully developed, produced and assembled in the Chopard High Watchmaking workshops, the L.U.C 08.01-L caliber is the first manually wound minute repeater movement in the world to feature a striking system whose gongs and sapphire crystal form a single monobloc. It boasts two barrels – one for the hour, which guarantees the watch a 60-hour power reserve, and the other for the striking mechanism which enables it to sound the longest time indication, 12:59, twelve times. In addition to being certified Poinçon de Genève quality and holding a COSC certification as a Chronometer, this movement enabled the development of a unique on-demand striking system, as well as four patents.
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Expertise

Artisanal approach

The entire case is engraved in the workshops by the artistic hands of a specialised Artisan. The motifs are drawn from Calavera iconography embodying the syncretism between ancestral Mexican traditions and Catholicism. The dial of the sapphire watch is also the object of special care. Its white gold base is adorned with a guilloché pattern, before being engraved to reveal the skull and crossbones, moustache, nose, tattoos and the L.U.Chopard signature in relief.
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Watchmaking expertise

A crystal-clear sound

As sophisticated on the inside as it is on the outside, the L.U.C Full Strike 'Día de los Muertos' luxury watch beats to the rhythm of an exceptional movement developed by Chopard Manufacture in 2016. The L.U.C 08.01-L is a mechanical minute repeater movement chiming the hours, quarters and minutes with a crystal-clear sound.
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