NEW

LIMITED EDITION

L.U.C Full Strike Sapphire

42.5 mm, manual winding, sapphire

Ref. Number:
168604-9001
  • To mark the 25th anniversary of its L.U.C Swiss watch collection, Chopard has created a peerless transparent luxury watches for men, as well as revolutionising the minute repeater for the second time in five years. In addition to the gongs of the L.U.C 08.01-L chronometer-certified calibre, the entire case, crown and dial of this L.U.C Full Strike Sapphire new watch are cut from blocks of sapphire. Measuring 42.5 mm in diameter and totally transparent, it offers a 360-degree view of a movement with exceptional finishes.
  • Case & Dial
    CASE THICKNESS:
    11.55 mm
    DIAL:
    In sapphire
    CASE-BACK:
    see-through sapphire crystal
    Movement
    MOVEMENT:
    L.U.C 08.01-L2
    WINDING:
    hand-wound mechanical movement
    FUNCTION(S):
    Minute Repeater
    INDICATION(S):
    hours and minutes, small seconds, power-reserve indicator
    POWER RESERVE:
    Power Reserve of approximately 60 hours
    CERTIFICATIONS:
    Poinçon de Genève quality hallmark, Certified chronometer (COSC)
    FREQUENCY:
    4 Hz (28,800 vibrations per hour)
    DECORATIONS ON MOVEMENT:
    nickel silver bridges and mainplate, grained motif on the bridges
    BALANCE SPRING:
    with Phillips terminal curve
    MOVEMENT DIAMETER:
    Ø 37.20 mm
    MOVEMENT THICKNESS:
    7.97 mm
    NUMBER OF MOVEMENT PARTS:
    533
    JEWELS:
    63
    Strap & Buckle
    STRAP:
    black alligator leather strap (matt square plate) with hand sewn matching tones , lining: alligator brown, grey alligator leather strap (matt square plate) with hand sewn matching tones
    BUCKLE TYPE:
    folding clasp
    Other
    LIMITED EDITION:
    5
  • Fully developed, produced and assembled in the Chopard Fine 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. It displays the hours and minutes at the center, the seconds counter is located at 6 o'clock with the precision and elegance that characterize Chopard.

L.U.C Full Strike Sapphire

Crystal clarity

To mark the 25th anniversary of its L.U.C collection, Chopard has created a peerless transparent timepiece. In addition to the monobloc dual-gong/crystal construct, the entire bezel, caseband, crown, case-back and rear glass of this new L.U.C Full Strike Sapphire model are cut from blocks of sapphire.

360-degree views

Sapphire body

Measuring 42.5 mm in diameter and totally transparent, the L.U.C Full Strike Sapphire timepiece is the first minute repeater watch whose case is made entirely of corundum crystal, better known as sapphire, offering a 360-degree view of a movement with exceptional finishes. This five-piece limited series gets the very best from sapphire, resulting in a veritable horological musical instrument.

Sapphire heart

Chiming in thin air

The L.U.C Full Strike Sapphire is the first non-metallic timepiece to bear the prestigious Poinçon de Genève quality hallmark, covering both the design and finishing of the case and movement. The L.U.C Full Strike Sapphire watch inherits the latest advances with which the L.U.C 08.01-L movement is endowed.

COLLECTION

L.U.C

L.U.C men's watches epitomize 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 timepieces stemming from meticulous workmanship meet the aspirations of the contemporary gentleman. 

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