Each year, like a precious rendez vous with beauty-loving collectors, Chopard creates a timepiece whose muse is the peony: L.U.C XP Esprit by Fleurier Peony. For this new eight-piece limited edition, the Maison called on its Mains d’art (artistic hands). The dial is a dazzling combination of crafts such as gold engraving, transfer printing and mother-of-pearl cutting, while its movement – a 35 mm L.U.C Calibre 96.23-L. designed and produced by Chopard Manufacture – is entirely decorated with floral engraving, a now rare art that is perfectly mastered by Chopard artisans.
Case & Dial
18-carat rose gold
glareproofed scratch-resistant sapphire crystal
18-carat rose gold
see-through sapphire crystal
hand-painted with peony decoration - peony crafted in white mother-of-pearl and butterfly engraved in 18-carat rose gold
Strap & Buckle
pink alligator leather strap (glossy square plate) with hand sewn matching tones
DECORATIONS ON MOVEMENT:
Hand-engraved bridges using the traditionnal Fleurisanne technique
NUMBER OF MOVEMENT PARTS:
self-winding mechanical movement
with three spokes
Power Reserve of approximately 65 hours, L.U.C Twin Technology (two stacked barrels)
4 Hz (28,800 vibrations per hour)
Ø 27.40 mm
Entirely developed, produced and assembled in Chopard’s Fine Watchmaking workshops, the L.U.C 96.23-L self-winding mechanical movement oscillates at a frequency of 28,800 vibrations per hour (4 Hz) and has a 65-hour power reserve thanks to Twin technology: a system invented by Chopard that combines two coaxial barrels, a particularly remarkable feat given the movement’s extreme thinness at just 3.3 mm thick. The movement is wound by a 22K gold micro-rotor. Engraved by hand using the Fleurisanne engraving technique, this movement demonstrates Chopard's passion for Artistic Crafts.
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.