L.U.C 8HF Power Control

Titanium and ceramic

LIMITED EDITION

CHF 18,500 (Incl. VAT)
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Ref. Number:
168575-9001
Description
The L.U.C 8HF Power Control in ceramic and titanium boasts the chronometer-certified high-frequency L.U.C Calibre 01.09-L. Beating at 57,600 vibrations per hour (8 Hz), this means significant improvement in the calibre's precision timekeeping properties, particularly in rate resumption and stability. Its avant-garde design contrasts black ceramic with touches of red and a DLC-coated titanium bezel, while its case back features a glass positioned just above the high-frequency escapement. This 250-piece limited series is in a league all its own.
Specifications
Case & Dial
CASE DIMENSION(S):
42.00 mm
CASE THICKNESS:
11.20 mm
DIAL:
sunray satin-brushed black dial with red details
FRONT GLASS:
glareproofed scratch-resistant sapphire crystal
CROWN MATERIAL:
titanium
Strap & Buckle
STRAP:
black alligator leather strap (matt square plate) with hand sewn matching tones , lining: alligator brown
BUCKLE MATERIAL:
titanium
BUCKLE TYPE:
pin buckle
FUNCTION(S):
stop seconds
INDICATION(S):
hours and minutes, small seconds, power-reserve indicator, date
CERTIFICATION(S):
Certified chronometer (COSC)
LIMITED EDITION:
250
MOVEMENT:
L.U.C 01.09-L
TYPE OF WINDING:
self-winding mechanical movement
MOVEMENT DIMENSIONS:
Ø 28.80 mm
MOVEMENT THICKNESS:
4.95 mm
POWER RESERVE:
Power Reserve of approximately 60 hours
OSCILLATING WEIGHT:
heavy metal
BALANCE WHEEL:
with four spokes, micro-regulator with screws
BALANCE SPRING:
flat
DECORATIONS ON MOVEMENT:
bridges adorned with Côtes de Genève, circular-grained mainplate
JEWELS:
33
NUMBER OF MOVEMENT PARTS:
246
CASE-BACK:
see-through sapphire crystal
CROWN TYPE:
screw-down
WATER-RESISTANCE:
100 metres
Movement
The L.U.C Calibre 01.09-L is equipped with a high-frequency escapement which is chronometer-certified by the COSC. Beating at a frequency of 8 Hz, meaning 57,600 vibrations per hour, this mechanical movement was conceived, developed and perfected by Chopard Technologies in Fleurier. In addition to ensuring greater reliability, high frequency – which naturally requires more energy – is in this instance associated with a remarkable 60-hour power reserve generated by a single barrel. In terms of materials, the engineers at Chopard Technologies decided to work with silicon for certain escapement components (impulse-pin, lever, escape wheel) and developed a new means of fixing silicon on steel (patent pending).

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