DIVERSITY IN COMPLICATIONS
Including almost the entire range of complications, the technical diversity of watch movements in the L.U.C collection is impressive. The current mechanical watch movement collection includes classic models, such as the moon phases or the chronograph, as well as the ultra-thin calibre – a complication in its own right given the difficulty of creating and operating it. Others are far more complex, such as the perpetual calendar, the tourbillon, or the hourly strike of L.U.C Calibre 96.14-L.
18 YEARS, 10 BASE CALIBRES, 60 VARIATIONS
Chopard Manufacture brings together all the professions necessary to design, develop and produce its timepieces from inception to finished piece. Since 1996, no less than ten watch movement families encompassing over 60 variations have been developed, representing a magnificent accomplishment for such a recently established watch manufacture. Certifications from the COSC and Fleurier Quality Foundation, and the Poinçon de Genève hallmark bear testimony to the quality, durability and accuracy of these calibres.
ONE MAN'S DETERMINATION
The founding of Chopard Manufacture in 1996 stemmed from Karl-Friedrich Scheufele’s determination to enable Chopard to gain full legitimacy in the field of Haute Horlogerie. He wanted to provide his clients with timepieces with rich content; build the timepieces in a dedicated and technically well equipped entity; and finally, remain a fully integrated and independent manufacture. Only then could he design and develop the watches that would reflect the passion of his clients.
MAJOR MOVEMENT INNOVATIONS
The L.U.C range of calibres also comprises a number of major innovations representing landmark achievements, such as the L.U.C Twin technology with its double barrel ensuring a 65-hour power reserve; the orbital moon phase with its totally innovative display; and the Variner® balance wheel with inertia-blocks incorporated into the rim. It is also grounded on a philosophy that places concern for aesthetics and for fine craftsmanship at the very heart of its approach to creating movements.