THE MOVEMENTCOLLECTION

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.

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The chronometer-certified L.U.C Calibre 63.01-L movement

  • A close up view of the Chrono calibre's fine mechanics
  • THANKS TO ITS EXCELLENT PERFORMANCES AND THE PRECISION GUARANTEED BY ITS VARINER® BALANCE WHEEL, L.U.C CALIBRE 03.03-L (L.U.C 11CF) IS COSC-CERTIFIED.
  • The chronometer-certified L.U.C hand-wound Calibre 03.07-L bearing the Poinçon de Genève hallmark on the right.
  • The mechanical self-winding L.U.C Calibre 03.03-L (L.U.C 11CF), visible through the transparent bevelled case-back, has a has a 60-hour power reserve.
  • A FEW BRIGHT RED ACCENTS APPEAR ON THE MINUTE CIRCLE AND THE CHRONOGRAPH SECONDS HAND, WHILE THE 44 MM CASE MIDDLE IS EQUIPPED WITH INTEGRATED PUSHERS FRAMING THE CROWN GUARD.
  • The L.U.C 1963 Chronograph pays tribute to the Scheufele family's 50 years at the helm of Chopard. Equipped with a fully integrated column-wheel chronograph, a flyback function and patented features, this exceptional timepiece bears the prestigious Poinçon de Genève quality hallmark.
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The L.U.C Chrono One

In 2006, to celebrate the 10th anniversary of its founding, Chopard Manufacture wanted to create a movement testifying to its perfect mastery of Haute Horlogerie techniques. To achieve this, it developed a new calibre comprising a complication which, while it is one of the most widespread, is also one of the most complex to produce: the chronograph. The calibre it created, L.U.C Calibre 03.03-L, comprises the key features of high-end chronographs, since the fully integrated complication operates with a column-wheel system and a vertical coupling clutch comprising a friction organ made from a viscoelastic material.

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THE ACHIEVEMENTS

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.

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THE BACKGROUND

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.

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Combining authentic automobile mechanics with Fine Watchmaking

  • As unique as the hand that crafted it. Each movement is decorated by hand.
  • Chopard Manufacture has chosen to give pride of place to hand craftsmanship, even when this choice involves higher production costs.
  • Fleurisanne engraving is distinguished by its raised motifs. The engraver removes the material surrounding the motif to make it stand out.
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The human hand remains the central element of Chopard Manufacture

Chopard Manufacture is indeed capable of making watches from their conception through to the finished models. Age-old decorative techniques are entirely performed by hand in keeping with the finest watchmaking traditions. It is indeed this manual craftsmanship that enables Chopard to offer authentically unique pieces, since in terms of decoration and finishing each watch will in fact end up being completely different from any others.

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LANDMARK ACHIEVEMENTS

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.

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