Chopard invites you to the Exhibition “L.U.C – L’ART D’UNE MANUFACTURE: The creation of a fine watchmaking legacy”
In celebration of Chopard Manufacture’s 20th anniversary, Chopard is pleased to present “L.U.C – l’Art d’une Manufacture – the creation of a watchmaking legacy.”
Featuring exceptional models which have made their mark the L.U.C collection through the years, the exhibition is a tribute to the Geneva-based Fine Watchmaking Maison’s expertise in creating distinctive unique timepieces mingling art and time. “L.U.C – l’Art d’une Manufacture – the creation of a watchmaking legacy” is a journey through the origins of Chopard Fine Watchmaking creations, capturing the charismatic personality and modern spirit of gentlemen who enjoy living with distinction.
Installed on the main floor of Phillips London (30 Berkeley Square, London W1J 6EX), one of the capital’s most avant-garde art galleries, this 250 m2 one-day pop-up exhibition – held on October 13th 2016 from 10 am to 7.30pm – retraces for the first time the history of the L.U.C Collection to date.
Above and beyond this history, the exhibition is an opportunity to understand the ultimate craftsmanship daily perpetuated by Chopard through ancient techniques, alongside a contemporized approach to design and watchmaking.
In the mid-1990s, Chopard co-president Karl-Friedrich Scheufele was inspired by a powerful idea that would come to fruition in 1996: reviving the watchmaking heritage of the company’s founding father, Louis-Ulysse Chopard, and recapturing Chopard’s horological legitimacy. He thus undertook the creation of Chopard Manufacture, a full-fledged watch Manufacture in Fleurier. Fulfilling this lofty ambition involved overcoming numerous hurdles. To be recognised as a Manufacture, a watch company must produce at least one “in-house” mechanical movement. That was precisely the stumbling block for Chopard which, despite decades of experience, did not have a proprietary movement at the time. Chopard thus decided to take action from 1993 onwards, under the impetus of Karl-Friedrich Scheufele.
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Thursday 13th October 2016
30 Berkeley Square London W1
Open to public from 10am to 7.30pm