As the crowning point of the celebrations marking the 20th anniversary of Chopard Manufacture, Chopard launches its first ever minute repeater: the L.U.C. Full Strike. This watch strikes the hours, quarters and minutes on transparent sapphire crystal gongs. Its caliber 08.01-L required almost 15’000 hours of development and 3 patents. Thoroughly refined, the L.U.C Full Strike standouts by its extraordinary sound with a 42.5 mm-diameter in Fairmined rose gold, an open worked dial and bearing the Poinçon de Genève quality hallmark.
Entirely developed, produced and assembled in the Chopard High Watchmaking workshops, the L.U.C 98.01-L calibre is the first manually wound minute repeater movement in the world to feature a striking system whose gongs and sapphire crystal form a single monobloc. It boasts two barrels: one for the hour, which guarantees the watch a 60-hour power reserve, and the other for the striking mechanism, which enables it to sound the longest time indication, 12:59, twelve times. In addition to bearing the Geneva Seal and holding COSC certification as a Chronometer, this movement enabled the development of a unique on-demand striking system, as well as four patents.