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L.U.C XP SKELETEC

40 MM, AUTOMATIC, ETHICAL WHITE GOLD

£ 22,300
Ref. Number:
161984-1001
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  • The L.U.C XP Skeletec is among the world’s thinnest and most perfectly crafted self-winding skeleton watches, and it now takes on new elegance for Chopard Manufacture’s 25th anniversary. Just 7.2-millimeter thick, it has been widely admired since its 2012 launch for its combination of technical superiority and artisanal finesse. In renewing its design, Chopard Manufacture brings fresh elegance to this masterpiece, with an even more open dial to showcase the L.U.C 96.17-S movement, a refined aesthetic, and a case made of ethical 18-carat white gold. Created entirely in-house, with a skeletonization executed by hand at the Maison’s Fleurier workshops, the L.U.C XP Skeletec is one of the most exquisitely understated expressions of Chopard’s Fine Watchmaking mastery.
  • Case & Dial
    METAL:
    18-carat white gold
    CASE DIMENSION(S):
    40.00 mm
    CASE THICKNESS:
    7.20 mm
    DIAL:
    skeleton in slate grey color obtained through galvanic treatment - Rhodium-plated chevron hour markers
    WATER-RESISTANCE:
    30 metres
    CASE-BACK:
    see-through sapphire crystal
    CROWN MATERIAL:
    18-carat white gold
    FRONT GLASS:
    glareproofed scratch-resistant sapphire crystal
    Movement
    MOVEMENT:
    L.U.C 96.17-S
    WINDING:
    self-winding mechanical movement
    INDICATION(S):
    hours and minutes
    POWER RESERVE:
    Power Reserve of approximately 65 hours, L.U.C Twin Technology (two stacked barrels)
    FREQUENCY:
    4 Hz (28,800 vibrations per hour)
    DECORATIONS ON MOVEMENT:
    bridges adorned with Côtes de Genève, circular-grained mainplate
    BALANCE SPRING:
    flat
    BALANCE WHEEL:
    with three spokes
    OSCILLATING WEIGHT:
    22-carat gold
    MOVEMENT DIAMETER:
    Ø 27.40 mm
    MOVEMENT THICKNESS:
    3.30 mm
    NUMBER OF MOVEMENT PARTS:
    167
    JEWELS:
    29
    Strap & Buckle
    BUCKLE TYPE:
    pin buckle
    STRAP:
    grey calfskin (nubuck effect) with hand sewn matching tones
    Other
    LIMITED EDITION:
    50
  • Entirely developed, produced and assembled in the Chopard High Watchmaking workshops, the ultra-slim L.U.C 96-17-S calibre, the first skeletonised movement by the Chopard Manufacture, combines technical sophistication with refined elegance. This self-wound mechanical movement beats to a frequency of 28,800 vibrations per hour (4Hz) and possesses a 65-hour power reserve thanks to Twin technology, a system patented by Chopard combining two coaxial barrels, a particularly remarkable technical achievement in view of the extreme slenderness of the movement at just 3.3 mm of thickness. Its baseplate, decorated with the Geneva Seal pattern on the dial side, and its bridges are meticulously openworked to reveal the heart of the movement. Its internal components are rhodium-plated, creating a contrast that cleverly brings attention to the gold-plated cogwheels visible on the dial side and through the caseback.

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L.U.C men's watches epitomize the highest standard of Swiss watchmaking. The steps involved in making L.U.C watches are all performed at the Maison’s Geneva and Fleurier workshops. These exceptional timepieces stemming from meticulous workmanship meet the aspirations of the contemporary gentleman. 

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