L.U.C 8HF Power Control

Titanium and ceramic

LIMITED EDITION

£ 16,100
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Ref. Number:
168575-9001
Description
The L.U.C 8HF Power Control in ceramic and titanium boasts the chronometer-certified high-frequency L.U.C Calibre 01.09-L. Beating at 57,600 vibrations per hour (8 Hz), this means significant improvement in the calibre's precision timekeeping properties, particularly in rate resumption and stability. Its avant-garde design contrasts black ceramic with touches of red and a DLC-coated titanium bezel, while its case back features a glass positioned just above the high-frequency escapement. This 250-piece limited series is in a league all its own.
Specifications
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FUNCTION(S) stop seconds
INDICATION(S) hours and minutes, small seconds, power-reserve indicator, date
MOVEMENT L.U.C 01.09-L
TYPE OF WINDING self-winding mechanical movement
MOVEMENT DIMENSIONS Ø 28.80 mm
CASE DIMENSION(S) 42.00 mm
MOVEMENT THICKNESS 4.95 mm
CASE THICKNESS 11.20 mm
POWER RESERVE Power Reserve of approximately 60 hours
OSCILLATING WEIGHT heavy metal
BALANCE WHEEL with four spokes, micro-regulator with screws
BALANCE SPRING flat
DECORATIONS ON MOVEMENT bridges adorned with Côtes de Genève, circular-grained mainplate
NUMBER OF MOVEMENT PARTS 246
DIAL sunray satin-brushed black dial with red details
WATER-RESISTANCE 100 metres
FRONT GLASS glareproofed scratch-resistant sapphire crystal
CROWN MATERIAL titanium
CASE-BACK see-through sapphire crystal
CROWN TYPE screw-down
STRAP black alligator leather strap (matt square plate) with hand sewn matching tones , lining: alligator brown
BUCKLE MATERIAL titanium
BUCKLE TYPE pin buckle
CERTIFICATION(S) Certified chronometer (COSC)
LIMITED EDITION 250
JEWELS 33
Movement
The L.U.C Calibre 01.09-L is equipped with a high-frequency escapement which is chronometer-certified by the COSC. Beating at a frequency of 8 Hz, meaning 57,600 vibrations per hour, this mechanical movement was conceived, developed and perfected by Chopard Technologies in Fleurier. In addition to ensuring greater reliability, high frequency – which naturally requires more energy – is in this instance associated with a remarkable 60-hour power reserve generated by a single barrel. In terms of materials, the engineers at Chopard Technologies decided to work with silicon for certain escapement components (impulse-pin, lever, escape wheel) and developed a new means of fixing silicon on steel (patent pending).