Mark it on the calendar
In 1996, Chopard made all sit up and notice its watchmaking credentials. The year marked the unveiling of Calibre 1.96, the brand’s first LUC movement, named after Chopard’s founder, Louis-Ulysse Chopard, and made in-house at its new workshop in Fleurier, Switzerland. The state-of-the-art facility represented the beginning of Chopard’s quest to achieve the same level of excellence in watchmaking as it had for its jewellery.
Today, LUC has grown to become a full-fledged collection of covetable timepieces. In commemoration of 20 successful years, Chopard has released the LUC Perpetual Chrono, significant as its first in-house perpetual calendar chronograph, and released in a 20-piece limited edition. The timepiece is powered by the LUC 03.10-L, which is based off the chronograph-only LUC 03.07-L. This means that like the latter, it carries the prestigious Poincon de Geneve seal and is also a COSC-certified chronometer – two features that will definitely please connoisseurs. The movement gives the timepiece a 60-hour power reserve and a moon phase display at six o’clock that is accurate to one day’s deviation every 122 years. All this technical goodness is protected within a 45mm case of 18-carat fair-mined gold.