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Chopard L.U.C Tourbillon Steel Wings Classic Ref 161906-1001

Posted by wristwatch on August 31, 2007


More technical, more modern, bolder then ever: the design of the L.U.C collection has gained in strength and personality. With its tourbillon bridge styled to resemble two bird’s wings and its dial with a superbly dynamic decor, the new L.U.C tourbillon model is a perfect embodiment of this new spirit. Limited series of 100 timepieces in white gold.

By creating its own tourbillon, Chopard has scaled the highest summit of the watchmaking art. The manufacture has also innovated by presenting a number of exclusive technical features on this calibre, including a variable inertia balance which makes setting far more reliable than ever before – a world first. Today, Chopard plays the card of boldness and originality by offering this masterpiece of fine watchmaking in an all-new exterior which creates a completely new personality. This alliance of technology, modernity and elegance is to become the new signature of the L.U.C collection. A sporty touch allied to details of great sophistication. Distinctive feature: a geometry in which movement predominates with a two-part dial. The black outer ring features big white Arabic numerals with a highly contemporary look. The inner zone is distinctive for its sunburst engine-turned decor radiating out from the 12 o’clock position. The classical style of the Dauphine hands contrasts subtly with the technical look of the “arrow” hands inspired by the counters. The tourbillon bridge, representing two wings in full flight, attracts the eye to this masterpiece of miniaturization. The L.U.C 1.02 4T four barrel calibre with a COSC chronometer certificate provides a power reserve of more than 9 days, which is displayed at the top of the dial. The new L.U.C Tourbillon model is made in a limited series of 100 pieces in white gold. A new passion is born.


Case:
· White gold case
· Total diameter 40.50 (mm)
· Thickness 10.90 (mm)
· Water-resistant to 30 metres
· Sapphire crystal, multi-layer glareproofing on both sides

Movement:
· Mechanical hand-wound movement LUC 4T
· Caging diameter 29.10 (mm)
· Winding manual
· Number of jewels 33 jewels
· Number of components 222
· Frequency 28,800 vph
· Angle of lift of the balance 53°
· Balance-spring Breguet overcoil N° 74
· Balance Four-armed Variner®, with variable moment of inertia
· Escapement lever at 90°
· Anti-shock device on the balance Kif Elastor
· Power-reserve 216 hours (approx. 9 days)
· Four barrels meaning two sets of two stacked (coaxial) barrels,
· L.U.C “Quattro”® technology
· Patented “Variner®” balance with variable moment of inertia
· Bridges decorated with straight Côtes de Genève pattern, gilded engravings
· COSC certified chronometer

Dial and hands:
· 2 part black gold dial: black outer ring – white Arabic numerals and
· inner zone with sunburst engine-turned decor
· “Dauphine” style hour and minute hands
· “Arrow” power reserve and seconds hand

Functions:
· Hours and minutes
· “One-minute” tourbillon which displays the seconds
· Power-reserve display

Straps and clasps:
· Finest quality crocodile strap, available in black (20.00mm x 16.00mm),
· Alsavel lining, with matching stitching
· Folding clasp (16.00mm) – Engraved with the “Chopard” name

Limited and numbered edition of 100 timepieces in white gold

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One Response to “Chopard L.U.C Tourbillon Steel Wings Classic Ref 161906-1001”

  1. Allen said

    Hi,

    Just want to know the price of this watch.

    Thanks

    Allen

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