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Chopard L.U.C GMT One

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The Watch Quote™ - December 23rd, 2016



The inherently distinguished new L.U.C GMT One provides a dual-time read-off powered by an original L.U.C 01.10-L calibre with integrated GMT function. This watch for gentleman globetrotters stands out by the sheer elegance of its details and the intensely practical nature of its horological complication. A modern design and finely crafted finishes make it a perfect travelling companion for peregrinations around the world.




An aura of distinction and stylistic balance

To celebrate the 20th anniversary of the founding of its Manufacture in Fleurier, Chopard is launching the first L.U.C watch to feature a dual-time function built into the movement. The L.U.C GMT One adds an ideal finishing touch to the attire of a gentleman traveller when crisscrossing the globe. Its GMT function serves to display a second time zone and tells the time in any place and every circumstance. When travelling, the timepiece adjusts to local time while keeping track of home time as experienced by friends and family. In its more contemporary stainless steel version, the sunburst black dial rimmed by slate grey serves to show the 24 hours of a busy day, transferred in white for daytime hours and in orange for the night hours. The 18-carat rose gold variation graced with alternating polished and satin-brushed finishes is the dressier of the two models. The dial matching the case is surrounded by a part-brown, part-white ring providing a clear contrast between daytime and night-time.



In keeping with the fundamental spirit of the L.U.C collection, the L.U.C GMT One is an exceptional timepiece that is easy to use and appreciate on a day to day basis. A first crown positioned at 2 o’clock serves to adjust the date and local time, while the second crown at 4 o’clock controls the large baton-type hand tipped with a large arrow and pointing to the second time zone. The latter is orange for the L.U.C GMT One in steel and gilt for the 18K rose gold version. At 6 o’clock is glides over the date aperture, a characteristic feature of L.U.C watches.




A finely crafted integrated GMT calibre

This complication is based on the new Chopard Manufacture self-winding Calibre L.U.C 01.10-L endowed with a 60-hour power reserve. The ideally proportioned L.U.C GMT function is smoothly integrated into this finely crafted movement. This mechanical signature embodies the horological mastery cultivated by Chopard.



In accordance with the stringent quality standards upheld by Chopard Manufacture, the movement finishes meet the highest aesthetic norms. Chopard has decided to apply to it the finishing criteria of the most prestigious watch industry certifications. Its components are all chamfered and its bridges are adorned with Côtes de Genève. This meticulous finishing is visible through a transparent sapphire crystal case-back. Like all L.U.C watches equipped with a function indicating the seconds, the L.U.C GMT One is chronometer-certified by the COSC. This approach stems from the determination of Chopard Co-President Karl-Friedrich Scheufele, a passionate devotee of fine watchmaking who devotes great importance to the independent certification of chronometric precision and has chosen to make the latter one of the fundamental principles of L.U.C. watches ever since the creation of Chopard Manufacture in 1996.




Comprehensive mastery of watchmaking skills

Movement development, product design, gold smelting, case machining, movement components, traditional hand-crafted finishes, polishing, assembly, adjustment and movement quality control: all watch production operations are performed in-house by Chopard. The Maison applies them to the making of each watch in the L.U.C collection that pays homage to the company founder: Louis-Ulysse Chopard (L.U.C). Firmly attached to the pure lines and subtle details that made his watches so highly sought-after, Louis-Ulysse Chopard already knew how to adorn gentlemen with fine pocket-watches.

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Chopard L.U.C GMT One - Steel

Technical details




Reference:168579-3001 – in stainless steel
Case :Stainless steel
Total diameter:42 mm
Thickness:11.71 mm
Water resistance:50 metres
Crowns :2 partly satin-brushed stainless steel crowns with L.U.C logo and globe: 6.50 mm
Case middle :Vertical satin-brushed
Bezel and case-back:Polished
Case-back :Exhibition back with glareproofed sapphire crystal
Movement:L.U.C 01.10-L
Mechanical self-winding
Components:291
Total diameter:31.90 mm
Thickness:5.95 mm
Number of jewels:31
Frequency:28,800 vph (4 Hz)
Power reserve:60 hours
Bridges :Adorned with Côtes de Genève
Certification :Chronometer-certified (COSC)
Dial :Black sunburst satin-brushed dial
Snailed chapter ring
Hour-markers and Arabic numerals painted with Super-LumiNova
Circular satin-brushed GMT function disc, slate-grey coloured between 6.30 am and 6.30 pm; and black between 6.30 pm and 6.30 am
White transfers
Rhodiumed Dauphine-type hours and minutes hands
Orange baton-type hand for the GMT function, arrow painted with Super-LumiNova
Rhodiumed baton-type central seconds hand
Railway track minute circle
Functions :Central display of the hours, minutes and seconds
Date display at 6 o’clock
GMT function displayed on the outer dial disc
2 o’clock crown serving to adjust the date and time
4 o’clock time serving to adjust the second time zone – GMT function
Strap :Alligator leather strap with alligator leather lining
Buckle :Stainless steel pin buckle

Chopard L.U.C GMT One - Rose gold

Technical details


Reference: in 18-carat rose gold
Case :18-carat rose gold
Total diameter:42 mm
Thickness:11.71 mm
Water resistance:50 metres
Crowns :2 partly satin-brushed stainless steel crowns with L.U.C logo and globe: 6.50 mm
Case middle :Vertical satin-brushed
Bezel and case-back:Polished
Case-back :Exhibition back with glareproofed sapphire crystal
Movement:L.U.C 01.10-L
Mechanical self-winding
Components:291
Total diameter:31.90 mm
Thickness:5.95 mm
Number of jewels:31
Frequency:28,800 vph (4 Hz)
Power reserve:60 hours
Bridges :Adorned with Côtes de Genève
Certification :Chronometer-certified (COSC)
Dial : Brown sunburst satin-brushed dial
Snailed chapter ring
Hour-markers and Arabic numerals painted with Super-LumiNova
Circular satin-brushed GMT function disc, silver-toned between 6.30 am and 6.30 pm and brown between 6.30 pm and 6.30 am
White transfers
Dauphine-type gilt hours and minutes hands painted with Super-LumiNova
Gold-toned baton-type hand for the GMT function, arrow painted with Super-LumiNova
Gilt baton-type central seconds hand
Railway track minute circle
Functions :Central display of the hours, minutes and seconds
Date display at 6 o’clock
GMT function displayed on the outer dial disc
2 o’clock crown serving to adjust the date and time
4 o’clock time serving to adjust the second time zone – GMT function
Strap :Alligator leather strap with alligator leather lining
Buckle :18-carat rose gold pin buckle

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