L.U.C Perpetual T
A mechanical and aesthetic accomplishment
Chopard presents a new interpretation of a stellar model from the L.U.C collection. The epitome of Fine Watchmaking according to Chopard, the L.U.C Perpetual T now comes in an ethical 18-carat white gold version with a noble copper-coloured dial. The excellence of its horological complications and the superlative refinement of its decorations, together with its discreet sophistication, sum up the highest standards of the legacy left by Louis-Ulysse Chopard. Chronometer-certified by the COSC and bearing the Poinçon de Genève for the quality of its craftsmanship, the L.U.C Perpetual T is more than a mere demonstration of watchmaking mastery. With its tourbillon rubbing shoulders with an extremely readable perpetual calendar, this is a distinguished, functional watch characterised by its elaborate aesthetic appeal and designed for contemporary gentlemen who appreciate the finest creations that life has to offer.
With the L.U.C Perpetual T, Chopard achieves one of the most prestigious combinations in watchmaking. The perpetual calendar and the tourbillon along with more than nine days of operating autonomy position this new timepiece firmly among the aristocracy of horology. In watchmaking, such nobility is acquired by a mastery of technical complexity allied with a dedication to achieving a supremely aesthetic effect.
L.U.C Perpetual T: a perpetual calendar offering optimal readability
The L.U.C Perpetual T brings the date to the foreground in the shape of a large twin-aperture date display. At 9 o’clock, the day of the week takes precedence over a day/night indication; while the months share the 3 o’clock space with the leap-year cycle. Moreover, the quest for ergonomics and thus user-friendliness extends beyond readability. With the four barrels of the patented Chopard Quattro Technology, the nine-day power reserve indicator appears on the reverse side of the watch so as not to overload the dial, and can be read through a transparent sapphire crystal case-back.
The tourbillon of the L.U.C Perpetual T sits enthroned at 6 o’clock, topped by a meticulously polished steel bridge. Its constant rotation around its axis enables the rate of the watch to elude the effects of gravity. Each L.U.C Perpetual T has been successfully subjected to the trials conducted by the Swiss Official Chronometer Testing Institute.
…and refined aesthetics
The copper-coloured, solid gold dial of the L.U.C Perpetual T is adorned with a hand-engraved guilloché motif radiating from the large date and intersecting the applied indexes marking the hours. The counters of the perpetual calendar are also guilloché-worked in order to distinguish between the functions and accentuate the contrasts. The entire L.U.C Calibre 02.15-L has thus been hand-decorated in accordance with the finest Haute Horlogerie traditions. The plates are circular-grained, the screws are polished, the bridges are bevelled and adorned with vertical Côtes de Genève and the jewels are set into gold chatons. The quality of these treatments, combined with the specific technical as well as design choices involved in its development, enable the L.U.C Perpetual T to earn the Poinçon de Genève quality hallmark, one of the most prestigious Swiss watch industry certifications.