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Chopard presents the LUC XPS Twist QF

The chic of contemporary gentlemen is based on the respect of rules, but also on their refined transgression.
Reading time 6 minutes

With its small eccentric second at 7 o'clock, characteristic of the LUC collection's Twist series, the LUC XPS Twist QF watch in 250-piece Fairmined certified ethic white gold plays the card of a controlled eccentricity and elegant asymmetry . Finesse to wear, richness of textures, quality of manufacture, ethical dimension, nothing misses him, not even a bit of extravagance.

The canons of Haute Horlogerie are based on symmetry, an aesthetic order to which the eye responds instinctively. LUC XPS Twist QF speaks on another register. Like a woven cashmere tie that lets you see its little strand, this timepiece enjoys the slight shift of its crown and small seconds, without forgetting the quality foundations of the LUC collection. most expensive certification programs at Chopard, LUC XPS Twist QF multiplies the elegance. Fleurier quality, chronometer certification, Fairmined certified ethical gold case , this timepiece goes beyond aesthetic prowess by adding the most accomplished goodfacture.

The apparent codes LUC

In the aesthetic language of the LUC collection, the textures on the surface of the dials are immutably centered on the LUChopard logo, arranged at noon. Here, the visual convergence point moves on the small second at 7 o'clock. The suction effect of the look is amplified by the circular satin radiating from this sub-dial and all over the blue-gray surface of the dial of the LUC XPS Twist QF timepiece. Another transgression, this piece is the only one of the LUC collection not to present Arabic numerals at noon: the 12 is rather represented by a double faceted index.

In place of the mention Chronometer which usually lodges under the name LUC, appears here Quality Fleurier. Indeed, Chopard revived with this new timepiece limited to 250 copies the dynamics of the Fleurier Quality Foundation which she participated in the creation.

The requirements of the Fleurier Quality

The Fleurier Quality Foundation has established itself in the world of watchmaking certification by demanding its criteria and the rigor of their application. Performed on the watch in its entirety, certification is today the most difficult to obtain for the Swiss watch industry and requires five tests. Precision by passing each piece to the COSC. Durability and reliability by Chronofiable tests. Accuracy to wear by passing on the simulator Fleuritest for 24 hours. The goodfacture, through the control of the criteria of finishes answering the requirements of the Haute Horlogerie. And finally, 100% manufacturing in Switzerland.

Mechanical excellence

 

The 96.26-L caliber for the 250 copies of LUC XPS Twist QF is the 96.01-L variant offset by 30 degrees. Like the original movement, it is distinguished by its fineness of 3.3 mm, which in return allows an exceptional reduced box thickness for this new timepiece. Its automatic winding is performed by an engraved 22-carat gold micro-rotor, whose high inertia optimizes efficiency. The 96.26-L caliber powers two barrels stacked according to Chopard's patented twin architecture. Together they guarantee a 65-hour running time, an outstanding feat for an ultra-fine timepiece, and allow this caliber to beat with certified chronometric precision. The finishes of this caliber are also of a particular degree of sophistication since the aesthetic criteria are part of the specifications of Fleurier Quality.

The ethical commitment of Chopard

Gold is here a LUC signature since LUC XPS Twist QF is carved from a Fairmined certified ethical gold block . It is mined responsibly in artisanal operations, where miners and the environment are properly treated and to which Chopard pays a premium to reinvest in community projects.

Today, Chopard is the world's largest buyer of Fairmined gold, which the Manufacture reserves for the manufacture of its highly complicated horological creations - such as the LUC XPS Twist QF timepiece - and some of its high jewelery pieces. Since July 2018, the House uses 100% Ethical gold for the production of all its watches and jewelery.

Chopard's manufactured watchmaking

Chopard is a family home with a strong independence philosophy. The manufacturing stages of LUC timepieces are in fact carried out internally at its production sites in Geneva and Fleurier. Motion design, finished product design, gold casting, stamping and machining of boxes, movement components, traditional handmade engravings and decorations, surface treatments, polishing, assembly, adjustment and quality control are all manufacturing operations The watchmaker Chopard masters internally and applies each meticulous work to each LUC Fruits watch, these exceptional timepieces meet the aspirations of the contemporary gentleman . They speak to him without artifice, without pretension, in a clever mix of craftsmanship, distinction and emotions.

Housing:

Case in 18 carat white gold

Total diameter: 40.00 mm

Thickness: 7.20 mm

Water resistance: 30 meters

Twisted crown at 4 o'clock in 18k white gold: 5.00 mm

with LUC logo

Carrasses and vertical satin entrecor

Polished bezel and bottom

Anti-reflective sapphire crystal

Transparent background

Movement:

Mechanical self-winding movement LUC 96.26-L

Number of components: 172

Total diameter: 27.40 mm

Thickness: 3.30 mm

Number of stones: 29 rubies

Frequency: 28,800 A / h (4 Hz)

Power reserve: 65 hours

Two barrels - Twin technology ©

Micro-rotor winding in 22-carat gold

Côtes de Genève decoration bridges

Certified Chronometer (COSC)

Certified Fleurier Quality (QF)

Dial and hands:

Satin sun dial centered on the small second, galvanic blue-gray treatment

Small second twisted azure end

Rhodium-plated rocket dauphine hands for hours and minutes

Needle dauphine rocket rhodium for the small second

Functions and displays:

Display of the hour and minute in the center

Twisted display of the small seconds at 7 o'clock

Semi-instant date window display

Bracelet and buckle:

Blue-gray matte alligator strap dyed with vegetable pigments (CITES certified), hand-stitched with cognac alligator lining

Pin buckle in 18 carat white gold

Ref. 161945-1001- Fairlead Certified 18- Carat White Gold

Limited edition 250 pieces

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