At the end of 2016, on the occasion of the 20th anniversary of the establishment of the watch factory, Chopard launched the first minute repeater watch belonging to the LUC series. This timepiece won the 17th Geneva watch industry’s highest honor “Golden Needle Award” watchmaking award The competition (GPHG) was held in 2017.
For 2022, their flagship collection is further enriched with the LUC Full Strike Tourbillon, an exclusive creation that adds a tourbillon with sapphire bridges to a monolithic sapphire minute repeater.
The 42.5mm x 12.58mm round case in ethically sourced 18-carat rose gold (Chopard guarantees its gold comes from cooperatives certified as fair and sustainably managed) is paired with a ruthenium-plated gray hand-guilloché rose gold dial highlighting two complication.
The LUC Full Strike tourbillon strikes the hours, quarter hours and minutes on transparent crystal gongs. These sapphire rings are an integral part of the crystal, forming a perfect speaker that faithfully transmits the sound of the hammer striking the sapphire, visible at 10 o’clock.
During striking, the crown is disconnected from the movement, so any time setting that could damage the movement cannot be made. The starter pusher built into the crown is also deactivated at this time, as a second attempt to trigger the mechanism could force the striking mechanism to couple the clutch.
The crown winds the movement in one direction and the striking mechanism in the other, thanks to a differential gear that transmits the force exerted by the hand to the corresponding barrel.
The dual power-reserve indicator at 2 o’clock features two coaxial hands, the first indicating the movement’s power reserve and the other indicating the number of strikes that can be started.Discount replica watches
The tourbillon is revealed at 6 o’clock. Its crossed sapphire crystal tourbillon bridge is a tribute to the patented monolithic sapphire technology inherent in the Full Strike collection.
The mechanical hand-wound LUC 08.02-L caliber is also revealed through the transparent sapphire crystal case back.
Beating at a frequency of 28,800 vibrations per hour and offering a power reserve of 60 hours, this chronometer-certified hand-wound movement is the first time Chopard has combined a minute repeater with a tourbillon The ultimate precision of the core.
State-of-the-art finishing techniques have been applied to both the movement and the case, earning it the Poinçon de Genève quality seal.
The Chopard LUC Full Strike Tourbillon limited edition is entirely developed, produced and assembled in-house.