Founded in 1996, the Chopard de Fleurier manufacture has proven to be a valuable asset in the pursuit of the company’s watchmaking excellence. Its first creation, caliber 1.96, kept its promises with revolutionary twin technology which gave the movement an exceptional power reserve of 65 hours.
Over the next 25 years, Chopard consistently exceeded expectations, even winning the Aiguille d’Or at the Grand Prix d’Horlogerie de Genève (GPHG) in 2017 with its innovative solution of sapphire crystal gongs for its minute repeater. The fact that this was Chopard’s very first minute repeater made the accomplishment even more impressive. Obviously, when Chopard does something new, he does it with a lot of flair.
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This year, it displays the same quality with two new two limited edition watches created to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the manufacture.
I think the inspiration is an authentic LUC wristwatch in our museum dating from the 1950s. And I always wanted a stainless steel watch of the Fleurier Quality, a quality certification that we initiated and which has greatly impressed us. helped in our innovations.
– Karl-Friedrich Scheufele, co-president of Chopard
This stainless steel LUC watch is a marvel of simplicity. Limited to 25 pieces, it updates the classic LUC sector type dial with its small seconds counter at 6 o’clock with a silver sunburst center and a chapter ring in Chopard blue. The Chevron indexes are associated with lance-shaped hands, both resolutely modern and distinguished.
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Case, this is a 39mm steel case making it the first steel LUC to be certified by Fleurier Quality Foundation which requires the watch to be entirely made in Switzerland with high standards of reliability and reliability. finish. The LUC 96.09-L movement has also received official certification from the Chronometer Testing Institute for excellent timing accuracy.
A brown calfskin strap with a blue lining completes this elegant classic.
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