Hands-on: Chopard L.U.C. Eternal Dual Watch

Buy Chopard L.U.C Lunar One 161927-5002 Cheap watch online

Item Type: Replica L.U.C Lunar One Watches
Case Material: Rose Gold,Round
Brand Name: Chopard
Model Number: 161927-5002
Movement: Automatic
Dial Diameter: 43 mm
Gender: men
Glass: Sapphire
Thickness: 11.47 mm
Dial: Blue
Clasp Type: pin Buckle
Boxes: common box package without paper
Water Resistance Depth: life proof water
Band Material Type: Leather strap
Functions: Hours,Minutes,Seconds,Date
Year: 2021

Hands-on: Chopard L.U.C. Eternal Dual Watch

A few months ago, Chopard announced an updated version of its L.U.C Perpetual Twin watch. Recently, I spent some time looking at the stainless steel model with the striking blue dial. The perpetual calendar is the most exaggerated and complicated work in the watchmaking industry, and Chopard understands that it plays a role in fields such as Patek Philippe and A. Lange & Söhne. The L.U.C series is of course Chopard’s most high-end movement manufacturer, located in Fleurier, responsible for the production of movements designed to compete with the aforementioned duo and their peers. Here, we believe that I am still technically the only COSC-certified steel perpetual calendar on the market, which has been refined and updated to expand its appeal to the recognized niche market.

This updated Chopard L.U.C Perpetual Twin is also available in a gold version, and our David Bredan recently spent some time in it. Therefore, although this article will focus on steel models, I have sprinkled some photos of rose gold models in the article.

Immediately, the design of the new Perpetual Twin was significantly improved over its predecessor because there were no Roman numerals on the dial. On the contrary, a clean application index is a refreshing and less boring change that is only welcome. The dial is indeed carved on the small dial, and the large date window below 12 o’clock is also of good size and proportion. The all-rounders in the unique L.U.C. Those familiar with the series can recognize the dauphine style, thus adding architectural art deco style to the whole work.

Replacing these Roman numerals with these applied indexes will reduce the swelling on the dial, making people pay more attention to the extremely clean circular guilloché patterns around the sub-dial and the chapter ring. The faceted hands on the sub-dial are very concise, subtly echoing the expectations of the hour hand and minute design language. The year sub-dial has both a unique hand and a red “4” which is the only other color on the dial.

I am still a fan of the fonts used on the dial, but there is definitely room to shrink the text. It is not necessary to write “day”, “60 seconds” and “month” on each sub-dial, and I will cancel these three watches. I am not entirely sympathetic to the idea that the large amount of information on the dial without a certain label may confuse potential buyers, but I think that buyers are expected to have a certain (and frankly, very few) expectations of knowledge. Maybe something to remember in the next iteration?

The core fake watch of Chopard L.U.C. is the movement. Here, we see the COSC-certified internal movement 96.22-L. This movement is the descendant of the first L.U.C. 1.96 was developed in cooperation with Michel Parmigiani in 1996. Obviously inspired by the legendary Patek Philippe Cal. 240, 1.96 is still the main template for many L.U.C. caliber. The self-winding movement is equipped with 29 jewels and is equipped with the iconic micro-rotor and double barrel of the same name. It can run at 28,800 vph and has a 65-hour power reserve.

The decorative style of the plug-in micro-rotor complements the Art Deco style that I can easily find on the Chrysler Building here. Geneva stripes, mirrored beveled edges, spinning frame with turning engine, round texture and that 22k gold micro-rotor make the appearance beautiful, visually impressive and somewhat rounded movement. The 96.22-L is an astonishing second hand perpetual calendar with an impressive level of finishing, a movement that Chopard should and should be proud of.

The size of L.U.C. is 33mm wide and the thickness is only 6mm. 96.22-L betrayed my only substantive criticism of permanent twins, which is the size of the case. And, before I criticize it, allow me to praise the relatively thin 11.47mm thickness of the case. In other words, I think 43mm is too big by 2mm. I realize that in the news stories I wrote, “I am sure that Chopard recognizes that there is no shortage of 39mm perpetual calendars.” Although this is true, I still think that the 40-41mm idea is ideal here. The ratio of the movement to the back cover also supports this.

The case has a water resistance of 30M. When you consider using two embedded buttons on both sides of the case to adjust the date or month, this case is sufficient. The polished bezel and the middle of the satin-brushed case create a beautiful case that looks very beautiful, and there are some bevels or chamfers on the lugs to make it look more refined. In terms of wear resistance, the 43 mm wide case of L.U.C Perpetual Twin has a reasonable proportions and feels balanced on the wrist.