Hands-on redesigned Chopard L.U.C permanent twins
The subtle makeover makes Chopard’s QP more modern.
The Chopard L.U.C series was launched after the brand proudly opened a Fleurier manufacturing plant in 1996. This Chopard milestone gave birth to many superb watches made by superb gentlemen-exquisite, subtle high-end timepieces. L.U.C Perpetual Twin was launched to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the birth of the series. Two new versions are now available, with a redesigned dial and new colors. Let’s take a closer look.
Chopard expanded its L.U.C Perpetual Twin series by introducing another stainless steel model with a blue dial, and for the first time a rose gold model with a ruthenium dial. The main improvement over the previous model is the dial design. Dynamic multifaceted hour markers can now replace the Roman numerals previously applied. The dial has been carefully designed to look sober, but the surrounding details are beautiful.
In sharp contrast to the satin-finished background, the month, day of the week, and leap year are recorded. Together with the large date display, these can be made into a highly clear perpetual calendar. Not only did Chopard not overload the dial and make it difficult to recognize (which is usually a major flaw for perpetual calendars), but it actually organized the material well. For more information about calendar watches, you can read our technical opinion here. best fake watches
The internal self-winding movement L.U.C 96.22-L is visible under the sapphire crystal caseback. Thanks to the 22k micro-rotor, despite the complexity of the mechanism, the thickness of this elegant movement is only 6.00mm. It runs at 4Hz and uses dual barrels to provide a comfortable 65-hour power reserve. Its precision has been certified by COSC. Finishing is traditional and complements the flawless high-end watches of the L.U.C series.
The sober case is made of stainless steel or rose gold. The round bezel has a polished top surface and bottom cover, while the sides are satin-brushed. The serrated crown is easy to operate. Thanks to its ergonomic lugs, it is comfortable to wear and has a diameter slightly smaller than the recommended 43 mm diameter-but for a classic perpetual calendar, its diameter is quite large. The waterproof rating is 3ATM / 30m. The elegant calfskin strap matches the color of the dial and is equipped with a pin buckle. replica watches usa
Chopard performed well on the updated L.U.C Perpetual Twin. These new versions are subtle, sober, and with great attention to detail. The highly clear perpetual calendar display is highly appreciated. The new colors and dial design are executed perfectly. Its diameter is 43 mm, which is quite large for a classic perpetual calendar, but it works well with every square millimeter.
TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS – CHOPARD L.U.C PERPETUAL TWIN
Case: 43mm diameter x 11.47mm height – stainless steel or 18k pink gold case, brushed and polished – sapphire crystal with A/R coating – sapphire caseback – water-resistant to 30m
Dial: blue dial (steel) or ruthenium-grey dial (gold) with sunray-brushed patter – applied indexes matching the case – polished hands with Super-LumiNova
Movement: calibre L.U.C 96.22-L, in-house – chronometer-certified by COSC – automatic with micro-rotor – 33mm x 6mm – 28,800 vibrations/hour – 65-hour power reserve – 29 jewels – hours, minutes, small seconds, perpetual calendar with large date
Strap: calfskin leather strap with stainless steel or pink gold pin buckle