CHOPARD L.U.C XP Tonneau


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L.U.C XP Tonneau

The new Chopard L.U.C XP Tonneau model combines technical expertise, rarity and elegance – a set of qualities achieved by Chopard Manufacture, where this exceptional model was born. L.U.C Calibre 3.97, a shaped movement that is chronometer-certified by the COSC.


Chopard’s L.U.C collection welcomes a refined model that combines technical qualities and aesthetic virtues. Born at the heart of Watch Valley within Chopard Manufacture in Fleurier, the L.U.C XP Tonneau model, an ultra-thin interpretation of the tonneau or barrel-shaped model, now appears with a particularly distinguished new look. The pared-down dial now features Arabic numerals. The new, slender case gives this watch a modern appearance, while maintaining a touch of tradition that has created the destiny of Haute Horlogerie.

The L.U.C XP Tonneau displays the hours, minutes, small seconds, and the date shown through a window at 6 o’clock. All these functions are driven by the ultra-thin, self-winding L.U.C. Calibre 3.97. Entirely designed, developed, fine-tuned and produced in-house, this movement is a mere 3.30 mm thick – a technical detail that incorporates an off-centred micro-rotor and a double barrel (based on patented Chopard Twin® technology) supplying an over 65-hour power reserve.

Chronometer-certified by the COSC, a reliable Institute of quality and reliability, the movement follows the contours of the case housing it – a rare distinctive feature matching the demands of Haute Horlogerie. The L.U.C 3.97 proprietary movement can be admired through the sapphire crystal case. The slender, slightly curving case makes a perfect fit on the wrist and is available in 18-carat rose or white gold with satin-brushed and polished finishing. 

The sunburst silver dial carries the new signature features of models in the L.U.C collection: more elongated Dauphine appliques, Arabic numerals, an extremely fine sunburst satin-brushed finish centred around the word CHOPARD, and a minute track to enhance the high-precision image of these models. The refined face is underscored by the new L.U.C Dauphine hands and framed by a brown or black alligator leather strap complete with a gold pin buckle.


Technical Details

Case:

- 18-carat white or rose gold 
- Tonneau shape
- Height: 40.00 mm
- Width: 37.00 mm
- Thickness: 7.22 mm
- Water-resistant to 50 metres
- Crown in 18-carat white gold with L.U.C logo 5.00 mm
- Glareproofed sapphire crystals on front and back 
	
Movement:

- Mechanical self-winding	L.U.C 3.97
- Total diameter: 28.15 x 27.60 mm
- Thickness: 3.30 mm
- Number of jewels: 29 
- Frequency: 28,800 vph
- Power reserve: approx 65 to 70 hours
- Chronometer-certified (COSC)

Dial and hands:   

- Sunburst silvered brushed dial 
- Rhodium- or gold-plated hour-markers 
- Rhodium- or gold-plated Dauphine fusée-type hour and minute hands
- Rhodium- or gold-plated small seconds hand

Functions and displays: 

- Central display of the hours and minutes
- Small seconds display at 6 o’clock
- Date display at 6 o’clock

Strap and buckle: 

- Hand-sewn black or brown alligator leather strap
- Pin buckle in 18-carat white or rose gold 

Ref. 162294-1001 L.U.C XP Tonneau in 18-carat white gold
Ref. 162294-5001 L.U.C XP Tonneau in 18-carat rose gold