The new Chopard L.U.C Quattro for 2019, with its generous nine-day power reserve, continues its ongoing sleek and stylish transformation.
This year its vertical satin-brushed green dial is framed by a white gold case. This 50-piece limited model is intended for those capable of recognizing L.U.C’s fine craftsmanship.
The 18-carat white gold L.U.C Quattro case measures 43mm, up from 36mm at its inception 19 years ago. All the scrupulous attention required by the ‘Poinçon de Genève’ quality hallmark has been lavished upon this model. It features a subdial displaying both small seconds and the date at 6 o’clock, exactly opposite the 12 o’clock power-reserve indicator graduated from 1 to 9. The chapter ring is punctuated by two large Arabic numerals at 3 and 9 o’clock, with applied rhodium-plated hour-markers in between. Their shape is based on the L.U.C collection’s hallmark Dauphine fusée-type hands, enhanced this time around with Super-LumiNovaTM.
The watch runs on a COSC certified Calibre 98.01-L, distinguished by the patented Chopard Quattro Technology with two pairs of stacked barrels supplying a maximum of 216-hour power reserve, but measures just 3.7 mm thick, thereby giving the watch its slim and elegant profile.
Clad in white gold, at its heart is a grey-green vertical satin-brushed dial punctuated by rhodium-plated hour-markers and Arabic numerals mounted on a matt brown double-sided alligator leather strap.