Chopard L.U.C Quattro
Chopard introduces a new interpretation of the emblematic L.U.C Quattro watch, a stellar member of the L.U.C collection family. Driven by a L.U.C movement with a nine-day power reserve, COSC-certified L.U.C Calibre 98.01-L, it is synonymous with contemporary elegance. The new vertical silver-toned dial makes a chic match with the 18-carat rose gold case. Complete with new calfskin leather straps, its distinguished style disrupts conventions and offers a modern take on aesthetic purity through subtle details creating an edgy, sophisticated and distinctive appeal.
The L.U.C Quattro is one of the major watches in the L.U.C collection. This pillar of the Chopard Manufacture production uses a uniquely slim high-end calibre offering a nine-day power reserve. Even aside from its horological accomplishments, the new L.U.C Quattro is an aesthete’s dream, clearly designed for the contemporary gentleman. The modern spirit of its redesigned dials and new straps, together with its “Poinçon de Genève” certification, make this a chronometer to be worn proudly, and admired.
Purity meets elegance
Spurred by the success encountered by the new design of its L.U.C XP and XPS collections in 2017, Chopard is extending their aesthetic principle to one of its stellar models. The L.U.C Quattro thus now welcomes two pared-down dials entirely in tune with the times. The first is silver-toned and vertical satin-brushed across its entire surface, swept over by a set of blued hands.
This timepiece features the signature L.U.C Quattro 6 o’clock subdial, containing both small seconds and a pointer-type date indication. Its graduations have been refined and simplified. Exactly opposite, at 12 o’clock, sits the nine-day power-reserve display also emblematic of the L.U.C Quattro, shaped like a fan unfurled over a 180° angle. The minute circle is punctuated by two large 3 and 9 o’clock Arabic numerals, and by blued applied hour-markers. Their shape is an extrapolation of the Dauphine-fusée type hands typical of the L.U.C collections, enhanced in this instance with Super-LumiNova.
The case of the L.U.C Quattro measures 43 mm in diameter and is crafted from 18-carat rose gold. Its caseband is satin-brushed, its bezel polished and its back hand-engraved. The scrupulous attention required by the “Poinçon de Genève” quality hallmark has been lavished on this model that comes fitted with a strap featuring styling and material making their first appearance in the L.U.C collection. The bracelet is made of woven-effect blue calfskin leather with an alligator leather lining.
At the heart of the L.U.C Quattro beats one of the original movements developed and produced by Chopard Manufacture, the Calibre 98.01-L. It is distinguished by the patented Quattro technology. Its two pairs of stacked barrels endow this certified chronometer with a maximum 216 hours of autonomy, while keeping it surprisingly slim at just 3.7 mm thick. This in turn gives the L.U.C Quattro a peerlessly slender and elegant profile.
Chopard’s in-house approach to watch manufacturing
Chopard is a family-owned Maison imbued with a strong sense of independence. The various stages involved in making L.U.C watches are conducted within the group’s own production sites in Meyrin and Fleurier. Movement development, design of the finished product, gold casting, stamping and machining of cases, movement parts and bracelets, traditional hand-crafted decorations, surface treatments, polishing, assembly, adjustment and quality control: this entire range of watch production operations is fully mastered in-house by Chopard and applied to the creation of each L.U.C watch.
Chopard L.U.C Quattro
18-carat rose gold
Total diameter: 43 mm
Thickness: 8.84 mm
Water resistance: 50 metres
18-carat rose gold crown with L.U.C logo: 6.50 mm
Vertical satin-brushed caseband
Glareproofed sapphire crystal
Polished bezel and case-back, hand-engraved case-back
Exhibition caseback fitted with glarerproofed sapphire crystal
Mechanical hand-wound movement: L.U.C 98.01-L
Number of components: 223
Diameter: 28.60 mm
Thickness: 3.70 mm
Number of jewels: 39
Frequency: 28,800 vph (4 Hz)
Power reserve: approx. 216 hours (9 days)
Four barrels – Quattro technology
Bridge adorned with Côtes de Genève motif
Swan’s neck adjustment
Balance-spring with Phillips terminal curve
Chronometer-certified by the COSC
“Poincon de Genève” quality hallmark
Dial and hands:
Vertical satin-brushed silver-toned dial
Blued hours and minutes hands painted with Super-LumiNova
Blued baton-type hands for the small seconds, date and power reserve
Small seconds and date at 6 o’clock
Power-reserve indicator at 12 o’clock
Strap and buckle:
Blue calfskin leather with brown alligator leather lining and aged brown calfskin leather with gilded loops
Polished 18-carat rose gold pin buckle
Ref. 161926-5004 – in 18-carat rose gold with silver-toned dial
Limited edition of 50 pieces
The price for the Chopard L.U.C Quattro is $24,400.