Chopard, who has been a partner of the Cannes Film Festival since 1998, proudly presents a new Haute Horlogerie L.U.C watch model specially dedicated to the red carpet. The new L.U.C XPS 1860 Red Carpet Edition celebrates the Maison’s passion for film-making. This watch, issued from a 10-piece limited series, bears the Poinçon de Genève quality hallmark and is chronometer-certified by the COSC. Dedicated to the greatest actors on the Croisette, it reflects the craftsmanship and precision of the exclusive horological creations from the Manufacture Chopard. It also complements the divine Red Carpet Collection that annually takes on the challenge of creating a number of High Jewellery models that exactly equal the amount of years the Festival has been around for.

Chopard L.U.C XPS 1860 Red Carpet Edition
Chopard L.U.C XPS 1860 Red Carpet Edition


Chopard, the epitome of elegance on the red carpet

Chopard and film-making are engaged in an ageless love story built on powerful emotions.  In 1998, at the initiative of Chopard Co-President and Creative Director Caroline Scheufele, the Maison became Official Partner of the world’s greatest cinema event: the Cannes Film Festival. Ever since, artists’ appearances on the red carpet and the legendary ‘Montée des marches’ ritual have been accompanied by dazzling creations meticulously crafted in the workshops of Chopard. Its artisans master the art of making far more than merely watches and jewellery, instead giving life to creations synonymous with emotions. Similarly to women, men have just as great of a need to shine alongside actresses in front of the camera flashlights at the Cannes Film Festival, Chopard presents a new edition to its collection of its exceptional L.U.C timepieces, especially designed to be worn on the red carpet: the L.U.C XPS 1860 Red Carpet Edition in 18-carat white gold. This intrinsically exclusive new L.U.C model is issued in a 10-piece limited edition and adorned with a dial in a shade of red reminiscent of the famous carpeting on the staircase climbed by the greatest actors for the presentations of the film in competition at Cannes.

Chopard L.U.C XPS 1860 Red Carpet Edition Movement
Chopard L.U.C XPS 1860 Red Carpet Edition


Understated refinement

Imbued with elegant simplicity, the L.U.C XPS 1860 watch – famed within the L.U.C collection for its pared-down, modern design – appears attired in red. Its slim 40 mm-diameter 18-carat white gold case frames a red dial, of which the hand-guilloché centre with its radiating motif reflects the expertise cultivated by Chopard. The sunburst rim is lit up by baguette-cut hour-markers, swept over by Dauphine-type hands. Endowed with the aesthetic codes of the L.U.C collection, this timepiece also features perfectly proportioned lines and houses an in-house manufactured ultra-thin mechanical self-winding movement. Equipped with a 22-carat micro-rotor and two barrels (Twin® technology) ensuring approximately 65 hours of operating autonomy, the L.U.C 96.01-L movement measures 3.3 mm thick and displays remarkable precision, certified by the Swiss Official Chronometer Testing Institute (COSC). Its artisanal finishing, visible through the exhibition case-back, testifies the extreme degree of craftsmanship distinguishing Haute Horlogerie creations bearing the ‘Poinçon de Genève’ quality hallmark: bridges meticulously chamfered and adorned with Côtes de Genève, along with a chamfered and circular-grained main plate. Admirably expressing style and fine craftsmanship, this unique model radiates a prestigious aura on the Cannes red carpet and is set to light up the famous Croisette.

The New Chopard L.U.C XPS 1860 Red Carpet Edition
Chopard L.U.C XPS 1860 Red Carpet Edition


Chopard L.U.C XPS 1860 Red Carpet Edition

18ct white gold – 10-piece limited edition

Technical specifications:


·      18-carat white gold:

·      Total diameter: 40.00 mm

·      Thickness: 7.20 mm

·      Water resistance: 30 metres

·      18-carat white gold crown with L.U.C logo: 5.00 mm

·      Vertical satin-brushed flanks and inter-horn space, polished bezel and case-back

·      Glareproofed sapphire crystal

·      Exhibition back with the Red Carpet logo

Chopard L.U.C XPS 1860 Red Carpet Edition Watch Review
Chopard L.U.C XPS 1860 Red Carpet Edition


·      Mechanical self-winding: L.U.C 96.01-L

·      Total diameter: 27.4 mm

·      Thickness: 3.30 mm

·      Number of jewels: 29 

·      Frequency: 28,800 vph (4 Hz)

·      Power reserve: 65 hours

·      22-carat gold micro-rotor 

·      Two barrels – Twin technology

·      Bridges adorned with Côtes de Genève motif

·      Chronometer-certified (COSC)

·      ‘Poinçon de Genève’ quality hallmark

Dial and hands:

·     Red dial, hand-guilloché centre, sunburst satin-brushed exterior

·     Gold-toned L.U.CHOPARD logo

·     Rhodium-plated Dauphine-type hours, minutes and small seconds hands

Functions and displays:

·      Central display of the hours and minutes

·      Small seconds display at 6 o’clock

·      Date at 6 o’clock

Strap and buckle:

·     Hand-sewn matt black alligator leather strap

·     18-carat white gold pin buckle

Ref. 161946-1001 – in 18-carat white gold; 10-piece limited edition

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