Chopard, partner to the Cannes International Film Festival since 1998, is proudly presenting a new Haute Horlogerie L.U.C timepiece specially dedicated to gentlemen treading the red carpet of this unmissable annual film event.

Chopard L.U.C XPS Azur
Chopard L.U.C XPS Azur

Inspired by the colours of the Riviera, the blue-clad hand-guilloché dial of the new L.U.C XPS Azur perfectly mirrors the shades of the Mediterranean. Issued in a ten-piece limited series made of 18-carat ethical gold, it bears the Poinçon de Genève quality hallmark and beats to the rhythm of the L.U.C 96.01-L movement, chronometer-certified by the Swiss Official Chronometer Testing Institute (COSC). The L.U.C XPS Azur is the ultimate reflection of the craftsmanship and quest for aesthetic refinement characteristic of Chopard Manufacture’s exclusive horological creations.

The New Chopard L.U.C XPS Azur
Chopard L.U.C XPS Azur

Understated refinement

Imbued with elegant simplicity, the L.U.C XPS watch – famed within the L.U.C collection for its pared-down, modern design – now appears bedecked in azure blue. Its slim 40 mm-diameter 18-carat ethical white gold case frames an azure blue dial graced with a hand-guilloché radiating motif reflecting the exceptional 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.

Chopard L.U.C XPS Azur Movement
Chopard L.U.C XPS Azur

Equipped with a 22-carat micro-rotor and two barrels (Chopard 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 mainplate. Admirably expressing style and fine craftsmanship, this unique model radiates a prestigious aura on the red carpet at the Cannes Festival.

Chopard L.U.C Dress Watch
Chopard L.U.C XPS Azur

Chopard L.U.C XPS Azur

Technical specifications:

Ref. 161946-1001 – in 18-carat white gold


·      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

·      Glare-proofed sapphire crystal

·      Exhibition back


·      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 – Chopard Twin technology

·      Phillips terminal curve

·      Bridges adorned with Côtes de Genève motif

·      Chronometer-certified (COSC)

·      ‘Poinçon de Genève’ quality hallmark

Dial and hands:

·      Azure blue 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

Limited edition: 10-piece

Chopard L.U.C XPS Azur Blue Dial
Chopard L.U.C XPS Azur

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