CHOPARD

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Chopard’s lat­est time­piece, the LUC Her­itage Grand Cru chronome­ter in 18K gold, has an il­lus­tri­ous her­itage. With the epi­curean gen­tle­man in mind, it takes its cues from the pocket watches cre­ated by Louis-Ulysse Chopard in the late 1800s. With a slim­line, yet domed, case, its distinc­tive rounded ton­neau shape is tech­ni­cally de­mand­ing to cre­ate, yet of­fers bal­anced pro­por­tions, al­low­ing it to sit well on the wrist. The watch houses a 97.01-L cal­i­bre, a mere 3.3 mil­lime­tres thick, and is pol­ished with the cir­cu­lar grain­ing and Côtes de Genève fin­ish that earned the move­ment the Poinçon de Genève hall­mark. A 22K gold mi­cro-ro­tor drives the two stacked bar­rels, de­signed us­ing Chopard’s patented Twin Tech­nol­ogy. This al­lows the au­to­matic wind­ing to gen­er­ate 65 hours of run­ning time, with such pre­ci­sion that it has been tested and cer­ti­fied by the Swiss Of­fi­cial Chronome­ter Test­ing In­sti­tute. The un­der­stated dial is in white porce­lain with Ro­man nu­mer­als, with a sec­ond dial sit­ting at 6 o’clock. www.chopard.com

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