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Sunday, May 5, 2013

Chopard L.U.C. Engine One H Watch

Chopard L.U.C. Engine One H Watch

Technically complex, distinguished and sporting, the L.U.C Engine One H is a stunning visual hybrid of automotive mechanics and fine watchmaking. The proprietary tourbillon movement, which takes its finish from car engines, maintains a steady 480 revs per minute or 28,800 vibrations per hour. The barrel fills the tank with a full 60 hours of power reserve. The horizontal grooves in the bridges on the dial side take their cue from cylinder heads. Hours and minutes are centrally displayed whereas power reserve is shown on the left, on an indicator that reads like a fuel gauge. On the right, small seconds are mounted on the tourbillon, like a rev counter. The five rows of top-stitching on the alligator strap have the look and feel of 1960s and 70s car upholstery. The L.U.C Engine One H delivers further proof of Chopard's dedication to car racing and its values of enjoyment and performance. Produced as a 100-piece limited series.

Mechanical hand-wound, L.U.C. 04.02-L proprietary tourbillon calibre, COSC-certified, 29 jewels, 28,800 vib/h, 60-hour power reserve
Hours, minutes, seconds and power-reserve indicator
Brushed and polished titanium, 44.50 x 35 mm Sapphire crystal with anti-reflective coating on both sides and screw-down transparent back Water-resistant to 50 m (5 ATM/165 ft)
Silver-toned with horizontal grooves on the bridges Red seconds hand on the tourbillon case carriage at 3 o'clock Power-reserve indicator at 9 o'clock shown by a black rhodium-plated hand coated with red Superluminova
Hand-stitched black alligator with brown alligator lining, titanium gadroons and buckle

Chopard Press