Chopard Celebrates The 25th Anniversary Of Its Manufacture With Two Limited Editions
While Chopard has been one of the leading luxury brands for decades, writing history with their jewelry and watches, its manufacture is surprisingly young. Only a quarter of a century ago, they fully began with developing and producing their own movements. Since then, these activities have rapidly increased and made Chopard one of the most respected and leading Haute Horlogerie brands when it comes to complicated movements. To mark this occasion, the brand is launching two limited editions, underscoring its achievements in those 25 years.
The first watch is the L.U.C Flying T Twin. Chopard initially launched this watch in 2019 as its first manufacture flying tourbillon with an automatic movement. It stands out by being ultra-slim, measuring a mere 3.30 mm in height. It is powered by a micro-rotor, made from 22-carat gold, and is Chronometer certified. Thanks to two stacked mainspring barrels, the power reserve is a generous 65-hours. For this limited edition of 50-pieces, Chopard opted for a 40mm large case made from ethical white gold, which matches perfectly with the deep blue dial. Chopard applied a honeycomb guilloche pattern by hand in the center of the dial, complementing the flying tourbillon at the six o’clock position.
The other watch Chopard decided to celebrate its anniversary with is the L.U.C Full Strike. This watch shows fully the mechanical prowess of the brand, as this minute repeater is unlike any other. Chopard invested a total of 15,000 hours in developing the unique movement for this watch. The case is crafted from platinum, a noble material that is not exactly known for producing the best sound. Chopard overcame this problem by linking the sapphire gongs of the minute repeater directly to the crystal.
As a result, the watch sounds vibrant and rather loud whenever the complication is activated. Chopard could even keep the movement quite slim, giving its complexity, as the overall case is just 11.55mm high. This momentous achievement won in 2017 the Aiguille d’Or, Best in Show, award at the GPHG. This anniversary edition is limited to just 20-pieces and features an enticing grey-blue dial, showing the distinguished style that is so typical for Chopard. Courtesy- hautetime.