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A new interpretation of Chopard’s L.U.C Quattro

A new interpretation of Chopard’s L.U.C Quattro

Thursday, 29 March 2018
By The FHH Journal editors
The FHH Journal editors

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After XP and XPS versions, the emblematic model in the L.U.C range, the Quattro with its nine days of power reserve, is given a fresh new look.

Spurred by the success encountered by the new design of its L.U.C XP and XPS collections in 2017, Chopard is extending their aesthetic principle to one of its stellar models. The L.U.C Quattro thus now welcomes two pared-down dials entirely in tune with the times. The first is silver-toned and vertical satin-brushed across its entire surface, swept over by a set of blued hands. This timepiece features the signature L.U.C Quattro 6 o’clock subdial, containing both small seconds and a pointer-type date indication. Its graduations have been refined and simplified. Exactly opposite, at 12 o’clock, sits the nine-day power-reserve display also emblematic of the L.U.C Quattro, shaped like a fan unfurled over a 180° angle. The minute circle is punctuated by two large 3 and 9 o’clock Arabic numerals, and by blued applied hour-markers. Their shape is an extrapolation of the Dauphine-fusée type hands typical of the L.U.C collections, enhanced in this instance with Super-LumiNova.

L.U.C Quattro 2018 © Chopard
L.U.C Quattro 2018 © Chopard

The case of the L.U.C Quattro measures 43 mm in diameter and is crafted from 18-carat rose gold. Its caseband is satin-brushed, its bezel polished and its back hand-engraved. The scrupulous attention required by the “Poinçon de Genève” quality hallmark has been lavished on this model that comes fitted with a strap featuring styling and material making their first appearance in the L.U.C collection. The bracelet is made of woven-effect blue calfskin leather with an alligator leather lining.

Calibre 98.01-L © Chopard
Calibre 98.01-L © Chopard

At the heart of the L.U.C Quattro beats one of the original movements developed and produced by Chopard Manufacture, the Calibre 98.01-L. It is distinguished by the patented Quattro technology. Its two pairs of stacked barrels endow this certified chronometer with a maximum 216 hours of autonomy, while keeping it surprisingly slim at just 3.7 mm thick. This in turn gives the L.U.C Quattro a peerlessly slender and elegant profile.

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