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The Handsome New Chopard L.U.C XPS Forest Green in Lucent Steel

A timepiece that perfectly blends elements of contemporary design with classical elegance.

| By Denis Peshkov | 2 min read |

The Chopard L.U.C XPS series, renowned for its grace and technical beauty, is a top choice for dress watches. Among the latest additions to this collection, the L.U.C XPS Forest Green stands out with its captivating dark green sector-style dial and lustrous Lucent Steel case. Another demonstration of what quiet luxury means!

The new Chopard L.U.C XPS Forest Green has a 30m water-resistant case in Lucent Steel, a proprietary alloy known for its lustrous finish and eco-friendly production process (recycling rate of at least 80%), that mirrors the design and dimensions of the existing white and rose gold XPS references, with a diameter of 40mm and a thickness of 7.20mm. The case is topped with a glare-proof sapphire crystal and features a polished bezel, middle, and caseback, complemented by satin-brushed flanks. The 5mm crown positioned at 3 o’clock is thoughtfully designed for comfortable handling, featuring fluting and adorned with the distinctive L.U.C logo.

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What sets this new L.U.C XPS release apart is its captivating dark green sector-style dial, which undergoes a mesmerizing transformation with every wrist flick. In a contemporary twist on the classic sector dial design, the Forest Green brass dial with a sunburst satin-brushed finish offers a design injecting a touch of relaxed sophistication into the otherwise beautifully prim and proper series.

At the heart of the dial, angular and modern, the three-dimensional rhodium-plated Dauphine-type hands indicate the hours and minutes, while just below, the recessed small seconds subdial, adorned with a cross-hairs design, adds a subtle flair. The small subdial’s lower portion gracefully intersects a crisp white line of the first of the three rings, delicately separating the central part from the surrounding areas.

Moving outward, the section dedicated to hour markers is delineated by indice lines connecting with the outermost ring, which serves as the canvas for marking minutes, complete with double-digit numerals denoting 5-minute intervals on the outside. The slender, outward-directed dashes adorning the two outermost rings mark the minutes, ensuring easy time reading. The L.U.C Chopard logo is accompanied by a mention of the watch’s chronometer status, underscoring its exceptional quality.

The self-winding L.U.C Calibre 96.12-L powers the L.U.C XPS Green Forest. This emblematic ultra-thin calibre, measuring a mere 3.3mm thick, is chronometer-certified and features a double barrel configuration for a substantial 65-hour power reserve. The double barrel technology ensures consistent energy delivery, even as the reserve approaches its minimum level. The nicely finished movement, with Côtes de Genève bridges and meticulously chamfered and hand-polished bevelled angles, relies on a gold micro-rotor for automatic winding, with parts of the intricate mechanism proudly showcased through the display caseback.

The Chopard L.U.C XPS Forest Green is paired with a hand-sewn brown alligator leather strap featuring ecru stitching, secured by a pin buckle crafted from Lucent Steel. It will be priced at CHF 11,200. For further information, please visit

3 responses

  1. if these guys ever split that main plate into a more bridge oriented design like they did in the 1st part of the 20th century these would be incredibly successful and special!

  2. In response to R P – that’s an interesting idea, but this movement, which had its genesis in the late 90s as Chopard L.U.C’s very first in-house movement, with the involvement of watchmaking luminaries Jean-François Ruchonnet and Michel Parmigiani, is iconic in its own right and needs no modification. Furthermore, I’m not sure the bridge could be “split” as you suggest as it actually covers two mainspring barrels, not one.


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