Basel news: Chopard

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Chopard Elton John Collection
Chopard Elton John Collection

Chopard released no less than 6 new watches in the weeks before Baselworld. For me only 2 of the 6 are interesting, as the other 4 are ladies models. Although… one of the ladies models really jumps out, because it’s made for a man. the Chopard Elton John Collection. ICE, ICE, BABY… that’s some serious bling-bling.

Luckily (for me) Chopard also releases two very interesting watches. The first is the new L.U.C Twist that will be available in 18ct rose or white gold. The white gold model has a black dial and white gold dauphine hands, the rose gold model come with a silver dial and rose gold hands. The 41 mm case, 10 mm thick, is water resistance to 30 meters and has two saphire crystals (front and back). This classic dress watch has a not so classic size and crown position; 41 mm being relatively large and the crown is positioned at 4 o’clock. It comes on a hand-sewn brown or black alligator leather with a pin buckle in matching color gold.

Inside ticks the 1.96 L.U.C calibre with two L.U.C Twin® technology stacked barrels providing 65 hours of power reserve. The movement is of course COSC certified and even bears the Geneva Seal! The small seconds are positoined off centre at 7 o’clock and the date is shown at the 3 o’ clock position.

Chopard L.U.C.Twist in white gold
Chopard L.U.C.Twist in white gold

And finally Chopard comes with a larger sized 42mm Mille Miglia that has more or less the same sporty looks as the beautiful classic 39 mm Mille Miglia we already know. This model  is named after the classic sports cars race Mille Miglia. The new Chopard Mille Miglia has an automatic chronograph movement with a power reserve of 42 hours. The COSC certified movement has 37 jewels and beats 28,800 times per hour. Like the classic version it comes on the famous natural rubber Dunlop Racing strap inspired by the Dunlop Racing tire from the 60’s.

Beautiful isn’t it? If you want one, rush to your Chopard dealer because it’s a limited edition!

Chopard Mille Miglia Chrono Limited Edition 2009
Chopard Mille Miglia Chrono Limited Edition 2009

For more information, please visit the Chopard website.

 

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