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The New Chopard L.U.C. QF Jubilee (Live Pics)

Celebrating the 25th anniversary of the L.U.C collection with the first QF-certified steel watch.

| By Xavier Markl | 2 min read |

In 1996, Chopard and Karl-Friedrich Scheufele proudly inaugurated the Fleurier Manufacture and introduced a superb micro-rotor movement, the calibre 1.96. This gave birth to the L.U.C series of watches, embodying Chopard’s finest watchmaking expertise. On the occasion of Watches & Wonders 2021, Chopard releases an elegant sector dial limited edition watch to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the collection. And not only is this Chopard L.U.C. QF Jubilee handsome, but it’s also the first L.U.C stainless steel timepiece with Fleurier Quality Foundation certification.

A simple but unapologetically elegant tribute to Chopard’s Haute Horlogerie collection, the L.U.C. QF Jubilee is released in a 25-piece limited edition. This timeless and understated dress watch comes in a 39mm stainless steel case measuring just 8.9mm in height. The Art Deco-inspired sector dial brings a beautiful vintage vibe and feels more lively than dials traditionally used in the collection. Presented with a galvanic blue and grey sunray-brushed finish, it is paired with spear-shaped hands and features discreet luminous inserts on the hands and markers.

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The exhibition caseback reveals the finely executed automatic calibre L.U.C 96.09-L, equipped with a micro-rotor. Beating at 28,800 vibrations/hour, this elegant movement can store 65-hours of power reserve on two barrels, despite its lean 3.3mm profile. It is decorated with perlage, polished chamfers and Geneva stripes.

This limited edition Chopard L.U.C. QF Jubilee complies with the Fleurier Quality Foundation criteria. This certification was created by Chopard, Parmigiani and Bovet in 2001. Its interest lies in the fact that it encompasses comprehensive criteria and testing stages to guarantee the technical conception, high-quality finishing and control of the precision and robustness of each watch. As such, the Chopard L.U.C. QF Jubilee is a COSC-certified chronometer. Its conception has been approved by the Chronofiable testing over the course of three weeks. Additionally, each watch has been tested in a Fleuritest simulator.

The 25-piece limited edition Chopard L.U.C. QF Jubilee comes on a brown calfskin leather strap with a steel pin buckle. It is priced at EUR 14,500.

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