March 12th 2013

L.U.C XP & XPS – Ultra-thin versatility

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Technical sophistication, aesthetic refinement and understated design – Since its launch in 2006, the L.U.C XP watch has become a classic of Chopard, with the L.U.C XPS model following in its footsteps in 2009.

The ultra-thin watches in the L.U.C collection embody the very essence of a watch: simple objects concealing any underlying complexity and whose sole purpose is to tell the time while adopting a deliberately low profile. Their classic, resolutely horological design – based on ultra-thin cases with a slim bezel merging into plain-coloured dials – endows them with a timeless style beyond the reach of changing fashions.

Awarded “Watch of the Year” in 2006 at the Grand Prix d’Horlogerie de Genève, the case of the L.U.C XP is less than 7 mm thick – 6.98 mm to be accurate – and has a diameter of 39.5 mm. Its mechanical self-winding L.U.C Calibre 96.17-L is equipped with a 22-carat gold micro-rotor type oscillating weight and has a frequency of 28,800 vibrations per hour.

The L.U.C XPS models combine the discretion of extreme slenderness with the technical sophistication of the small seconds appearing at 6 o’clock. This function enables it to earn a chronometer certification by the Swiss Official Chronometer Testing Institute (COSC), a guarantee of the precision and reliability of its L.U.C Calibre 96.12-L movement, visible through its transparent case-back.

Each timepiece of the L.U.C XP and XPS collection can easily suit the tastes of gentlemen with a penchant for elegance, timeless style and sophisticated design. Available in 18-carat gold or platinum, these understated watches allow the wearer to adopt a versatile sartorial style. Their pared-down simplicity suggests a perfect fit with both a classic suit and a more daring look, for example mixing rich fabrics such as cashmere and striped popeline with jeans. The L.U.C XP Skeletec watch hints at the mechanical perfection of the L.U.C Manufacture movements and is an invitation to adopt a more relaxed style.

The collection also offers stunning watches that will delight watch collectors. The L.U.C XPS Poinçon de Genève 125th Anniversary limited edition, featuring a chocolate-toned dial with satin-brushed motif, and the L.U.C XPS Poinçon de Genève, a 25-pieces limited edition combining the radiance of platinum with the elegance of a blue sunburst satin-brushed dial.

More information about the L.U.C collection on: http://www.chopard.com/#/en/l.u.c

Shop L.U.C timepieces on our U.S. E-Boutique: http://us.chopard.com/watches/l-u-c (U.S. delivery only)

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