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Chopard – L.U.C Regulator

Chopard - L.U.C Regulator
Chopard is reinterpreting this year a real classic from its L.U.C collection, namely the L.U.C Regulator model. The new case offers the real feel of the timeless elegance, but when we combine it with the prestige of a highly sophisticated Regulator movement, we’ll get a horological masterpiece. This is what the new L.U.C Regulator watch is.

Despite the fact that this watch is strictly elegant and classic in its form, especially when it is matched with the majestic 18K rose gold and brown alligator leather strap, it is made in to express the quite modern spirit, but it has been also designed to provide as best readiblity as it is possible with keeping the classic design codes of the L.U.C. The watch is highly precise with the L.U.C Regulator movement, which has been awarded with the COSC certification, as well as the precious quality hallmark, which testifies about the great brand’s craftsmanship.



Chopard - L.U.C Regulator

The whole hand-wound mechanical Calibre L.U.C 98.02-L movement has been fitted in the pretty massive case with a diameter of 43mm. It is beautifully adorned with the Cotes de Geneve pattern and engraved with the ‘Poinçon de Geneve’ quality hallmark. The addition to this quality certifications, L.UC Regulator movement provides an incredible power reserve of about 216 hours, when fully wound. It is the equivalent to 9 days. This movement works with the 4 barrels at the frequency of 28,800 vph.

“After a first model in 2006, Chopard once again distinguishes itself by miniaturising a regulator-type mechanism to wristwatch size.”

Chopard - L.U.C Regulator

“From the late 19th century onwards, the extremely high-precision regulator clocks were used for a prestigious purpose: providing the reference time in watchmaking workshops. So as to be clearly visible by the precision timers who were responsible for adjusting other clocks and watches, the hours, minutes and seconds hands were separate and placed on different parts of the dial. This display principle has been known ever since as the regulator type.”

When it comes to the dial of the L.U.C Regulator watch, it turns out that the hour hand is not at the center of a dial. Actually, that is the ‘technical’ code of the Regulator watches. Let’s get started with the complications of the L.U.C Regulator, which are presented in the legible way. So, the hour indication is situated in the subdial at 3 o’clock. The power reserve is proudly indicated at 12 o’clock in a graduated scale. The 24-GMT subdial is at 9 o’clock, where the 60-seconds subdial is at 6 o’clock. Besides these functions, we can find also a date display in the aperture between 4 and 5 o’clock. There is an only one central hand showing minutes. Everything seems to be proportional with a dose of the harmony, despite all these complications presented at the silvered dial. The whole creation is complemented by brown alligator leather strap and 18K rose gold case with a beautifully polished bezel. Through the sapphire case back, we can see and admire the sophisticated movement of the L.U.C Regulator timepiece.

Chopard - L.U.C Regulator

The specifications:

– Diameter : 43mm
– Material : 18K rose gold
– Water resistance : 50 meters
– Glareproofed sapphire crystal


– Calibre : L.UC 98.02-L
– Mechanical, Hand-wound
– Jewels : 39
– Frequency : 28,800 vph
– Power reserve : 216 hours (9 days)
– COSC-certified
– Poinçon de Genčve quality hallmark
– Functions : Power reserve indicator (12 o’clock), Central minute hand, 12-hour indicator (3 o’clock), 60-seconds indicator (6 o’clock), 24-GMT indicator (9 o’clock).

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