Chopard – watches that inspire (my favorites)
It’s been a while since the last entry from ‘my favorites’. This time I am taking a closer look at the four watches from Chopard that impressed the most recently.
This watch has been created specially for the Mille Miglia 2015. It is called Mille Miglia Race Edition 2015. Basically, it is the same timepiece like the GTS Power Control watch, but it features the characteristic race ‘Rossa Corsa’ colour, which is awesome. I have been considering between this stainless steel version and 18K rose gold, but I chose this one, because it matches more to this racing theme. The case has a 43mm of diameter and houses the Calibre 01.08-C movement with self-winding. Besides the central seconds, minutes and hours, this Race Edition watch has a power reserve indicator presented in an interesting way at 9 o’clock and a date display in the aperture at 3 o’clock.
The next one watch is the L.U.C 1963 Chronograph. It is more elegant by this brown alligator leather strap and classy 18K polished gold case, but these spiky hands in red colour contrasting to the silver sunburst dial give this watch a little sporty touch. Everything is legible thanks to the big subdials and Roman numerals, which are bolded. The whole timepiece is brought to life by the L.U.C 03.07-L movement. It is mechanical and hand-wound movement operating at 28,800 vph (4 Hz). The chronograph includes functions like : 30-minute indicator at 3 o’clock, small seconds at 6 o’clock, 12-hour counter at 9 o’clock and date display at 3-4 o’clock.
This is the Chopard Grand Prix de Monaco Historique Chrono watch. It is sporty as ever. Black leather racing strap, tachymetre scale on the bezel and big legible subdials. I am not a huge fan of the racing chronograph watches, but this G.P.M.H Chrono watch is the exception. It consists of 3 types of materials. As you can see, the Bezel and crowns are made of 18K rose gold and the stainless steel case back makes a contrasts to the titanium case. The movement enclosed in the pretty big 43.5mm case is a self-winding and mechanical. It operates at 28,800 vph (4 Hz) and provides the 46 hours of power reserve.The chronograph functions are presented in the subdials : 30-minute indicator at 12 o’clock, 12-hour counter at 6 o’clock, small second at 9 o’clock and a date in the aperture along with the MONACO HISTORIQUE inscription at 3 o’clock.
And finally, the last watch is the L.U.C Regulator and the most favourite one as well. This timepiece has everything what is needed during the whole daily basis. Big, legible dial with functions presented in the legible way too. As you can see, there is only huge minute hand visible. The rest of the complications are divided into subdials. Everything is powered by the exquisite L.U.C 98.02-L hand-wound, mechanical movement. It features the incredible power reserve, which is about 216 hours thanks to the L.U.C Quattro Technology.