The perpetual calendar combines practicality and poetry, and is the ultimate expression of the elegance and sophistication of a modern gentleman. This year, Chopard will launch its famous perpetual calendar, the LUC Perpetual Twin certified by the Observatory, two outstanding versions made of rose gold and stainless steel, bringing new styles of art and watchmaking to gentleman connoisseurs reflect.
Designed for life
LUC Perpetual Twin was launched in 2016 on the 20th anniversary of the establishment of the Chopard watch factory. It is known for its pure and pleasing high-end watch performance and design for the practicality of automatic steel watches worn every day. Indeed, it is still the only perpetual calendar on the market currently certified with stainless steel chronographs, which reflects Chopard’s absolute commitment to superior quality for each of its watches.
Chopard (Chopard) is now again made of solid stainless steel this modern timepiece, and refined with a refined blue dial, the dial is colorful and urban. In addition, LUC Perpetual Twin debuted in 18-carat rose gold and a subtle gray dial.
Balance and balance
Both dials are finished with daylight satin brushes to emphasize the contrast of tones. This forms a display setting in which the information is presented in an elegant and absolutely clear manner. The big date forms the focal point of the layout, the small calendar is used for perpetual calendar, month and leap year indications, and the small second hand is at 6 o’clock. The minimalist hour markers bring tranquility to this discreet and perfectly balanced design.
Technical Mastery: Perpetual Calendar Astronomical Clock
The LUC 96.22-L mechanical movement equipped with a sapphire crystal back cover is equipped with the LUC Perpetual Twin movement, which is truly superb technology and manual technology. It is hand-made by a Chopard skilled watchmaker, showing the most exquisite hand-made tradition, and has been recognized by the experts of the Swiss international watch industry (Constrôle Officiel Suisse des Chronomètres) (COSC) as an astronomical swiss watch. The highest accuracy and reliability.
Chopard’s watchmakers also ensured the inner elegance of the movement from the movement outwards, thanks to the 22-carat gold micro-rotor located in the plane of the movement, making the entire mechanism only 6 mm deep. At the same time, Chopard Twin Technology uses a double barrel to provide a 65-hour power reserve, which means that the watch can continue to operate for more than two and a half days without hands-on.
LUC Perpetual Twin can be said to be a modern gentleman’s watch in any respect. This is a tacit interpretation of culture and elegance. For people who naturally admire art, aesthetics, craftsmanship and style. Therefore, it conveys the essence of Chopard watchmaking: a precise celebration of the art of watchmakers, both unique and completely cautious.
Movement structure, product design, gold smelting, case stamping and machining, movement components, traditional hand decoration, surface treatment, polishing, assembly, movement adjustment and quality control: all operations related to watch production are produced by Chopard Watches Conducted inside the factory. Watchmakers apply it to every timepiece in the LUC series, paying tribute to the founder’s initials: Louis-Ulysse Chopard. Louis-Ulysse Chopard deeply loves the pure lines and delicate details, making his watch a sought-after. He already knew how to dress a gentleman with a beautiful pocket watch.
Ode to joy
The origin of the Happy Sport timepiece can be traced back to 1993, when Caroline Scheufele, the co-president and artistic director of Chopard, designed a sporty and fashionable ladies watch that combines steel and diamonds. There is nothing like it on the market, but it was immediately accepted by women of that era. Since then, it has become a watch favorite.
This year, Chopard added two new versions of jewelry called Happy Sport Joaillerie. One version provides platinum that meets ethical standards, and the other version offers rose gold. Both versions are an interesting reinterpretation of Happy Sport’s iconic diamonds by showing claw-set diamonds instead of using traditional gold capsules with rotating tops. The new pin set uses only five pins to hold the gem in place, allowing the gem to be more fully exposed to light. The radiance of diamonds is further amplified as the number of faces increases. When they glide between two sapphire crystals, the result will be a more dazzling effect.
This extraordinary new technical feat is not the only thing that excites you. The textured mother-of-pearl dial is also engraved with the guilloché pattern, which fully demonstrates Chopard’s superb skills in all aspects of his timepiece.
The Happy Sport series also features Chopard’s internal automatic 96.17-C movement, which excels in both mechanical and gem setting. This ultra-thin movement is composed of 167 components, which can provide a 65-hour worry-free power reserve and can maintain a good time even if it is not moving for more than two and a half days. Both versions feature a soft crocodile leather strap and a secure 18-carat white gold or rose gold pin buckle set with diamonds.
In the end, the modern size of 36mm in diameter has attracted contemporary buyers and a new generation of female enthusiasts who like Happy Sport.
In the previous generations of “Happy Sports”, the fluidity of the gem has always provided a personal connection between the watch copy and the wearer. However, with this brilliant new environment, these two new versions also reflect who she is and her value.