Saturday, April 08, 2006

Chopard L.U.C. Twist

The "L.U.C Twist" is equipped with the mechanical self-winding "L.U.C 1.96" movement, chronometer-certified by the COSC and carrying the "Poinçon de Genève" quality hallmark, endowed with a power-reserve of approximately 70 hours. The silvery coloured dial is inspired by the "L.U.C Regulator" watch that was voted "Watch of the Year" in 2004. The originality of this watch lies in its off-centred crown between 3 and 5 o'clock. The glare-resistant sapphire crystal ensures perfect readability of the dial. All square-scale alligator leather strap with pin buckle, available in brown or black. This model is water-resistant to 30 metres.
· 18-carat white gold
· Total diameter 39.00 (mm)
· Thickness 10.00 (mm)
· Inter-horn width 20.00 (mm)
· Weight 51 g
· Water-resistant to 30 metres
· Crown in 18-carat white gold 6.00 (mm)
· Glare-resistant sapphire crystal
· Transparent case-back fitted with a sapphire crystal
· Self-winding
· Diameter 27.40 (mm)
· Thickness 3.30 (mm)
· Number of jewels 29 jewels
· Number of components 177
· Frequency 28,800 vph
· Angle of lift of the balance 53°
· Balance-spring Breguet
· Balance three-armed annular
· Escapement FAR 20.2
· Escape-wheel device Rubifix
· Balance anti-shock device Incabloc
· Rating micrometric (regulating spring)
· Power-reserve approximately 70 hours
· Two stacked barrels (coaxial), L.U.C "Twin"® technology
· Bridges decorated with straight côtes de Genève, gilded engravings
· Chronometer (COSC)
· "Poinçon de Genève" quality hallmark
Dial and hands:
· Silvered dial in 18-carat gold.
· Applied hour-markers against a black base
· Dauphine hands in 18-carat white gold for the hours and minutes
· Dagger-shaped small seconds hand with 18-carat white gold counterweight
Functions / Indications:
· Central display of the hours and minutes
· Off-centred small seconds hand at 7 o'clock
· Date window at 3 o'clock
Strap and buckle:
· All square-scale alligator leather, available in brown or black (20.00mm x 18.00mm), Alsavel lining, stitching in matching shade
· Polished gold pin buckle (18.00mm), Chopard engraving.