An aesthetic hybrid that combines auto inspirations and fine watchmaking, the new Chopard L.U.C Engine One H hand-wound timepiece is a delight to look at and to wear. The Chopard Manufacture Tourbillon movement reflects the look of an engine and race car instrumentation – on both the dial side and via the sapphire caseback.
The watch is equipped with a tourbillon regulator and housed in a titanium case. The aesthetics of this timepiece is definitely likened to the sports car engine.The L.U.C 04.02-L features openings in its movement that are a nod to the open-worked design of racing-car air intakes. Engine-block cylinder heads inspired the grooves that are engraved on the dial-side bridges, which are integral part of the main plate of the movement.
While the hours and minutes are shown by central hands, the power reserve is read off on the left, much like a fuel gauge. The small seconds are fitted on the tourbillion and appear on the right, like a speedometer. The timepiece beats at 28,800 vibrations per hour or 4 Hz and offers 40 hours of power reserve. Created in a limited edition of just 100 pieces, the watch is also a COSC certified chronometer –attesting to its top-tier performance.