Chopard chimes crystal clear with the new L.U.C Full Strike timepiece
The sound of music
In a triumphant culmination that celebrates the 20th anniversary of Chopard Manufacture, the maison premieres a series of firsts, with a brand new minute repeater watch that marks another innovation in their L.U.C collection. An engineering feat that was six years in the making, the L.U.C Full Strike is a cutting-edge novelty that builds upon its predecessor — the Strike One that launched ten years ago — this latest haute horlogerie masterpiece is an exceptional chiming timepiece that is capable of sounding upon the hours, quarters and minutes.
Designed and constructed from scratch in Chopard's workshops, the Swiss manufacture harnesses the outstanding acoustic properties of transparent sapphire crystal, fashioned into miniature gongs that generate the Full Strike's distinctive chime. Carved from a single block and assembled into a set without the use of screws or adhesive, this wholly unique patented core sits within the intricacy of the watch's calibre 08.01-L movement. In yet another pioneering move, the watchmaker has also positioned the minute repeater mechanism dial-side up, rendering the fine clockwork visible to the eye. Exemplary of the maison's creativity and ingenuity, this openworked watch face is encircled by a frame of 'fairmined' rose gold, measuring 42.5mm in diametre to maximise every facet of its detailed exclusivity.
Perfectly balanced between state-of-the-art technology and pure expressive musicality, the Chopard L.U.C Full Strike is a horological distinction in a league of its own — a chiming minute repeater meant for refined everyday wear on the wrists of discerning tastemakers.
The L.U.C Full Strike is available at Chopard boutiques.
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