Chopard makes a comeback in classism with the L.U.C XPS 1860

Chopard makes a comeback in classism with the L.U.C XPS 1860

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Text: Angelyn Kwek

In homage to Chopard Manufacture’s 20th anniversary, the L.U.C XPS 1860 takes discerning gents back to its beginnings

What's old is new again as Chopard launches the L.U.C XPS 1860, a timepiece that embodies the classic lines of the maison's first watch debuted two decades ago. Equal parts a tribute to the house's grand watchmaking traditions as well as founding father Louis-Ulysse Chopard —hence L.U.C and the year 1860 — the new reinvention joins the lineup of a celebrated ultra-thin movement in the watchmaker's elegant collections.

Chopard L.U.C XP 1860

Featuring a small seconds indicator overlapped with a date display at 6 o'clock, the minimalist dial is a contemporary take on the archetypical classic timepiece, finished with refined detailing in either a hand-guilloché design or a sunburst brushed satin. Anchored with sleek Dauphine-style pointers and discreet hour indices, the entirety of the L.U.C XPS 1860 is fabricated for understated style and an easy read-off with its 40mm-sized frame. Beyond its sharply dressed façade, the calibre 96.01-L beats within the core of the rose gold edition — Chopard Manufacture's first movement that measures up to only a slim 7.20mm in width — while the stainless steel version sports the calibre 96.03-L. Both equipped with a 22-carat gold micro-rotor that boasts a 65-our power reserve, this streamlined creation is certified Poinçon de Genève, to boot.

Finely distinguished yet cleverly crafted to withstand the stresses of everyday wear, the Chopard L.U.C XPS 1860 is the modern man's classic timekeeping essential for every dressed up or down occasion.

The L.U.C XPS 1860 is available at Chopard boutiques.