L.U.C Chrono One Flyback from Chopard
After several editions of L.U.C Chrono One chronographs with a 44-mm diameter, all made of precious metals such as rose or white gold, L.U.C. is creating a new chronograph. Featuring a more modern design and crafted from modern materials, the two versions of the L.U.C Chrono One Flyback measure 42 mm in diameter and 13.42 mm thick. Guaranteeing versatility and ensuring quality of construction, both feature a case that is water-resistant to 100 metres. In addition, the L.U.C Chrono One Flyback welcomes the aesthetic details shared by the entire L.U.C. collection: the Dauphine fusée-type hands enhanced with luminescent material; the faceted arrow-shaped applied hour-markers; the slender understated fonts; along with the L.U.Chopard signature appearing just below 12 o’clock above the Chronometer inscription.
The first of these two new iterations of the L.U.C Chrono One Flyback is available in stainless steel, with L.U.C’s own finishes, namely vertical satin-brushed sides and polished bezel and lugs. The dial accompanying this 250-piece limited series is grey with a fine vertical satin-brushed motif. The result is tone-on-tone, chic, relaxed and understated. This modern classic is naturally complemented by a slate-grey alligator leather strap with a brown alligator leather lining.
Within the L.U.C Chrono One Flyback beats L.U.C Calibre 03.03-L. Inaugurated in 2007 with the first L.U.C Chrono One, this chronograph calibre from the Chopard Haute Horlogerie collection is operated in its self-winding version. After having been the subject of many very high-end variants, this high-performance calibre takes its place in a stainless steel or Titalyt® case.
The chronometric performance of this new timepiece is guaranteed by the COSC, a systematic certification of Chopard timepieces with small seconds. The watch has 60-hour power reserve.
As its name implies, the L.U.C Chrono One Flyback chronograph features a flyback function enabling it to measure short times in quick succession by allowing the wearer to zero-reset the counters at a single press. The calibre is also equipped with a stop-seconds device enabling highly accurate time setting; in addition to an openworked 22-carat gold rotor, providing a clear view of the high-end hand-crafted finishing, while also optimising its winding power due to its high density. All these technologies developed by Chopard’s research and development teams are the subject of four validated patents attesting to the degree of innovation and fine craftsmanship of the L.U.C 03.03-L calibre.