Impressive: Two New Chopard L.U.C Quattro Models for 2015

Chopard LUC Quattro platinum and rose gold - Perpetuelle

Seen here are two new versions of Chopard’s L.U.C Quattro.  The watches — in either 43mm platinum or rose gold case — are a real delight on the eyes.  These are worthy and impressive looking additions to the Quattro family, with these new references receiving a nice dose of color which is further enhanced with the sunburst finish.  In other words, these models bring some much welcome zest as compared to prior iterations of the Quattro.    They carry on the Manufacture’s superlative the L.U.C 98.01-L movement which first launched in 2005; it four-barrels which provide 9-days of power reserve (see Did You Know below for more on the 98.01-L).  Bonus points to anyone who can explain how to read the combined date + small seconds subdial at 6 o’clock (I’ll explain below).

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Chopard Superfast Chrono Porsche 919 Edition

Chopard Superfast Chrono Porsche 919 Edition Caseback
As Official Timing Partner of Porsche Motorsport, Chopard was alongside the German team for its big return to the 24 Hours of Le Mans last week.   Though it fell short of the winners podium, Porsche remains the winningest manufacturer in the history of the 24 Hours of Le Mans, with 16 victories to its name.  To mark Porsche’s return to the event after more than a decade away, Chopard dedicated a limited-edition Superfast chronograph to this landmark event: the Superfast Chrono Porsche 919 Edition.

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Hands-On with the Chopard L.U.C 1963 Chronograph

 Chopard L.U.C 1963 Chronograph hands on Perpetuelle

It was just a few weeks ago that I called the new L.U.C 1963 Chronograph as good as it gets, and now having spent some time with the watch up close and in person, I can reiterate that statement with full confidence.  This is an incredible watch, in every respect — including its price.

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