This is quick look at a new piece joining the Chopard L.U.C XPS collection this year. The XPS 1860 ultra-thin marks the year in which the brand was founded, but pays tribute to a more recent milestone – the first watch in the L.U.C collection, the original L.U.C 1860 which was launched in 1996 at the creation of Chopard Manufacture (photo below). Eponymous of founder Louis-Ulysse Chopard, the L.U.C collection epitomizes the highest standard of the brand and each piece is entirely made in Chopard’s ateliers in Fleurier. Cased in rose gold, it measures in at 40mm x 7.2mm and is distinguished with a hand-guilloché dial (flinqué pattern in the middle) with small seconds and date indications near the 6 o’clock position. The 3.3mm ultra-thin manufacture Caliber LUC 96.01-L (formerly L.U.C 1.96), the first manufacture caliber, is inside.
The L.U.C XPS 1860 is produced in a 250-piece limited series. Very nice.
Chopard L.U.C XPS 1860
Limited edition 250 pieces
40mm rose gold case
The original Chopard 1860, launched 1996
Chopard LUC 96.01-L caliber (formerly L.U.C 1.96)
automatic mechanical with 65 hrs power reserve, 4Hz/28,800 bph, Geneva Seal, 3.3mm thin 22k gold micro-rotor