Baselworld 2012: The latest addition to the Chopard XP line is the sophisticated and elegant L.U.C XP Skeletec, epitomising the philosophy of essentials. Most interesting here is that the automatic mechanical Chopard L.U.C Calibre 96.17-S ultra-thin movement is the first skeletonised calibre produced by Chopard Manufacture. Two gilded Dauphine-type hands and the inscription “L.U.Chopard” on the glareproofed sapphire crystal further enhance the refined appearance of this 39.5 mm-diameter ultra-thin watch.
Chopard L.U.C. XP Skeletec Watch
limited edition 288 pieces
39.5mm rose gold case, automatic mechanical Chopard manufacture movement (3.3m thin)
the ultra-thin L.U.C Calibre 96.17-S: this self-winding caliber beating at a frequency of 28,800 vibrations per hour (4Hz) boasts a 65-hour power reserve thanks to the Chopard “Twin” technology, a Chopard-patented system combining two coaxial barrels and done within the extreme slenderness of the 3.3 mm-thick movement.
The mainplate is adorned with Côtes de Genève striping on the dial side, as well as its bridges, are meticulously openworked to reveal its inner workings. The latter are rhodium-plated black and create a contrast that cleverly highlights the gilded gear wheels visible both on the dial side and through the back