Chopard L.U.C 1963 & 1963 Chronographs

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Chopard pre­sented the L.U.C 1963 Chrono­graph together with sim­ple L.U.C 1963 watch. Both are named after the year the Scheufele fam­ily acquired the Chopard. They share the same pat­tern box, which echoes the pocket Replica watches Chopard pro­duced in the 1960s.

Chopard L.U.C 1963

Box of 42mm diam­e­ter of the L.U.C 1963 Chrono­graph 18k Rose Gold has bulging with brushed fin­ish and pol­ished bezel, thin and rounded. The dial is fairly stan­dard. Roman numer­als curves are spe­cific L.U.C col­lec­tion and the Dauphine hands. The hands of the chrono­graph func­tion, they are red.

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The new L.U.C 03.07-L ver­sion is both sim­pler and more noble cal­iber 03.03-L. First chrono­graph move­ment man­u­fac­tured by Chopard, it is self-winding. And L.U.C 03.07-L uses the same tech­ni­cal char­ac­ter­is­tics. The most vis­i­ble fea­ture is the return flight, also called fly­back. It allows chain­ing the tim­ings with­out reset­ting the coun­ters to zero using the but­ton at 4:00.

Chopard L.U.C 1963 chronograph

Its clutch is ver­ti­cal, which ensures a more reli­able start­ing of the chrono­graph sec­ond hand. Finally, tak­ing the crown, small sec­onds at 6 o’clock is reset and held at zero. This enables pre­cise syn­chro­niza­tion with a ref­er­ence time, a fea­ture that fol­lows from the pur­pose of the clock L.U.C Chrono 1963. This one is called to the same dial by ‘Chronome­ter “and cer­ti­fied by the Offi­cial Swiss Chronome­ter COSC.

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The dif­fer­ences between the L.U.C 03.07-L and its pre­de­ces­sor are on aes­thet­ics. Remove the rotor and the com­po­nents that accom­pany it, pro­vide totally clear view of the move­ment. The parts required to chrono­graph then occupy most of the vis­i­ble space on the back of the watch under the ice trans­par­ent sap­phire glass, bridges, swings, levers and col­umn wheel color steel stand of gold back­ground. This con­trast is enhanced by the vari­ety of sur­face treat­ments: Bead­ing for back­ground, drawn fea­tures for com­po­nents chrono­graph Geneva stripes for bridges. These are worked in sil­ver, an alloy demand­ing that scratch­ing is irretrievable.

See AlsoCHOPARD his­torique Chrono — Basel­world 2014

An edi­tion “purists”

 

It was after a meet­ing between Karl-Friedrich Scheufele and famous col­lec­tors group The purists in 2007 that the idea of ​​a chrono­graph model that is cre­ated for them first. Since then, a con­tin­u­ous dia­logue took place on “what would be a chrono­graph for the purists,” with the desire to cre­ate a clas­sic time­piece that rep­re­sents the essence of the old chronograph.

Chopard L.U.C 1963 chronograph

Thus a steel ver­sion of the L.U.C 1963 Chrono­graph model was cre­ated, the “purists” in face of a high purity, undated, refer­ring to the first chrono­graphs. This model is also pub­lished in a lim­ited edi­tion of 50 copies.

 

MSDS:

 

  • Move­ment: mechan­i­cal with man­ual wind­ing L.U.C Cal­i­bre 03.07-L, 28.80mm thick, 38 jew­els, 60 hours power reserve, 28,800 A / h (4 Hz), COSC cer­tifi­cate (Offi­cial Con­trol Swiss chronome­ter) Geneva Seal
  • Func­tion: time dis­play and min­utes, small sec­onds at 6 o’clock, chrono­graph sec­ond hand in cen­ter, 30 min­utes to 3 o’clock, 12:00 to 9:00, at 4:30
  • Case: 18ct rose gold, 42mm in diam­e­ter, 11.5mm thick, 18ct rose gold crown with L.U.C logo, Sap­phire glare ice, open back, water resis­tant to 50m
  • Dial: satin sil­ver sun, sil­vered coun­ters mats; Hour, minute and small sec­ond golden sec­ond hand and counter hands and red hour minute
  • Bracelet: dou­ble alli­ga­tor cognac, boucle ardil­lon en or rose 18ct
  • Ref­er­ence: 161964–5001
  • Lim­ited edi­tion 50 pieces
  • Retail price: € 34,300

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