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Chopard celebrates 25 years of L.U.C with new watches for 2021

From technically innovative timepieces like the L.U.C Quattro Spirit 25 to elegantly crafted feminine jewellery masterpieces, Chopard has something to offer for everyone. Discover their 2021 novelties below

When Rolex, Tudor, Patek Philippe, Chanel and Chopard pulled out of Baselworld around this last year, the watch industry went crazy. With plans to start their own show next year, the five brands made a grand exit that pulled the plug on Baselworld. A year later, Chopard joins Watches & Wonders 2021 together with Rolex/Tudor, Patek Philippe and Chanel and unveils three new novelties.

L.U.C Quattro Spirit 25

Chopard commemorates its 25th anniversary by launching its very first jumping-hour timepiece – the L.U.C Quattro Spirit 25. Crafted in a 40mm ethical 18K rose gold case with classic L.U.C characteristic, the new Quattro 25 is beautiful. As the first jumping-hour timepiece from Chopard, the timepiece houses an innovative and ultra-sophisticated movement – the L.U.C 98.06-L with four barrels that offers a power reserve of eight days.

The Grand Feu enamel dial with an hour aperture at 6 o'clock is classically designed. The 100-piece limited piece is available in hand-sewn brown alligator leather strap and limited to just 100 pieces worldwide.

L.U.C GMT One Black

With the new L.U.C GMT One Black timepiece, Chopard adds a contemporary twist to its L.U.C dual-time watch. Offered in a casual monochrome grey on black aesthetic, the watch is a sign of the times with its durable and lightweight case made of ceramised grade 5 titanium. With a GMT function, the watch is all set to meet the demands of the fast pace of the present day life.

Ensuring utmost comfort and ease in reading, a travel watch like the L.U.C GMT One Black is bound to make an impression. The legible black dial displays the local time via the distinctive Dauphine hands – a signature of the L.U.C collection. The second timezone is marked by a pointed GMT hand that traces the 24-hour track encircling the dial. The adjustment of the two timezones are adjusted with separate crowns; one at 2 o;clock that controls the date and local-time and a second crown at 4 o'clock moves the 24-hour disc.

The timepiece is powered by the L.U.C 01.10-L movement that guarantees a power reserve of 60 hours. The movement is meticulously hand-crafted, COSC certified and can be viewed through the display caseback. Limited to just 250 pieces, the Chopard L.U.C GMT One Black is available in a fabric-patterned black rubber strap.

L.U.C Time Traveler One Black

If you cannot wait to travel again then Chopard has got the perfect watch for you – the L.U.C Time Traveler One Black. This is timepiece equipped with a worldtime complication that will ensure you keep time wherever you might be travelling in or from. Limited to just 250 pieces, the watch is set in a monochromatic style and features functions and design codes that is dedicated to the fast-paced life of global citizens.

Crafted in an 42mm ceramised grade 5 titanium that is both ultra-light and durable, the watch comes in a dark grey dial. This specially crafted dial displays the rather complicated worldtime complication with utmost elegance and clarity. It features a central date disc that is encircled by a chapter ring that displays the hours and minutes of the local timezone. They are indicated with the help of a discreet Dauphine shaped hands. The crown positioned at 2 o' clock adjusts the time in the main time zone and the second one present at 4 o' clock serves to turn the disc bearing the reference cities of the 24 timezones. All of these functions are powered by the acclaimed worldtimer movement – the L.U.C 01.05-L movement that was first unveiled back in 2016 by Chopard. A COSC-certified movement, it clocks in a power reserve of 60 hours and beats at frequency of 4 Hz.

Keeping up with the monochromatic style, the Chopard L.U.C Time Traveler One Black is available in a matching black strap that is made of full vegan rubber and decorated with a fabric-like pattern.

L.U.C QF Jubilee

The L.U.C QF Jubilee is a timepiece that completely sums up the three core values of the Chopard L.U.C collection; technical performance, aesthetic refinement and certified watchmaking. Released right on the cusp of the Manufacture's 25th anniversary of the L.U.C, the new timepiece is the first of its kind in stainless steel that comes with Fleurier Quality Foundation certification.

Crafted in a 39mm steel case, the L.U.C QF Jubilee pays tribute to the founding of the Chopard Manufacture back in 1996. Limited to just 25 pieces, the watch is adorned with a sector dial that has been inspired by the Art Deco and Bahaus movements. This dial has been built around seven concentric circles that enables easy reading of the hours and the minutes. The silvered sunburst centre that is encircled by a chapter ring in Chopard blue is beautiful together. The Chevron hour markers and a silver-toned railway-track minutes circle merges with the rest of the watch in perfect harmony.

Working within the timepiece is the double certified (COSC and Fleurier Quality Foundation) L.U.C 96.09-L movement with Chopard Twin technology with a comfortable power reserve of 65 hours.

Keeping in tune with the sporty yet elegant look of the watch, the Chopard L.U.C QF Jubilee comes in a brown calfskin leather strap that will develop an elegant patin with time making your timepiece unique as time goes.

L.U.C XP Esprit de Fleurier Peony

For the 25th anniversary of the L.U.C collection, Chopard releases the L.U.C XP Esprit de Fleurier Peony celebrating the art of Grand Feu enamel work done by its in-house Enameller Artisan. When it comes to L.U.C XP Esprit de Fleurier Peony, there is no doubt that the Peony has been an inspiration for Chopard for a very long time. When it was first introduced in 2014 with the L.U.C XP Esprit de Fleurier Peony series, the flower immediately became a mainstay in many of its other iterations.

For the 2021 timepiece, the flowers blooms and reinstates itself into the heart of the 18K rose gold L.U.C XP Esprit de Fleurier Peony watch. Taking nature as an inspiration, the dial of the watch features Chopard’s Co-President Caroline Scheufele favourite flower in vibrant pink hues blooming against a light green background. The peonies are also a symbol of prosperity and honour in China and is considered the queen of flowers. For the timepiece, the peonies have been inculcated into the dial with the help of a decorative technique that has been practiced since the 17th century- the Grand Feu enamel. Additionally, the flower and its blooms extends its vibrancy in a a virtuosic display of floral engraving on the gold bridges of calibre L.U.C 96.23-L. and Fleurisanne engraving.

Other details of the watch includes a 35mm ethical 18K rose gold case with a dial adorned with peony motif and gilded Dauphine fusée-type hours and minutes hands. The watch is limited to just 8 pieces and comes in a green alligator leather strap.

IMPERIALE Moonphase

Chopard expands its celestial empire with the all-new IMPERIALE Moonphase high-precision complication watch. Crafted in ethical 18K white gold case studded with precious stones that is set against a supremely feminine aventurine dial, the new watch showcases Chopard's expertise in crafting memorable timepieces for women. What adds more oomph to the elegant aventurine dial is the sprinkle of stars offered with five main northern hemisphere constellations. All of these feminine details serves as a backdrop to the astronomical moon-phase display.

Beating at the heart of this celestial timepiece is the in-house Calibre 96.25-C movement that clocks in a power reserve of 65 hours. The 2021 Chopard IMPERIALE Moonphase is available in a glossy blue alligator strap with an 18K white gold IMPERIALE pin buckle.

Haute Joaillerie with Dancing Diamonds

Guided the visionary eye of Caroline Scheufele, Chopard introduces three new creations in ethical gold, diamonds and sapphires for its 2021 Haute Joaillerie ateliers. As an ultimate emblem of the Maison, the new jewellery watches feature Chopard's signature dancing diamonds that are framed by a tiara of marquise-cut precious stones.

Nurturing the heritage of the dancing diamonds, the new jewellery masterpieces feature five setting-free diamonds that spin joyfully on their on axis and around the dial reflecting light in shimmering reflections. Encircling this beautiful display of Chopard's signature is a carefully calibrated marquise-cut precious stones that form a 'laurel-wreath' around the dial.

The three editions include an all-diamond version along with a pink and blue sapphire-studded editions. Each of these are fitted with matching grey, pink and blue satin straps, respectively.

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