Chopard L.U.C XPS – Poinçon de Genève 125th Anniversary Edition

Chopard L.U.C XPS

To celebrate the 125th anniversary of the “Poinçon de Genève” quality hallmark, Chopard unveils a limited edition of its L.U.C XPS model enhanced with a date window. This watch is powered by Chopard’s in-house L.U.C Calibre 96.01-L (L.U.C 1.96). Despite its demure 3.3mm thickness, this self-winding movement offers a date display and twin barrels with a 65 hour power reserve.

The “Poinçon de Genève” was established in 1886 to ensure a very high level of quality. 2011 marks the 125th anniversary of this Genevan horological institution. To mark the occasion, Chopard Manufacture, which since 1996 has seen a substantial proportion of its movements earn the “Poinçon de Genève”, presents an 18-karat rose gold commemorative L.U.C XPS model in a 125-piece limited edition.

This 18-karat rose gold timepiece features a chocolate-brown sunburst satin-brushed dial bearing the “Poinçon de Genève” logo at 12 o’clock. The L.U.C 1.96 movement and its bridges are adorned with “Côtes de Genève” and may be admired through the sapphire crystal case-back. The L.U.C XPS – Poinçon de Genève 125th Anniversary Edition is also certified by the Swiss Official Chronometer Testing Institute (COSC).

Technical details appear below the images.

Chopard L.U.C. XPS

Chopard L.U.C. XPS

Chopard L.U.C. XPS

Technical Details
Ref. 161932-5001 – in 18-carat rose gold – Limited edition of 125

Case:
• 18-karat rose gold
• Total diameter: 39.50 mm
• Thickness: 7.13 mm
• Water resistance: 30 meters
• 18-karat rose gold crown with L.U.C logo: 4.00 mm
• Glareproofed sapphire crystal
• Exhibition back fitted with glareproofed sapphire crystal

Movement:
• Mechanical self-winding – L.U.C 96.01-L (L.U.C 1.96)
• Total diameter: 27.40 mm
• Thickness: 3.30 mm
• Number of jewels: 29
• Frequency: 28,800 vph
• Power reserve: 65 hours
• Bridges adorned with Côtes de Genève
• 2 barrels, Twin technology
• Chronometer-certified (COSC)

Dial and hands:
• Brown sunburst satin-brushed dial with “Poinçon de Genève” logo
• Gold-toned hour-markers
• Gold-toned Dauphine-type hours and minute hands
• Gold-toned baton-type seconds hand

Functions and displays:
• Central display of the hours and minutes
• Small seconds at 6 o’clock
• Date at 3 o’clock

Strap and buckle:
• Hand-sewn matte brown alligator leather strap
• 18-carat rose gold pin buckle






About Mike Disher

My name is Mike Disher and I am WatchTime's technical editor. My interest in watches dates to 1972 and I caught the internet bug in 1997. In 1999 I combined these interests by joining TimeZone.com as its first full-time employee, and later that year I attended my first Basel Fair. I managed TZ from 2000-2007, and in 2008 I joined WatchTime.

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