L.U.C Flying T Twin Ladies

L.U.C Flying T Twin Ladies

Chopard Manufacture places its flying tourbillon  at the heart of a feminine timepiece

 

In 2019, Chopard Manufacture enriched its range of complications with its first automatic movement to feature a flying tourbillon, L.U.C 96.24-L. This calibre featuring Chopard Twin technology with two stacked barrels and highly precise adjustments – notably a stop-seconds function – now powers the two new L.U.C Flying T Twin Ladies models in ethical 18-carat rose gold or diamond-set platinum. Ultra-thin thanks to the slender movement size, these two timepieces feature a 35-millimetre diameter perfectly suited to women’s wrists. Extremely refined both mechanically and aesthetically, these two 25-piece limited series reflect the stunning dexterity displayed by the artisans of emotion at Chopard Manufacture, as confirmed by the “Chronometer” and Poinçon de Genève certifications.

 

New proportions governed by aesthetic harmony

While the L.U.C Flying T Twin Ladies timepieces may house an exceptional movement, they are first and foremost distinguished by their slenderness and the refinement of their dials. Featuring an ultra-thin case measuring just 7.47 millimetres, crafted in ethical 18-carat rose gold or platinum and fully set on the flanks, lugs, interhorn spaces, crown and bezel, the new L.U.C Flying T Twin Ladies watches measure 35 millimetres in diameter. Guided by a quest for balance and adapted to women’s wrists, such proportions place these two creations among the smallest flying tourbillon watches on the market.

L.U.C Flying T Twin LadiesThe flying tourbillon with which they are equipped plays a centre-stage role through a wide 6 o’clock opening providing a view through the movement. The lightness of the flying tourbillon is thus used to create an effect of transparency and depth, while the tourbillon carriage is topped by a small seconds hand.

In the gold version, the tourbillon opening is cut out from a textured mother-of-pearl dial, adorned with hour-markers set with brilliant-cut diamonds – except at 12 o’clock, which is indicated by golden Arabic numerals. The dial of the platinum variation is richly set with a paving of 282 diamonds centred on the tourbillon carriage.

An innovative and certified flying tourbillon movement

The case of the L.U.C Flying T Twin Ladies houses the innovative L.U.C calibre 96.24-L, Chopard Manufacture’s first automatic movement with a flying tourbillon. A flying tourbillon is characterised by the absence of an upper bridge. Held from below, it is naturally thinner and appears to be flying – hence its name. The L.U.C 96.24-L calibre is only 3.30 mm thick, identical to that of the L.U.C 96.01-L, Chopard Manufacture’s first calibre created 25 years ago, of which it is an evolved version. Now representing a significant watch industry landmark, it retains its fundamental characteristics: the diameter, the 65-hour power reserve – driven by two stacked barrels using Chopard Twin technology – and its automatic winding via a 22-carat gold micro-rotor. On the platinum version, the artisans go even so far as to add an ultimate touch of refinement by setting this micro-rotor with diamonds.

 

The L.U.C 96.24-L movement is chronometer-certified and features a stop-seconds function, which is extremely rare on a tourbillon, enabling the time to be set with perfect precision. The L.U.C Flying T Twin Ladies models are also certified by the prestigious Poinçon de Genève, testifying to the fine craftsmanship involved in their making.

 

Heritage meets modernity in the art of watchmaking: 25 years of the L.U.C collection

Since 1996, Chopard Manufacture has been cultivating watchmaking expertise and reflecting the inspired vision of Karl-Friedrich Scheufele, committed to a quest for innovation and to defending the heritage passed on through generations of watchmakers since the time of Louis-Ulysse Chopard, founder of the Maison in 1860.

Movement development, finished product design, case stamping and machining, calibre components, traditional hand-crafted finishes, surface treatments, gemsetting, polishing, assembly, adjustments and quality controls: its Swiss workshops in Geneva and Fleurier enable Chopard to master the full range of production operations for each creation in the L.U.C collection.

The work of experienced artisans, these timepieces endowed with a simple, clean-cut design express a high degree of mechanical sophistication. They are intended for men and women distinguished by their attachment to art, to beautiful objects and to expertise, watchmaking enthusiasts who lead their lives with daring and passion.

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Technical details

L.U.C Flying T Twin Ladies

Numbered 25-piece limited edition in ethical 18-carat rose gold

L.U.C Flying T Twin Ladies

Case:

Diamond-set ethical 18-carat rose gold case

Total diameter                                                                      35.00 mm

Thickness                                                                             7.47 mm

Water resistance                                                                  30 metres

Ethical 18-carat rose gold crown set with a diamond   5.00 mm

Diamond-set bezel and case middle

Glare-proofed sapphire crystal

Exhibition back

 

Movement:

Mechanical with automatic winding                                 L.U.C 96.24-L

Winding via a embossed 22-carat gold micro-rotor

Number of components                                                     189

Total diameter                                                                     27.40 mm

Thickness                                                                             3.30 mm

Number of jewels                                                                25

Frequency                                                                             25,200 vph (3.5 Hz)

Power reserve                                                                      65 hours

Two barrels – Twin technology

Flying tourbillon performing one rotation per minute

Bridges adorned with Côtes de Genève motifs

Variable-inertia balance wheel

Balance-spring with flat terminal curve

Chronometer-certified (COSC)

Poinçon de Genève

 

Dial and hands:

Textured white mother-of-pearl dial with diamond-set hour-markers

Gilded Dauphine fusée-type hours and minutes hands

White triangle-shaped small seconds hand affixed to the flying tourbillon carriage

 

Functions and displays:

Central display of the hours and minutes

Small seconds appearing at 6 o’clock on the flying tourbillon carriage

Stop-seconds function

 

Strap and buckle:

Blue brushed fabric strap

Diamond-set ethical 18-carat rose gold pin buckle

 

Ref. 131981-5001 – in diamond-set ethical 18-carat rose gold fitted with a blue brushed fabric strap

Numbered 25-piece limited edition

 

 

Technical details

L.U.C Flying T Twin Ladies

Numbered 25-piece limited edition in platinum

L.U.C Flying T Twin Ladies

Case:

Diamond-set platinum case

Total diameter                                                                                 35.00 mm

Thickness                                                                                          7.47 mm

Water resistance                                                                             30 metres

Ethical 18-carat white gold crown set with a diamond               5.00 mm

Diamond-set bezel and case middle

Glare-proofed sapphire crystal

Exhibition back

 

Movement:

Mechanical with automatic winding                                              L.U.C 96.24-L

Winding via a platinum micro-rotor entirely set with diamonds

Number of components                                                                  189

Total diameter                                                                                  27.40 mm

Thickness                                                                                          3.30 mm

Number of jewels                                                                            25

Frequency                                                                                        25,200 vph (3.5 Hz)

Power reserve                                                                                  65 hours

Flying tourbillon performing one rotation per minute

Two barrels – Twin technology

Bridges adorned with Côtes de Genève motifs

Variable-inertia balance wheel

Balance-spring with flat terminal curve

Chronometer-certified (COSC)

Poinçon de Genève

 

Dial and hands:

18-carat white gold dial entirely set with diamonds

Rhodium-plated Dauphine fusée-type hours and minutes hands

White triangle-shaped small seconds hand affixed to the flying tourbillon carriage

 

Functions and displays:

Central display of the hours and minutes

Small seconds appearing at 6 o’clock on the flying tourbillon carriage

Stop-seconds function

 

Strap and buckle:

Blue brushed fabric strap

Diamond-set platinum pin buckle

 

Ref. 131981-9001 – in diamond-set platinum fitted with a blue brushed fabric strap

Numbered 25-piece limited edition

 

 

 

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