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L.U.C 8HF

titanium

NEW | LIMITED EDITION

$19,800
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Ref. Number:
168554-3001
Description
The L.U.C 8HF in titanium boasts the L.U.C. Caliber 01.06-L, the world's first chronometer-certified high-frequency movement. Beating at 57,600 vibrations per hour, this means significant improvement in the caliber's precision timekeeping properties, particularly in rate resumption and stability. With an avant-garde design of titanium monobloc lugs and a matt-finished caseback featuring a glass positioned just above the high-frequency escapement, this 100-piece limited-edition experimental series is in a league all its own.
Specifications
Case & Dial
CASE DIMENSION(S):
42.00 mm
CASE THICKNESS:
11.20 mm
DIAL:
slate silver dial with a black small seconds counter at 7 o'clock and luminescent hands.
FRONT GLASS:
glareproofed scratch-resistant sapphire crystal
CROWN MATERIAL:
titanium
Strap & Buckle
STRAP:
black alligator leather strap (matt square plate) with hand sewn matching tones , lining: alligator brown
BUCKLE MATERIAL:
titanium
BUCKLE TYPE:
pin buckle
FUNCTION(S):
stop seconds
INDICATION(S):
hours and minutes, small seconds, date
CERTIFICATION(S):
Chronometer certificate issued by the COSC
LIMITED EDITION:
100
MOVEMENT:
L.U.C 01.06-L
TYPE OF WINDING:
self-winding mechanical movement
MOVEMENT DIMENSIONS:
Ø 28.80 mm
MOVEMENT THICKNESS:
4.95 mm
POWER RESERVE:
60 hours
FREQUENCY:
8 Hz (57,600 vibrations per hour)
OSCILLATING WEIGHT:
heavy metal
BALANCE WHEEL:
with four spokes, micro-regulator with screws
BALANCE SPRING:
flat
DECORATIONS ON MOVEMENT:
bridges adorned with Côtes de Genève, circular-grained mainplate
ESCAPMENT:
Yes
JEWELS:
24
NUMBER OF MOVEMENT PARTS:
204
MATERIAL:
titanium
CASE-BACK:
see-through sapphire crystal
CROWN TYPE:
screw-down
WATER-RESISTANCE:
100 meters
Movement
The L.U.C Caliber 01.06-L is the first ever movement with a high-frequency escapement to be chronometer-certified by the COSC. Beating at a frequency of 8 Hz, meaning 57,600 vibrations per hour, this mechanical movement was conceived, developed and perfected by Chopard Technologies in Fleurier. In addition to ensuring greater reliability, high frequency – which naturally requires more energy – is in this instance associated with a remarkable 60-hour power reserve generated by a single barrel. In terms of materials, the engineers at Chopard Technologies decided to work with silicon for certain escapement components (impulse-pin, lever, escape wheel) and developed a new means of fixing silicon on steel (patent pending). Chopard Watch - L.U.C 8HF titanium

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