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Friday, November 11, 2011


Chocolate heaven : Chopard L.U.C XPS Poinçon de Genève 125th Anniversary LE watch

To celebrate the 125th anniversary of the “Poinçon de Genève” a quality seal that has guaranteed the excellence of Genevan watchmaking since 1886, this new commemorative model has been issued in a limited numbered series of 125; one for each year since the creation of the Poinçon de Genève.

About Poinçon de Genève


This quality hallmark is an all-in-one guarantee of origin, craftsmanship and durability. A watch is only eligible if its movement is assembled and adjusted in Canton Geneva, if it is numbered, and if it meets the exacting craftsmanship criteria established by the Technical Committee.

In-house movement


The watch is powered by Chopard’s in-house L.U.C Calibre 96.01-L (L.U.C 1.96). Despite its elegant 3.3mm thickness, this self-winding movement, (naturally bearing the celebrated certification), offers a date display and twin barrels with a 65 hour power reserve.

The exceptional calibre is also chronometer-certified by the Swiss Official Chronometer Testing Institute and clearly visible through the transparent case-back.

Chocolate-brown sunburst dial

This 18-karat rose gold watch features a beautifully rich chocolate-brown sunburst satin-brushed dial bearing the 'Poinçon de Genève' logo at 12 o’clock. Both the L.U.C 1.96 movement and its bridges are adorned with “Côtes de Genève” and can be viewed 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).


Specifications

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

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