In 1996 with Karl-Friedrich Schefeule, Chopard proudly inaugurated its production Fleurier and introduced a superb micro-rotor movement, the 1.96 caliber. This brand milestone gave birth to a high-end watch collection called LUC which embodies the finest watchmaking expertise of Chopard, laying the foundations for numerous developments including the Perpetual Twin LUC, an elegant perpetual calendar that was first unveiled in 2016 to mark the collection's 20th anniversary. From this year, the model is available in two new elegant versions.
The first version of the Chopard LUC Perpetual Twin it is presented in a stainless steel case, now featuring a new dial, with subtle blue undertones. The second model presented, for the first time, is offered in rose gold and paired with an elegant ruthenium gray dial.
Both dials are presented in a new, more classic style with faceted indexes, replacing the applied Roman numerals that were present in previous editions. The colors of the dial are emphasized by a sun-brushed finish. The 43mm case, as well as the clean layout of the dial, make the display legible and practical, which is enhanced with a large date indication. The three sub-dials show the day of the week, the month, with the leap year indication next to it and, finally, the small seconds at 6 o'clock.
The automatic movement is visible under the sapphire crystal caseback LUKE 96.22 which, thanks to a 22k gold micro-rotor, is only 6.00 mm thick despite its complex mechanism. Operating at 4Hz, it uses two barrels to offer a comfortable 65-hour power reserve. Its accuracy is certified by the Official Suisse des Chronomètres Controller (COSC). The finish is in line with the impeccable execution of the collection's haute horlogerie.
Chopard LUC Perpetual Twin is completed by a hand-stitched alligator leather strap in alligator and fitted with a pin buckle matching the case material. The water resistance is 30 m. The price is set at 24.600 EURO for the steel version. The price of the gold model has yet to be confirmed.