Chopard, while respecting the rules, combines eclectic and elegant design to create the elegant style of modern gentlemen. LUC XPS Twist QF watch is made of ethical ethically-approved ‘fair mining’ certified platinum, with a limited edition of 250 pieces. Its eccentric small seconds dial is located at 7 o’clock, showing a clever and well-balanced eccentric layout and elegant asymmetry design. This watch is exquisite and thin, with excellent quality, showing rich and diverse textures, and also contains ethical concepts, without exaggeration, it can be described as the masterpiece of Chopard.
Chopard L.UC XPS Twist QF
The design of haute horlogerie is based on human instincts in visual aesthetic perception: symmetry. The L.UC XPS Twist QF watch takes a different approach. Like a woven cashmere tie showing a subtle texture, the crown and small seconds of this watch are off-centered and interesting, while adhering to the consistent quality benchmark of the L.U.C series. The L.UC XPS Twist QF watch follows Chopard’s cherished certification process, showing multiple elegant charms. The watch is awarded the Qualité Fleurier and Precision Chronometer certification. It is equipped with a ‘fair mining’ certified gold case that meets ethical standards, transcends the aesthetic boundaries, and incorporates the quality connotation of precision.
Bright L.U.C elements
Chopard L.UC XPS Twist QF
The dial texture is centered on the L.U.Chopard logo at 12 o’clock, which is the consistent aesthetic style of the L.U.C series. This watch moves the visual intersection to the small seconds at 7 o’clock. The ring-shaped satin diffuses outward from the small seconds dial, covering the entire blue-gray dial of the L.UC XPS Twist QF watch, further enhancing the visual appeal. Another different conventional design is that this watch is the only model in the L.U.C series that does not use Arabic numerals at 12 o’clock, and has a double faceted timescale indicating ’12’.
The traditional inscription ‘Chronometer’ under the L.U.C name was replaced by ‘Qualité Fleurier’. As a founding member of the Fondation Qualité Fleurier, Chopard has once again injected new vitality into the foundation through this limited edition of 250 new timepieces.
Fleurier quality certification requirements
Chopard L.UC XPS Twist QF watch details
With its strict standards and rigorous execution processes, the Fleurier Quality Foundation occupies an important position in the field of watch certification. This certification is for the entire watch and requires five tests. Its difficulty is the highest in the current Swiss watch industry. Each watch must be tested by the Swiss Official Observatory (COSC), giving it the title of a precision chronometer. Its reliability has been certified by Chronofiable: it has been subjected to three weeks of aging test under high temperature, cold and humidity environment, tension and pressure test on the winding shaft, magnetic field test and repeated impact test. The finished watch is run-tested on the Fleuritest analog wearer. This instrument was specially developed by the Fleurier Quality Certification Foundation and can simulate the real situation of a watch being worn on a wrist for 24 hours. Watches must also pass decorative standards that meet the requirements of Haute Horlogerie to ensure superior quality. Finally, the watch must be 100% made in Switzerland.
A limited edition of 250 pieces of the 96.26-L movement on the L.U.C XPS Twist QF watch is a variation of the 96.01-L movement offset by 30 degrees. As with the prototype movement, it is only 3.3 mm thick, which enables a significant reduction in the thickness of the case of this new timepiece. The movement is automatically wound by a miniature oscillating weight carved in 22K gold. The powerful inertia of the oscillating weight optimizes the winding performance. The 96.26-L movement drives two stacked barrels arranged by Chopard’s patented Twin architecture. Thanks to the above-mentioned mechanical device, the movement has a 65-hour power reserve, which is an extraordinary innovation for ultra-thin watches, and at the same time can achieve the accuracy of precision timing certification. The retouching of this movement is also very delicate and exquisite, its aesthetic accomplishments complement the technical specifications of Fleurier quality certification.