Swiss Chopard L.U.C. Perpetual Chrono Replica Watch Rhodium plated Dauphine-shaped hands, in white or rose gold, are used to indicate hours, minutes, small seconds, day, month, chronograph (seconds, minutes, hours – designed with red tips), and phases of the moon. There are also two compact hands, at 10 and 2 o’clock, which indicate whether it is day or night, and if it is a leap year, respectively. These dials are visible, off center, as part of the subdials which also act as chronograph hour and minute counters, as well as day and month displays. The main section of the subdial has a smooth finish, whereas the day/night and leap year indications are snailed.
This year at Baselworld, Chopard introduced one of their most complicated timepieces ever. Produced in-house by their higher-end manufacture (L.U.C.), the Chopard L.U.C. Perpetual Chrono Replica Watch boasts a vertical coupling-clutch column-wheel flyback chronograph with a perpetual calendar, along with an impeccably finished haute horology dial, movement, and case.
At 6 o’clock is an orbital moon phase indication which also doubles the small seconds display. Time-setting with stop-seconds function is controlled by the crown. There are also three recessed pushers mounted around the perimeter of the case. The case, which measures 45 mm by 15.06 mm (8.50 mm solid gold crown with emblazoned with “Chopard L.U.C. Replica Watch”), is available in either 18K white or rose gold, with a fully polished finish on the top side and a vertical satin-brushed finish on the case middle. Uniquely, the sourcing of the gold is from “Fairmined” certified mining cooperatives in Columbia, Peru, and Bolivia. Each case metal (white or rose gold) is limited to 20 pieces.
Intricate details of the dial include a gray ruthenium-toned sunburst satin-brushed and hand-guilloché gold dial, with beams radiating from the prominent twin-aperture date window at 12. White or rose gold rhodium plated Roman numerals (depending on the case material) Chopard Replica Watch are applied by hand to the dial, surrounded by a snailed silver-toned inner bezel ring – with red and black transfers.