Designed for the contemporary gentleman, the L.U.C Quattro is a serious contender and one of the major watches in Chopard’s L.U.C Collection offering a modern take on aesthetic purity through its subtle details. Today, we take a look at Chopard’s newest release and a new interpretation of the L.U.C Quattro. With Baselworld 2018 around the corner, there’s going to be tons more to talk about. So watch this space and follow our Instagram handle @hoursminutesau for more on the absolute latest in timekeeping from Chopard.
Crafted in 18K rose gold, the case of the L.U.C Quattro measures 43 mm in diameter. The caseband is satin-brushed, its bezel polished and its back hand-engraved. The scrupulous attention required by the “Poinçon de Genève” quality hallmark has been lavished on this model that comes fitted with a strap featuring styling and material making their first appearance in the L.U.C collection. The bracelet is made of woven-effect blue calfskin leather with an alligator leather lining.
The new silver tone and vertical satin brushed dial is a real standout here. It bears contrasting blue indexes and hands. To achieve a more soft modern look, the Quattro also has two large Arabic numerals at 3 and 9 o’clock. The 6 o’clock subdial, contains both small seconds and a pointer-type date indication while at 12 o’clock, sits the nine-day power-reserve display also emblematic of the L.U.C Quattro, shaped like a fan unfurled over a 180° angle. The shape of the hand is an extrapolation of the Dauphine-fusée type hands typical of the L.U.C collections, enhanced in this instance with Super-LumiNova.
At the heart of the L.U.C Quattro beats one of the original movements developed and produced by the Chopard Manufacture, Calibre 98.01-L. It is distinguished by the patented Quattro technology. Its two pairs of stacked barrels endow this certified chronometer with a maximum 216 hours of autonomy, while keeping it surprisingly slim at just 3.7 mm thick. This in turn gives the L.U.C Quattro a peerlessly slender and elegant profile.
From movement development, design of the finished product, gold casting, stamping and machining of cases, movement parts and bracelets, traditional hand-crafted decorations, surface treatments, polishing, assembly to adjustment and quality control; this entire range of watch production operations is fully mastered in-house by Chopard and applied to the creation of each L.U.C watch.