Chopard‘s latest Baselworld debut adds another dimension to the L.U.C collection in the form of two limited edition series of the L.U.C Chrono One Flyback. The Titalyt case variant shod in green will come in a limited run of 100 but the one we have our eyes on today is the more readily available grey version with a stainless steel case.
The updated model brings the traditional timepiece into a more modern wardrobe by trading the previous generation’s precious rose and white gold cases for a more user-friendly material. The case is now also smaller too, dropping from 44mm to 42mm for a more subtle look on the wrist. Chopard says this is their way of bringing to life the concept of relaxed elegance – and we don’t disagree.
On the dial is a grey hue with a fine vertical satin-brushed motif nicely contrasted with Rhodium-plated hour markers and chronograph counters. Driving the watch’s functions is the in-house L.U.C Calibre 03.03-L complete with COSC certification. It also boasts a 60 hour power reserve which is pretty impressive for a watch of this kind. As its name suggests, the L.U.C Chrono One Flyback chronograph features a flyback function enabling it to measure short times in quick succession by allowing the wearer to zero-reset the counters at a single press. The calibre is also equipped with a stop-seconds device enabling highly accurate time setting; in addition to an openworked 22-carat gold rotor, providing a clear view of the high-end hand-crafted finishing, while also optimising its winding power due to its high density.
Any modern classic deserves an equally attractive strap and the Chono Flyback gets it in the form of a slate-grey alligator leather strap with a brown alligator leather lining.
Model: L.U.C Chrono One Flyback
Case: 42mm stainless steel
Case back: Exhibition back with glare-resistant sapphire crystal and hand engraving
Movement: Mechanical self-winding movement L.U.C 03.03-L
Functions: Hours, minutes, small seconds at 6 o’clock, central chronograph seconds hand, 30-minute counter at 3H, 12-hour counter at 9H, date window at 4H
Dial: Slate-grey dial, hand-crafted vertical satin-brushed finish
Power reserve: 60 hours
Water resistance: 100m
Limited: 250-piece limited edition in stainless steel