Basel 2019: Chopard L.U.C Flying T Twin

CHOPARD launched the new L.U.C Flying T Twin watch, the first Chopard timepiece equipped with a flying tourbillon, designed, manufactured and assembled in the L.U.C workshop. Since July 2018, the watch and jewellery have been made entirely of ethical gold materials. This model is also made of 18K rose gold, which is certified for ‘fair mining’. A watch with a diameter of 40 millimeters and a case thickness of only 7.2 millimeters. It combines the warmth of rose gold with the coolness of charcoal gray to create a sharp contrast effect. It is limited to 50 pieces worldwide.

 L.U.C Flying T Twin watch in 18K rose gold with fair mining certification

The L.U.C Flying T Twin watch has a hollow window at 6 o’clock, the beauty of the flying tourbillon is clearly visible, and the exciting mechanical operation of the movement is fully visible. The flying tourbillon is extremely lightweight in both its structure and attitude, which helps create a deep perspective effect and adds personal style to the timepiece. The hand-guilloch√© pure gold faceted disc with windows is the result of the craftsmanship of Chopard craftsmen. The hour-marker ring is decorated with snails, and the central carving is decorated with a honeycomb pattern. Its design is derived from an L.U.C XPS 1860 military watch launched in 2017. As a symbol of honeycomb, this pattern is reminiscent of Louis-Julis. The first logo ever used by Louis-Ulysse Chopard. The gray ruthenium gold dial contrasts with the rose gold hour markers and hands, which is impressive.

The hour circle is decorated with snails, and the central carving is decorated with a honeycomb pattern. In order to make the appearance simpler and allow the tourbillon to run freely, there is no date display.

The watch’s flying tourbillon does not have an upper bridge, but is fixed below, which reduces the thickness of the movement. The 96.24-L movement is the same as the revolutionary Chopard’s first movement, the 96.01-L movement, with a thickness of only 3.30 mm. This watch masterpiece is consistent, whether it is its diameter, 65-hour power reserve (driven by Chopard’s patented ‘Twin’ double barrel), or 22K gold engraved micro-automatic winding, all retaining the basic characteristics of the prototype movement. In order to make the appearance more simple and let the tourbillon run freely, the new movement does not have a date display.

The 96.24-L movement of the watch is equipped with a tourbillon without an upper fixed bridge and a micro-automatic disk design on the back. Therefore, the thickness of the movement is effectively controlled to maintain 3.30mm, and the thickness of the entire watch is only 7.2mm. Quite slim

L.U.C Flying T Twin

18K rose gold material / L.U.C 96.24-L self-winding movement / hour, minute, small seconds display / tourbillon device / sapphire crystal, transparent bottom cover / diameter 40mm / limited to 50