Chopard L.U.C Flying T Twin Ladies

Chopard Manufacture places its flying tourbillon at the heart of a feminine timepiece

Chopard L.U.C Flying T Twin Ladies
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In 2019, Chopard Manufacture enriched its range of complications with its first automatic movement to feature a flying tourbillon, L.U.C 96.24-L. This calibre featuring Chopard Twin technology with two stacked barrels and highly precise adjustments – notably a stop-seconds function – now powers the two new L.U.C Flying T Twin Ladies models in ethical 18-carat rose gold or diamond-set platinum. Ultra-thin thanks to the slender movement size, these two timepieces feature a 35-millimetre diameter perfectly suited to women’s wrists. Extremely refined both mechanically and aesthetically, these two 25-piece limited series reflect the stunning dexterity displayed by the artisans of emotion at Chopard Manufacture, as confirmed by the “Chronometer” and Poinçon de Genève certifications.

Chopard L.U.C Flying T Twin Ladies

New proportions governed by aesthetic harmony

While the L.U.C Flying T Twin Ladies timepieces may house an exceptional movement, they are first and foremost distinguished by their slenderness and the refinement of their dials. Featuring an ultra-thin case measuring just 7.47 millimetres, crafted in ethical 18-carat rose gold or platinum and fully set on the flanks, lugs, interhorn spaces, crown and bezel, the new L.U.C Flying T Twin Ladies watches measure 35 millimetres in diameter. Guided by a quest for balance and adapted to women’s wrists, such proportions place these two creations among the smallest flying tourbillon watches on the market.

Chopard L.U.C Flying T Twin Ladies

The flying tourbillon with which they are equipped plays a centre-stage role through a wide 6 o’clock opening providing a view through the movement. The lightness of the flying tourbillon is thus used to create an effect of transparency and depth, while the tourbillon carriage is topped by a small seconds hand.

Chopard L.U.C Flying T Twin Ladies

In the gold version, the tourbillon opening is cut out from a textured mother-of-pearl dial, adorned with hour-markers set with brilliant-cut diamonds – except at 12 o’clock, which is indicated by golden Arabic numerals. The dial of the platinum variation is richly set with a paving of 282 diamonds centred on the tourbillon carriage.

Chopard L.U.C Flying T Twin Ladies

An innovative and certified flying tourbillon movement

The case of the L.U.C Flying T Twin Ladies houses the innovative L.U.C calibre 96.24-L, Chopard Manufacture’s first automatic movement with a flying tourbillon. A flying tourbillon is characterised by the absence of an upper bridge. Held from below, it is naturally thinner and appears to be flying – hence its name. The L.U.C 96.24-L calibre is only 3.30 mm thick, identical to that of the L.U.C 96.01-L, Chopard Manufacture’s first calibre created 25 years ago, of which it is an evolved version. Now representing a significant watch industry landmark, it retains its fundamental characteristics: the diameter, the 65-hour power reserve – driven by two stacked barrels using Chopard Twin technology – and its automatic winding via a 22-carat gold micro-rotor. On the platinum version, the artisans go even so far as to add an ultimate touch of refinement by setting this micro-rotor with diamonds.

Chopard L.U.C Flying T Twin Ladies

The L.U.C 96.24-L movement is chronometer-certified and features a stop-seconds function, which is extremely rare on a tourbillon, enabling the time to be set with perfect precision. The L.U.C Flying T Twin Ladies models are also certified by the prestigious Poinçon de Genève, testifying to the fine craftsmanship involved in their making.

Chopard L.U.C Flying T Twin Ladies

Heritage meets modernity in the art of watchmaking: 25 years of the L.U.C collection

Since 1996, Chopard Manufacture has been cultivating watchmaking expertise and reflecting the inspired vision of Karl-Friedrich Scheufele, committed to a quest for innovation and to defending the heritage passed on through generations of watchmakers since the time of Louis-Ulysse Chopard, founder of the Maison in 1860.

Chopard L.U.C Flying T Twin Ladies

Movement development, finished product design, case stamping and machining, calibre components, traditional hand-crafted finishes, surface treatments, gemsetting, polishing, assembly, adjustments and quality controls: its Swiss workshops in Geneva and Fleurier enable Chopard to master the full range of production operations for each creation in the L.U.C collection.

Chopard L.U.C Flying T Twin Ladies

The work of experienced artisans, these timepieces endowed with a simple, clean-cut design express a high degree of mechanical sophistication. They are intended for men and women distinguished by their attachment to art, to beautiful objects and to expertise, watchmaking enthusiasts who lead their lives with daring and passion.

Chopard L.U.C Flying T Twin Ladies Technical Specifications

Ref. 131981-5001 – in diamond-set ethical 18-carat rose gold
Numbered 25-piece limited edition

Functions and displays

  • Central display of the hours and minutes
  • Small seconds appearing at 6 o’clock on the flying tourbillon carriage
  • Stop-seconds function

Movement

  • Mechanical with automatic winding L.U.C 96.24-L
  • Winding via a embossed 22-carat gold micro-rotor
  • Number of components 189
  • Total diameter 27.40 mm
  • Thickness 3.30 mm
  • Number of jewels 25
  • Frequency 25,200 vph (3.5 Hz)
  • Power reserve 65 hours
  • Two barrels – Twin technology
  • Flying tourbillon performing one rotation per minute
  • Bridges adorned with Côtes de Genève motifs
  • Variable-inertia balance wheel
  • Balance-spring with flat terminal curve
  • Chronometer-certified (COSC)
  • Poinçon de Genève

Case

  • Diamond-set ethical 18-carat rose gold case
  • Total diameter 35.00 mm
  • Thickness 7.47 mm
  • Water resistance 30 metres
  • Ethical 18-carat rose gold crown set with a diamond 5.00 mm
  • Diamond-set bezel and case middle
  • Glare-proofed sapphire crystal
  • Exhibition back

Dial and hands

  • Textured white mother-of-pearl dial with diamond-set hour-markers
  • Gilded Dauphine fusée-type hours and minutes hands
  • White triangle-shaped small seconds hand affixed to the flying tourbillon carriage

Strap and buckle

  • Strap in blue brushed fabric or green alligator leather
  • Diamond-set ethical 18-carat rose gold pin buckle

Chopard L.U.C Flying T Twin Ladies Technical Specifications

Ref. 131981-9001 – in diamond-set platinum
Numbered 25-piece limited edition

Functions and displays

  • Central display of the hours and minutes
  • Small seconds appearing at 6 o’clock on the flying tourbillon carriage
  • Stop-seconds function

Movement

  • Mechanical with automatic winding L.U.C 96.24-L
  • Winding via a platinum micro-rotor entirely set with diamonds
  • Number of components 189
  • Total diameter 27.40 mm
  • Thickness 3.30 mm
  • Number of jewels 25
  • Frequency 25,200 vph (3.5 Hz)
  • Power reserve 65 hours
  • Flying tourbillon performing one rotation per minute
  • Two barrels – Twin technology
  • Bridges adorned with Côtes de Genève motifs
  • Variable-inertia balance wheel
  • Balance-spring with flat terminal curve
  • Chronometer-certified (COSC)
  • Poinçon de Genève

Case

  • Diamond-set platinum case
  • Total diameter 35.00 mm
  • Thickness 7.47 mm
  • Water resistance 30 metres
  • Ethical 18-carat white gold crown set with a diamond 5.00 mm
  • Diamond-set bezel and case middle
  • Glare-proofed sapphire crystal
  • Exhibition back

Dial and hands

  • 18-carat white gold dial entirely set with diamonds
  • Rhodium-plated Dauphine fusée-type hours and minutes hands
  • White triangle-shaped small seconds hand affixed to the flying tourbillon carriage

Strap and buckle

  • Strap in blue brushed fabric or blue alligator leather
  • Diamond-set platinum pin buckle

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