Movement : Automatic L.U.C cal. 01.10-L
Age : 2021/2030
Specific Age : July 2021
Case Size : 42mm
Case Thickness : 11.5mm
Lug to Lug : 50mm
Lugs : 20mm
Condition : Pre-Owned
Box & Papers : Box & Papers
Case Material : 18ct Rose Gold
Warranty : Manufacturer Warranty
The wrist model's wrist size is 6.5inch
Points of Mention
This watch is sold with its original Chopard presentation box and Chopard paperwork. The watch comes paired on a 20mm Chopard leather strap with an 18ct Rose Gold signed buckle. The watch is from July 2021. The watch is in worn condition, overall, however, the watch is in very good condition as you can see from the photos and has been worn a handful of times at most. The watch comes with its Manufacturer's warranty.
Here we have a 2021 Chopard LUC GMT One 161943-5001 with a curvaceous 42mm 18ct Rose Gold case, polished and brushed surfaces transition with crisp bevelled edges and elegantly tapered lugs with a lug-to-lug length of 50mm and a case thickness of 11.5mm ensures a comfortable fit on your wrist. Down the right side, we have a top signed crown that adjusts the time and date, the bottom crown adjusts the 24- hour GMT rotating inner bezel. The beautifully sculpted smooth bezel holds a flat sapphire crystal above a striking sunburst satin-brushed brown dial, the brown hue is created through a galvanic treatment process, and around the edge, we have the 24-hour rotating bezel in dark brown and white with contrasting brown and white Arabic numerals to differentiate day and night, an inner concentric ring reminiscent of the sector dials of the past has applied Arabic numerals and faceted dagger indexes coated in Super-LumiNova marking the hours, at 6 o’clock a framed date window perfectly balances the form and function of the dial, the GMT arrow hand hits the mark and is easily read, Chopard signature sword hands complemented by a tapered sweeping second hand are infilled with Super-LumiNova complete this dynamic vintage inspired travelling companion. At 12 o’clock the L-U-Chopard motif “Chronometer” and “Automatic GMT” is printed underneath. On the reverse, a screwed-down exhibition case back with sapphire crystal and engraved around the edge the watch’s hallmarks and model name, inside an automatic L.U.C cal. 01.10-L, 31 jewels, 28,800 beats per Hour, COSC Certified movement is exquisitely decorated in Côtes de Genève. The watch comes fitted on a 20mm Chopard leather strap with an 18ct Rose Gold signed buckle and the watch comes with its Chopard presentation box and paperwork.
Chopard LUC is massively underrated and has been for many years, some of their older references can be picked up for an absolute steal when you consider case materials, movements and design! This GMT One is no exception, it is truly incredible both on and off the wrist, if you are after a GMT but want something that truly stands out and is different from the swarm of GMTs out there, this could be the one for you! Plus, you're saving yourself a nice chunk off retail and this one is in amazing condition.
Le Petit-Fils de L.-U. Chopard & Cie S.A. is more commonly known as Chopard. It was founded in 1860 by Louis-Ulysse Chopard in Sonvilier, Switzerland. Local farmers during the hard winters would assemble watches that would be collected by the master watchmaker. Paul-Louis Chopard opened in 1915 a branch in the nearby town of La-Chaux-de-Fonds. Later in 1937, the company was relocated to the heart of Geneva. Karl-Scheufele III, goldsmith and watchmaker owned ESZEHA making jewellery and watches. He was looking for a Swiss supplier and came to Geneva where Chopard was last on his list, they immediately got on and a deal was struck. Germany’s Scheufele family has owned Chopard since 1963. Their clients included Tsar Nicholas II of Russia. The world’s first watch crafted from Fair mined gold was made by Chopard in 2013.