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Reconnect with the spirit of travel with the new L.U.C GMT One Black, with ceramised titanium (42 mm), dark grey dial, self-winding movement L.U.C 01.10-L, Chronometer-certified (COSC), GMT function displayed on the outer dial disc and adjustable via the crown at 4 o’clock, fabric-patterned rubber strap with grey stitching. 250-piece limited edition.

For true global citizens, the new Chopard L.U.C GMT One Black timepiece offers a casual, monochrome take on the dual-time travel watch. Its lightweight, ultra-durable case in ceramised grade 5 titanium and grey-on-black tonality make it the ideal timepiece to meet the demanding pace of life of a new generation of gentlemen. Produced as a limited edition of 250 pieces, it brings a highly contemporary edge to the embodiment of the watchmaking art according to L.U.C, thanks to L.U.C Calibre 01.10-L, a dual-time movement entirely crafted by the artisans of Chopard Manufacture.

Time borders and time zones

With a travel watch, legibility and ease of use are non-negotiable. Accordingly, the L.U.C GMT One Black timepiece offers wearers total clarity across two time zones, with the local time displayed conventionally via the distinctive Dauphine hands of the L.U.C collection, and a second time zone indicated against a 24-hour track via a pointed GMT hand. For added utility, the two time zones are adjusted with separate crowns: the crown positioned at 2 o’clock manages the date and local time, while the crown at 4 o’clock moves the 24-hour disc.

An innovative and modern material

The use of ceramised grade 5 titanium for the L.U.C GMT One Black marks a world first in the field of travel watches and reflects Chopard Manufacture’s ongoing commitment to harnessing the most innovative materials in the advancement of Fine Watchmaking. Used in areas such as aerospace, automotive and medical component manufacturing, ceramised titanium is obtained by oxidising surface layers of titanium at extreme temperatures using electroplasma technology. This process improves the metal’s hardness – 700 Vickers (Hv) – along with its friction coefficient as well its wear and corrosion resistance. Ceramised titanium is also highly biocompatible.

A style suited to every occasion

Styled in black and grey, with a strap in high-quality rubber processed like a fabric, it is suitable for any situation the wearer may encounter on his travels. No detail has been left unconsidered: the perfect dial finish, with a vertical satin brushed effect, is hand-crafted with great skill, while the strap reflects Chopard’s attachment to the highest quality. Made in Switzerland, it offers huge versatility of usage thanks to its resistance to the effects of water or sweat, its high durability and its wearer comfort. In keeping with Chopard’s commitment to sustainable luxury, the strap has been subjected to stringent environmental tests including REACH certification for protecting human health and the environment from chemicals. 

A GMT calibre crafted in-house

The L.U.C 01.10-L movement powering this timepiece is equipped with a GMT function. Made in the watchmaking workshops of the Maison, it guarantees a generous 60-hour power reserve, while the finesse characterising each and every L.U.C creation is expressed through meticulously hand-crafted movement finishing, visible through the display case-back. For Chopard Manufacture, chronometric performance is considered as centrally important to Fine Watchmaking as the beauty, finish and functionality of the watch. Therefore, as with all L.U.C watches carrying a seconds indication, the L.U.C GMT One Black is “Chronometer”-certified by the COSC for accuracy and performance.

Price: USD 11,500

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