Perpetual calendar and tourbillon are two of the most prestigious complication in Haute Horlogerie. At BaselWorld 2013 Chopard presented a timepiece which combines both adding an impressive power reserve of 216 hours or 9 days!
Chronometer-certified for precision and bearing the Poinçon de Genève for the quality of its craftsmanship, the L.U.C Perpetual T (ref. 161940-5001) comes in a 43 mm-diameter rose gold case which frames a solid gold dial decorated with a guilloché motif radiating out from the large date and crossing through the applied Roman numerals marking off the hours.
The day of the week and the day/night indication are positioned at 9 o'clock while at 3 o’clock we find the month and the leap year. At 6 o’clock the tourbillon is the star of the dial and it is topped by a steel bridge polished to a mirror finish.
The remarkable power reserve is possible thanks to the four barrels of the Quattro system. To keep the dial clean and not overloaded the power-reserve indicator appears on the reverse side of the watch and can be read through a transparent sapphire crystal case-back.
The L.U.C Calibre 02.15-L is meticulously hand-decorated: he plates are circular-grained, the screws are polished, the bridges are bevelled and adorned with a vertical Côtes de Genève motif and the jewels are set into gold chatons. The quality of these treatments combined with the specific technical and design choices involved in its development enable the L.U.C Perpetual T to earn the Poinçon de Genève quality hallmark, the most prestigious Swiss watch industry certification.