A limited edition of just 25 pieces, the L.U.C Lunar One is one of the most exclusive creations of the Chopard Fine Watchmaking collection.
Combining a perpetual calendar with astronomical moonphases, it is the only timepiece in this category equipped with a high-precision orbital moonphase display appearing in a rotating aperture.
By virtue of its sophisticated gear system, the Chopard manufacture caliber L.U.C 96.13-L tracks the moon phases very accurately, with only a one-day correction needed every 122 years, due to a discrepancy of only 57.2 seconds for the period between two new moons. Beating at 28,800 vibrations per hour, it has a power reserve of 65 hours.
Another peculiarity, the L.U.C 96.13-L is equipped with a micro-rotor, which is a pretty rare rare feature in a perpetual calendar movement.
The 43 mm x 11.4 mm case crafted from rose gold frames a galvanic deep blue dial with a sunray satin-finished pattern centered around the L.U.Chopard logo.
The hours, minutes, day, month and small seconds hands are rhodium plated while day/night and leap year are indicated by white triangles.
Studded with the actual stars of the Northern Hemisphere, the blue sky at 6 o’clock frames the depiction of the moon.
The dial is completed by a big date display at 12 o’clock and large applied and mirror-polished Roman numerals.
The sapphire crystal case back showcases the beautiful finishes of the movement: bevelled bridges adorned with Côtes de Genève decoration, circular-grained baseplate, mirror-polished steel parts and swan's neck regulator, guilloché-decorated micro-rotor in 22kt gold.
Water resistant to 50 metres / 165 feet and fitted with a hand-sewn brown nubuck calfskin leather strap with tone-on-tone stitching, the Chopard L.U.C Lunar One Perpetual ref. 161927-5002 has a suggested retail price of Euro 56,125. chopard.com