Exceptional wine requires the best of skills, and so do exceptional watches. The L.U.C Heritage Grand Cru embodies all that exceptionality…just as the name suggests!
Chopard’s L.U.C Heritage Grand Cru is a very special watch. After all, it combines a love for wine and watches. Naturally, this is something that seems to have many takers! There’s a bit of an analogy here…just like exceptional wine requires the best of skills, so does this timepiece. And, just as a Grand Cru wine is classified and certified, the excellent craftsmanship of this watch is attested by the “Poinçon de Genève” quality hallmark. The highly distinctive shape is reminiscent of the oak barrels from the forests of Bertrange, Jupille and Tronçais, which transform great vintages into exceptional wines.
A “tonneau” Chronometer
The L.U.C Heritage Grand Cru combines the sensuality of Haute Horlogerie with a new “tonneau” Chronometer. This is the only tonneau shape watch wound by an automatic movement. It has been inspired by the historical pocket watches of the Maison founded by Louis-Ulysse Chopard in 1860.
A piece of exceptional beauty
The 18-carat rose gold timepiece features pronounced curves. It is ultra-slim and beautifully rounded. This is an out and out classic with its understated and elegant dial, balanced proportions and perfect finishing for the case and movement. The pure white porcelain type dial bearing black Roman numerals speaks of a noble lineage!
With form follows functionality. The stamp of excellence is second nature to the Manufacture. This chronometer is Poinçon de Genève certified. The tonneau is a traditional shape of watch case that requires particular mastery. Part rectangle, part circle, the L.U.C Heritage Grand Cru is less strict than the former and every bit as gentle as the latter. The maximum width of the case is almost equivalent to its height, thus ensuring a generously ample dial. The 3.3 mm thick calibre 97.01-L is housed within the watch. In this case, the movement has been especially made to fit into the case of the watch.
Unique in many respects, the L.U.C Heritage Grand Cru is intended for distinguished men who collect both great wines and exceptional pieces: the ultimate modern epicurean.