The Chopard L.U.C. Tourbillon Lady is an extravagant high luxury timepiece uniting the finest in diamond setting with a celebrated haute horlogerie complication. Offered in 18-karat rose or white gold, this feminine Chopard tourbillon watch uses its impressive 42mm diameter to present a canvas of truly regal splendor. Nearly every surface of the dial and case are carpeted with baguette cut or round brilliant diamonds. 3.61 carats of baguette diamonds--56 stones in total--crown the bezel and winding button, while the case flanks, strap attachments and case horns showcase 309 round brilliants (total weight: 3.08 carats) Equally resplendent is the gem-set gold dial, with its sword-shaped hands in blued steel and a stylized Chopard C in 18-karat gold. The eye is spellbound by an extravaganza of 103 round brilliants, 49 baguette diamonds, and a single ruby to mark the power reserve indicator.
The Chopard L.U.C Tourbillon Lady is animated by the exquisitely crafted L.U.C 4T movement. Manufactured in Chopard's state of the art manufacture in Fleurier, and assembled in Geneva, the hand-wound L.U.C 4T comprises a number of outstanding technical features, among them the proprietary Quattro arrangement of twin paired spring barrels that allow a long-lasting power reserve of nine days. The intricate tourbillon carriage revolves on its axis once each minute, bearing a balance oscillating at rapid pace of 28,800 vibrations per hour. An exclusive system of Variner inertia blocks on the balance allow Chopard watchmakers to fine tune the rate with exemplary precision. Excellence is also manifested in the balance spring, which features a desirable Breguet terminal curve. Each of these Chopard calibers earns a chronometer title from the Office of the Swiss Chronometer Control (COSC)--a rarity indeed, among contemporary tourbillon movements. Status of the 9-day power reserve is indicated in splendid fashion by a polished gold pointer traversing a semi-circular scale of baguette diamonds at the 12 o'clock position.
An exhibition back in sapphire crystal is another sumptuous visual delight that an owner of the Chopard L.U.C Tourbillon Lady will enjoy over and over again. The shapely bridges show of Cotes de Geneve patterns, finely chamfered edges, and beveled jewel sinks and screw settings. The coveted Geneva Seal stamp provides a silent testimony to Chopard's compliance with the twelve strict guidelines established by the Geneva watchmaking guilds more than a century ago for calibers of the utmost quality.
Twenty-five examples of the L.U.C Tourbillon Lady watch will be produced by Chopard, in each color of gold. A strap in pink or white alligator leather and a gold folding clasp paved with round brilliant diamonds securely join this spectacular timepiece to the wrist. Water resistance is rated for 30 meters.