With the new Chopard L.U.C XPS 1860 Replica, Chopard pays homage to the first replica watch created for the L.U.C collection: the original L.U.C 1860 launched in 1996 as the first timepiece produced by the Chopard Manufacture.
Like its forebear, the L.U.C XPS 1860 is distinguished by its respect for replica watchmaking traditions and for chronometry, the two key elements that Chopard Co-President Karl-Friedrich Scheufele was determined to incorporate within the L.U.C collection. The year 1860 in the name refers to the date when Louis-Ulysse Chopard created the Brand.
The two Chopard replica watches share the 4 Hz (28,800 vph) Calibre 96.01-L, the first in-house movement created by Chopard Manufacture 20 years ago. Automatically wound by a 22-carat gold micro-rotor, it is endowed with two barrels (Twin technology) to ensure a 65-hour power reserve, remarkable for an ultra-thin replica watch.
The new L.U.C XPS 1860 has a diameter of 40 mm with short, ergonomic lugs to ensure a perfect fit on most wrists. With a total thickness of just 7.2 mm, the new L.U.C model can be classified as an ultra-thin timepiece.
The elegant gold dial, with small seconds sub-dial at 6 o’clock, features a central part with a hand-guilloché motif radiating out from the logo at 12 o’clock. A rare feature for an ultra-thin replica watch, the date is positioned at 6 ‘clock.
Like all L.U.C replica watches with a seconds indication, the L.U.C XPS 1860 is chronometer-certified by the COSC. The Poinçon de Genève quality hallmark certifies the quality of its construction and finishing.