The gentleman-traveller’s timepiece
The inherently distinguished L.U.C GMT One Qatar Watch Club Edition provides a dual-time read-off powered by an original L.U.C 01.10-L movement with integrated GMT function. This gentleman-traveller’s watch stands out by the sheer elegance of its details and the intensely practical nature of its horological complication. A modern design and finely crafted finishes make it a perfect travelling companion for the 30 privileged individuals who will have the chance of acquiring this limited edition proposed by Chopard to honour the first anniversary of the Qatar Watch Club.
An aura of distinction and stylistic balance
To celebrate the first anniversary of the Qatar Watch Club – which brings together an array of Qatari gentlemen with a penchant for fine watchmaking – Chopard is launching a 30-piece limited edition of its L.U.C watch, featuring a dual-time function built into the movement. The L.U.C GMT One Qatar Watch Club Edition adds an ideal finishing touch to a gentleman’s attire when crisscrossing the globe. Its GMT function serves to display a second time zone and tells the time in any place and every circumstance. When travelling, the timepiece adjusts to local time while keeping track of home time as experienced by friends and family.
Crafted in stainless steel, the 42 mm-diameter model is an ideal size for any man’s wrist and picks up the colours of the Qatari flag. The burgundy dial bears a guilloché motif and sunray-patterned centre, surrounded by a satin-brushed ring on which the daytime hours stand out against a grey background and the night-time hours against a slate grey counterpart. The same matching shades apply to the burgundy alligator strap with grey stitching, as well as a second strap that is grey with burgundy stitching.
In keeping with the fundamental spirit of the L.U.C collection, the L.U.C GMT One Qatar Watch Club Edition is an exceptional timepiece that is easy to use and appreciate on a day to day basis. A first crown positioned at 2 o’clock serves to adjust the date and local time, while the second crown at 4 o’clock controls the large baton-type hand tipped with a large black arrow and pointing to the second time zone. At 6 o’clock, this hand glides over the date aperture, a characteristic feature of L.U.C watches.
Intended for discerning collectors, this model is issued in a limited edition of 30 watches, each of them unique thanks to the owner’s initials engraved on the case-back.
A finely crafted integrated GMT calibre
This complication is based on the Chopard Manufacture self-winding Calibre L.U.C 01.10-L endowed with a 60-hour power reserve. The ideally proportioned L.U.C GMT function is smoothly integrated into this finely crafted movement, a mechanical signature that perfectly embodies the horological mastery cultivated by Chopard.
In accordance with the stringent quality standards upheld by Chopard Manufacture, the movement finishes meet the highest aesthetic norms. Chopard has decided to apply to it the finishing criteria of the most prestigious watch industry certifications. Its components are all chamfered and its bridges are adorned with Côtes de Genève. This meticulous finishing is visible through a transparent sapphire crystal case-back. Like all L.U.C watches equipped with a function indicating the seconds, the L.U.C GMT One Qatar Watch Club Edition is chronometer-certified by the COSC. This approach stems from the determination of Chopard Co-President Karl-Friedrich Scheufele, a passionate devotee of fine watchmaking who devotes great importance to the independent certification of chronometric precision and has chosen to make the latter one of the fundamental principles of L.U.C. watches ever since the creation of Chopard Manufacture in 1996.
Comprehensive mastery of watchmaking skills
Movement development, product design, gold smelting, case machining, movement components, traditional hand-crafted finishes, polishing, assembly, adjustment and movement quality control: all watch production operations are performed in-house by Chopard. The Maison applies them to the making of each watch in the L.U.C collection that pays homage to the company founder: Louis-Ulysse Chopard (L.U.C). Firmly attached to the pure lines and subtle details that made his watches so highly sought-after, Louis-Ulysse Chopard already knew how to adorn gentlemen with fine pocket-watches.