Chopard Celebrates Its Geneva Connection

  • Chopard L.U.C XPS Poinçon de Genève 125th Anniversary Edition detail
  • Chopard L.U.C XPS Poinçon de Genève 125th Anniversary Edition detail
  • Chopard L.U.C XPS Poinçon de Genève 125th Anniversary Edition detail
  • Chopard L.U.C XPS Poinçon de Genève 125th Anniversary Edition detail back
  • Chopard L.U.C XPS Poinçon de Genève 125th Anniversary Edition
  • Chopard L.U.C XPS Poinçon de Genève 125th Anniversary Edition

For the 125th anniversary of the Geneva Seal (Poinçon de Genève), the famous watchmaking manufacturing standard, Swiss watchmaker Chopard has released a commemorative L.U.C XPS timepiece, limited to 125 models (about $18,500). The watch is fitted with Chopard’s first L.U.C self-winding movement, which, despite being developed at the brand’s Fleurier manufacture (the brand also has facilities in Geneva), was originally designed to fulfill the exacting standards of the Seal. With two barrels and a 65-hour power reserve, it has been certified by Contrôle Officiel Suisse des Chronomètres (COSC) for accuracy. (800.246.7273, www.chopard.com)

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