As watch and jewellery brands prepare for Baselworld 2018 in a few days, watch enthusiasts, dealers and retailers around the globe are busy trying to predict what surprises exhibitors have in store. But if waiting simply isn't one of your strong suits, here's a sneak peek at a few pieces family-owned maison Chopard is set to showcase this year.
Spurred by the success of its new design for the L.U.C XP and XPS collections in 2017, Chopard has extended this aesthetic to another of its stellar models in the L.U.C collection, the L.U.C Quattro.
At the heart of the watch beats one of the original movements developed and produced by Chopard, the Calibre 98.01-L, distinguished by the patented Quattro technology. Its two pairs of stacked barrels endow this certified chronometer with a maximum 216 hours of autonomy, while keeping it surprisingly slim at just 3.7mm thick.
Horological accomplishments aside, the new interpretation is an aesthete’s dream. The L.U.C Quattro features a vertical silver-toned dial swept over by a set of blued hands, which makes a chic match with the 18K rose gold case. Its case band is satin-brushed, its bezel polished and its back hand-engraved.
The scrupulous attention required by the Poinçon de Genève quality hallmark has been lavished on this model, which comes fitted with a strap made of blue calfskin leather with an alligator leather lining.