This 2021, L.U.C Full Strike is dressed with Mexican motifs, surprising with its ability to take Haute Horlogerie to new limits.
As every year, Chopard Manufacture celebrates Mexican culture. On this occasion, with L.U.C Full Strike ‘Día de los Muertos’, a unique interpretation of the minute repeater watch.
The model is crafted in ethical 18-carat white gold, completely hand-engraved all over the case. The Mexican personality of the model is seen, to begin with, in its exceptional dial, adorned with the emblematic Calavera skull symbol and a bezel set with baguette-cut sapphires.
The hammers of the minute repeater become an eye. In addition, the inertia regulator that defines the rhythm of the chiming integrates the mustache and contributes to the symmetry, while the concentric indicator of the power reserve ─ of 60 hours ─ takes the form of the second eye.
Sophisticated inside and out, it beats to the rhythm of the L.U.C 08.01-L* movement, with it, Chopard continues to testify about its mastery of the minute repeater mechanism, as it has since 2016.
To prove it, it merged this mechanism with the aesthetic theme of the Calavera: to the music of this celebration responds the melody of a unique minute repeater of its kind. "Popular celebration, joyful, full of life and noise, the Day of the Dead finds a perfect echo in the L.U.C Full Strike model.”
Limited to a single piece, the model was presented during the International Haute Horlogerie Salon 2021 (SIAR), held from October 19 to 21 in Mexico City.
*The L.U.C 08.01-L is a mechanical minute repeater movement that strikes the hours, quarters, and minutes with a sound as pure as crystal.