LUC Lunar Big Date: The special Chopard watch
Being part of a change. This honor was awarded to the Chopard LUC Lunar Big Date. When Chopard, the ambitious manufacturer of jewelry and watches, presented the model of the LUC Collection in the middle of the 1990ies the masterpiece started a new era in the Swiss company: For the first time, mechanic movements were manufactured in the company's own workshop. It quickly became apparent that this decision was worth a mint since by now the collections by Chopard are characterized by the LUC calibers. Everything with the letters L, U and C is homage to the founder of the watch manufactory, Louis-Ulysse Chopard.
Precision in perfection – the LUC Lunar Big Date
Although the LUC Lunar Big Date was only launched in 2009 it is yet an outstanding copy of the ten year older LUC Collection as the watch combines technical and classic details of the whole edition. The design of the watch case, the hands and also the dial remind of classic details by Chopard. The quality of the wristbands is the epitome for the values of the company. Through clever finishing of the moon calendar the LUC Lunar Big Date convinces with technical precision and truly lives up to its name: The small calendar shows the view to the moon from the earth – at full moon, new moon and partly darkening. The display changes depending on the moon phase on the dial - the temporal rhythm is set to 29 days, 12 hours, 44 minutes and 2.8 seconds.
When setting up the movement Chopard did perform that accurately that the moon calendar of the LUC Lunar Big Date theoretically had to be adjusted only every 122 years. The reason: After that time the movement only deviates by one day from the actual moon cycle. Why? During production one wheel with 135 teeth is installed into the movement moving the moon phase plate. Further fine details of this chronometer-certified movement can be seen through the transparent case bottom.
The LUC Collection at uhrinstinkt
Case and wristband of this high-quality LUC Lunar Big Date are available in different versions and impress with absolute quality – an indispensable demand the company has on its models. You can convince yourself in our assortment that covers aesthetically and technically sophisticated Chopard watches from the collections Classic, Imperiale and Classic Racing Collection. Good service and fair prices included. Please contact us for special advice regarding the LUC Lunar Big Date or other.