Chopard presents two new L.U.C Quattro models, beating to the rhythm of one of the greatest success stories of Chopard Manufacture, the four-barrel L.U.C 98.01-L movement launched in 2005. One of these two new elegant and refined interpretations comes with a Breitling replica watches uk rose gold case framing a brown dial, while the other is the first of its kind in platinum, with a blue-grey dial. They are bound to delight devotees of Haute Horlogerie as well as those with a penchant for distinctive design.
In 2010, for its 150th anniversary,Chopard had unveiled a new aesthetic for its L.U.C collection with four original timepieces: the L.U.C Louis-Ulysse – The Tribute, Engine One, All In One and 1937 models. Since then, the new creations in the collection have followed in the prestigious footsteps of these forerunners. This year’s crop includes two new variations of the L.U.C Quattro, which is protected by two patents for its four-barrel movement, a world first at the time of its launch in 2005.
A unique movement, patented technology
Hand-wound L.U.C Calibre 98-01.L is equipped with four stacked, series-coupled barrels. This patented technology enables the L.U.C Quattro to enjoy more than nine days of operating autonomy and a Panerai replica watches constant regularity of rate ensuring it meets all the requirements for certification by the Swiss Official Chronometer Testing Institute (COSC). The exhibition back will enable aficionados of fine horological mechanisms to admire the L.U.C 98.01-L movement with its bridges bearing Côtes de Genève and stamped with the prestigious Poinçon de Genève, a guarantee of its quality and its impeccable finishing.
A refined new aesthetic
This year, the two new versions in rose gold and platinum, respectively fitted with brown and blue-grey sunburst satin-brushed dials swept over by L.U.C hands inspired by the Dauphine style, endow this model with a modern and sophisticated elegance.
The subtly refined details of the generous 43 mm-diameter rose gold and platinum case instil it with a timeless air of noble distinction, while the characteristic curves of the L.U.C collection give the lugs a masculine and contemporary allure. The satin-brushed case middle along with the polished bezel and the exhibition caseback, accentuate the shape of the Breitling fake watches by creating subtle contrasts and light effects. These alternating polished and satin-brushed zones reflect the workmanship on the movement, of which each part is adorned with unique and meticulous finishing.
A hand-sewn brown or navy blue alligator leather strap with alligator lining lends an ultimate touch of elegance to the two new L.U.C. Quattro models.
Inspired by its nautical origins, the Admiral’s Cup collection welcomes a new model resolutely anchored in the contemporary era. Sailing onto the scene with an innovative case developed by Corum, this newcomer cut out for great achievements asserts an eminently virile style that makes it a must-have on the contemporary Breitling replica watches uk scene. Spotlight on the Admiral’s Cup AC-One 45 Bois, an accessible mechanical model combining power, elegance and performance.
With the launch of the AC-One line,Corum is writing a new chapter in the history of its iconic Admiral’s Cup born in 1960. While its lines have been redesigned, the identity codes that have forged the legend of this horological icon have been jealously safeguarded. The bezel of the Admiral’s Cup AC-One 45 Bois takes the original twelve-sided shape, while the 45 mm-diameter case is more strongly rounded than ever, within an integrated structure combining polished and satin-brushed finishes. The construction is built on several layers, with black PVD-coated titanium inlays alternating between the back and the middle and then between the bezel and the middle, in a perfectly mastered play on volumes. Technical and contemporary, the case made of steel houses the automatic CO 116 chronograph caliber, also powering a date display. The movement revealed through the sapphire crystal caseback features an original openworked and steel-coated oscillating weight. The circular shape of the Panerai replica watches uk latter occupies the entire surface of the caseback opening and proudly proclaims its contemporary nature.
Stemming from lengthy aesthetic research conducted in-house, the Admiral’s Cup AC-One 45 Bois highlights an iconic and original material on its dial: teak. The natural warmth of wood marks a vibrant contrast with steel coating. Technicality and history come together in a maritime direction where the material breaks with the form. From the black inner bezel ring stand the famous nautical pennants, the unmistakable signature of the Admiral’s Cup collection.
Like the openworked and faceted hands, the applied hour-markers are filled with black Superluminova. Sporty, powerful and water-resistant to 300 meters, the Admiral’s Cup AC-One 45 Chronograph offers an appealing set of performances. Fitted with a “Mad Max” leather strap with kevlar embossed pattern fastened by a triple folding clasp, this model is interpreted in an all black version when its steel case – black PVD-coated – is topped by a Breitling fake watches uk carbon bezel. The dial is then all blacked out with vertical guilloché pattern and colored nautical pennants printed on the flange.
Jaeger-LeCoultre provided Breitling replica watches uk fans with a special treat last week, when it announced its new minute repeater. The Master Grande Tradition Minute Repeater is a member of the Master Grande Tradition family, so it draws upon a classic heritage of watchmaking. But it’s also something new: this is the first time that Jaeger-LeCoultre has made an automatic minute repeater for the collection. (The previous Master Grande Tradition Minute Repeater was hand wound.)
The new Minute Repeater is 39 mm in diameter. Its case is made of rose gold. It measures 12.1 mm thick. It has a two-level, concave bezel which slopes down towards an elegant, grained dial with silver coloring. The hour indexes are simple, applied rose-gold markers; the Panerai replica watches for sale only numerals to be found on the dial are the small Arabics on the minutes track, all in a standard JLC font. The dagger-like dauphine hands have two facets: one is sandblasted and the other is polished, to pick up the light at all angles. A small seconds counter can be found at 6 o’clock.
But the key feature of the Minute Repeater is, of course, the eponymous complication. The repeater uses crystal gongs for greater clarity of tone. The gongs have a “square section” made of a proprietary alloy. They are welded to the sapphire crystal, so that the whole cheap Breitling replica watches can resonate together. The gongs are struck by trebuchet hammers.
To activate the minute repeater function, Jaeger-LeCoultre provides a pusher on the left side of the case. This is a notable difference from the traditional slide one expects on a repeater. The button also has a Omega fake watches security system so that the user cannot re-trigger the repeater when it is already striking, which would run the risk of damaging the mechanism.
The Master Grande Tradition Minute Repeater is powered by Calibre 942, a 4-Hz movement with a 40-hour power reserve. It runs in 58 jewels; in total, it has 437 parts.