CHOPARD L.U.C XPS Champagne, Cognac & Bordeaux


Technical, refined, understated … in the course of its successive interpretations, the L.U.C XPS has become an authentic classic. This year, Chopard is unveiling a series of three models framing three new unusually coloured dials with matching straps presented as a special box set.

Housing a self-winding movement equipped with two barrels ensuring a 65-hour power reserve inside an ultra-thin 7.13 mm case is no easy task. The watchmakers of Chopard Manufacture, in Fleurier, achieved just that by means of a clever construction based on a micro-rotor. The in-house designers fashioned the large 39.50 mm-diameter case so as to feature a flat bezel and extremely slender caseband. This two-fold approach resulted in light, dynamic, timeless and supremely balanced lines for a model that won first prize in the ultra-thin watch category of the 2006 Geneva Watchmaking Grand Prix.

Aesthetic and technical perfection with an Epicurean touch
To respond to the needs of men fascinated by fine mechanical horology, Chopard has equipped its L.U.C XPS with a sapphire crystal case-back making it possible to admire the L.U.C 96.12-L (L.U.C 12.96) movement and its superb hand-crafted finishes. Epicureans will note the allusion to the splendour of vintage wines in the satin-brushed champagne, cognac or burgundy coloured dials and matching straps of the new L.U.C XPS. This subtle tip of the hat is emphasised by the special presentation box showcasing the series and which is clearly reminiscent of those to be found in the best cellars. Combining aesthetic refinement and technical perfection, these three new L.U.C models are certified by the Swiss Official Chronometer Testing Institute (COSC).
The resolutely in-house Chopard approach to watchmaking
Chopard is a family-owned company imbued with a strong sense of independence. The various stages involved in making L.U.C watches are conducted within the group’s own production sites in Meyrin and Fleurier. Movement development; design of the finished product; gold casting; stamping and machining of cases, movement parts and bracelets; traditional hand-crafted decorations; surface treatments; polishing; assembly; adjustment and quality control: this entire range of watch production operations are fully mastered in-house by Chopard and applied to the making of each L.U.C watch.
Chopard - L.U.C XPS
Ref. :
  • 161920-1005 In 18ct white gold, Cognac dial
  • 161920-5004 In 18ct rose gold, Bordeaux dial
  • 161920-5005 In 18ct rose gold, Champagne dial


  • 18-carat rose or white gold
  • Total diameter                                                 39.50 mm
  • Thickness                                                       7.13 mm
  • Water resistance                                              30 metres
  • 18-carat rose or white gold crown with L.U.C logo         4.00 mm
  • Glareproofed sapphire crystal
  • Exhibition back


  • Mechanical self-winding movement                    L.U.C 96.12-L (L.U.C 12.96)
  • Total diameter                                                 27.40 mm
  •  Thickness                                                       3.30 mm
  • Number of jewels                                            29
  • Frequency                                                      28,800 vph
  • Power reserve                                                65 hours
  • Bridges adorned with Côtes de Geneve
  • 2 barrels, Twin® technology
  • Chronometer-certified (COSC)

Dial and hands

  • Sunburst satin-brushed Champagne, Cognac or Bordeaux dial
  • Gilt hour-markers
  • Gilt Dauphine-type hour and minute hands
  • Gilt baton-type small seconds hand

Functions and displays

  • Central display of the hours and minutes
  • Small seconds displayed at 6 o’clock

Strap and  buckle:

  • Hand-sewn Champagne, Cognac or Bordeaux alligator leather
  • 18-carat rose or white gold pin buckle