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SPECIFICATIONS :

Chopard L . U . C Perpetual Twin ( stainless steel and in rose gold ) Ref . 168561-3003 – in stainless steel Ref . 161976-5003 – in 18-karat rose gold
CASE : 43mm by 11.47mm stainless steel or rose gold with polished bezel and clear sapphire case back . Water resistance to 30 meters .
MOVEMENT : Automatic L . U . C 96.22-L , with 65-hours of power reserve . Frequency is 28,800 vph ( 4 Hz ) using two barrels ( Chopard Twin Technology ) and a 22-karat gold rotor . COSC-chronometer certified .
DIAL : Blue or ruthenium grey-colored dial with sunburst satin-brushed motif focused on the big date . Perpetual calendar dials ( large-aperture date , day of the week , month and leap years ), rhodium-plated or gilded Dauphine-type hour and minute hands , rhodium-plated or gilded baton-type hands small seconds , day and month indications , black-tipped or gilded triangular leap-year hand , facetted rhodium-plated or gilded hour-markers , minute track .
FUNCTIONS / DISPLAYS : Central display of the hours and minutes , small seconds at 6 o ’ clock , date at 12 o ’ clock , day of the week . and month displays at 9 and 3 o ’ clock respectively , offset leap-year display between 2 and 3 o ’ clock .
STRAP AND BUCKLE : Blue or brown alligator leather with cognac alligator leather lining , polished and satin-brushed stainless steel or 18-karat rose gold pin buckle .

CHOPARD IN 2020

Look for a new L . U . C Perpetual Twin , a blue Mille Miglia and two Happy Sports .

WHEN IT LAUNCHED IN 2016 , CHOPARD ’ S L . U . C . PERPETUAL TWIN GARNERED APPLAUSE FOR ITS EASY-TO-READ STEEL-CASED PERPETUAL CALENDAR . Its high-end finish , eclectic large-date dial and superlative C . O . S . C . -chronometer rated L . U . C caliber attracted those in search of an ‘ everyday ’ steel-cased haute horology perpetual calendar .
For 2020 , Chopard expands this previously limited offering with a somewhat dressier L . U . C Perpetual Twin design presented without the large Roman numerals of the earlier model . Chopard replaces those numerals with faceted gold markers and more fully harmonizes the colors within all three sub-dials and under the minutes track .
Chopard presents all this refinement within either a 43mm rose gold case ( a first for this model ) or a more familiar 43mm stainless steel case .
The new design reprises the excellent automatic caliber L . U . C 96.22-L , with its impressive 65-hour power reserve , two-barrel Chopard Twin Technology wound by a handsome 22-karat gold micro-rotor .
The steel model fronts a blue dial while the rose gold edition features a subtle grey dial . On both , it ’ s the large date display that first attracts the eye , likely followed by the now unicolor sub-dials , including those that indicate the perpetual calendar ’ s day , month and leap year indications , and small seconds ( at 6 o ’ clock ). Price : $ 24,700 ( steel ) and $ 49,800 ( rose gold ).
MORE 2020 DEBUTS This all-new L . U . C . Perpetual Twin is just one of several Chopard 2020 debuts . Others include the latest Mille Miglia watches ( the Mille Miglia GTS Azzurro Power Control and the Mille Miglia Azzurro Chrono ) plus two new jewelled Happy Sport watches .
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