Chopard is once again committing itself to the Only Watch sale and donating to this charity auction a one-of-a-kind model inspired by a historical watch icon – the first timepiece in the L.U.C collection presented in 1997 – combining the finesse of an Ice Green-toned solid white gold guilloché dial with a 36.5mm case made of Chopard’s exclusive Lucent Steel™ and a chronometer-certified high-quality movement. The latter, the L.U.C Calibre 96.40-L is wound by a gold micro-rotor and equipped with the two barrels of Chopard Twin technology.
This one of-a-kind creation draws on the luminous brilliance, resistance and purity that are the strengths of Lucent Steel™, an exclusive alloy resulting from four years of research and development and through which Chopard has chosen to treat steel as a precious metal.
As of 2023, Chopard has committed to extending to all its steel watches the use of this material composed of 80% recycled steel – a further demonstration of its commitment to sustainable luxury.
At the heart of the 36.5mm Lucent Steel™ case nestles an elegant Ice Green-toned dial, chosen to evoke the beauty of green icebergs, which are found exclusively in the Antarctic. This colour simultaneously symbolises the melting of glaciers, thus illustrating major environmental challenges and endowing this creation with distinctive symbolic value.