Interpreting a vision of Fine Watchmaking open to the world
As freedom of travel becomes a reality once more for some, Chopard brings a new design and lightweight wearability to its most prestigious watch for globetrotters: the L.U.C Time Traveler One Black, a worldtime watch crafted by the artisans of Chopard Manufacture, produced as a limited edition of 250 pieces, according to the most sophisticated Fine Watchmaking criteria. It introduces a monochrome style ideal for the fast-paced lives of global citizens. Along with the new L.U.C. GMT One Black, it is the world’s first travel watch in ceramised grade 5 titanium, a material that is both ultra-light and very hard-wearing. Beating inside this timepiece is a movement of exceptional quality and invention: calibre L.U:C 01-05-L, created entirely in-house. This stunning fusion of innovative technology and traditional handcraft gives rise to the ultimate timepiece of a new generation of gentlemen travellers.
World time within reach
The L.U.C. Time Traveler One Black timepiece is the latest interpretation by Chopard Manufacture of one of watchmaking’s noblest travel complications: the worldtimer, showing the time in 24 zones around the world simultaneously. A symbol of travel at its most sophisticated and elegant, the worldtimer is also a valuable tool for those doing business in multiple corners of the world at any one time.
The latter serves to adjust the time in the main time zone. A second crown at 4 o’clock is used to turn the disc bearing the reference cities of 24 time zones, synchronised on the city disc with local time. Wherever the wearer finds himself at a given moment, when the city for the local time zone is set to the 12 o’clock position, all the time zones around the globe will be correctly displayed.
An innovative and modern material
Chopard launched the L.U.C Time Traveler One to wide acclaim in 2016, offering an elegantly modern take on the worldtimer tradition. The new L.U.C. Time Traveler One Black adds an even more contemporary twist with its sleek monochrome palette and lightweight wearability. The result: a sporty travel watch suited to any occasion.
The use of ceramised grade 5 titanium for the L.U.C Time Traveler One Black marks a world first for travel watches and reflects Chopard’s ongoing commitment to harnessing the most innovative materials in the advancement of Fine Watchmaking.
Used in areas such as aerospace, automotive and medical component manufacturing, ceramised titanium is obtained by oxidising surface layers of titanium at extreme temperatures using electroplasma technology. This process improves the metal’s hardness – 700 Vickers (Hv) – along with its friction coefficient as well its wear and corrosion resistance. Ceramised titanium is also highly biocompatible.
Chopard L.U.C Time Traveler One Black
Price 15.500 Euros