This is the first time Chopard fake watches uk has combined these two heavyweight functions – it has a beautiful chronograph in the L.U.C 1963 Chronograph, which we looked at here, and it has perpetual calendars in the form of the L.U.C Lunar One, L.U.C 150 All-In-One and L.U.C Perpetual T (those last two also include a tourbillon), but until now there has been no perpetual cal chrono.
The base mechanism is built around a flyback chronograph calibre – quite possibly the same as powers the 1963 Chronograph – with an adjusted perpetual calendar module on top. Adjusted why? To ensure the various subdials can be adequately displayed; Chopard’s existing L.U.C chronograph and perpetual calendar watches have very similar 3-6-9 dial layouts, so for this to work, something had to move.
What that gives us is – deep breath – oversized date at 12 o’clock; 30-minute chronograph counter, months display and off-set leap year indicator at 3 o’clock/2 o’clock; moonphase and small seconds subdial at 6 o’clock; chronograph hours, day of the week and day-night indicator at 9 o’clock/10 o’clock and hours, minutes and chronograph seconds in the centre. There’s a railroad track around the outside, punctuated by some arrowhead five-minute markers, roman numerals for the hours, and a really strong radial guilloché emanating from the grande date, all coated with grey ruthenium. It’s a hell of a show.
The most obvious idiosyncrasy of the best copy watches sale is the “Mickey Mouse ears” off-set dials at 2 o’clock and 10 o’clock – particularly the way the chronograph hours and minutes continue to run around the edges of the leap year and day-night indicators. It’s kind of fun. The dial also gets a slightly unexpected injection of sportiness with all that red ink – which is also kind of fun. If you look at the other perpetual calendar chronographs out there – most notably of course Patek’s 5270, but also those offered by Cartier, Vacheron Constantin and (yes) Breitling – they eschew this kind of sporty energy in favour of a more traditional ultra-classicism.
The Replica Chopard L.U.C Perpetual Calendar Chronograph watches comes only in a limited edition of 20 pieces – so few because it’s one of Chopard’s references that uses fairmined gold. It measures 45mm across and stands 15.6mm tall off the wrist. The L.U.C 03.10-L movement, made from nickel silver, meets COSC standards of accuracy, and Poinçon de Genève standards of quality and finishing, and boasts a 60-hour power reserve.