1 More VC and Hublot..
Where the case tapers to the integrated bracelet down to the non-Maltese cross links reminds me of the first series VC Overseas. The case shape is pre-Biver Hublot ("Hublot Classic") .. Of course, with those screws, it could be from any of the ones who popularized it.. Cartier, AP, etc.
Also agree on how difficult it is to be original these days. I don't even mind taking inspiration (vs outright copying) from other brands. But with this one, if you take out the Chopard label on the dial, it doesn't give me an impression that it was made by Chopard. Unlike for example the Mille Miglia.. Even if you take out the Chopard and MM on the dial, you know it's from Chopard.
Is it going to be a successful line? Who knows. It can be. Probably targeting a whole different segment. And also trying to fill a hole with a piece that comes with a bracelet.
But I think bracelets are tougher to design and quite difficult to come up with something original versus doing a dial or a movement even. One is competing against Rolex with their quite successful and very basic oyster and jubilee. Then there's AP RO and Nautilus. Between these 3 brands, they pretty much cornered distinctive bracelet design. The rest would be derivative. If one wants to cop out of this game, there's the mesh and rice beads route. The only other brand that I can think of that has made a successful attempt at fusing their identity onto a bracelet would be VC with their Maltese cross inspired links.
It's going to be an interesting day when somebody comes up with a new bracelet design. Would be interesting to see what Lange comes up with if the rumors are true about a new sports line.
If you guys know of any other successful bracelet design that I may have overlooked let me know
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I like it too
I tried my best to do it justice with a phone camera but it’s one of those watches that you have to see in the metal to fully appreciate.
Both the 36mm and 41mm look great on your wrist. That steel looks amazing! Did you have a preference between the two sizes? On some blogs, I've heard that 36mm wears small but it looks very wearable to me.
I honestly don’t know my wrist size but here’s a quick shots of my 41 LUC pro one for some reference
Not bad on the wrist. I can see the roots in it, but also a few features from other watches (VC, AP, Hublot, Patek.). I don't like that at all, too obvious for the trained eye. What's with the trend of mixing successful designs from the past to outlive t...
1 More VC and Hublot..
Where the case tapers to the integrated bracelet down to the non-Maltese cross links reminds me of the first series VC Overseas. The case shape is pre-Biver Hublot ("Hublot Classic") .. Of course, with those screws, it could be from any of the ones who po...
You pretty much covered them all :)
but I do like the new Santos bracelet with their easy link system also the x71 of Blancpain is IMO the bracelet to beat not forgetting the LUC pro bracelets
I have to be honest it looks disappointing
1) movement doesn’t have date at 3 for symmetry 2) derivative 3) as above I fear many brands will follow this trend and beat it to death. I don’t think this will even not dent Rolex and Patek steel sales. A market correction will. No offence to Chopard fa...
I prefer the date at 4:30 specially on lumed dials, but you’re right it’s not going to affect Rolex’s and Patek’s steel premiums and waiting lists. But trust me this one is to be seen in the metal to fully appreciate case, bracelet
Not really sure until I see one in the metal...
The dial - especially the blue one - looks fantastic and the fact that a date free version exists is a definite bonus. As for the rest I see the reference to the but would not say that's the most iconic line from Chopard. I would much rather have seen a ...
That's a good looking watch!
Can't wait to see it in person! Wished the movement was from the L.U.C Collection! Those L.U.C movements are beautifully finished!