Wandering through our capital city, I stopped for a moment at the Bank of England.
Wellington guards the Bank of England
A strange melody played in my head and then I realised it was "A British Bank" from the movie 'Mary Poppins' (1964).
A British Bank
Then, I met my friend who kindly brought this striking watch to share with me...
L.U.C Strike One
In 2006, the first striking calibre in the L.U.C collection was launched.
As the first foray into acoustic watches, musical technicians and watchmakers cooperated in creating the 300-component striking mechanism of L.U.C 96 SHT movement.
L.U.C 96 SHT movement
Now renamed the L.U.C Calibre 96.14-L, it allows the L.U.C Strike One to independently chime the number of hours on a gong. The acoustic performance may be deactivated at the press of a button.
Although the chimes have a pretty tone, they were soft in volume.
Still, it is a rare watch indeed...
L.U.C Strike One rose gold
Later, Chopard introduced the L.U.C Full Strike which is now the best striking watch out there.
L.U.C Full Strike
Read about the technical details by former PuristSPro moderator Dr Magnus Bosse in his series of articles below [CLICK each link].
You can thank him but alas, he is not allowed to reply....