Chopard LUC Lunar One.

Mar 13, 2023,21:41 PM

Another superb Chopard, another superb LUC: The perpetual calendar in platinum  (100 pieces ) or in rose gold ( curiously rarer, 25 pieces ). 

The case is 43 mm big, 11, 41 mm high, which could be a bit too big for me, for this kind of watch, I mean, but which is total class and serves the purpose of Legibility. 

The dial side is pure ravishment: 

The rose gold is warmer, for sure, not less charming, either. 

When I see the case back and the size of the movement, I can't help thinking that two or three millimeters less wold have been even more perfect. 

But we'll all agree that this micro rotor is a pure marvel. With a high level of decoration and finishings, 65 hours power reserve and, cherry on the cake, it is ALSO a Chronometer. 

Now, the question is: Platinum or Rose gold? 

Personally, I would still vote for the platinum. But the rose gold is something, too! 


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38-39mm would be perfect...

 By: mdg : March 13th, 2023-22:47
...and the thickness wouldn't be terrible under 12mm...

I liked the version with Arabic numerals

 By: cazalea : March 14th, 2023-00:11
The Roman numerals seemed too cut up for my taste: But there was this dial too: Cazalea PS -- and possibly this prototype? with retrograde date before the big date window below 12? ...  


 By: Michael Reilly : March 14th, 2023-00:53
I’m a Patek guy, but this one would make me cheat . Lol

Aaah, you see? ;)

 By: amanico : March 14th, 2023-03:06

Not Prototype

 By: p.boxster : March 15th, 2023-14:15
The last one is the „Luna d‘Oro“; not a prototype, but another watch from the time before L.U.C. It has no Chopard movement. A FP I think; no glass caseback.

I never attract to the color of gold

 By: Weems@8 : March 14th, 2023-11:40
Thanks god that the watch industrie offer golden watches who look silver. Platinum, white gold, that pleased me a lot. So it is also a target for me to collect it. Strange is that i like bronze. But looking at my watch collection, it is absence. The stain... 

My opinion of yellow gold

 By: Weems@8 : March 14th, 2023-13:58
I never heard of white gold a lot of years ago. So my chance to get a golden watch which my eyes like.


 By: Weems@8 : March 14th, 2023-22:43
Deeper said, not every yellow gold is bad. It depends also on the hue and light fall. My chiose for platinum, white gold is the icy effect it has. Glacier cool. When i say tantalum? That strong metal alloy. I only know F.P. Journe have a peace made of thi... 

A beautiful piece.

 By: S F : March 15th, 2023-02:07
40 mm case would be nice but they will have to rework the dial design as the subdials are already touching and to accommodate the big date window.

My choice:

 By: p.boxster : March 15th, 2023-14:17
Was the first version of the Lunar One ...  

Orbital moonphase

 By: p.boxster : March 16th, 2023-14:42
Besides the exact jumping indications at midnight there is one significant difference to mention with the orbital moonphase this watch festures compared to ordinary moon phase indications. The moon moves around the center of the indication and shows it ex...