L.U.Chopard Full Strike: A musical Masterpiece.

Feb 15, 2023,10:26 AM

Don Justino caught our attention on his Chopard Full Strike, and rightly so! 

So I decided to dig into these watches a bit. First, Don Justino came with his watch and let me play with it, to judge the acoustical qualities of this masterpiece. 

It was a first for me, and a convincing one, I must say. The sound is rich, loud enough, very pleasant. 

The concept is original: Chopard uses the sapphire glass as a loudspeaker to get a better propagation of the sound. 

There was another brand who used that solution, in 2005: Jaeger Lecoultre, with the Master Minute Repeater: They welded the metal gongs to the sapphire glass through a heel at 5 o' clock. 

Chopard opted for sapphire gongs, which are part of the sapphire glass. So, no heel needed, here. 

And instead of a trigger to activate the minute repeater, you have a more elegant pusher located in the crown. 

Another great detail is that you have almost no gap between the Hours, the Quarters and the Minutes when they chime. 

Add a superb manual winding movement, the Geneva Seal for the calibre AND the case, and you have a true acoustical, mechanical and esthetic masterpiece. 

I posted some photos of the movement, it is worth a look! The power reserve is 60 hours, which is another good point, and last but not least, it is also a... Chronometer!

Here are some official photos I found on the net. 

The Platinum, limited to 20 pieces, 

The Steel, limited to 10 pieces,

The Rose Gold, limited to 20 pieces, 

And if you want to go deeper in the " sapphire experience ", you also have the Full Strike Full Sapphire, with its sapphire case, made in a limited edition of 5 pieces.

You are picky and you want more than " only " a minute repeater? Go for the Full Strike Tourbillon and its sublime sapphire bridge. 

The case proportions are very good for me with a diameter of 42, 5 mm and a height of 11, 55 mm. 

What's not to love! 



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Absolutely beautiful, all of them.

 By: Moka-Tiger (Ron) : February 15th, 2023-11:52
I would be happy to own any of them. It would be a hard to choice to make a decision, but then, unfortunately, I won't be lucky enough to be in that situation. Thanks for sharing these beautiful watches by a an excellent and admirable company.

Wow! They all look amazing but that Platinum version striking.

 By: LarsG : February 15th, 2023-12:53
I would love to see and hear it some day. As a former pro drummer I should have a music-watch at some point. Maybe when my ship comes in one day. Thanks for posting Nico. The design actually reminded me a bit of this Roger Dubuis (without the music) 🎼 ...  

Good, good!

 By: amanico : February 15th, 2023-14:07

Superb, even though the concept of chiming against the saphirre christal is not new as you rightfully mentioned. One question though, you mentioned that there is almost no gap between, minutes, quarter and hours strikes, ...

 By: montres1 : February 15th, 2023-15:59
Does that not make it hard to know the time ? This gap is important to count the strikes and know the time properly on a Minute Repeater.

Incredible watches!

 By: DarrenKats : February 15th, 2023-18:21
I am wearing the baby baby brother right now. ...  

The Strike One?

 By: amanico : February 15th, 2023-21:45


 By: DarrenKats : February 16th, 2023-06:36

Very nice!

 By: patrick_y : February 15th, 2023-23:36


 By: amanico : February 16th, 2023-02:17

Definitely a cool piece!

 By: patrick_y : February 15th, 2023-19:56
And according to many who own multiple minute repeaters and are able to hear them back to back, this is THE BEST sounding minute repeater. I personally want to hear this watch with some Audemars Piguet, Vacheron Constantin, and Patek Philippe minute repea... 

Indeed. Same for me.

 By: amanico : February 16th, 2023-19:28