Prefer having hours marker around the dial as opposed to minutes markers

Sep 14, 2023,18:47 PM

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Watches and Wonders 2023: Hands on Review on the Chopard LUC 1963 Heritage Chronograph.

 By: amanico : September 14th, 2023-14:56
The LUC 1963 Heritage Chronograph certainly looks familiar to many of our dear members and / or readers, here. Indeed, in 2014, the PuristS Team worked in collaboration with Chopard on a project, a manual winding, no date, chronograph. in a decent size, i...  

Fantastic watch!

 By: patrick_y : September 14th, 2023-15:08
I think I'm okay with the case size being so big. Dial looks mostly proportionate. That movement is gorgeous! Just a gorgeous movement! Bravo! The crown is also unusually large!

Sadly, it won't sell well...

 By: patrick_y : September 14th, 2023-15:25
LUC is just not as well known as the big brands like Vacheron Constantin and Patek Philippe. Breguet doesn't even sell well these days.

Ahh, you're right!

 By: patrick_y : September 14th, 2023-16:43
Yes. At only 25 pieces, these will FLY OFF THE SHELVES!


 By: amanico : September 14th, 2023-18:17

I would prefer 40mm...

 By: mdg : September 14th, 2023-15:34
...42 is kind of large for a 'classy' watch, even though I have a large-ish wrist. And you have a good point about the color of the chrono hands. I really like the gold and silver combo in the movement...


 By: patrick_y : September 14th, 2023-16:44


 By: amanico : September 14th, 2023-18:19

I never prefer their Roman numerals on their LUC so this is better imho....

 By: Clueless_Collector : September 14th, 2023-17:33
Also, this version has both hacking seconds as well as zero-reset. First need to pull the crown (hack) and depress the 4 o'clock button. I supposed it's the same for the Purist version or it's an upgraded movement? PS: I was told one of the previous WPS o... 

Or at least 41 mm...

 By: amanico : September 14th, 2023-18:40

No 41 mm is good!

 By: amanico : September 14th, 2023-19:41

Great watch…

 By: p.boxster : September 14th, 2023-19:15
…like the Purists Edition. And don’t forget the gold version of the 1963 Chrono which was issued together with the Purists Edition, also limited to 50 pieces. This one has a date indicator - which some don’t like for esthatical reasons - but I really appr...  

A real beauty.

 By: hora12reborn : September 14th, 2023-21:10

Thanks for looking, mon ami.

 By: amanico : September 14th, 2023-19:52

Huge fan of these.

 By: bruckner4 : September 14th, 2023-20:03
While I've never held one, the movements seem to have a glorious glow to them. if I was lucky enough to get my hands one of these 25, I might ask Chopard to add the beehive near the crown on the back a la the Purists edition (a lovely detail). Wonderful p... 

Thank you for the excellent review

 By: jmpTT : September 15th, 2023-20:25
For me, Chopard has improved its designs over the years, which is very evident here. I greatly appreciate the simple Arabics and consistency in the font. The proportions are fine. For my own use, I'd prefer a slightly smaller diameter. The Chrono One (ver... 

Imagining how it would look like..

 By: Echi : September 20th, 2023-01:49
If it had the romans from the wps edition instead of minute markers. This way, the dial would not look as big and the 42mm would work better even if a slightly smaller case is preferred. Also, for a dressy case like that, having minute markers might make ... 


 By: amanico : September 20th, 2023-05:33