Presenting what may actually be my ‘exit watch’. Arrived today

Aug 10, 2022,19:06 PM

What I plan to do is get down to a core ‘collection’ of 4 watches, a tough task to be sure. There really isn’t much out there I’m interested in, but always loved the Quattro since it’s introduction in 2002. The ability to store 9 days of PR in 4 stacked barrels, and still active chronometer certification, is pretty impressive to me. That, and keeping it thin, are all high notes for me. In choosing this watch, it ticks a lot of boxes for me and I was happy to find a brand new example at a dealer in Switzerland. 

Limited edition of only 50 in the world 
Rose gold with brushed case flanks
‘Fairmined’ ethical gold standard
case designed, gold smelted, and produced in-house
9 day PR 
Geneva Seal
8.8mm, nicely thin for this power reserve 
43mm diameter. I like larger dressy watches 
Date complication 
hand engraved caseback 
Vertically brushed silver dial with blued hands and indices for excellent contrast 
Chopard’s superb alligator straps with alligator lining 
In house produced brushed and beveled tang buckle 

Last but not least, the confidence I have in Chopard for the friendly and outstanding service I’ve gotten in the past; that means a lot to me. 

All-in-all, a superb piece and one that I’ll be happy to enjoy for many years to come


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Thanks so much! Indeed it will, and has;

 By: DouglasM : August 12th, 2022-17:31
Haven’t taken it off yet! 😝. Makes me smile whenever I look down

Love the LUC hands...

 By: mdg : August 10th, 2022-21:19
...but while the movement is nice, it's awfully small for the case...

True! I hear you both….

 By: DouglasM : August 12th, 2022-17:30
It seems the exception and not the norm these days that movements are the appropriate size for a case.

I have a personal calculus that I use on this

 By: DouglasM : August 12th, 2022-17:29
and this one being 29mm, slides in just under my limit. I would prefer a 31 or 32mm movement, but I’m fine with it and all other factors being in place outweighed this


 By: DouglasM : August 12th, 2022-17:27

Thanks! I have been intentionally looking

 By: DouglasM : August 12th, 2022-17:27
for a business casual watch, and think this does the trick indeed. Post-COVID, my dress attire is much more business casual

Exit watch

 By: Weems@8 : August 11th, 2022-19:43
Open collecting. I have no exit, but i want not collect over 20 peaces. My reason is to give my current collection all the attention possible. Dive deeply in every pore. Watch whisperer. Going to 4 core watches is deeply. I feel guilty i have not acquire ... 

I like your collecting philosophy!

 By: DouglasM : August 12th, 2022-17:25
I would recommend any of the LUC models, I’ve had three and they’re all excellent

Keep on collecting

 By: Weems@8 : August 12th, 2022-20:00
Honestly, do not stop collecting watches. Maybe you have watch fatigue. Take a brake and love your hobby.

Congratulations, Douglas!

 By: mrds : August 26th, 2022-06:13
I‘ve just seen this now, but better late than never. Brilliant LUC you‘ve got yourself. I like the manual wind 9 day movement a lot, and it sure is a very versatile watch that goes from casual to dress watch easily. I like it on the blue canvas strap, too... 


 By: W72 : August 28th, 2022-02:00
Very envious This is the type of watch that I like very much. Manual wind with 8 days PR and a simple but beautiful dial. Together with COSC, Geneva Seal and swan neck regulator what's there not to like. LUC indeed has many gems in their collection. There... 


 By: p.boxster : September 8th, 2022-19:34
I don‘t want to miss to congratulate on this exquisite choice! The dial is amazing and the whole watch a marvel. I enjoy it very much myself - the blued hands together with the dial shine always bring fascination!! Wear it in good health!!!