Thank you for the excellent review

Sep 15, 2023,20:25 PM
 


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 2019) is a nice package as well, even if the non-Geneva Seal automatic movement doesn't have the same beautiful bridgework. I'd have a hard time choosing between the two.

The 35,000 EUR price tag is getting up there. Most Purists will probably look towards the Alpine Eagle XPS as the watch of the moment, but this is one watch I will think about again in a few years time. At the right price, it is a true insider's chronograph.

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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...

Probably.

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

+1

 
 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