WOTY 2012: Innovation – Chopard L.U.C. 8HF


Earlier this year WatchPro unveiled its Watches of the Year 2012 – the 10 winning timepieces and 90 highly commended watches that we felt boasted commercial appeal, innovation and had wowed consumers and retailers alike over the past 12 months.

Now we are showcasing a watch a day that made the cut in 2012. Today is the turn of this smart little number from Chopard, a watch the brand has claimed is "bound for the history books".

Highly Commended Innovative Watch of the Year – Chopard L.U.C. 8HF

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Chopard revealed its L.U.C. 8HF model at BaselWorld in March and says it is a timepiece bound for the history books. A big claim, perhaps, but the brand has spent several years perfecting this new model, which features its first ever high-frequency movement to be chronometer-certified by the COSC – its L.U.C. 01.06-L.

The watch beats at a frequency of 8Hz, offering greater reliability of timekeeping, and has a 60-hour power reserve. The 42mm case has been crafted from lightweight titanium, and Chopard has added a touch of curiosity — a magnifying glass built into the half-open caseback, allowing the wearer a more detailed glimpse at its beating escapement.


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