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Chopard L.U.C XPS 1860 Red Carpet Edition

Marina Milojević | 05.07.18 | 07:30 PM

The 71st annual Cannes Film Festival is opening its gates in just a couple of days. To mark the occasion, Chopard, who has been the Official Partner of the festival since 1998, unveils a special Haute Horlogerie L.U.C timepiece dedicated to the red carpet. The piece is one of the emblematic models of the L.U.C collection, the XPS 1860. First introduced in 2016, this high end model is inspired by the historical ultra-thin dress watch, a re-issue of the first ever L.U.C watch from 1996.

Chopard L.U.C XPS 1860 Red Carpet Edition

The new L.U.C XPS 1860 Red Carpet Edition is a 10-piece limited series that celebrates Chopard’s passion for cinema. The exclusive tuxedo watch features a noble red dial reminiscent of the legendary carpeting on the staircase of at the Palais des Festivals et des Congrès, where the festival is being held each year. The new edition to the L.U.C collection is crafted from 18-carat white gold and elegantly sized at 40mm in diameter and only 7.20mm in height. The slender, meticulously polished case frames a lively dial adorned with the hand-guilloché radiating motif. The outer edge of the dial is punctuated by baguette-cut hour markers, swept over by Dauphine-type hands.

Chopard L.U.C XPS 1860 Red Carpet Edition

The exclusive new creation is powered by the an in-house manufactured ultra L.U.C 96.01-L movement. The mechanism is equipped with a 22-carat micro-rotor and two barrels, offering about 65 hours of power reserve. The watch is both COSC-certified and it bears the Poinçon de Genève quality hallmark. A see-through case-back reveals its Haute Horlogerie finishing: chamfered bridges adorned with Côtes de Genève motif, along with a chamfered and circular-grained main plate.

Chopard L.U.C XPS 1860 Red Carpet Edition, reference number 161946-1001, is mounted on a hand-sewn matte black alligator leather strap with 18-karat white gold pin buckle. The price is yet to be announced. For more information, please visit Chopard.com.

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