It’s the perfect amalgamation of performance and glamour. The dazzling baguette cut diamonds on the bezel, the stylish satin-brushed galvanic black dial and a stellar movement from the house of Chopard (which we’ll get into in just a minute); there is a lot to love in the new L.U.C Lunar One Black Tie Red Carpet Edition. One of the most interesting introductions from the house of Chopard earlier this year was the new L.U.C Lunar One watch. Featuring a perpetual calendar, an orbital moon and a moonphase indicator accompanied by all of the atelier’s artistic expertise, the Lunar One secured its place as the flagship model in the haute horlogerie L.U.C collection.

The new L.U.C Lunar One Black Tie is offered in a limited edition of 8 pieces and reflects the key attributes of the Lunar One: a sophisticated mechanism, timeless elegance, harmoniously balanced proportions, perfect legibility, along with alternating polished and satin-brushed case finishing. The hour markers on the dial have been adorned with baguette-cut diamonds giving it an even more royal touch. The collection’s signature L.U.Chopard logo takes on a golden glow, a nod to the Palme d’or (Golden Palm Award). that Chopard has been crafting at its workshops for the past 20 years, and echoes the emblem of the Cannes Festival depicted on the transparent case-back.

The satin brushed galvanic black dial acts as a perfect canvas to contrast the dauphine-type hands, white perpetual calendar indications, railway track minute circle and the orbital moon.

There are no changes made to the actual size of the watch and the Lunar One maintains its 43mm. The 355-part mechanical self-winding Calibre 96.13-L, is equipped with a 22-carat gold micro-rotor and a double barrel (Twin® technology) ensuring a 65-hour power reserve. Its particularly high level of finishing meets the demands of the prestigious Geneva label of excellence, and its precision is certified by the Swiss Official Chronometer Testing Institute (COSC).