The soft gleam of platinum. The sparkle of diamonds. The refinement of a Chopard flying tourbillon calibre. The ten L.U.C Flying T Twin Baguette timepieces perfectly master the formal elegance one expects on the steps of the Cannes Film Festival. Drawing on all sources of nobility and exclusivity, Chopard adorns men’s wrists with an extremely rare watch featuring the first Chopard movement equipped with a flying tourbillon: the L.U.C 96.24-L calibre. This pinnacle of watchmaking art is poised to shine amid the popping of camera flashes lighting up the red carpet leading to the Palais des Festivals.
Chopard, the Red Carpet jeweller
Chopard and cinema are caught up in a never-ending story of love and emotions. In 1998, on the initiative of Caroline Scheufele, co-president and artistic director of Chopard, the Maison became an official partner to the world’s largest film event: the Cannes International Film Festival. Since then, the mythical montée des marches ritual has been accompanied by dazzling creations carefully crafted in the Chopard workshops. And because gentlemen are equally keen to shine alongside women as the cameras flash at the Cannes Film Festival, Chopard is presenting a new edition of its first flying tourbillon watch, specially designed to be worn on the red carpet. The L.U.C Flying T Twin Baguette limited edition will be reserved for ten gentlemen who wish to own a timepiece that is as inwardly precious as it is outwardly refined.
Elegance and technique
A tuxedo of the finest summer wool. A Sea Island cotton pleated shirt with onyx buttons. A wide, slightly nonchalant velvet bow tie. Which watch could be better suited to this impeccably chic outfit – a subtle variation on the mandatory dress code theme for ascending the red-carpeted staircase at Cannes – than the L.U.C Flying T Twin Baguette? Carved from platinum. Adorned with baguette-cut diamonds. Fitted with a black hand-guillochéd solid gold dial featuring the gilded L.U.CHOPARD logo and a sunburst satin-brushed rim. Distinguished by impeccably slim proportions. Highlighting this veritable festival of Haute Horlogerie, it is equipped with an exquisitely crafted self-winding flying tourbillon movement. This 7.2 mm thick ten-piece limited edition watch is the masculine counterpart of Chopard’s Red Carpet Collection, presented at the Cannes Film Festival.
The L.U.C Flying T Twin Baguette timepiece is a magnificent work of horological art, combining the excellence of manual finishing with that of materials, the exceptional brilliance of diamonds with the charisma of a precious metal. Raising both form and substance to the highest degree of sophistication, this timepiece nonetheless maintains a soberly understated approach entirely in keeping with the subtle codes governing evening wear. Already the acknowledged Red Carpet Jeweller and creator of dazzling jewellery, Chopard also naturally finds its way onto the wrists of actors, directors, producers and gentlemen from around the world. They needed a piece on a par with the event, capable of enhancing their wrists with its inherent exclusivity and brilliance. The L.U.C Flying T Twin Baguette is all this at once.
Chopard, partner to the Cannes International Film Festival since 1998, is proudly presenting a new Haute Horlogerie L.U.C timepiece specially dedicated to gentlemen treading the red carpet of this unmissable annual film event. Inspired by the colours of the Riviera, the blue-clad hand-guilloché dial of the new L.U.C XPS Azur perfectly mirrors the shades of the Mediterranean. Issued in a ten-piece limited series made of 18-carat ethical gold, it bears the Poinçon de Genève quality hallmark and beats to the rhythm of the L.U.C 96.01-L movement, chronometer-certified by the Swiss Official Chronometer Testing Institute (COSC). The L.U.C XPS Azur is the ultimate reflection of the craftsmanship and quest for aesthetic refinement characteristic of Chopard Manufacture’s exclusive horological creations.
Chopard, the Red Carpet watchmaker-jeweller
Chopard and film-making are engaged in an ageless love story built on powerful emotions. In 1998, at the initiative of Chopard Co-President and Creative Director Caroline Scheufele, the Maison became Official Partner to the world’s greatest cinema event: the Cannes International Film Festival. Ever since artists’ appearances on the red carpet and the legendary ‘Montée des marches’ ritual have been accompanied by dazzling creations meticulously crafted Chopard’s workshops. Its artisans master the art of making far more than merely watches and jewellery, instead of giving life to creations synonymous with emotions. Given that gentlemen are just as keen as women to shine in front of the camera flashlights at the Cannes International Film Festival. Chopard is presenting a new interpretation of its exceptional L.U.C timepiece collection, specially designed to be worn on the red carpet: the L.U.C XPS Azur in 18-carat ethical white gold. This intrinsically exclusive new L.U.C model is issued in a ten-piece limited edition and adorned with a dial whose azure hue recalls the intense blue of the Mediterranean sea, dotted with luxury wooden runabouts whisking gentleman from their yachts anchored in the bay of Cannes and moored to the pontoons of La Croisette ahead of the red carpet ceremony. A French Riviera touch is synonymous with elegance and glamour.
Imbued with elegant simplicity, the L.U.C XPS watch – famed within the L.U.C collection for its pared-down, modern design – now appears bedecked in azure blue. Its slim 40 mm-diameter 18-carat ethical white gold case frames an azure blue dial graced with a hand-guilloché radiating motif reflecting the exceptional expertise cultivated by Chopard. The sunburst rim is lit up by baguette-cut hour-markers, swept over by Dauphine-type hands. Endowed with the aesthetic codes of the L.U.C collection, this timepiece also features perfectly proportioned lines and houses an in-house manufactured ultra-thin mechanical self-winding movement. Equipped with a 22-carat micro-rotor and two barrels (Chopard Twin technology) ensuring approximately 65 hours of operating autonomy, the L.U.C 96.01-L movement measures 3.3 mm thick and displays remarkable precision, certified by the Swiss Official Chronometer Testing Institute (COSC). It’s artisanal finishing, visible through the exhibition case-back, testifies the extreme degree of craftsmanship distinguishing Haute Horlogerie creations bearing the ‘Poinçon de Genève’ quality hallmark: bridges meticulously chamfered and adorned with Côtes de Genève, along with a chamfered and circular-grained mainplate. Admirably expressing style and fine craftsmanship, this unique model radiates a prestigious aura on the red carpet at the Cannes Festival.