For 2013 Chopard will release a new version of the L.U.C Engine One watch that was originally debuted back in 2010 (we have some hands-on pictures here). The new watch is called the L.U.C Engine One H, “H” likely standing for “horizontal,” which is exactly what is new about this timepiece. The in-house made Chopard L.U.C tourbillon movement has been inserted into the case horizontally versus vertically. The result is a fresh looking design.
Frankly I like the new design better. Mostly because I like the increased size wearable on the wrist. The manually wound movement was designed to look roughly engine-like, especially with those linear grooves – a style you’ve seen in a new generation of more simple in-house made Chopard movements that we debuted here. The titanium case will be 44.5mm wide with an exhibition caseback with a view of the caliber o4.02 L movement. Functions include the time, power reserve indicator, and of course a tourbillon. How do you feel about that nice thick leather strap? This is a watch for world’s richest bikers. The Chopard L.U.C Engine One H will be limited to 100 pieces. chopard.com