March 10, 2008
by Ariel Adams
Slim watches are very chic right now. The diminutive profile on your wrist keeps the watch barley noticeable by the wearer. As fas as slim watches go, anything under 8mm tall on your wrist is considered very thin for a mechanical watch. Quartz watch slimness on the other hand… well that is another story.
The Chopard L.U.C. XP Ultra-Slim has a lot going for it. The “flat on your wrist” watch houses a splendid, just over 3mm high, Chopard in-house L.U.C. automatic movement with a power reserve of 70 hours. Such a long power reserve in this thin watch is achieved through having two (basically flattened) barrels. The 3.3mm of the movement is very slim for an automatic movement because of the added space the rotor requires over a manually wound movement. The watch itself is only 6.8mm high, and about 39.5mm wide. Next, the L.U.C. XP has that beautifully “size-less” look to it. Meaning that you could blow it up to the size of a wall, or evening building clock, and it would look good. Here you can have very bold handsome looks on your wrist with a timeless design.
The new color for this Basel World is the slate gray face, with a rose gold (or steel) case. This should prove to be the favored classy watch among many for the right types of events. Unlike most slim mechanical watches, the Chopard L.U.C. is an automatic, which alleviates the need to constantly self wind the watch. Thus you can place the watch on your winder and be sure that it will be ready for use whenever you need.
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