In 2010 Chopard celebrated their 150th anniversary by launching their automobile inspired L.U.C Engine One Tourbillon piece. Just recently, Chopard Manufacture re-launched this fun gadget for the hardcore Formula One enthusiast.
The matte black and yellow toned L.U.C Calibre 1TRM was designed to be a rare soul with remarkable power that breaks through all traditional standards in classic code design. With a sleek and curvy body shape, the device features an oval case made of ultra thin titanium. Its mechanical hand-wound tourbillon movement is designed to resemble a roaring locomotive and aimed to look like a machined engine block.
This one of a kind timepiece sits on silent-blocks held by three lever arms that are incrusted into the middle of the case. The engine block also displays the Chopard signature: a propelling segment that displays the time pieces’ power reserve which is located on the upper face, positioned at 12 o’clock; while directly across it at 6’o clock is the toubillon bridge.
With 28,000 vibrations per hour, a power reserve of 60 hours, and waterproof up to 50 meters, the COSC certified hand-sewn black alligator beast surpasses the gold and hits platinum at the finish line. What sets this racer on fire is its slightly curved lugs that are screwed on to boost the overall force, giving it an aerodynamic wing, like on a smooth world-class ride.
This sexy timepiece is 35.4 x 44.5 mm case whose side is carved with the “Only Watch 2011” logo.
Talk about one hell of a ride with this speed racer!