Chopard launches the L.U.C 1963 Chrono PuristS Edition was developed from a dialogue that Karl-Friedrich Scheufele initiated and maintained with PuristS since 2007. The question was: “What would a PuristS chronograph be like?” This was not a call for fantastic or costly ‘blue-sky’ complications but a pure distillation of the function and form of a chronograph that could survive the vagaries of time and fashion.
PuristS could only agree on a classic, steel, handwind, chronograph without expensive complications that could stand the test of time. The focus is on the superb finishing and function of the first L.U.Chopard hand-wound chronograph movement that is featured by the ‘amphitheatre’ or ‘arena’ caseback.
The year 1963 has special significance to both Chopard Manufacture and PuristS. The Scheufele family celebrates the 50th anniversary of their purchase and successful stewardship of Chopard since 1963 with a limited edition pink gold 1963 hand-wound Chronograph to launch the movement.
The L.U.C 1963 Chrono PuristS Edition will be offered initially exclusive to the PuristS community by subscription, for personal delivery at Chopard Boutiques. The first deliveries at selected locations across the globe will coincide with Chopard-PuristS Gatherings.
Source WatchInsight and Chopard.