The Chopard L.U.C XPS 1860 Officer is close to being a perfect watch for me. It isn’t the only watch I’d want to own, but as a dress-style watch – there is little else I could ask for when blending design, materials, artistic technique, and utility into a single timepiece. As a limited edition released for 2017, this is the Chopard L.U.C reference 161242-1001. Let’s take a close look at what it is all about and why I like it.
Chopard’s L.U.C collection of watches comes out of their higher-end facility in Switzerland. Not that “core” Chopard watches aren’t high-end or really nice, but L.U.C products up the ante in terms of the movement quality as well as the inclusion of (occasional) hand-applied artistic techniques to the movement, dial, or case. In many ways, L.U.C are the most traditional in style timepieces that Chopard makes, and are exactly what many timepiece enthusiasts are looking for.