The Chopard L.U.C Perpetual Chronograph replica watch uses a 45mm-wide 18k Fairmined white gold case. Thickness is 15mm, and while the watch is undoubtedly large, its short lugs make it quite wearable on my 7-inch wrist. Fairmined gold is a result of mines being certified for a variety of factors including safety, social concerns, and environmental protection. This is a more responsible way of sourcing gold, one that is designed to ensure the long-term viability of smaller operators.
The Chopard Chronograph replica watch dial is a work of art, ruthenium-coated and host to a lovely hand-guilloche that radiates from the big date display. The rhodium-plated roman numeral markers are applied and match perfectly with the lumed hand set, which features a long minute hand promising strong legibility. The moonphase display is slightly recessed but adds a richness to the dial, with a deep blue and silver layout. As is common with moonphase complications, the display on the Chopard L.U.C Perpetual Chronograph replica watch is impressively accurate to within one day in every 122 years.
With a twin register layout, the perpetual calendar display is complex but easily absorbed. The Chopard L.U.C replica watch scale is represented in white on the outer perimeter of the subdials while, moving left to right, the am/pm, day, month, and leap year indicators reside within the subdials, with a distinct handset over a grey background. With first-rate finishing, the Chopard L.U.C Perpetual Chronograph replica watch’s balanced dial design is a mix of traditional elements blended with red accents and asymmetrical sub dials.
Delivered on a hand-sewn alligator leather strap with a matching Fairmined 18k gold tang buckle, the Chopard L.U.C Perpetual Chronograph replica watch is limited to just 20 pieces. While Chopard’s bread and butter is likely from more mass-produced pieces, I think watches like this remarkable perpetual chronograph represent a sometimes overlooked element within Chopard L.U.C replica watch, a heart for haute horology that is the equal of anything in top tier watchmaking.