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Baselworld 2019: Chopard

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The novelties unveiled by Chopard at the 2019 edition of Baselworld mainly focus on the LUC collection and explore different types of blue dials. Through this collection, Chopard remains faithful to its line of conduct by offering classic, refined watches that all have a touch of originality. Chopard also took the opportunity to present, as tradition, the Mille Miglia Race Edition of the year. I propose you to discover these watches...Story

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Hands on review of the Chopard Mille Miglia Racing Colours

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Come on, cheer up, little by little we are approaching Spring and a milder weather. And it is during the Spring that classic cars racing events are back to the forefront, including the most famous of them: the Mille Miglia, which will make its traditional loop from Brescia to Brescia via Rome in May. The opportunity is therefore right to wear during the competition one of the Chopard Mille Miglia Racing Colours watches that were presented last year to celebrate the 30th anniversary of the brand's involvement ... ...Story

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Hands on review of the Chopard L.U.C All-in-One 2018

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For many years, Chopard has established itself as one of the most technically creative and innovative Swiss Manufactures thanks to a very large catalog of complications available in the L.U.C collection. In 2010, to celebrate its 150th anniversary, Chopard presented its most complicated watch, the L.U.C All-in-One, whose name was ideally chosen. Indeed this watch was a demonstration of the know-how of the Manufacture by gathering many complications displayed on both sides of the case. The problem with "demonstrative" .....Story

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BaselWorld 2018: Chopard - L.U.C XP Esprit de Fleurier Peony - Artistic crafts enhancing an exceptional timepiece

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L.U.C XP Esprit de Fleurier Peony Artistic crafts enhancing an exceptional timepiece It has become a precious rendezvous, almost a ritual. Each year, the Maison Chopard unveils a highly personal variation on the theme of the peony. Revered since antiquity, this intensely colourful, fragrant and symbolic flower finds worthy expressive territory in the L.U.C XP 35 mm. Alongside the Fleurisanne engraving that endows it with an aura of splendid refinement, Chopard Manufacture enhances this new edition with a .....Story

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L.U.C Perpetual T Spirit of 'La Santa Muerte'

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Chopard's artisans celebrate Santa Muerte (the patron saint of death) through a one-of-a-kind timepiece. Launched today at SIAR (Salon Internacional Alta Relojeria 16-18th October 2018) watch exhibition in Mexico is the piece unique L.U.C Perpetual T Spirit of 'La Santa Muerte'. L.U.C Perpetual T Spirit of La Santa Muerte 161941-5005 Skulls, flowers, suns, guitars: Santa Muerte is admirably reflected through several fascinating motifs. In tribute to the culture of Mexico, Chopard introduces an exceptional .....Story

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PuristSPro Interview: Karl-Friedrich Scheufele at Rennsport Reunion VI 2018

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Dr Thomas Mao and Karl-Friedrich Scheufele in Conversation Mille Miglia Classic Chronograph Racing Stripes USA Edition I recently had the chance to sit down for a quick chat with long time friend and supporter of PuristSPro, Mr. Karl-Friedrich Scheufele, Co-President of Chopard. A man of personal convictions and real heartfelt passions, I always find it refreshing and encouraging that such executives still exist and remain in charge of successful watchmaking houses. (ThomasM for PPro): Chopard is active in .....Story

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Chopard Perpetual Calendars 1994 - 2018

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After more than two decades of the haute horlogerie L.U.C Collection, we are used to the raft of complicated watches from Chopard but obviously the maison has been producing them sporadically since 1860. Chopard Manufacture Fleurier We were all surprised when a Chopard minute repeater pocket watch turned up recently. Chopard Minute Repeater Pocket Watch PERPETUAL CALENDAR For this historical summary, I would like to focus on that other romantic complication: the perpetual calendar. In watchmaking, "perpetual .....Story

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LIVE Photos: Grand Prix de Monaco Historique 2018 Race Editions

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Thanks to KenH for the draft report draft and image processing. I append LIVE hands-on photos of the watches and post on his behalf as he is travelling. Grand Prix de Monaco Historique Only victory counts Grand Prix de Monaco Historique The most prestigious event on the classic racing circuit is scheduled for the 11th edition from 11th to 13th May 2018. The Grand Prix de Monaco Historique unites drivers and devotees of historical racing cars for competition speed trials...Story

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Quick BaselWorld 2018 Live Pics: The Chopard L.U.C All-In-One Astronomical Watch in Red Gold

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The minor release for Chopard this year (since the watch technically is not new), the L.U.C All-In-One is an impressive watch which puts 14 indications (time and astronomical ones) into a surprisingly legible and elegant timepiece: Its elegance stems from the clever distribution of indications between the watch's two sides - the most important ones (in daily life) are placed on the dial, whereas the more 'scientific' ones (for lack of a better word) are relocated to the back side: Dial side Central display ... ...Story

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Karl-Friedrich Scheufele Interview with PuristSPro 1Q2018

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Chopard Co-President Karl-Friedrich Scheufele gave some of his precious time for an interview with PuristSPro to talk about Chopard and Ferdinand Berthoud for 2018. Chronométrie Ferdinand Berthoud As an anchor exhibitor at Baselworld Watch and Jewellery Show (formerly Schweizer Uhrenmesse and Schweizer Mustermesse Basel), Chopard does not exhibit at the SIHH show in Geneva. This year, SIHH hosted a room of largely independent watchmakers although some were large commercial brands. Chronometrie Ferdinand Berthoud .....Story

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