Chopard’s Latest Time Traveller

Arriving in a menacing monochromatic aesthetic.

By Terry Christodoulou 07/04/2021

While international travel has only very recently re-entered the Australian zeitgeist with the trans-Tasman travel bubble, Chopard brings a new design focused on lightweight wearability for globetrotters in the form of the L.U.C Time Traveler One Black.

This worldtimer watch is limited to only 250 pieces and introduces a monochromatic style for the Swiss manufacture. Along with the new L.U.C GMT One Black, it is the world’s first travel watch in ceramised grade 5 titanium – making it both light and hard wearing.

The 42mm ceramised titanium case is matched with a monochrome dial featuring a hand applied vertical satin brushed finish and the worldtimer indication – a complication showing the time in 24 zones around the world simultaneously.

The watch achieves the feat via a series of concentrically arranged discs. A central date disc, indicated by a discreet hand, is surrounded by a chapter display for the hours and minutes of the local time zone, with Dauphine hands in the elegant style characterising the L.U.C collection, adjusted by a crown positioned at 2 o’clock.

A second crown at 4 o’clock is used to turn the disc bearing the reference cities of 24 time zones, all made possible by the calibre L.U.C 01-05-L, crafted entirely in-house, visible by the see-through sapphire crystal.

Completing the monochromatic aesthetic is a black rubber strap – positioned squarely at the busy, on-the-go, traveller. Guess the only thing left to do is book the flights.

Approx. $21,830; chopard.com/

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