Chopard’s New Tailored Timepiece

Haute horlogerie meets sprezzatura in the Swiss marque’s latest.

By Terry Christodoulou 21/09/2020

In what’s an immediately appealing continental affair, the latest timepiece from Chopard introduces a debut partnership with masters of Italian tailoring, Kiton Ateliers.

The pair has come together to create an alluring, elegant and fiercely limited piece – the mouthful that is the L.U.C XP II Sarto Kiton.

“Our partnership with Kiton is an entirely logical move,” offers Chopard president, Karl-Friedrich Scheufele. “Over the years our two family maisons have proven the excellence of their craftsmanship and their fertile creativity.”

The streamlined 40mm effort is only 7.2mm thick, the black silhouette complete with shades of slate grey – as seen on the dial, strap and steel case courtesy of beadblasted DLC (diamond-like carbon).

Kiton Atelier’s presence is acknowledged via the brass dial’s houndstooth design, achieved with a galvanic treatment and lacquered finishes.

Complementing the dark finish, golden Arabic numerals coordinate with the hour markers while fusée type Dauphine hands contrast against the dial. The Kiton logo at 6 o’clock and the quarter hour markers add a red detail that ties in the top-stitching of the strap.

The latter is a soft blend of Mongolian cashmere, wool and flannel, with a slight touch of elastane and lined with red alligator leather A second black alligator leather strap is also made available with this model.

The timepiece is powered by the extremely thin 3.3mm L.U.C 96.53-L mechanical movement with automatic winding, equipped with tungsten micro-roto delivering a power reserve of more than 48 hours.

The piece is limited to only 100 units and priced at $15,800. Tick tock.


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