Chopard - The Hong Kong Watch Auction: EIGHT Hong Kong Monday, May 27, 2019 | Phillips

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  • Manufacturer: Chopard
    Year: Circa 2008
    Reference No: 16/91869
    Movement No: 1’000’161
    Case No: 1’104’990, no. 31/100
    Model Name: L.U.C. Tourbillon Limited Edition 100 pieces
    Material: Platinum
    Calibre: Manual, cal. 1.02, 33 Jewels
    Bracelet/Strap: Crocodile
    Clasp/Buckle: Platinum Chopard deployant clasp
    Dimensions: 39.5mm Diameter
    Signed: Case, dial and movement signed
    Accessories: Further delivered with Chopard Certificate of Authenticity dated 22nd January 2019, warranty certificate card, service papers, travel pouch, winding tool, loupe and fitted presentation box

  • Catalogue Essay

    Chopard introduced the L.U.C manufacturer in 1996 as a tribute to the founder Louis-Ulysse Chopard, which is led by Karl-Friedrich Scheufele. The idea of the new manufacture was to build movements entirely in-house from Fleurier, Switzerland. Movements manufactured by L.U.C can be seen with a Geneva Seal stamp on the movement, stating that the movement has been submitted and approved by the organization.

    The present example is a beautiful limited edition number 31/100 platinum L.U.C tourbillon wristwatch. Offered in overall excellent condition, the present piece is definitely attractive and is further accompanied by the full set of accessories. Technically competent and aesthetically marvelous, the L.U.C tourbillon is a uniquely designed watch and offers collectors something beyond the ordinary.

  • Artist Biography


    Swiss • 1860

    At the age of 24, Louis-Ulysse Chopard started his company L.U.C. Chopard in Sonviller, Switzerland. Since the brand's inception in 1860, Chopard understood the need for thin and accurate pocket watches to be functional for daily wear. The brand gained world recognition in 1912 after Tsar Nicolas II became a client.

    Following Louis-Ulysse's death in 1915, his sons Paul-Louis and Paul André took over the business and moved their headquarters to La Chaux-de-Fonds. In 1963, the company was taken over by Karl Scheufele, who remains the brand's owner. Arguably Chopard's most recognizable design, the "Happy" line, was inspired by Scheufele's daughter Caroline. In 1996, his son Karl-Friedrich established Chopard as a manufacturer of its own range of in-house movements under the name L.U.C., creating groundbreaking, exquisitely finished watches that have earned the brand worldwide acclaim.

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Ref. 16/91869
A fine and rare platinum wristwatch with tourbillon, 8-Day power reserve indicator, certificate and presentation box, numbered 31 of a limited edition of 100 pieces

Circa 2008
39.5mm Diameter
Case, dial and movement signed

HK$155,000 - 240,000 

Sold for HK$225,000

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The Hong Kong Watch Auction: EIGHT

Hong Kong Auction 28 May 2019