In his short explanation on this note, Mr. Scheufele explained the link he sees and enjoys between watch- and wine-making is that both take a lengthy time to perform well, require a lot of flexibility, in addition to the understanding and utilization of both traditional and modern know-how. A principal distinction is the way that mother nature can at the last minute strongly affect the quality of the wine — not so much that of the watch, he joked (now I could sense how mother nature and his own lack of compromise in seeking quality have put him through some struggles while attempting to get their own Bergerac vineyard up to his own standards). The Chopard L.U.C Heritage Grand Cru is an attractive watch that officially introduces a exceptional offering in a timeless style tonneau watch that achieves both a slim case and an automatic motion. It’s a shame to find a watch that gets all (or many of) the major and minor details right but just stumbles a little in messaging because of the way subtly its individuality is communicated.The L.U.C line has always flown under the radar, letting the watches speak for themselves. The Chopard L.U.C Heritage Grand Cru is an attractive watch that legitimately presents a unique offering in a classic style Tonneau watch which achieves both a slim case and an automatic movement. It’s priced in 22,300 CHF. Inspired by watchmaker and founding father Louis-Ulysse Chopard, the L.U.C collection bearing his initials has been home to arguably a number of Chopard’s greatest contemporary work. Introduced in 2005, the Lunar One gets a fresh dial design and a platinum case this year. No surprise here, however, the watch looks amazing and is yet another object of bliss for all but 100 people who will get to call one of these their own.
For Only Watch 2015 Chopard Watch Happy Fish Replica has created a unique version of its Superfast Chrono Porsche 919, the only one ever made in titanium with a black DLC coating.
Chopard‘s contribution to the Only Watch charity auction is the titanium Superfast Chrono Porsche 919, the first and only time it has been made in the lightweight alloy. It’s also signed on the back by Mark Webber, now on the Porsche Le Mans team and former Formula 1 driver. Equipped with the calibre 03.05-M, a sophisticated movement developed and made in-house by Chopard that’s derived from a similar movement developed for the L.U.C. line of watches. The Superfast Chrono Porsche 919 is inspired by the Porsche 919 Hybrid, a prototype competing in the FIA World Endurance Championship.
The stripes on the dial, for instance, take their cues from the rear diffuser of the car, while the crown is topped with a steering wheel. It’s one of many auto-racing inspired wristwatches made by Chopard, the official sponsor of the Mille Miglia.
Usually available only in steel or rose gold, the 45mm case of this unique version is made of titanium, coated with black diamond-like carbon (DLC), a scratch resistant coating. The titanium case back is engraved with Mark Webber’s signature.
|Mark Webber signing the case back
The Superfast Chrono Porsche 919 Only Watch 2015 will be sold on November 7, 2015, at an auction in Geneva, with proceeds going towards supporting research into Duchenne muscular dystrophy.