Baselworld 2019: Chopard L.U.C XP Galvanic Blue. Live Pictures & Price.

Without a doubt, the simplicity and clean lines of a 'time-only' watch like the new Chopard L.U.C XP Galvanic Blue are hard to beat by other more complex timepieces. Continuing with the watch industry trend of blue dials, comes this stunner from Chopard in stainless steel. The new Chopard L.U.C XP Galvanic Blue ref. 168592-3002 is an exceptional timepiece with a stunning vertical satin-brushed dial, a virgin wool blue strap, and rose gold hour markers and Arabic numerals at 12, 3, 6 and 9. As stunning in these pictures as it is in the metal.

Things to Know About the Watch

The very slender stainless steel case measuring 40 mm in diameter is only 7.2 mm thick. Its slender profile is directly correlated to the name of the watch, where XP stands for ‘Extra Plat’ —the french words for extra-flat. The galvanic blue dial is extremely elegant and the use of rose gold on its slender hands, hour markers and numerals adds a very nice level of contrast and improved readability.

The Case

The slender stainless steel case is paired with a blue wool fabric strap equipped with a pin buckle in stainless steel. The strap is very unique looking with somewhat of a checkered woven pattern.

The Movement

Fully visible via its display case back, the beating heart inside the new Chopard L.U.C XP Galvanic Blue is the COSC in-house automatic L.U.C Caliber 96.53-L. The movement beats at a frequency of 28,800 vph with a 58-hour power reserve thanks to its Twin technology —a Chopard-patented system combining two coaxial barrels. This super slender movement measures only 3.3 mm thick and is beautifully finished with a 22K white gold micro rotor. The movement bears the Fleurier Quality Foundation hallmark.

On the Wrist & Price

On the wrist, the new Chopard L.U.C XP Galvanic Blue wears true to its size and extremely elegantly. A great timepiece perfectly suited for formal wear or casual wear without compromise. If you are a fan of 'time-only' watches with unique looking dials, this new Chopard checks all the boxes as far as looks, design and wearability. For the price, this is a lot of watch for the money.

Sticker Price $8,810 USD. For more info on Chopard click here.