To celebrate the 125th anniversary of the birth of the Poin? On de Genève, Chopard has launched a limited edition commemorative L.U.CXPS with a date window. For 125 years, the Geneva Seal has been a guarantee of the superior quality of watch movements and additional mechanical devices manufactured by watchmakers in the Canton of Geneva.
Since 1886, the Geneva Seal has become a professional certification standard of outstanding quality. All parts of mechanical movements produced by watchmakers must have flawless craftsmanship in order to engrav the Geneva Seal quality emblem. Therefore, the Geneva mark guarantees the high precision of the movement while inheriting the watchmaking technology. 2011 marks the 125th anniversary of the establishment of this Geneva watch certification body. On this occasion, since 1996, most of the movements have received the Geneva Chopard Chopard factory, launched L.U.CXPS 18K rose gold commemorative models, limited to 125 pieces worldwide.
Elegant design and award-winning quality
Chopard watchmakers at Chopard decided to equip this L.U.CXPS watch with the L.U.C96.01-L movement, which was produced by the watchmaker. An automatic movement was successfully assembled in an ultra-thin case. The movement is equipped with a double barrel, which ensures a power reserve of up to 65 hours. It also has a central hour and minute display and is located at 6 and 3 o’clock. Position of small seconds and date display function.
This 18K rose gold watch has simple, smooth and dynamic lines, with a ‘chocolate’ brown sun-radiated dial, and is engraved with the Geneva mark of quality at 12 o’clock. The understated, subtle gold-plated hands and hour-markers underline the elegance of the watch. The L.U.C96.01-L movement and the bridge decorated with Geneva’s Côtes de Genève follow all the standards of the Geneva Seal and can be viewed through the sapphire crystal case back. This L.U.CXPS watch engraved with the “Geneva Seal” quality emblem has also passed the Swiss Official Observatory Certification (COSC). This commemorative model perfectly blends aesthetics and technology, which reflects Chopin’s persistence and dedication to watchmaking tradition.
125 years of strict watch quality requirements
For 125 years, the Geneva Seal has been a guarantee of the superior quality of watch movements and additional mechanical devices manufactured by watchmakers in the Canton of Geneva. It is formulated in accordance with the Geneva Laws, which requires that watch production strictly adhere to various standards, and at the same time verify the accuracy, reliability, aesthetics and polishing process of watches and mechanical devices. From component manufacturing, finishing to material properties, to the manufacture and assembly of the movement, only a truly skilled watchmaking process can pass this test standard. As a result, only a few brands can produce standards that meet the Geneva mark.