Following the simplified design of the new L.U.C. Quattro that was announced last week for the Basel 2018 collection, we find the same treatment applied to what is easily the most exclusive model in the L.U.C. Collection, the “All In One”.

Modernity is the feeling that the new versions of the watch embody and this is achieved through the use of arrowhead batons for the hour markers, instead of Roman Numerals, that were in all previous versions of the L.U.C “All In One” since it was launched in 2010. With the Roman numerals taken away, and being replaced by comparatively smaller arrowhead batons, there is more open space on the dial, a move that allows the signature L.U.C. sunburst guilloché emanating from the brand name as always, to be more prominent.

The L.U.C “All In One” as it was launched in 2010
The L.U.C “All In One” as it was launched in 2010

Following the simplified design of the new L.U.C. Quattro that was announced last week for the Basel 2018 collection, we find the same treatment applied to what is easily the most exclusive model in the L.U.C. Collection, the “All In One”.

Modernity is the feeling that the new versions of the watch embody and this is achieved through the use of arrowhead batons for the hour markers, instead of Arabic Numerals, that were in all previous versions of the L.U.C “All In One” since it was launched in 2010. With the Arabic numerals taken away, and being replaced by comparatively smaller arrowhead batons, there is more open space on the dial, a move that allows the signature L.U.C. sunburst guilloché emanating from the brand name as always, to be more prominent.

Chopard L.U.C “All-In-One” in platinum case with grey-blue dial and matching blue alligator strap
Chopard L.U.C “All-In-One” in platinum case with grey-blue dial and matching blue alligator strap

Launched in 2010 for the 150th anniversary of Chopard, the watch houses the L.U.C Calibre 05.10-L that is Geneva Seal and COSC Certified and comes with a staggering 516 components along with an impressive 7-Day power reserve.

With a case size of 46mm in diameter, the watch has a large visual presence, and even on the wrist, the feeling of density is always on the mind given not just the weight of the precious metal it comes in but also the density of the complications that it comes packed with. It truly is a special watch and for the L.U.C. collector that wants to ascend to the summit of what the collection can offer, there is no better watch to have, except for perhaps, the brand’s Minute Repeater, the L.U.C Full Strike.

L.U.C Calibre 05.10-L
L.U.C Calibre 05.10-L

There are two new versions of the L.U.C. All in One. The first comes in a platinum case with grey-blue dial and matching blue alligator strap, exuding a cool and sleek feel grounded by the on trend blue tones that dominate. The second version comes with an 18K red gold case and verdigris (bright bluish-green) dial on brown alligator strap that exudes a warmer feel over. The color of the dial in this version, “verdigris”, is the same green tone of the patina that forms on copper, bronze or brass when exposed to air or seawater. In this instance however, the same effect are achieved via galvanic treatment, ensuring that it will not change over time, yet gives the same warmth of feeling of patina.

Both versions are limited to 10 pieces.

Chopard L.U.C “All-In-One” in platinum case with grey-blue dial and matching blue alligator strap
Chopard L.U.C “All-In-One” in 18K red gold case and verdigris (bright bluish-green) dial on brown alligator strap