Chopard, the fine jewelry and watch brand, created the world’s L.U.C Triple Certification Tourbillon, setting an important milestone in the history of watchmaking. The three certifications are: COSC Swiss Official Observatory Certification, Poinçon de Genève Geneva Seal, and Quality Certification Passing FQF Life Reality Test.
Chopard’s new ‘triple-certified tourbillon’, limited to 100
This time Chopard’s triple-certified tourbillon model is equipped with the automatic winding LUC 1.02QF movement. It is also the only movement design in the world with two sets of coaxial stacked series barrels. It can maintain a power reserve of up to nine days. The power reserve device is displayed on the dial at 12 o’clock, and the one-minute small seconds and tourbillon device are simultaneously displayed on the six o’clock direction. The traditional carved Fleurier tourbillon frame is used to find the perfect balance between complexity and simplicity. 18K rose gold case with matte silver dial, contrasting black rhodium-plated princess-style hands, and rhodium-plated minute markers inspired by the 1960s. In addition, the three certifications are added under the brand logo of the dial to see the important status given to this ‘triple-certified tourbillon’ model.
FQF imprint on the case back splint and Geneva imprint of ‘Eagle and Spoon’
Silver sand grain dial with contrasting black rhodium-plated princess-style hands and rhodium-plated minute markers inspired by the 1960s; three brand names are engraved under the brand logo
The more well-known watches are the “Geneva Mark” and “COSC Official Swiss Observatory Certification”. In simple terms, the Geneva Seal is to keep in mind the ultimate beauty of the movement, such as chamfering and polishing of the edges of metal parts, ruby bearings, and hairspring styles, all have certain specifications. In addition, the certification is only issued to watchmakers located in Geneva, which has strong regional restrictions. This may make some watchmakers disagree, but they can have the Geneva seal of the ‘eagle and spoon’. There are considerable guarantees. ‘COSC Swiss Official Observatory Certification’ is focused on accuracy requirements. The movement has to pass 15 days of testing, 5 different orientations, and 3 different temperature tests, and it is less than the specified daily error value before the certification is issued, which is also the most on the market. One of the common certifications.
43mm rose gold case, crown engraved with L.U.C. is more delicate
Fondation Qualite Fleurier (FQF) imprint is relatively new. The certification began in 2004 and was initiated by a foundation formed by companies such as Chopard, Bovet, and Parmigiani. The movement must first be certified by the COSC Swiss Official Observatory, and then use a special tester to perform a simulation test on the wearing posture. The 6-month wearing situation is compressed to 21 days for testing to ensure that the watch is in latitude, longitude, latitude, Humidity, temperature, and various long-term difficult environmental losses still maintain a certain quality. The FQF mark does not have regional restrictions like the Geneva mark, but it is also relatively short because of its short establishment time, and relatively few popularity and certification movements; however, the movement can have more heavy certifications and improve higher quality. It is also welcomed by consumers.