1943 Chopard L.U.C. 'Teardrop Lugs'
A fine and rare L.U.C. (Louis Ulysse Chopard)
WHY IS THIS WATCH SPECIAL
This refined timepiece features all the characteristics of elegance and watchmaking savoir-faire. In 1943, only few high end watches featured the revolutionary 'Incabloc' shock absorber and antimagnetic protection. The very well preserved case is waterproof and that was not common in these days !
Louis-Ulysse Chopard, the son of a farmer from Sonvilier, quickly conquered Switzerland and the world at the age of 24. The artisan watchmaker created works of art with innovative designs, which early on helped him export to such illustrious places like the court of Tsar Nicholas II of Russia. Qualities like precision and reliability were very sought-after characteristics in watches, dating all the way back to the 19th century. With unique chronometers and pocket watches, Louis-Ulysse Chopard aimed to fulfill and exceed these "desires".
Chopard is one of the last family-run watchmaking and jewelry company. Karl-Friedrich, who managed the men's collections, developed sports watches during the 1980s and the Chopard Manufacture in Fleurier, which produces the L.U.C movements, in the 1990s.
- Maker: L.U.C. (Louis Ulysse Chopard)
- Model: Teardrop Lugs
- Reference: N/A
- Case N°: 226xx
- Year: 1943
- Material: Steel
- Dimentions (WxHxT): 33x43x11mm
- Caliber: L.U.C. (Base FHF 175)
- Bracelet/Strap: Brown leather
- Lug width: 18mm
- Box/Papers: N/A
THE IMPORTANT DETAILS
This watch is in extremely good condition, the L.U.C. movement is decorated with 'Côtes de Genève' and show no rust or corrosion at all. This is an elegant and rare watch. A nice presence on the wrist, despite a 33mm case, due to the teardrop lugs. This timepiece is perfect for every day wear.