Introducing the Chopard L.U.C QF — The Rake & Revolution Edition

Our third collaboration with Chopard L.U.C takes the QF Jubilee’s appeal up a notch with a luminous sector track and Arabic numerals.

The new 25-piece L.U.C QF Jubilee — The Rake & Revolution Edition steel watch, with a luminous “scientific” or sector dial, represents The Rake & Revolution's third collaboration with one of the greatest horological manufactures on the planet. That is, of course, Chopard L.U.C and the individual behind it is my friend, co-president of Chopard, Karl-Friedrich Scheufele, a man I have immense respect for. That’s because from the very first movement he created, the extraordinary caliber 1.96, the world’s first bidirectional winding micro-rotor movement as well as the first to beat at 4Hz, all the way to his GPHG Aiguille d’Or winning Full Strike, the world’s first minute repeater featuring sapphire crystal gongs, Scheufele has constantly brought a new level of authentic horological performance to each and every watch he’s made. And he’s achieved all this with the understated elegance that makes him, to me, the consummate gentleman.

    Our maiden collaboration was a homage to the Chopard L.U.C 1860, the very first wristwatch he created, a 36.5mm by 7.2mm beauty featuring a massive gold guilloché main dial which has been become the object of cult collectibility, especially in the salmon dial white gold configuration that we relaunched in a 10-piece limited edition in 2018. Our next partnership was to me the stuff of dreams. Using the same 1860 case and increasing its thickness by a mere 1mm to 8.2mm, we were able to place L.U.C’s amazing micro-rotor driven, COSC-certified, Geneva Seal flying tourbillon with stop seconds function into the watch. The absolute dazzling technical powerhouse of 2021’s Chopard L.U.C Flying T Special was made in five examples and, to this day, represents the single loftiest achievement in our collaborative editions. I now have the pleasure of unveiling our third partnership, a 39mm steel Qualité Fleurier luminous scientific dial timepiece that I absolutely love. What is Qualité Fleurier, you ask? It is only the most challenging series of tests for quality and accuracy ever created by the Swiss watch industry, which means our new limited edition has been put through the most grueling paces as an assurance of performance before it lands on your wrist.


    March 2022


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