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Chopard L.U.C Calibre: Quattro, Quattro Tourbillon, Tech Régulateur, Lunar One, Chrono One, Tourbillon Titan and Lunar Big Date

In 1996, Chopard set up a high technology manufacturer centre in Fleurier (Val-de-Travers), Switzerland. As the main objective of this opening was the development of Chopard’s own calibre, L.U.C. 1/19 was born carrying the wristwatch company’s founder’s name: Louis – Ulysse Chopard.

Buying mechanisms to wristwatch producing companies like Piaget or Jaeger LeCoultre was not as rentable as producing them, so the company organize a qualified group lead by Jean Frédéric Dufour.

The first L.U.C. was developed and Chopard’s history changed.

L.U.C. Quattro L.U.C. Calibre 1.98

L.U.C. Quattro: L.U.C. Calibre 1.98 with a power reserve of 216 hours, 9 days. It was presented in white, yellow and pink gold and also in platinum.

L.U.C. Quattro Tourbillon L.U.C. Calibre 1.02

L.U.C. Quattro Tourbillon: L.U.C. Calibre 1.02 featuring the regulateur tourbillon.

L.U.C. Tech Régulateur L.U.C. Calibre 4RT

L.U.C. Tech Régulateur: L.U.C. Calibre 4RT featuring a power reserve indicator, a second time zone of 24 hours placed at 9 o’clock and the day and night indicator.

L.U.C. Lunar One

L.U.C. Lunar One: L.U.C1. Calibre 85 QP incorporates the perpetual calendar, the moon phase and leap year indicators and also a second time zone function.

Ten years later from the first mechanism launching, in 2006, Chopard gave birth to the L.U.C. Chrono One incorporating the chronograph function according to high Swiss technology.

LUC Chrono One

Two years later, Chopard presented the L.U.C. Tourbillon Titan SL with hours, minutes and seconds hands. Its calibre: L.U.C. 4TSL with mechanical and manual tourbillon. COSC certificate. Power reserve: 216 hours.
L.U.C. Tourbillon Titan SL

Two more models were presented:

L.U.C. Tourbillon Tech Twist

The L.U.C. Tourbillon Tech Twist: L.U.C. Calibre 4TBST (Quattro Tourbillon Black Superlight Twist Silicium), the first Chopard movement that incorporated escape valve and a silence lever. Main Characteristics: Antimagnetic, 33 rubies, certified by COSC, 9 power reserve days, W.A.S dispositive (Winding Assistance System)

L.U.C. Lunar Big Date

L.U.C. Lunar Big Date is the last one of Chopard’s L.U.C. calibre models. Calibre: L.U.C 96 LD, with 33 rubies and a 65 power reserve.

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Vicky Cristina Barcelona: Woody Allen, Penelope Cruz, Scarlett Johansson and Javier Bardem




(Woody Allen)

Woody Allen (born Allen Stewart Konigsberg; December 1, 1935) is an American film director, screenwriter, actor, comedian, writer, musician and playwright who writes and directs his movies and has also acted in the majority of them. His script thematic centres mainly on literature, sexuality, philosophy, psychology, Jewish identity, European cinema and New York City, where he was born and has lived his entire life.

Allen was born and raised in New York City, the son of Nettie (a bookkeeper) and Martin Konigsberg (a jewellery engraver and waiter). After high school, he went to New York University (NYU), where he studied communication and film. He was never committed as a student, so he failed a film course, and was eventually expelled.

Vicky Cristina Barcelona

vicky cristina barcelona

After finishing his third London film, Allen headed to Spain. He reached an agreement to film Vicky Cristina Barcelona, in Barcelona and Oviedo, where shooting started on July 9, 2007. Starring international actors and actresses as Scarlett Johansson, Javier Bardem, Rebecca Hall and Penélope Cruz, the plot centres on two North American women, Vicky and Cristina, spending a summer in Barcelona. They both meet an artist who is attracted to both of them while still enamoured of his mentally and emotionally unstable ex-wife María Elena. Vicky Cristina Barcelona was more than well received, winning “Best Musical or Comedy” at the Golden Globe awards. Penélope Cruz received the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress for her role in the film. As in Scoop (2006), the wristwatch and jewellery company Chopard was the one in charge of the jewellery for the director’s jewels.

penelope-cruz(Penélope Cruz)

Penélope Cruz Sánchez (born April 28, 1974), better known as Penélope Cruz, is a Spanish actress. She worked in well known films such as Jamón, Jamón (Ham Ham), La Niña de tus ojos (The girl in your eyes), and Belle époque. She also starred in several American films such as Blow, Vanilla Sky, and Vicky Cristina Barcelona. She is well known for her work with Spanish director Pedro Almodóvar, in Volver and Todo sobre mi madre (Everything about my mother). Cruz has been awarded three Goyas, two European Film Awards, and the Best Actress Award at the Cannes Film Festival. In 2009, she won an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress, a Goya, and a BAFTA for her role in Vicky Cristina Barcelona. She is Spain’s first female Oscar winner.

javier-bardem(Javier Bardem)

Javier Bardem is the youngest member of a family of actors that has been making films since the early days of Spanish cinema. During his teenage years he acted in several TV series, played rugby for the Spanish National Team and toured the country with an independent theatrical group. Javier’s early film role as a sexy stud in the black comedy Jamón, jamón (Ham Ham) propelled him to instant popularity. With over 25 movies and numerous awards under his belt, it is Javier’s stirring, passionate performance that made him received five Best Actor awards and a Best Actor Oscar nomination.

scarlett_johansson(Scarlett Johansson)

Scarlett I. Johansson (born November 22, 1984) is an American actress and singer. Johansson rose to fame with her role in 1998’s The Horse Whisperer and subsequently gained critical acclaim for her roles in Ghost World, Lost in Translation (for which she won a BAFTA), and Girl with a Pearl Earring, the latter two earning her Golden Globe Award nominations in 2003.


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