Two images that go hand in hand are closely tied to the cinematic world – the silver screen and the red carpet. Do well on the silver screen and you’ll find yourself on the red carpet. The red carpet is not only a literal destination – the red carpet at the Oscars, for example – but it is also a figurative one. To be ‘red carpet ready’ means you are dressed to the nines, bedecked in jewels, and ready for the cameras. To be ‘red carper worthy’ means you have excelled at your craft and are deserving of the accolades your colleagues bestow upon you.
Chopard has been a partner of the Cannes Film Festival since 1998 – a decade-long partnership that gets better every year. The excellent films presented at Cannes can be the inspiration behind horological masterpieces. In fact, Chopard has released a new Haute Horlogerie L.U.C watch model dedicated specially to the red carpet and all that it implies – elegance, excellence, and luxury.
The L.U.C XPS 1860 Red Carpet Edition is an eye-catching and beguiling masterpiece, and it celebrates the Maison’s passion for film-making. It bears the Poinçon de Genève quality hallmark and has been chronometer-certified by the COSC.
In 1998, Caroline Scheufele, Co-President of Chopard and Creative Director, decided to partner with the Cannes Film Festival. Her initiative bore the mark of wisdom and since then, the Maison-Film Festival partnership has improved with each passing year. The L.U.C XPS 1860 Red Carpet Edition is in 18k white gold, and has an exclusive dial, resplendent in the red of the red carpet. The hand-guillochéd centre exhibits the clear expertise of the Chopard artisans. Baguette-cut markers mark the hours and the Dauphine-type hands are elegant and delicate. The watch is powered by the L.U.C 96.01-L movement and measures only 3.3mm. The exhibition caseback allows a closer look into the inner workings of the horological beauty. Matched with a hand-send matte black alligator leather strap, this watch is beautiful, and is sure to catch your eye and spark your desire. Don’t wait too long to decide – this is a 10-piece limited series, one for each year of the partnership.