ART in TIME is more than just a watch gallery, it is a commitment. Initiated by Karl-Friedrich Scheufele, ART in TIME focuses on watchmaking as an art form and offers a new experience to watch collectors and art lovers. The watches on show might differ in type or style, look or feel. But they show the shared values of independence, creativity, and exclusivity.
And nothing is more exclusive than a one-of-a-kind timepiece, and Chopard has the perfect one to showcase: the L.U.C Flying T Twin. This watch is one of the thinnest self-winding tourbillons on the planet and has both Chronometer and Poinçon de Genève certification. The novel winding system is driven by a 22-carat gold micromotor, thin enough to fit within the 7.7mm thick case. The winding system, along with the two coaxial barrels, can generate 65 hours of power reserve.
The L.U.C Flying T Twin was initially revealed in 2019, but this version was specially created for ART in TIME. The dial has hand-guilloché in an exclusive green hue. The flying tourbillon is clearly seen through the 6 o’clock aperture. The 40-mm diameter case in ethical 18-carat white gold has a guilloché officer-type caseback, offering a closer look at the inner workings of this beauty. The cover itself is special too, with a honeycomb motif design that matches the dial. Does that look familiar? It should – it’s the historical logo designed by Louis-Ulysse Chopard. The L.U.C Flying T Twin from Chopard is refined and elegant, and a stunning combination of touches of the past combined with contemporary features.
ART in TIME is not just exquisite watches on display. The gallery also supports local commitments within the Monegasque community, and the Prince Albert II of Monaco Foundation. For more than a decade, H.S.H. Prince Albert II of Monaco has been working through his Foundation to prevent the damage threatening the planet, by protecting the environment and promoting sustainable development. The Foundation supports projects in several places such as the Mediterranean basin and the polar regions, with the goals of limiting the effects of climate change, promoting renewable energy, preserving biodiversity, managing water resources, and combating desertification. Part of the proceeds from ART in TIME will go to fund the projects to help achieve the Foundation’s objectives.