Besides paying a fair, premium price for these raw materials, Chopard also ensures that resources are reinvested into community projects to improve living conditions within these small-scale mining communities. Additionally, small-scale operations such as these also help minimize the environmental impact that is often associated with larger, less environmentally conscious mining efforts. At the very least, these talking points give the Chopard L.U.C Watch Replica an added shot of character and purpose.
The first watch to use this type of gold was the Chopard L.U.C Tourbillon Qualite Fleurier, which we covered back at Baselworld 2014. The hour, minute, and seconds hands are also crafted out of the same Fairmined 18-carat rose gold and feature the fluid L.U.C signature shape that flows well with the indexes.
Chopard explains that the Fairmined Project serves as an effort to help support miners who extract the raw materials used in these watches. This is also reflected in a few aesthetic touches like the dial texture, which is inspired by the raw composition of gold nuggets extracted from mines.
The dial of the Chopard L.U.C XPS Twist QF Fairmined has a deep, slate gray color and a rather mesmerizing sunburst effect that’s even more striking in contrast to the rose gold hands and markers.
For Baselworld 2017, Chopard Watch Replica is introducing another Fairmined model to their growing L.U.C collection, the Chopard L.U.C XPS Twist QF Fairmined watch in a limited edition of 250 pieces. Let’s take a look at how it combines high-end finishing, interesting materials, and the attention to detail Chopard’s L.U.C line is known for.