Chopard is introducing its first partnership with the Kiton Ateliers, masters of Italian tailoring.
This limited edition of 100 ultra-thin watches in beadblasted DLC-coated steel is soberly attired with a houndstooth-patterned dial and a slate-coloured strap lined with red leather. Mechanical excellence is guaranteed by the L.U.C 96.53-L mechanical movement with automatic winding, equipped with a tungsten micro-rotor and Chopard Twin technology ensuring a power reserve lasting more than two days.
Achieved by galvanic treatment and lacquered finishes, the Kiton Ateliers’ signature is evident at first glance on the brass dial thanks to the Neapolitan tailor’s houndstooth motif that has been favourite since the firm purchased at auction the wardrobe of King Edward VIII of England.
Testifying to the same artisanal approach, the strap is handmade, free of any chemical treatment and comes in a soft blend of Mongolian cashmere, wool and flannel with a slight touch of elastane, ensuring enhanced wearer comfort. This opulent wristband is lined with red alligator leather, as is a second black alligator leather strap also sold with the model.
October 15, 2020