Following the Christmas List for Naughty or Nice Girls [CLICK], it’s time to check out the goodies for the guys.
L.U.C XPS 1860 Officer Chronometer. Ref. 161242-1001
First up, is an absolute example of “Distinction meeting Discretion” in the new L.U.C XPS 1860 Officer wristwatch. Celebrating the 20th anniversary of the inaugural L.U.C 1860 model produced at the Chopard Manufacture in Fleurier, Switzerland, this white gold chronometer harbours a wealth of secrets and symbols.
On one side, an exceptionally refined hand-engraved guilloché dial. On the other, also a guilloché officer-type back cover that opens to reveal the ultra-thin (eXtra Plat with Seconds) L.U.C 96.01-L movement. The honeycomb pattern reminds us that the founding Chopard family were originally bee-keepers and farmers. As the epitome of elegance and fine craftsmanship of Chopard Haute Horlogerie, it bears both COSC and “Poinçon de Genève” certifications. 100-piece limited edition.
L.U.C XPS 1860 Officer Cufflinks
This elegant pair of cufflinks draws inspiration from the L.U.C XPS 1860 Officer watch named after its Officer case-back. With the familial honeycomb pattern, the refined and beautifully crafted Gent’s jewellery are a token of extreme distinction.
L.U.C XPS 1860 Officer Rollerball Pen. Ref. 95013-0424
The eponymous pen is adorned with a dainty honeycomb pattern as a tribute to Chopard’s origins and the beehive logo surrounded by bees on the timepieces at the time of its founding in 1860.
Mille Miglia Classic Chronograph. Ref. 168589-3003
The new Mille Miglia Classic Chronograph is supplied with retro-chic charm in its 42 mm stainless steel case. The dark blue dial pops with broad luminescent numerals. It is fitted with a leather strap designed to acquire a ‘vintage’ patina over time. Equipped with a COSC-certified high-precision ‘engine’, this sporting model issued as a 1,000-piece limited edition, exudes the classic spirit cherished by Chopard.
Mille Miglia Bracelet. Ref. 95016-022501
Inspired by Mille Miglia watches, this rubber strap uses the motif of 1960s Dunlop racing tyre tread to fuse the design codes of classic automobile design with those of masculine elegance. It is fastened by a PVD-coated steel clasp and a perfect accessory paired with a Mille Miglia Classic Chronograph.
Racing Weekender Bag
The Racing weekender bag channels the Mille Miglia Spirit in fine-grained calfskin leather for that perfect holiday getaway.
Redolent with discreet refinement with pleasing functionality, the handles and a strap mean it can be carried two-ways. The tyre-tread motif appears on the vertical bands on the sides of the bag and the palladium finishing details, all but guarantee sporting chic appeal.
Of course, the ladies must have the Final Word even on a Boy’s Naughty or Nice List, so we finish with a couple of frozen goodies…..
Ice Cube bag and pen
Now, Ice Cube Collection welcomes leather goods and writing instruments.
Inspired by the geometrical perfection of the chilled-out Ice Cube jewellery, these accessories bring a fresh touch to the festive season.
With Chopard’s help, you can have yourself a merry little Christmas, irrespective of whether you are Naughty or Nice!
Author’s Biography: Melvyn Teillol-Foo (MTF)
Dr Melvyn Teillol-Foo is a contributor on AlphaLuxe web-zine.
He is also a moderator on PuristSPro.com horology discussion fora. He blends his scientific medical objectivity from the pharmaceutical industry with purist passion, in his musings about watches, travel, wine, food and other epicurean delights.
His travelogue ‘Lazing’ and feasting ‘Grazing’ series of articles have now passed into “mythic legend” on the original ‘ThePuristS.com’ website. Those were the halcyon days when he was “rich and famous” that he remembers with bittersweet fondness.
Dr Teillol-Foo is a quoted enthusiast on the watch industry, appearing in feature articles and interviews by Wall Street Journal, International Herald Tribune, Sunday Times (London), Chronos (Japan), Citizen Hedonist (France) and other publications. He has authored articles for magazines like International Watch (iW) – both U.S. & Chinese editions, ICON (Singapore), August Man (Singapore), Comfort (China) and The Watch (Hong Kong).