The new limited editions of the All-In-One watch, first released in 2010, still have as many complications, but now come with a simpler dial, and hour markers have replaced the Roman numerals.

All In! When the players say this in poker, they are staking all their winnings from the game. Risk-takers may be bluffing, while others are sure they are holding the best hand. With the L.U.C All-In-One watch, Chopard are more in the second category, since this model contains almost all of the manufacture’s watchmaking complications. The calibre L.U.C 05.01-L counts a full 14 of them. To guarantee a display that is both simple and elegant, the brand has opted for a generous case, 46mm wide and 18.5mm thick. So there is still plenty of room for all the time features. The dauphine-style hour and minute hands move above a harmonious composition. The tourbillon, running seconds and the date set up a perfectly symmetrical axis, with counters for the day and a 24-hour display, and the month and leap years on either side.

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If you turn it over, the watch shows a completely different face. On a large, star-filled disc, the orbital moon phase appears. Around the outside, the sunrise and sunset display for Geneva, an equation of time showing the difference between apparent solar time and mean solar time, and a day/night display are all included. Last but not least, the power reserve indicator rounds off the complications. The latter may seem incidental, but the 7-day scale highlights the great expertise shown by the Chopard watchmakers in designing this hand-wound movement driven by four barrels.

The L.U.C All-In-One is a limited edition of two series of ten pieces. The first combines a platinum case with a gold dial in a grey-blue guilloché pattern. The second combines rose gold with a grey-green tone. Need it be said that this prestigious watch is certified by the COSC and the Geneva Seal?

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By Dan Diaconu

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