16/1863, LUC ‘Quattro’, White Gold
A ref. 16/1863 ‘Quattro’, a decidedly over-engineered neo-vintage offering from LUC so named for its calibre 1.98’s four stacked mainspring barrels which offer an 8-day power reserve. It features a hand-guilloché Metalem dial, COSC certification, Geneva Seal, and 38mm white gold case. The 16/1863 was supposed to be produced in a limited 1860 pieces, but most estimate Chopard actually produced fewer than half that due to its necessarily high retail price in period. It is today testament to Chopard’s ample ability and daring independent spirit.