18ct Rose Gold, Platinum or Steel, the Chopard L.U.C Time Traveller One replica watch is generously sized at 42mm and wears very comfortably on the wrist, even in the heavier platinum. As the name suggests, the L.U.C Time Traveller One has been created with travellers in mind. No great surprise there, it is a world-timer after all. What’s important to note though is that this is Chopard’s first world-timer and it is gorgeous. Available in three different metals.
Fortunately these days travelling is a lot easier than it used to be, although my recent experience at Santorini airport might suggest otherwise but I digress. Just about the last thing most people worry about is getting on the right time-zone when you arrive at your destination. Let’s face it, although it’s still quaint when the pilot tells you the local time just before you land most of us just take out our smartphones and wait for them to sync with the nearest cell tower. It’s convenient, it’s easy and it’s reliable. It’s also kind of boring. For as long as I can remember I’ve loved travelling. Experiencing new places, meeting new people, trying new foods, I can’t get enough of it. So I try and travel as often as I can. I’m no member of the jet-set mind you but I get around. There’s just something about waking up in a different time zone that gets my motor running.
Back in the day though our forefathers enjoyed no such luxury. If you can imagine it they actually had to manually set their watches to the new destination and then try and keep a mental track of the time back home. That was of course unless they owned a GMT watch, or better still, a world-timer. A complication that these days is almost as redundant as the mechanical wrist watch itself, the world-timer has got to be one of my favourites and now, thanks to mens fake Chopard watch, we have a brand new one to fawn over.
Rest assured that I’ve already put in an official request for that stunning blue/grey/white dial from the platinum version to make its way into a steel case. There were no guarantees given but fingers crossed.
To be honest I probably would have preferred a 40mm case but the slightly larger diameter means that the dial doesn’t appear cluttered, despite the bevy of information available to you. Likewise legibility is not an issue at all and in fact is enhanced by the intelligent use (but not overuse – that’s important) of contrasting colours.
This is most striking on the steel model, which features bright orange indicies and hands. It actually gives the watch a bit of a sportier look which I quite like but I am sure many people will prefer the more subdued dials of the rose gold and platinum options.
The Swiss replica Chopard L.U.C Time Traveller One in all its glorious variations will be available for purchase from the end of October.