The individual looking for a fashionable and finely detailed luxury watch would surely be impressed by the Chopard Two O Ten Chrono XL. Whether in finely polished stainless steel or 18K gold, the Chopard Two O Ten watch possesses a serious degree of “wrist presence” and a plethora of intricate nuances that keep interest strong.
Timepieces like this with a so-called TV-screen form are not seen too often, and they make a distinctive statement. With the Chopard Two O Ten Chrono XL watch, this striking form is brought to its best advantage by some excellent case finishing (a virtue shared by all Chopard creations). This superb finishing in concert with an alligator strap gives the Two O Ten Chrono XL a somewhat dressy quality, but the versatility is there for a broad range of attire thanks to the sharp black dial with bold luminous figures, and a sports-inspired tachymeter bezel. Should you instead prefer your bezel entirely set with magnificent baguette diamonds, Chopard can grant your wish on certain haute joaillerie models in 18-karat gold.
I very much like that a self-winding mechanical movement ticks inside this very stylish Chopard watch, rather than something battery-powered. While the importance of a COSC chronometer certificate is sometimes overblown, the fact that the Two O Ten Chrono XL uses a mechanical caliber which has undergone and passed the 15-day test is an added technical attraction – a small one though it may be.