Men's Watches

Watch of the Week #13- Lucien Piccard

INTRODUCTION

 

Welcome back to the watch of the week series. Today, we will take a look at Lucien Piccard men’s chronograph at week 13 of this watch of the week series.  To summarise, the Lucien Piccard is a simple, functional yet elegant looking men’s chronograph that every man should have in his watch collection.

Lucien Piccard (Source: Amazon.com)

Now, if you are ready, then let’s dive into week 13 of watch of the week series. Let’s explore the Lucien Picard men’s chronograph together!!

MATERIAL

 

First, we will discuss the material of the watch. The main material of this watch is stainless steel. Everything from the case to the Milanese band is mainly stainless steel.  Lastly, Saphitek crystal (Trademark) is the material used to protect the watch’s movement.

Saphitek Crystal (Source: Swisslegend.com)

DIMENSION

 

Next, we will look at the dimensions of the watch. Firstly, let’s talk about the diameter of this watch. The diameter of this watch is 46mm across from 3H:9H and 6H:12H. On top of that, the total case thickness is 8mm from the crystal to the back.

Finding size (Source: Amazon.com)

Besides that, the width of the band is 24mm, straight band. Lastly, the length of the buckle side is 85mm with the length at the tail measuring at 125mm. This length is adjustable with cling on the fastener, just like every other Milanese band.

Milanese 24mm (Source: Amazon.com)

SURFACE APPEARANCE

 

Of course, we have to talk about the watch’s appearance. With a fully stainless steel silver finishing, it is not hard to notice the contrasting blue dial. In fact, the sub-dials of the chronograph is also blue with silver linings. Moreover, this watch also sports index markers combined with numerals of every 15 minutes in silver at the 3, 6, 9 and 12 o’clock position.

Side view (Source: Amazon.com)

For the hands, two different styles of hands are present. For the hour hand, they used an arrowhead hand with luminous. As for the minute hand, they used a baton style hand, also with luminous. Besides that, the bottle cap like bezel also has blue color finishing on its surface.  Lastly, the logo LP, which stands for Lucien Piccard is also placed at the 12 o’clock position.

Back view (Source: Amazon.com)

Other places with the initials LP can be found on the screw down crown and the fastener as well. If you turn to the case back, you can find wordings engraved like initial LP, Lucien Piccard, water resistant, Sapphitek and etc.

 

MOVEMENT/ ENGINE

 

The Lucien Piccard runs on the Epson VX9J Caliber, which is a quartz movement from Japan.  Some extra features of this movement can be found on the official Epson website. However, what we can summarise is that it runs on a typical 3 -hand movement with extra features. The features include day, date and 24- hour indicator respectively. Other notable features include water resistance up to 100m/ 330 feet. On top of that, there is also a quick time setting by pulling the crown in a specific position as shown below.

Epson caliber VX9J (Source: Epson.com.hk)

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