Chopard appears to have let loose a bit (quite a bit) and created something that would at last show off the full range of in-house capabilities of the breitling replica watches manufacture: the brand's first minute repeater, the Chopard L.U.C Full Strike, an all new, 533-component, 60-hour power reserve, Geneva Seal-certified chiming watch, set inside an 18k "Fairmined" rose gold case. Let's get straight to the point now, the L.U.C 08.01-L movement – because case design and wearability, we'll talk later. The hand-wound movement is a case-bulging 37.20mm wide and 7.97mm thick, it runs at 4Hz (no 3Hz "traditionalist" slouch here) and has a power reserve of 60 hours thanks to its two barrels, both equipped with slipping springs to ensure that they cannot be over-wound and snapped. The two barrels don't work in your typical fashion, though: one stores the energy for the time indications, while the other is for the minute repeater. You see, 99% of other modern minute repeaters are wound when the function is initiated by the wearer either by operating a slider or pressing on a button set into the case. By doing so, traditional minute repeaters achieve one chime's worth of energy that is gone by the end of the chime. With the omega replica uk, the repeater function is started through the more rare way of pressing a pushpiece which, in this instance, is integrated into the crown – but, again, this pusher does not power the repeater. To replenish the barrels of the hand-wound movement, all you need to do is turn the crown in one direction to power up the normal barrel, and the opposite direction to get some more go-juice into the minute repeater. Chopard says that the energy stored in the repeater's barrel is enough to chime the "longest time" - that is 12 chimes for the hours, 3 chimes for 3 quarters, and 14 chimes for the minutes (to make up for 11:59), twelve times over. Better still, the double power reserve indicator at the dial's two o'clock position will let you know when your Chopard L.U.C Full Strike needs to be shown some love. Movement, case, and dial finishing is absolutely stellar – as is expected both from Chopard, and also from any new watch that complies with the Geneva Seal's updated, more comprehensive, and more stringent requirements. The case-back side of the movement replica watches uk features large plates with numerous curves, openings and negative spaces, as well as enough text to have made Leo Tolstoy Super-LumiNova green with envy.