Geneva seal and Breguet overcoil is the main difference...October 10 2006 at 2:57 AM
|Gaz (no login)|
Response to 1.96 LUC / 3.96 LUC too?
As far as I am aware (and I defer to the forum's experts for further clarification), the 1.96 carries the Geneva Seal Hallmark and has a Breguet overcoil balance spring while the 3.96 only has a COSC certification and a flat balance spring.
Having examined both today at the Two IFC Chopard boutique in Hong Kong, my untrained eye could not find any noticable difference in the finishing of both movements. I certainly would not consider the 3.96 to be "inferior" to the 1.96 other than the two noticable difference I mentioned.
I was particularly taken by the 4.96<<twin>> with its shorter centre second hand.
Hope this was helpful.