February 1, 2022 marks the first day of the new Chinese calendar. This year’s zodiac animal is the Tiger with the Water element, and this combination is said to possess high self-esteem and learning ability, in addition to the dominant traits of bravery, confidence and boldness.
All these qualities are conveyed through these luxury watches that look as regal and striking as the jungle beast itself.
Chopard L.U.C XP Urushi Year of the Tiger
Working with the workshops of Yamada Heiando, each L.U.C XP Urushi Year of the Tiger dial is meticulously crafted by master lacquer artist Minori Koizumi using the ancient urushi technique. It involves the use of lacquer made from the sap of the Toxicodendron vernicifluum tree; each layer of lacquer is dusted gold flakes for a vibrant backdrop. The watch comes with 39.5mm 18k rose gold case and endowed with the ultra-thin self-winding L.U.C 96.17-L movement. It is limited to 88 (incidentally, an auspicious in Chinese culture) pieces.