Chopard honours tradition by associating the charm of the magnificent stallion with 18-carat rose gold with its new L.U.C XP Urushi.
Chopard's 2014 "Year of the Horse" special edition L.U.C XP Urushi
The quintessence of the ancestral Japanese art Urushi, combined with the ultimate degree of Swiss horological refinement has given birth to the latest timepiece from Chopard -- the special edition "Year of the Horse" L.U.C XP Urushi.
Proclaimed a “Living National Treasure” by the Japanese authorities, artist Kiichiro Masumura has created this unique dial for Chopard based on the time-honoured lacquering techniques of Urushi and Maki-e. Urushi is a long-established lacquering art where the varnish is derived from the sap of the Urushi tree, also called the "lacquer tree" that is mainly found in Japan and China. Maki-e, a technique derived from the art of Urushi, consists of sprinkling the lacquered coating with metal powder -- in this case, gold -- in order to accentuate its outlines.
Marrying ancestral craftsmanship with the highest degree of Swiss watchmaking, this majestic work of art portrays the Chinese astrological sign of the horse. Magnificently showcased within the understated lines of the ultra-thin L.U.C XP in 18-carat rose gold, this exceptional timepiece is equipped with the mechanical self-winding L.U.C Calibre 96.17-L.
Such exquisite works of art could not have been better showcased than by the refinement of the L.U.C XP. A supremely elegant ultra-thin timepiece measuring 39.5 mm in diameter and 6.8 mm thick, it is the symbol of Chopard’s horological mastery.
The L.U.C XP Urushi special edition "Year of the Horse" 2014 is available at Chopard Boutique, Pavilion KL. For more information on the watch, head on over to the official website at www.chopard.com.
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