To create the image of the Ox, these watchmakers employ a host of age-old techniques from Japanese urushi to Swiss grand feu enamelling.
Chopard L.U.C XP Urushi Year of the Ox
Limited to 88 pieces, every single dial was made in a century-old workshop in Japan by master lacquer artist Minori Koizumi. This technique merges layers of lacquer from the sap of the urushi tree with gold powder for a meticulous rendering of the golden ox harnessed to a wagon.
A highly anticipated release every Lunar New Year, Chopard has been producing urushi dials of the Chinese zodiac animals since 2013.