Chopard LUC XP Urushi Watch Honors The Year Of The Horse

 Chopard LUC XP Urushi Watch Honors The Year Of The Horse

Chopard LUC XP watch 2013Chopard’s prized Urushi series just acquired a horsey new addition. 2014 being the year of the Horse as per the Chinese Calender, the brand has honored it with L.U.C XP, an extremely refined ultra-thin model.

Incidentally, it reinvents the traditional Japanese art of lacquer painting. The extremely elegant watch will launch in 2014. The dial of this special Maki-e art L.U.C XP Urushi Edition is adorned with a horse motif using the Urushi technique of lacquering. The case is 18kt rose gold and the timepiece is graced with gilt dauphine-type hour and minute hands. The watch body is very slim, measuring 39.5 mm in diameter and 6.8 mm in thickness.

Chopard LUC XPIt is powered by a by a mechanical self-winding movement, L.U.C Calibre 96.17-L, that runs on 65-hour power reserve and is hand decorated by the House artisans. It features an off-centered micro-rotor and Chopard’s Twin Technology or two stacked barrels. The bridges are adorned with Côtes de Genève decoration.The watch is mounted on a hand-sewn black alligator with an 18kt rose gold pin buckle and is water resistant to 30 meters.

Chopard LUC XP watch imagesEven the box is a dedicated spectacle, decorated using Urushi techniques. Black on the outside and Maki-e gold on the inside, it comes complete with a silk fastening cord and is shaped like an octagon, the oriental symbol of happiness.

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