In keeping with an established annual tradition, Chopard is devoting a new limited series of its L.U.C XP Urushi watch to the Chinese Zodiac: the L.U.C XP Urushi – Year of the Rooster. The Chinese new year, which begins on January 28th 2017, appears under the sign of the Yin metal rooster, the theme depicted on an exceptional lacquered dial made using the ancestral Urushi technique. Hand-crafted in Japan by a master lacquer artist, this applied arts masterpiece adorns a new interpretation of this ultra-thin and eminently refined L.U.C watch.
Chopard dedicates an annual limited series of L.U.C XP watches to the Chinese Zodiac, thereby uniting Swiss, Chinese and Japanese traditions within these timepieces. Switzerland is represented by Chopard Manufacture and its L.U.C XP model featuring an ultra-thin movement and prestigious finishing. Japan expresses its expertise in the field of precious lacquer, enriched with mother-of-pearl marquetry. And finally, China showcases its culture through the rooster symbolism picked up on the dial of the new L.U.C XP Urushi – Year of the Rooster.
The rooster is a divine messenger, heralding the dawn and crowing to chase away demons. It is considered honest and frank, two qualities that those born under this Earth sign are believed to share. These resourceful and quick-witted individuals naturally tend to work in fields which involve making diagnoses and maintaining order. Full of energy and naturally pugnacious, the rooster adopts an active and perseverant attitude. He is endowed with excellent oratory skills and loves to give advice… to the point of not listening to that given by others, whom he instinctively distrusts.
|Case||:||18-carat rose gold|
|Total diameter||:||39.50 mm|
|Water resistance||:||30 metres|
|Crown||:||18-carat rose gold logo with L.U.C logo: 4.00 mm|
|Movement||:||L.U.C 96.17-L |
|Total diameter||:||27.40 mm|
|Number of jewels||:||29 rubis|
|Frequency||:||28,800 vph (4 Hz)|
|Power reserve||:||Approx. 65 hours|
|Barrels||:||Two barrels, Twin® technology|
|Oscillating weight||:||22-carat bevelled, engraved and guilloché oscillating weight|
|Bridges||:||Adorned with Côtes de Genève, circular-grained mainplate, bevelled components|
|Dial||:||Dial hand-crafted in Japan using the Urushi lacquer technique and mother-of-pearl marquetry, with a special “Year of the Rooster” motif|
|Hands||:||Gilded Dauphine-type hours and minutes hands|
|Functions||:||Central display of the hours and minutes|
|Bracelet||:||Hand-sewn black alligator leather|
|Buckle||:||18ct rose gold pin buckle|
18-carat rose gold 88-piece with special “Year of the rooster”