January 23rd 2013

Celebrating Chinese New Year – Jewels are the flowers of a secret garden


Ji Cheng, Ming Dynasty’s most famous garden designer, once said: Even though the garden is the work of man, it must appear to have been created by heaven.

Could an aphorism be closer to a jeweler’s philosophy? Just like a masterpiece of true beauty seems to be a reflection of paradise upon earth, jewels are the epitome of sublime, the precious flowers of a secret garden.

On the very special occasion of the Chinese New Year, we invite you to discover a selection of dazzling treasures, sophisticated artworks filled with elegance and poetry.

Explore the L.U.C XP Urushi collection featuring Maki-e and Urushi, the ancestral Japanese arts of  lacquering. This unique collection has been supervised by artist Kiichiro Masumura, proclaimed a Living National Treasure in his country. The dial of the L.U.C XP Urushi is adorned with Maki-e paintings, a specific Urushi technique that requires the most highly-skilled craftsmanship, as the lacquer has been sprinkled with gold powder to create a picture of spectacular intensity. It is showcased in the ultra-thin L.U.C XP model fitted with the mechanical self-winding L.U.C 96.17-L movement, quintessence of watchmaking art and refinement.

Give the New Year a sparkling twist with a Happy Sport watch, one of Chopard’s greatest classics and the festive expression of a joyful creativity. Free diamonds twirling around, what better way to enjoy life on the bright side? The perfect blend of urbanity, sophistication and exuberance to start an exceptionally gifted New Year!