January 31st 2014

Let the Wood Horse take you on a precious ride


Part of the world is entering a brand new year, filled with joyful and prosperous promises. After the Snake, it is the the Wood Horse – seventh sign of the Chinese zodiac – which will be the symbolising figure of the forthcoming year. Emblem of creativity, courage and energy, it definitely places the year under rare and beautiful omens!

As a tribute to this free-spirited creature, Chopard has created, in collaboration with Asian artist Kiichiro Masumura, the the L.U.C XP Urushi Year of the Horse. Awarded “Living National Treasure”, Kiichiro Masumura masters like none the time-honoured arts of Urushi and Maki-e, two ancient lacquering techniques requiring the most unique and delicate expertise.

Latest edition of the L.U.C XP Urushi, this majestic work of art portrays a noble prancing horse, bearing the promise of new horizons, freedom and positiveness, and is adorned with blossoming lotus flowers, famous symbol of personal fulfillment… Could there be a more auspicious and outstanding way to start the year?

Token of true exception, the L.U.C XP Urushi collection features extraordinary timepieces marrying ancestral craftsmanship with the highest degree of Swiss watchmaking. Featuring marvelous animals in heavenly sceneries, these wonders are showcased within the understated lines of the ultra-thin L.U.C XP in 18-carat rose or white gold, and equipped with the mechanical self-winding L.U.C Calibre 96.17-L. Is there a more perfect personal gift for someone you truly care about?