LIMITED EDITION

L.U.C XP URUSHI YEAR OF THE RAT

39.5 MM, AUTOMATIC, ROSE GOLD

CHF 24,600
Ref. Number:
161902-5069
  • Chopard is once again honouring Asian traditions by calling on the ancestral Japanese art of Urushi to create the dial of the L.U.C XP Urushi Year of the Rat timepiece. This work of art highlights the theme of the next zodiac sign in the traditional Chinese calendar: the Rat, renowned for its intelligence and perspicacity. Each of the watches in this refined and powerfully symbolic 88-piece limited edition crafted in 18-carat rose gold is powered by an ultra-thin movement produced in the Chopard Manufacture workshops: the L.U.C 96.17-L calibre.
  • Case & Dial
    METAL:
    18-carat rose gold
    FRONT GLASS:
    glareproofed scratch-resistant sapphire crystal
    CROWN MATERIAL:
    18-carat rose gold
    CASE-BACK:
    see-through sapphire crystal
    WATER-RESISTANCE:
    30 metres
    DIAL:
    hand-crafted in Japan according to the Urushi lacquer technique with a decoration celebrating the Year of the Rat
    CASE THICKNESS:
    6.80 mm
    Strap & Buckle
    BUCKLE TYPE:
    pin buckle
    BUCKLE MATERIAL:
    18-carat rose gold
    STRAP:
    black alligator leather strap (matt) with hand sewn matching tones
    Other
    INDICATION(S):
    hours and minutes
    CHOPARD BOUTIQUE EXCLUSIVITY:
    Yes
    LIMITED EDITION:
    88
    DECORATIONS ON MOVEMENT:
    bridges adorned with Côtes de Genève, circular-grained mainplate
    NUMBER OF MOVEMENT PARTS:
    172
    MOVEMENT:
    L.U.C 96.17-L
    BALANCE SPRING:
    flat
    BALANCE WHEEL:
    with three spokes
    OSCILLATING WEIGHT:
    22-carat gold
    POWER RESERVE:
    Power Reserve of approximately 65 hours, L.U.C Twin Technology (two stacked barrels)
    MOVEMENT THICKNESS:
    3.30 mm
    FREQUENCY:
    4 Hz (28,800 vibrations per hour)
    MOVEMENT DIMENSIONS:
    Ø 27.40 mm
    WINDING:
    self-winding mechanical movement
    JEWELS:
    29
  • Entirely developed, produced and assembled in the Chopard High Watchmaking workshops, the self-winding mechanical L.U.C 96.17-L movement beats to a frequency of 28,800 vibrations per hour (4Hz) and possesses a power reserve of approximately 65 hours thanks to Twin technology, a system invented by Chopard combining two coaxial barrels, a particularly remarkable technical achievement in view of the extreme slenderness of the movement at just 3.3 mm of thickness.

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Craftmanship

L.U.C XP Urushi

A meeting of Masters: when Chopard's Master Watchmaker meets the Master of Urushi, the result is an exceptional piece of horological art.

COLLECTION

L.U.C

L.U.C men's watches epitomize the highest standard of Swiss watchmaking. The steps involved in making L.U.C watches are all performed at the Maison’s Geneva and Fleurier workshops. These exceptional timepieces stemming from meticulous workmanship meet the aspirations of the contemporary gentleman. 

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