L.U.C XP URUSHI COLLECTION

AN ALLIANCE OF TRADITIONAL CRAFTSMANSHIP

 

The L.U.C XP Urushi watches blend the quintessence of ancestral Asian art with the highest degree of Swiss horological refinement. The lacquered watch dial of the ultra thin L.U.C XP becomes the canvas for meticulously hand-painted representations of Asian mythology. This graceful alliance of gold and Japanese lacquer lends a timeless and noble aura to the Chopard Urushi collection.

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L.U.C XP URUSHI COLLECTION

LEGENDARY WATCHES, LEGENDARY CREATURES

 

Artist Kiichiro Masumura has been proclaimed a “living national treasure” in Japan. His magnificent dial designs, imbued with a deep sense of poetry, feature the dragon with a blue horn, the phoenix, the qilin in the moonlight, the crouching tiger and the genbu. These legendary creatures respectively represent the Five Elements of ancient Chinese philosophy: wood, fire, earth, metal and water. A peacock, a goldfish, a snake, the jungle and the universe complete this collection of decorated dials.

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  • Proclaimed a “Living National Treasure” by the Japanese authorities, artist Kiichiro Masumura has created unique dials for Chopard based on the time-honoured lacquering techniques of Urushi and Maki-e.
  • The understated lines of the ultra-thin L.U.C XP in 18-carat rose gold, an exceptional timepiece equipped with the mechanical self-winding L.U.C Calibre 96.17L.
  • Marrying ancestral craftsmanship with the highest degree of Swiss watchmaking, this majestic work of art portrays the Crouching Tiger.
  • This unique dial for Chopard features a peacock motif and the time-honoured lacquering techniques of Urushi and Maki-e.
  • The Phoenix, on the left, the legendary creature symbolising the element of fire according to Chinese natural science.
  • The Genbu, a cross between snake and tortoise, symbolises the element of water according to Chinese natural science.
  • The Chinese astrological sign of the snake magnificently showcased on the dial of the ultra-thin L.U.C XP in 18-carat rose gold.
  • The dial of the L.U.C XP Urushi
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POETICALLY DECORATED DIALS

Chopard honors traditional forms of craftsmanship by associating the charms of Urushi, an ancestral decorative technique, with the understated lines of its ultra-thin L.U.C XP watch. This extremely refined watch is equipped with a mechanical self-winding movement, the L.U.C Calibre 96.17-L.

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CELEBRATING THE YEAR OF THE HORSE

A free-spirited creature endowed with a nomadic spirit

 

The horse, the 7th sign of the Chinese calendar composed of 12 animals, loves to travel towards new horizons. The L.U.C XP Urushi "Year of the Horse" special edition captures the essence of this free-spirited and nomadic creature. Its dial depicts a noble prancing horse, adorned with lotus flowers – a plant symbolising personal fulfilment due to its ability to rise unsullied from the muddy waters where it is rooted, in order to blossom in the light.

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