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L.U.C XP URUSHI SPIRIT OF SHÍ CHEN

40 MM, AUTOMATIC, ETHICAL ROSE GOLD

£ 34,200
Ref. Number:
161980-5001
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  • Immersed in Chinese cultural codes, the L.U.C XP Urushi Spirit of Shí Chen is the first L.U.C timepiece to display the traditional Chinese time or Shí Chen. The animals of the zodiac that symbolize the hours slowly rotate along on an Urushi lacquer disk featuring the symbol of prosperity and its god Lu Xing. This creative new complication is released in a limited series of just 88 timepieces. Its manufacture movement, the L.U.C 96.29-L, is protected by an 18-carat ethical rose gold case of an extraordinary finesse – symbolic and physical – at just 40 mm.
  • Case & Dial
    METAL:
    18-carat rose gold
    CASE DIMENSION(S):
    40.00 mm
    DIAL:
    in black and gold colors, hand-crafted in Japan according to the Urushi lacquer technique, with a decoration representing the twelve signs of the Chinese zodiac. Central design in the symbol of prosperity, hour markers and Arabic numerals in 18-carat rose gold
    WATER-RESISTANCE:
    30 metres
    CASE-BACK:
    see-through sapphire crystal
    CROWN MATERIAL:
    18-carat rose gold
    Movement
    MOVEMENT:
    L.U.C 96.29-L
    WINDING:
    self-winding mechanical movement
    INDICATION(S):
    hours and minutes
    POWER RESERVE:
    Power Reserve of approximately 65 hours, L.U.C Twin Technology (two stacked barrels)
    FREQUENCY:
    4 Hz (28,800 vibrations per hour)
    OSCILLATING WEIGHT:
    22-carat gold
    JEWELS:
    29
    Strap & Buckle
    STRAP:
    black alligator leather strap (matt square plate) with hand sewn matching tones , lining: alligator brown
    BUCKLE TYPE:
    pin buckle
    Other
    LIMITED EDITION:
    88
  • Fully developed, produced and assembled in the Chopard Fine Watchmaking workshops, the self-winding mechanical movement L.U.C. 96.29-L is the first movement by Maison Chopard to feature a rotating disk displaying the twelve signs of the Chinese zodiac. It provides the watch with exceptional timekeeping performances and a comfortable 65-hour power reserve thanks to Twin technology, a system patented by Chopard that combines two coaxial barrels, a particularly remarkable technical achievement in light of the extreme slenderness of its 3.97 mm-thick movement.

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L.U.C XP Urushi Spirit of Shí Chen

Through a blend of patience and virtuoso skills, our Artisans have enhanced the display of the traditional Chinese Shí Chen hours by means of an ingenious Urushi lacquer disc featuring a sedate parade of the 12 allegories composing the zodiac cycle. Issued in an exclusive limited edition, this timepiece dedicated to prosperity also showcases, in a subtle blend of black and gold, the emblem of the god Lu Xing. According to an age-old tradition, the latter belongs to a trio of deities – along with Fu Xing and Shou Ying – symbolically summing up the characteristics of a full life. 

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