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LIMITED EDITION

L.U.C XP URUSHI YEAR OF THE DOG

39.5 MM, AUTOMATIC, ROSE GOLD

£ 21,500
Ref. Number:
161902-5067
  • Proclaimed a “Living National Treasure” by the Japanese authorities, artist Kiichiro Masumura has created this unique dial for Chopard based on the time-honored lacquering techniques of Urushi and Maki-e. Marrying ancestral craftsmanship with the highest degree of Swiss watchmaking, this majestic work of art portrays the Chinese astrological sign of the dog, using the motif of the beautiful Asian ‘Akita’ breed from Chinese iconography, which is eager for justice, sensitive and faithful by nature. Magnificently showcased within the understated lines of the ultra-thin L.U.C. XP in 18K rose gold, this exceptional limited-series timepiece is equipped with the mechanical self-winding L.U.C. Caliber 96.17-L.
  • Case & Dial
    METAL:
    18-carat rose gold
    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 decoration celebrating the year of the dog
    Strap & Buckle
    BUCKLE TYPE:
    pin buckle
    BUCKLE MATERIAL:
    18-carat rose gold
    STRAP:
    black alligator leather strap (matt) with hand sewn matching tones
    Other
    CHOPARD BOUTIQUE EXCLUSIVITY:
    1
    LIMITED EDITION:
    88
    INDICATION(S):
    hours and minutes
    MOVEMENT:
    L.U.C 96.17-L
    OSCILLATING WEIGHT:
    22-carat gold
    POWER RESERVE:
    Power Reserve of approximately 65 hours, L.U.C Twin Technology (two stacked barrels)
    FREQUENCY:
    4 Hz (28,800 vibrations per hour)
    WINDING:
    self-winding mechanical movement
    JEWELS:
    29
  • Entirely developed, produced and assembled in the Chopard High Watchmaking workshops, the self-winding mechanical movement L.U.C 96.17-C possesses a frequency of 28,800 vibrations per hour (4 Hz) and a 65-hour power reserve thanks to Twin® technology, a patented Chopard technology combining two coaxial barrels that represents a particularly remarkable technical feat in light of the extreme slenderness of its 3.3 mm-thick movement.

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