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L.U.C XP URUSHI YEAR OF THE OX

39.5 MM, AUTOMATIC, ETHICAL ROSE GOLD

$ 24,600
Ref. Number:
161902-5071
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  • Elegance, opulence and a mastery of age-old techniques: once again, L.U.C lays claim to the codes of the finest Asian craftsmanship to bring forth the L.U.C XP Urushi Year of the Ox timepiece. Dedicated to the Year of the Metal Ox – favorable to harvests and wisdom –, each watch from this limited series of just 88 is ultra-slim and perfectly refined. The Urushi lacquer dial is crafted by Japanese lacquer masters to reveal a scene that evokes ancient labors, humble prosperity and timeless elegance. Its L.U.C 96.17-L manufacture movement demonstrates the best watchmaking expertise of the craftsmen of Chopard Manufacture.
  • Case & Dial
    METAL:
    18k rose gold
    CASE DIMENSION(S):
    39.50 mm
    DIAL:
    hand-crafted in Japan according to the Urushi lacquer technique, with a decoration celebrating the year of the ox
    WATER-RESISTANCE:
    30 meters
    CASE-BACK:
    see-through sapphire crystal
    CROWN MATERIAL:
    18k rose gold
    Movement
    MOVEMENT:
    L.U.C 96.17-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) with hand sewn matching tones
    BUCKLE TYPE:
    pin buckle
    Other
    LIMITED EDITION:
    88
  • Entirely developed, produced and assembled in the Chopard Fine Watchmaking workshops and a COSC-certified chronometer, 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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L.U.C XP

Urushi Year of the Ox

Each year since 2013, the L.U.C collection has dedicated one of its precious timepieces to the concurrent symbol in the Chinese zodiac. This masterpiece, eagerly awaited by aesthetes and collectors, combines an ultra-thin case in ethical gold; a dial featuring the traditional Urushi lacquer technique; a highly symbolic setting and an in-house movement: a happy omen for this Year of the Ox, issued in a limited edition of just 88.

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