According to Chinese zodiac, the New Year which is termed as “Year of the monkey” begins on February 8th 2016. To celebrate the “Year of the monkey”, Swiss luxury watch brand Chopard is dedicating a new exclusive series of its L.U.C XP to the Chinese zodiac. This special edition timepiece boasts an exceptional Urushi lacquered dial. Hand-crafted in Japan in small series by a master lacquer artist, it depicts a popular scene believed to bring good luck and drawn from Chinese iconography: a monkey gathering peaches.
Fitted with a black alligator leather strap, the L.U.C XP Urushi “Year of the monkey” comes in a special presentation box also decorated using Urushi techniques. Black on the outside and gold Maki-e inside, it is shaped like an octagon, an oriental symbol of gaiety.
Model: L.U.C XP Urushi – Year of the monkey
Ref. 161902-5061 – in 18-carat rose gold with special “Year of the monkey” dial
In 18-carat rose gold
Total diameter: 39.50 mm
Thickness: 6.80 mm
Water resistance: 30 metres
18-carat rose gold crown with L.U.C logo: 4.00 mm
Glare-proofed sapphire crystal
L.U.C 96.17-L, Mechanical self-winding movement
Total diameter: 27.40 mm
Thickness: 3.30 mm
Number of jewels: 29
Frequency: 28,800 vph (4 Hz)
Power reserve: 65 hours
Two barrels, Twin® technology
Bridges adorned with Côtes de Genève
Dial and hands
Dial crafted using the Urushi technique with monkey motif
Gilded Dauphine-type hours and minutes hands
Functions and displays
Central display of the hours and minutes
Strap and buckle
Hand-sewn alligator leather strap with Alsavel lining
18ct rose gold pin buckle
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