Chinese New Year with Chopard
It’s the time of the year we’ve all been waiting for as Chopard is commemorating once again the Asian traditions of the next sign to be celebrated on the Chinese zodiac: the rat, and the famous Japanese art of Urushi. Thus, the distinguished L.U.C XP Urushi Year of the Rat timepiece was released.
With a limited edition of 88 pieces, this chef d’oeuvre is made of 18-carat rose gold case. What makes it so perfect is its symbolic – out-of-this-world – dial that is entirely hand crafted with the Urushi lacquer technique. This meaningful artsy dial depicts abundance with an ear of corn, longevity with the khaki fruit and a mix of passion, charm, intelligence, faithfulness and optimism through the rat. As for the elegant straps, they are made of hand-sewn black alligator leather with a brown alligator leather lining and completed with a polished 18-carat rose gold pin buckle. At the heart of this water-resistant artful creation beats a Chopard Manufacture mechanical self-winding movement featuring the L.U.C 96.17-L calibre that we can admire through a transparent sapphire case-back. With a 65-hour power reserve, this ultra-thin timepiece will definitely be a nice addition to every watch enthusiast’s collection.