Chopard has released a new model to celebrate the Chinese New Year,it named after Chopard LUC XP Urushi. 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.
The Chopard LUC XP Urushi “Year of the monkey” features an exquisite Urushi dial. A red coated monkey is perched on branch laden with fruit, with this year’s Chinese zodiac animal to be the monkey. The monkey gathering both the red and blue peaches represents longevity and good fortune, peach symbolizing good health and eight is a lucky number. The dial is exceptionally beautiful with a backdrop of the golden valleys. Sitting inside a rose gold of the case, it sure is breath-taking scene.
The L.U.C calibre 96.17L, an ultra-thin movement measuring just 3.30mm thick is what’s sitting in the Chopard watch.The fully in-housed manufactured self-winding movement has a 22-carat gold micro-rotor that is incorporated into the overall thickness of the movement to provide slenderness with practicality. Powering for 65 hours, it is equipped with two barrels.