Continuing the tradition, Chopard launched the new L.U.C XP limited-edition watch with the theme of the Chinese zodiac. China will enter the Year of the Rooster on January 28, 2017. Chopard will use the ancient Maki painting process to launch the Maki watch with the theme of rooster singing late. The dial is handmade by a Japanese lacquer master.
The rooster is a divine messenger, harbinger of dawn, expelling obscurity. Chickens are honest and candid, as are chickens. Chickens are quick-thinking and good at making judgments and maintaining order. They are energetic, competitive, and positive and determined. Chickens are excellent speakers, and are so happy to give advice that it’s hard to listen to advice from people who don’t trust.
Raw lacquer raw materials are carefully collected, aged, processed and processed into lacquer using Japanese traditional techniques. It needs to be painted layer by layer, and each layer is extremely thin. Master Maki-e uses lacquer-painting techniques to shape micro-cut mother-of-pearl fragments, further highlighting the iridescent light of the rooster dial. In the distance sunset, the cock is tall and straight, straddling his head, surrounded by eight gladiolus flowers, symbolizing good luck.
Chopard has partnered with Japanese royal lacquer maker Yamada Heiando to make this precious dial. The Japanese master of the Maki field, known as the ‘National Treasure of the World’ in Japan, designed the dial, and supervised the drawing of the dial by Master Koizumi, who was specially invited by Chopard Chopard.
Movement: Swiss-made Choc LUC 96.17-L ultra-thin automatic movement made in Switzerland, 29 gems, 28,800 vibrations / hour (4 Hz), 65 hours power reserve, dual barrel, 22K gold pearl tor Chamfering, engraving, and sculpting, decorative substrates with rotating circular patterns, bridges with Geneva ripples
Case: 18K rose gold, diameter 39.5 mm, thickness 6.8 mm, anti-glare sapphire crystal, transparent sapphire crystal case back, water-resistant to 30 meters
Dial: Japanese dill painting and mother-of-pearl inlay, rooster motif, gold-plated toffee hour and minute hands
Strap: Hand-stitched black alligator leather strap with 18K rose gold buckle
Limited: 88 pieces