The annual Spring Festival is approaching, and the Year of the Dragon is about to be welcomed to welcome the Year of the Snake. People born in the Year of the Snake have a mysterious, sharp, restrained, and elegant endowment. Chinese traditional wisdom holds that the serpent entering the house will bring endless wealth to the house.
Chopard L.U.C XP Slim Year of the Snake
The Chopard L.U.C XP Year of the Snake is the perfect fusion of traditional Japanese lacquer art and top Swiss watchmaking technology. The watch dial is filled with a wonderful hand-painted handicraft drawn by traditional craftsmanship, and a golden snake coils around. This is another classic by Chopin for the Chinese snake year.
Handed down lacquer art
RushUrushi is a long-established Japanese lacquer painting art. Raw lacquer is extracted from the resin of the Urushi tree (also known as lacquer tree or Japanese lacquer tree). These trees are mainly produced in Japan and China. It is quite similar to the rubber tree that produces rubber. These trees can only collect resin once a year, and the amount is extremely rare. The collected resin needs to be stored for three to five years before it can be processed into an extremely wear-resistant and honey-resistant raw lacquer. When painting, you need to apply a thin layer of raw lacquer to everyday items such as bowls and boxes.
The lacquer painting is derived from the lacquer painting process, mainly using metal powders such as gold powder, and embellishing the lacquer painting, thereby highlighting the lacquer painting outline. The fine gold powder is embellished on the lacquer with small bamboo tubes and guinea pig writing brushes, which outline the extremely fine lines. Today, only a few lacquer masters are proficient in these processes.
The Chopard L.U.C XP ultra-thin watch pushes the art of Maki to the extreme beauty. The watch measures 39.5 mm and has a thickness of only 6.8 mm. It is equipped with two barrels and an automatic movement. What is amazing is that such an ultra-thin watch can still have an amazing performance of 65 hours power reserve, thanks to the perfect use of the eccentric micro-rotor automatic winding technology. This watch is hand-made by the Chopard master watchmaker, equipped with L.U.C 96.17-L automatic mechanical movement, 18K rose gold case, and black alligator strap. The octagonal lacquered art watch box that comes with the watch is also exquisite and unusual. The appearance of the watch box is black, with built-in dill decoration and octagon in oriental culture, which means joy and good fortune.
Movement: automatic mechanical movement: L.U.C 96.17-L
Diameter: 27.40 mm
Thickness: 3.30 mm
Number of jewels: 29
Frequency: 28,800 vph (4Hz)
Kinetic energy storage: 65 hours
Two stacked barrels, L.U.C ‘Twin’ ® patented technology
Geneva stripe decoration
Case: 18k rose gold, 39.50 mm diameter
Thickness: 6.80 mm
Waterproof: 30 meters
18K rose gold L.U.C logo: 4.00 mm
Anti-reflective sapphire crystal
Dial and hands: dial with snake-shaped pattern
金 Gold-plated toffee hands-display hours and minutes
Functions and displays: Hours and minutes in the center of the dial
Band and buckle: handmade alligator strap
18K Rose Gold Buckle
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