In celebration of a new beginning for the Lunar calendar this coming February 2019, Chopard presents the Chopard L.U.C XP Urushi Year of the Pig watch.
A limited edition timepiece with only 88 pieces produced worldwide, the masterpiece represents the most refined expression of Swiss watchmaking, crafted with the ancestral Japanese art of lacquerware.
Here we round up the three things you need to know about Chopard's L.U.C XP Urushi Year of the Pig:
2. The Urushi Lacquering Technique
The entirely hand-crafted dial for the watch utilises a form of Japanese noble ancestral art of lacquer technique, which is known as 'Urushi'.
Made using the rare resin of Urushi tree, which takes three to five years to be treated into a highly resistant, honey-textured lacquer, the varnish enhances the dimension and beauty of this stunning timepiece.